AGI GeoCommunity 2008 set to smash previous records

August 22, 2008 -- With less than one month until The Association for Geographic Information (AGI) 2008 Annual Conference the organisers are thrilled by the success already experienced. Exhibition space is fully sold out, with support from organisation such as Autodesk, ESRI (UK), Ordnance Survey and Microsoft, and conference bookings are currently up 17% on last year with some delegate packages already sold out. AGI GeoCommunity ’08 has also attracted support from Oracle, NAVTEQ and Trimble through sponsorship of the newly introduced ‘Icebreaker’ social event and a new delegate prize draw.

The event, which will take place from the 23rd to 25th of September 2008 at the Holiday Inn, Stratford upon Avon, UK, has been the flagship event of the UK geographic information industry for more than ten years, attracting practitioners, academics and policy makers with a world-class conference programme, showcase exhibition and networking opportunities.

“The support we have received so far as been excellent,” said Chris Holcroft, Director and CEO of the AGI. “The industry enthusiastically welcomed the new residential format we introduced last year and this year sponsor organisations are nearly 20% up on last year. Combined with a bigger and more extensive conference programme, additional hands on training opportunities and even more social and networking events this has helped to attract record delegate bookings, despite a time of economic uncertainty.”

This year’s conference theme ‘Shaping a Changing World’, has been designed to address topical issues, such as such as climate change, Digital Cities, Open Source, mobile technology, 3D visualisations, legislative and policy drivers, business models and ROI, all of which are grounded in or central to the use of geographic information. The 2008 conference programme includes five distinct streams, one more than last year, and will include keynote presentations from Sean Phelan, Founder of Multimap, Vanessa Lawrence, Director General of the Ordnance Survey, Charlie Pattinson, Head of Information Management of the Environment Agency, Charles Kennelly, CTO of ESRI (UK), Stuart Haynes, Director of the Defence Geographic Centre and Doug Eberhard, Senior Director, Autodesk.

The conference programme will also include senior representatives from organisations such as the Office for National Statistics, University College London, The Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), HM Land Registry, Halcrow, Atkins and the British Geological Survey with papers ranging from ‘Before and After; Understanding the Local Impact of 2012’ to ‘Tackling Climate Change – Local Planning for a Global Crisis’ and ‘Mapping Health Information’ to ‘Public Access to Crime Information’.

In addition to the exciting conference programme AGI GeoCommunity ’08 will also offer a wide range of training opportunities. New for 2008 is series of technical workshops led by Kingston University that will complement the previously successful ‘hands-on’ training workshops, led by Training 4 GIS, and the exhibition floor.

Contact Chris Holcroft, +44 (0)207 7036 0430 or

Review Article Be the first to review this article


Featured Video
Imagery Analyst for ARA at Albuquerque, NM -1229, NM
Database Specialist for MDA Information Systems LLC at Gaithersburg, MD
Data Scientist for University of Utah at Salt Lake City, UT
Sr. GIS Technical Analyst for Southern California Edison SCE Transmission and Distribution Organization at Rosemead, CA
Inside Sales for SolidCAM at Newtown, PA
Project Architect for LAMBERT Architecture and Interiors at Winston-Salem, NC
Upcoming Events
2017 GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference at Chattanooga Convention Center Chattanooga Tennessee - Mar 6 - 9, 2017
IGTF 2017 ASPRS Annual Meeting 2017 at Marriot Waterfront Baltimore Baltimore MD - Mar 11 - 17, 2017
MAPPS Federal Programs Conference at Sheraton Hall Silver Spring Maryland - Mar 13 - 15, 2017
WorldCover 2017 Conference at ESRIN Italy - Mar 14 - 16, 2017
Teledyne Optech

Internet Business Systems © 2017 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy