Locate24 Program Released & Early-Bird Registrations Extended

By on 1 March, 2024

The Geospatial Council of Australia are thrilled to announce that the first release of the Locate24 program is officially live on their website. The program will be made up of four plenary sessions, workshops, and concurrent sessions as well as the Geospatial Excellence Awards. The program will bring together experts from diverse fields to explore the latest trends and developments in geospatial technologies as well as act as a hub for networking opportunities. 

In reflection of the recent program release, the Locate24 committee have also extended the early-bird registrations to end on Monday the 11th of March at 5:00pm AEDT. 


The opening plenary session will be highlighted by Kate Lundy, a board member of the Geospatial Council of Australia, who will unveil the highly anticipated “Economic Impact of Geospatial Information” report. Joining her will be two distinguished speakers presenting compelling case studies, ensuring that this session not only delivers exceptional value but also sets the tone for an enriching conference experience from the very start. 


The Director National AI Centre CSIRO, Stela Solar, recently cited a hidden statistic.. ’30-40 per cent of employees are now using generative AI in the workplace, and 68 per cent of them are not telling anyone about it’. Generative AI can either be ignored and ‘live in the shadows’ of our organisations, or alternatively conversations that balance both the transformation opportunity against risk appetite and controls can guide its introduction and adoption. The panel of experts featuring speakers from Service Gen and Simplyai (plus more to be announced) will discuss the governance of AI, what organisations should be thinking about and how AI will impact the geospatial sector into the future. 


Prof. Deen Sanders, Rory Brown, Dyan Currie, and Dr. James Johnson will lend their expertise to a thought-provoking discussion on sustainable horizons, covering a diverse range of topics including indigenous mapping, smart cities, economic growth, and sustainable development. This session promises to delve into the innovative ways technology is being harnessed to address pressing concerns within the industry, offering valuable insights into the intersection of technology and sustainability. 


This session will explore, and open an interactive discussion into, the “Future of Geospatial Ecosystems”, investigating how current and emerging Geospatial programs, technologies and trends are shaping the future of Geospatial, in particular in enabling cross-functional and cross-sectoral integration and interoperability across the growing network of geospatial programs, producers and users. The session will bring together leaders from across Australia and Asia-Pacific to share their 

experiences, insights and applied learnings on how current and emerging Geospatial programs, technologies and trends are shaping the future of Geospatial Ecosystems. 


The submitted abstracts and workshops are currently being reviewed and slated for announcement by mid-March. With an unprecedented surge in submissions, surpassing previous Locate events, attendees can anticipate a diverse array of topics spanning the vast landscape of the Geospatial Industry. This influx ensures ample variety for participants eager to explore cutting-edge advancements and insights. 


Early-bird registration will now close on Monday the 11th of March at 5pm AEDT. Additionally, Locate24 have announced that on Tuesday the 7th of May, you’re eligible to attend their exciting exhibition showcase free-of-charge. You are still required to register your attendance, but if there is a company that you’re looking forward to connecting with, you’re welcome to visit them from 12:30pm until 4:30pm on Tuesday the 7th of May, in the exhibition space. 


YEP Grants will also be closing this Monday the 4th of March at 5pm AEDT. Locate24 will once again offer support for young and emerging professionals, students, and early career researchers to attend the event. Locate24 has already secured several grants from sponsoring companies, meaning there are even more opportunities available to the YEPs of the geospatial industry. Recipients will receive full registration to the conference, including a ticket to the Welcome Reception, a ticket to the awards dinner and attendance to the dedicated networking session. YEPs will also receive up to $500 in funding for travel/accommodation support. To apply for the grant – head to the Locate24 website. 


Locate24 welcomes discussions with companies interested in sponsorship and exhibition. With over 50% of the spaces sold, you’re encouraged to reach out to the conference team to learn more about the exciting possibilities and benefits of being involved in Locate24. We encourage you to head to our website and download the Sponsorship Prospectus. It will provide comprehensive information on various participation options, and you’ll discover how Locate24 can effectively showcase your business.

View program here.

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