Change the game: present at #Locate20

By on 1 October, 2019

The agenda-setting colossus of Locate once again appears on the horizon.

The gates are open for Locate20, which will take place at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 28-30 April 2020.

Locate20 will develop around the theme of ‘Convergence, Collaboration and Community – Towards a Stronger Economy’, a theme that convener Paul Reed says aims to help highlight the role that surveying and spatial sciences play in economic development.

“Our vision is to see Locate20 reach out to a wider audience than in previous years, attracting spatial scientists and associated professionals from across a range of industry sectors,” he said.

“Locate20 will be the place to celebrate the diversity within the spatial industry. It is also a place where we can unite to build our capacity and explore the convergence that is taking place within various components of our industry.”

The organisers have announced for core sub-themes to underpin the conference themes:

Capitalising in on the rapidly growing momentum of the past two years, the SSSI has announced five travel grants for members of their Young Professionals program to attend Locate20, valued at $2,000 each.

Roshni Sharma, chair of the Young Professionals, said that we can expect a highly developed program of activities at Locate20.

“Young professionals are recognised to be the future of the industry – but they are also the present,” she said.

“Given the demography of our industry is quite top-heavy and that we are currently in a transition where we have the opportunity to adapt to adopt emerging technologies, embracing the new ways of thinking and digital literacy that young professionals bring is one of the largest opportunities our industry has.”

“Proactively succession planning, mentoring, adopting soft skills and evolving the culture of our industry is vital to our national success in an international context – and Locate20 offers two days worth of deep-diving into this for both young professionals and young-at-heart professionals.”

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