The Cambridge Conference 2017

Mapping Nations: The Next Decades

Keble College, Oxford, Great Britain

2–6 July 2017

The Cambridge Conference 2017 will examine some of the greatest challenges we face as a transnational community. Economic, social, technical – perhaps even philosophical.

We will consider how National Mapping Agencies must adapt to face those challenges in the next decade, and how as a result we can make a more influential contribution to communities all around the world.

About the conference

Cambridge Conference is an international meeting of Chief Executives from National Mapping Agencies around the world.
The Conference language is English.

Frequently asked questions about the event

International Advisory Panel

An international advisory panel was formed to help us develop the right balance of speakers. It includes:

Dr Derek Clarke, Head of the National Mapping Organisation in South Africa

Mr Timothy Trainor, U.S. Census Bureau, Chief Geospatial Scientist

Mr Winston Donovan, Chief Surveyor, British Virgin Islands

Mr Bengt Kjellson, Director General & Chief Executive of Lantmäteriet

Dr Li Pengde, Deputy Director General - National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation of China

Programme 2–6 July 2017

Conference Objective
Building on the success of previous conferences, The Cambridge Conference 2017 will examine the drivers that face the world over the next decades and enable leaders to consider how national spatial data infrastructures and National Mapping and Geospatial Agencies (NMGA) will have to adapt to contribute fully to our changing societies.

Speakers are leaders in their field, from government, academia and industry.  The selection of speakers has been set to meet the subject matter that the Cambridge Conference Advisory Panel is keen to cover.  Some speakers are listed as ‘invited’ – if they become unavailable or unable to attend, then speakers covering similar subjects will be invited.  We are grateful to the Advisory Panel – they are listed above.

The programme is designed to maximise the opportunity to engage with colleagues both during the day and the customary wide-ranging social programme that introduces us to some of Oxford’s great treasures.

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Venue - Keble College, Oxford, UK


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