Initial details of the program for next year’s Locate22 conference and exhibition have been announced.
The event will be held in an in-person format at the National Convention Centre Canberra from 24 to 26 May 2022.
The theme will be ‘Location in Action: Positioning the nation for a brighter future,’ reflecting the vital role spatial data and location services play in all aspects of modern society.
Locate22’s program will have dedicated streams according to broad industry themes, with the organisers saying this will “enable focused discussion from across industry sectors on how location technologies and practices are being used, highlighting the fundamental role they play in shaping Australia’s future”.
Those streams will include:
- The future of data
- Delivering smarter infrastructure
- A spatially enabled society
- Transforming digital skills
- Enabling societal transformation
- Policies and standards
- Designing the places of tomorrow
- Building a safer society
- Space, emerging trends and applications
There will also be a focus on important issues such as Indigenous cultures, natural disaster management, mental health and design thinking.
Plus there will be a return of the Locate Hub, Q&As, a business leaders’ breakfast, a ‘Technology of Locate22’ exhibit, site visits, technical tours and more.
Locate22 will be hosted by Geoscience Australia with the Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation supporting as a local co-host.
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