We are glad to announce the final program of the EFGS 2019 Conference in Manchester:


Wednesday 9th October

19:00 Drinks reception at Science and Industry Museum

Thursday 10th October

8.30-9.30 Registration and welcome coffee
9.30-10.15 Welcome Addresses
10.15-10.45 Keynote Speaker – Nick Land, Esri
10.45-11.15 Break
Session 1A: Better geodata, better policy Session 1B: Geospatial architecture
11.15-11.30 Dermot Corcoran, CSO Ireland & Lorraine McNerney, Ordnance Survey Ireland Martin Brady, Australian Bureau of Statistics
11.30-11.45 Joep Crompvoets, EuroSDR/KU Leuven Matina Halkiap, G Joint Research Centre (JRC)
11.45-12.00 Karel Macku, Palacký University Olomouc Pekka Latvala, National Land Survey of Finland
12.00-12.15 Sharthi Laldaparsad, Statistics South Africa Hans Viehmann, ORACLE Corporation
12.15-12.30 Alice Fitch, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology Javier de la Torre, CARTO
12.30-12.45 Questions Questions
12.45-12.50 Michael Coombes, CURDS, Newcastle University Iria Enrique, Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalucia
12.50-12.55 Vit Paszto, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic Jennika Leino & Essi Kaukonen, Statistics Finland
12.55-13.00 Iria Enrique, Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalusia Antti Santaharju, Statistics Finland
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-14.35 Keynote Speaker 2 – Alexis Hannah Smith, IMGeospatial
Session 2A: Progress on European geospatial policy Session 2B: GeoData Science
14.40-14.55 Vilni Verner Holst Bloch, Statistics Norway – GFGS Matthew Ricketts, Welsh Government
14.55-15.10 Dominique Laurent, IGN France Gyoungju Lee, Korea National Institute of Transportation
15.10-15.25 Pier-Giorgio Zaccheddu, BKG Alice Born, Statistics Canada
15.25-15.40 Steven Vale, UNECE Alistair Edwardes, Office for National Statistics
15.40-15.45 Questions Questions
15.45-15.55 Conference Photograph
15.55-16.15 Break
16.15-17.20 Session 3A: Panel Session – Grids Session 3B: Data science campus workshop
17.20-19.00 EFGS General Assembly
19.00 Conference Dinner

Friday 11th October

8.30-9.00 Welcome Coffee
Session 4A: The geospatial census Session 4B: Better geodata, better policy
9.00-9.20 Tebogo More, Statistics South Africa Iain Goodwin, Ordnance Survey and Hayley Holgate, Office for National Statistics
9.20-9.35 Ramesh Taragi, Planning & Statistics Authority, State of Qatar Karin Hedeklint, Statistics Sweden
9.35-9.50 Heather Chamberlain, University of Southampton Kathrin Gebers, Federal Statistical Office of Germany
9.50-10.05 Joshua Comenetz, U.S. Census Bureau Vianney Costemalle, INSEE
10.05-10.20 Nikos Patias, University of Liverpool Sebastian Acevedo, University of Manchester
10.20-10.30 Questions Questions
10.30-11.00 Break
11.00-11.35 Keynote Speaker 3 – Robert Cuffe, BBC
Session 5A: Leaving no one behind Session 5B: Geovation Workshop
11.40-12.00 Ian Coady, Department for International Development and Jerker Mostrom, Statistics Sweden
12.00-12.15 Hugo Poelman, European Commission DG Regional and Urban Policy
12.15-12.30 Mark Iliffe, United Nations
12.30-12.45 Linda Pistolesi, Columbia University, CIESIN
12.45-13.00 Questions
13.00-14.00 Lunch
Session 6A: Visualisation for Impact Session 6B: Future geospatial thinking
14.00-14.15 Brikan Erguc, Turkish Statistical Institute Jane Mills, CIESIN, Columbia University
14.15-14.30 Teemu Saloriutta, National Land Survey of Finland Warren Jochem, WorldPop Project, University of Southampton
14.30-14.45 Roger Milego, UAB Dominique Laurent, IGN France
14.45-15.00 Colin Caine, University of Leeds Michael Harper, Flowminder Foundation
15.00-15.15 Questions Questions
15.15-15.20 Valerie Darriau, INSEE Sonia Williams, Data Science Campus (Office for National Statistics)
15.20-15.25 Timo Aarnio, National Land Survey of Finland Miroslaw Migacz, Statistics Poland
15.25-15.30 Clément Godin, IGN France Heather Porter, Office for National Statistics
15.30-15.50 Break
15.50-16.25 Panel: reflections and future themes
16.25-16.45 Next year’s EFGS hosts and conference close


The agenda to download is here.