2018 Los Angeles Geospatial Summit

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February 23, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Propel your geospatial career on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the annual one-day professional development and networking event presented by the USC Spatial Sciences Institute.

Confirmed Speakers:

Pamela Blake, Chief Scientist, Boeing Phantom Works Space Platforms & Products

Yao-Yi Chiang, Associate Professor (Research) of Spatial Sciences, USC Spatial Sciences Institute

David DiBiase, Director of Education, Global Business Development, Esri

Jeff Jonas, Founder and Chief Scientist, Senzing: “Big Data. New Physics. And geospatial data is analytics superfood.”

Camelia M. Kantor, Director of Academic Programs, United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation: “The Power and Potential of Geospatial Intelligence”

Hugh Keegan, Applications Prototype Lab, Esri: “National Green Infrastructure Initiative”

Travis Longcore, Assistant Professor of Architecture, Biological Sciences, and Spatial Sciences, University of Southern California

Andrew J. Marx, Associate Professor of the Practice of Spatial Sciences, USC Spatial Sciences Institute

Stephen A. Matthews, Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Demography, and Director, Graduate Program in Demography, Penn State University: “There’s a lot more to places than people think”: Understanding the geographies that shape our lives

Zak Matthews, Sales Engineer, Alteryx

Nathan Novak, Geospatial Technologies Manager, Orca Maritime, Inc.:”Mapping Underwater Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) using AUV-mounted Senors, ROV videos and ArcGIS In a Complex Seabed Environment”

  • Network with industry professionals throughout the day.
  • Gain experience in presenting and listening to “lightning talks” and poster presentations.
  • Talk with company and organization representatives at the lunchtime Knowledge Network tables (confirmed to date):
      • AeroVironment, Inc.
      • Alteryx
      • California Geographic Information Association
      • California State University, Los Angeles
      • Eclipse Mapping and GIS
      • Esri
      • Geospatial San Diego
      • Northrop Grumman Corp.
      • SoCal URISA
      • US Geological Survey
      • US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation
      • University of Redlands
      • USC Spatial Sciences Institute
      • Women in GIS

    2018 collaborating academic programs: California State University, Long Beach; California State University, Northridge; Rio Hondo College; University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, Riverside; University of Redlands, and the University of Southern California.

    Qualifies for GISP credit.

    Take Metro: use the Jefferson/USC station or the Exposition Park station on the Expo Line.

    Self-parking at the event rate at the USC Radisson Hotel is $12/day.

    See photos of the 2016 Geospatial Summit.

February 23, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


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