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Programme 2020

Wednesday (Earth Day)
Benefits: Sustaining our Environment
  • To demonstrate how the IGIF, with a consideration of future trends, is linked to improving our environment and what is involved in using one to get to the other.
Climate change and urbanisation – Senior Executives perspective
  • To set out the challenges of climate change and urbanisation from a national perspective and the role data can play in integrated solutions.
  • Explore how do national and city governments work together to maximise benefit for all citizens.
  • Explore the growing role data can play to maximise benefit for all citizens – policy, infrastructure development and service delivery
Climate change and urbanisation – Meeting the challenge
  • To demonstrate good practice in geospatial data supporting climate changed and urbanisation in a national context
  • Explored what is required of national mapping and geospatial agencies.
Windsor Declaration
  • Issuing of the Windsor Declaration and ‘Thank You’s’
Hotine Lecture
Plenary - Managing rapid change
  • This session will focus on future trends in technology from the perspective of an NMGA – strategically and operationally.
Breakouts – Managing rapid change
  • These sessions are to allow delegates to discuss issues raised in the Plenary session and get further insight from peers.
Plenary – the role of a NMGA
  • The session looks at the changes to the role of government in geospatial and explore what the move from survey and mapping to geospatial data means to business models and supply chains.
Breakouts – the role of an NMGA
  • These sessions are to allow delegates to discuss issues raised in the Plenary session and get further insight from peers.
Gala Dinner
Plenary - Making the Case
  • The session will explore how NMGAs can communicate the value of geospatial, and make the case to their governments for investment in the activities of their agency.
Breakouts - Making the Case
  • These sessions are to allow delegates to discuss issues raised in the Plenary session and get further insight from peers
Feedback Session
  • Feedback from the breakout sessions and a review of the Conference.
Final Keynote - Looking Forward with optimism
A final keynote speaker to send delegates home with a spring in their step!

Conference Objective
Cambridge Conference 2020 will enable leaders of national mapping, geospatial and cadastral agencies to collaboratively build new ideas to deliver the infrastructure, data and services needed to support nations over the next decade.

We'll look at potential solutions to the challenges we all face from rapidly changing technology, financial restrictions and data use so that we can help build sustainable economies, societies and environments for all.

Cambridge Conference will be linked with the 6th High Level Forum on United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management, which takes place 20 to 22 April 2020 at the same venue.  More information on this will follow.

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. 

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 United Kingdom's great treasures.

Start date: Wednesday, 22 April 2020  |  End date: Friday, 24 April 2020

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