- Access to Government Spatial Information – This theme will examine examples of how the spatial communities within government are increasing accessibility to their information. Keynote speakers presenting under this theme includes Senator the Hon Kate Lundy, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator for the Australian Capital Territory; Drew Clarke, Secretary of the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism, and Professor John McMillan AO, Australian Information Commissioner.
- Water Security – This theme will focus on the environmental intelligence gains that are being made under this ambitious $12.9 billion Water for the Future program and will feature an expert panel of speakers including Fraser McLeod, Executive Director, Basin Plan, Murray–Darling Basin Authority and representatives from the National Water Commission, CSIRO, the Bureau of Meteorology, Geoscience Australia, the Department of Sustainability and Environment (Victoria) and the Australian National University.
- Emergency Response – This theme will examine some recent events including the natural disasters in Australia and New Zealand, and review how location-based capabilities have been applied by governments to respond to these emergencies. Craig Armitage, Land Information New Zealand, Steve Jacoby, Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Water (Queensland), and John Moore, Emergency Information Coordination Unit (New South Wales) will lend their expertise and recent experience to this theme.
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