2020 Los Angeles Geospatial Summit

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February 28, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Propel your geospatial career on Friday, February 28, 2020 at the annual one-day professional development and networking summit presented by the USC Spatial Sciences Institute.

Our 2020 Summit program is promising to deliver another exciting day:

  • An opening keynote by Dr. Dawn Wright, Esri’s Chief Scientist, on “GIS for Science”.

  • A panel discussing “Striving for a Sustainable World with GIS and More” featuring Dr. Wright with Dr. Sarah Battersby, Research Scientist with Tableau, Dr. Travis Longcore with the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, and Dr. Robert Vos of the USC Spatial Sciences Institute (SSI).

  • A closing plenary on “Opportunities With Geospatial Start-Ups” featuring Andre Doumitt of The Aerospace Corporation, Todd Simon of Geospatial Alpha, and Melanie Stricklan of Slingshot Aerospace, moderated by Dr. Jason Knowles of GeoAcuity, the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, and SSI.

  • Lightning talks and poster presentations by GIS students from Cal State Long BeachCal Poly PomonaSoka University of AmericaUCLAUniversity of Redlands, and USC.

  • Spotlight presentations by:

Dr. Orhun Aydin of Esri’s Spatial Statistics team on enabling vast data and machine learning with GIS to address multidisciplinary global issues.

Isaiah Mack of Eclipse Mapping and GIS on achieving centimeter-level accuracy on smart devices.

Joanne Waggaman of Accenture’s Applied Intelligence Group on how they are designing, building, and deploying AI to empower people and business.

Dr. Thomas Horan of the University of Redlands on its “Spatial Business Initiative” with Esri to maximize the effectiveness of GIS in business.


  • Networking opportunities during the continental breakfast, breaks, and lunch with 15 exhibiting companies and organizations.

Click Here to see Full Program


Here’s what some past Geospatial Summit attendees have said about their experience:

“This summit provided me the opportunity to connect and engage on other platforms to stay ahead of the curve.”

“I especially enjoyed the presentation and poster topics that I have found missing from other recent geospatial events I’ve attended.”

“Very rewarding event. See you next year!”


February 28, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

USC Hotel

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