Building a GeoCommunity – Looking for themes

Just over a week ago the AGI held its annual Awards Dinner – the industries equivalent of the Oscars. Very generously Chris Holcroft, the Director of the AGI gave me his award for the work I did on this years conference. As I said at the time the award should have gone to the whole team who created the conference.

A week later and the whole team assembled to kick off the plans for next year’s conference. Amazingly the whole team have decided to stay on for another year and we have been joined by 3 new members who I already know after our first meeting will each bring fresh new ideas to the event. So the conference team for 2008 is:

  • Muki Haklay, UCL
  • Alice Froggat, English Heritage
  • Sarah Harrison, ESRI UK
  • Mark Percival, Coventry CC
  • John Fagan, Multimap
  • Sallie White, OS
  • Mike Tarrier, Infotech
  • Fiona Cocks, Geoinformation Group
  • Lee Braybrooke, Trimble
  • Chris Holcroft, AGI
  • Alan Wilkes, AGI
  • Claire Huppertz, AGI
  • Steven Feldman, Pitney Bowes MapInfo

We had a very exciting kick off trying to nail down the themes for this years conference prior to issuing our call for papers in mid to late January. If you have ideas for conference themes either mail me or post them as comments here.

Oh you might want to put the dates in your diary now. AGI 2008 will run from the afternoon of September 23rd to the 25th at the Holiday Inn, Stratfor-on-Avon. This time we have the whole hotel reserved so there will be more rooms, more sessions and better exhibition space.

See you in Stratford