First speakers for GeoNext 2015 announced

By on 28 October, 2014
Chris Sheldrick

Chris Sheldrick, co-founder and CEO of What3Words.


The GeoNext Conference will return for 2015 on August 19, running in Melbourne for the first time. Attendees will witness fresh innovations and a conference program centred on ‘Location Information, Intelligent Transport and the Smart City.’

The GeoNext Conference has a reputation for attracting leading speakers in the geospatial sector, and in 2015 keynotes at the event will include Julian Carver, from Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) and Chris Sheldrick, of What3Words.

For the last nine years, Julian Carver has led strategies and projects across central and local  government agencies, CRIs and universities, the private sector, and NGOs. Julian led the IT and geospatial strategy for the Christchurch earthquake recovery, is now acting group manager of business development at LINZ, and is keen to share his experience and key learnings to the attendees at GeoNext 2015.

Co-founder and CEO of What3Words, Chris Sheldrick, will also join the conference as a keynote. What3Words is a revolutionary mobile application that can pinpoint any location in the world using a simple and memorable combination of three words.

In response to popular demand, the one-day conference is moving down south for 2015, and will be held at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. This is a move that will see GeoNext continue to be a forum for cutting edge knowledge, software and hardware in a format where delegates can enjoy in-depth presentations as well as network with industry colleagues.

Further speakers will be announced in the coming months, and for anyone interested in presenting at this cutting edge conference, the call for papers is still open.

The conference committee welcomes submissions based on the following topics:

  • Transport
  • Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Smart Cities
  • Sensorisation, Ubiquitous hyperlocal sensors
  • The role of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
  • Travel & navigation

If you have something cool to present, please submit your idea at the GeoNext website.

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