Locate16 announces its first speakers

By on 1 December, 2015


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Dr Catherine Ball recently won the National 2015 Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award in the Corporate and Private category.


Now in its 3rd year, the Locate Conference aims at uniting the industry and presenting innovative spatial technology to end-users across Australia and New Zealand. The event is hosted by SIBA, SSSI and GITA and will feature keynote speakers, four streams, social events, and an exhibition day that will be open to the public.

Locate’s four streams PROSPER, PROTECT, SUSTAIN and BUILD will focus on the disruptive technology the industry is developing to the end-user.

Presenters announced so far include Dr Catherine Ball (pictured), who recently won the National 2015 Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award (Corporate and Private) for her initiatives in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), including her proposal to use drones for marine fauna surveys. Dr Ball is now Regional UAS Lead with international engineering consultants, AECOM.

Luke Barrington, the creator of crowdsourced mapping platform Tomnod, will also be visiting from the United States for Locate16. Now working for imagery providers DigitalGlobe, Barrington will discuss the growing opportunities of crowdsourced technologies. In 2012 Barrington gave his TEDx speech, “Crowdsource the World”.

The winners of the Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards (APSEA) will also be announced during Locate16.

Registration will be available soon, but you can register for earlybird pricing here today.

If you may be interested in sponsorship and/or exhibition, please contact Kim Hesse or Nicole Donald on (03) 9429 8996.


Name: Locate16
Time: Various
Date: 12-14 April 2016
Venue: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Address: 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf VIC 3006
Cost: TBA
Event Website: http://locateconference.com/


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