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October 2nd, 2013
Global Geospatial Conference 2013 Keynote Speakers Announced

In addition to an excellent technical program of more than 170 papers, 9 workshops and many meetings, with speakers from five continents already registered, the following Keynote Speakers have been confirmed (alphabetic order):

  • Jack Dangermond, President, Esri, Inc.
  • Peter Gilruth, Director, Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA), United Nations Environment Programme
  • Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
  • Jacqueline McGlade, former Executive Director of the European Environment Agency (EEA) and GSDI Global Citizen Award Recipient
  • Helge Onsrud, Director, Norwegian Mapping Authority Centre for Property Rights and Development
  • Wilber Khasilwa Ottichilo, Member of Parliament, Emuhaya Constituency, Kenya
  • Barbara Ryan, Secretariat Director, Group on Earth Observations (GEO)
  • Lee Schwartz, Director, Office of the Geographer and Global Issues, US Department of State
  • Carrie Stokes, USAID GeoCenter
  • Stanley Wood, Gates Foundation
  • plus speakers from leading international geospatial technology firms, including Stan Tillman (Intergraph), Mark Cygan (Esri), Ed Parsons(Google) and Andrea Smith (DigitalGlobe).

Visit the conference web site ( to see the programme overview and for latest information on the detailed programme, showing dates and times of the seven plenary sessions, the panel sessions, meetings and workshops.

We have a great group of very supportive Sponsors, and Exhibitors are confirmed and waiting for you.

Registration is open – don’t delay! Register today at:

We look forward to seeing you there in November!

Dr. David Coleman, President, Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association