Building the 21st Century Geospatial Ecosystem: SLU, NGA Host Annual Geo-Resolution Conference
ST. LOUIS – On Sept. 14, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and Saint Louis University will co-host Geo-Resolution, an annual conference that encourages collaboration between government, academia and industry to grow the geospatial ecosystem in the greater St. Louis region. The free conference will be held in-person and also will be fully accessible to a remote audience.
This year’s conference will feature NGA Director Vice Adm. Robert Sharp; SLU President Fred. P. Pestello, Ph.D.; Harris-Stowe State University Interim President LaTonia Collins Smith, Ed.D.; Esri Founder and President Jack Dangermond; and Maxar Executive Vice President of Global Field Operations Tony Frazier.
Speakers and panelists will discuss the latest developments in the geospatial ecosystem, how geospatial science can solve some of the world’s most challenging problems, the importance of preparing the next generation of skilled workers and the ethical considerations surrounding an increasingly connected world.
Participants will have the opportunity to talk with geospatial experts from academic institutions, innovation hubs, start-up support companies and nonprofit organizations.
High-school and college students are encouraged to attend, as well. A special broadcast will feature young professionals discussing their careers in geospatial fields and will include questions from students in the audience. In addition, students who register will have the opportunity to join local leaders from industry, academia and government to explore geospatial career opportunities.
Students also are invited to participate in a poster session about the critical role of geospatial techniques in their research.