GSDI 14 & AfricaGIS 2013

Sunday, 2013-11-03
Saturday, 2013-11-09
Eastern (EST)

UNECA Conference Center (video) in Addis Abbaba, Ethiopia

Schedule of Meetings:, the GSDI Association, the International Geospatial Society, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and EiABC Addis Ababa University are pleased to announce a close partnership in offering the joint and fully integrated AfricaGIS 2013 Conference and GSDI 14 World Conference.

This combined conference will take place at the UNECA Conference Center (video) in Addis Abbaba, Ethiopia from November 4-8, 2013.

The joint conference theme is Spatial Enablement in Support of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction.

AfricaGIS is the largest regularly occurring GIS conference in Africa with participants from the entirety of the continent. The GSDI World Conference has built a reputation for excellence in content and moves across the globe to offer geospatial specialists in all parts of the world opportunities to better exchange ideas and learn from global peers in building spatial data infrastructure.

Numerous high quality hotels are conveniently available near the Conference Center and flights are readily available from across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Substantial reductions in registration fees are available for local participants and for members of EIS-Africa and the International Geospatial Society from low income per capita nations. Substantial reductions in Exhibit and Sponsorship fees are available for companies and agencies that are members of the GSDI Association.

Features of AfricaGIS 2013 and GSDI 14

The conference program is being designed to accommodate opening and closing plenary sessions with keynote speakers, daily plenary sessions focused on the conference theme and related topics, technical paper sessions in several parallel tracks, industry showcase sessions, and pre-conference and post-conference workshops freely open to all registrants. It will also feature an exhibition area highlighting corporate product and service offerings and agency initiatives. Further it will host numerous meetings of organizations and groups to allow people from common regions of Africa or the globe or with common interests to present, discuss, and share issues, experiences and plans.