AGI Announces Flagship Event GeoCom 24

The Association for Geographic Information has announced the date and theme for its annual conference. The flagship event for the geo sector, GeoCom 24 will take place on the 28th November 2024 at the prestigious Royal Geographic Society (with IBG) in London. Under the theme ‘Connecting Communities; the Geospatial Perspective’, GeoCom is the only independent event in the geospatial calendar that is organised by geospatial professionals for geospatial professionals.

“GeoCom is where the geo community converges,” commented Fergus Craig, Co-Chair of the Association for Geographic Information. “It’s the event that sparks innovative ideas and fosters meaningful connections. Attending GeoCom 24, as either a delegate or event sponsor, you can expect engaging networking sessions, enlightening panel discussions, and presentations from industry experts. You’ll also hear thought-provoking addresses from some of the leading, international figures in geospatial technology.”

GeoCom 24 will build on previous years’ successes. GeoCom 23 attracted more than 250 registered delegates with a challenging agenda featuring topics such as ethics and governance, skills shortages and the environmental impact of earth observation. Feedback from attendees included ‘thought provoking’, ‘positive networking and knowledge sharing’ and ‘a fantastic event’ and the packed agenda featured presentations from Google’s Geographer Ed Parsons as well as representatives from the Open Data Institute, OpenUK, PLACE Institute and the Geospatial Commission, as well as Esri UK and Ordnance Survey.

Under the theme ‘Connecting Communities; the Geospatial Perspective’, GeoCom 24 will delve into how geospatial technologies are revolutionising the way communities connect and interact. The programme will provide exclusive insight with access to the latest trends and best practice from industry speakers, and give attendees the opportunity to enhance skills and advance career progression with expert-led sessions. Unmatched networking will allow for valuable connections with peers and experts to be made and strengthened and chance to engage with Next-Gen experts will foster innovation.

Tickets for GeoCom 24 will go on sale on the Association for Geographic Information’s website on the 2nd of September with discounts available for early bird bookings, AGI members and students. Geospatial organisations wanting to get involved and support the event are encouraged to get in touch at the earliest opportunity as sponsor packages are expected to sell out fast.

The Association for Geographic Information (AGI) is the UK’s geospatial membership organisation; leading, connecting and developing a community of members who use and benefit from geographic information. An independent and impartial organisation, the AGI works with members and the wider community alongside government policy makers, delivers professional development and provides a lead for best practice across the industry.