|GeoTec Event 2009: A Golden Success
With leading-edge technology exhibitors and 120 educational sessions, the 2009 GeoTec Event brought together executives, managers and geospatial professionals to learn about emerging technologies and the pressing issues facing our industry. The conference featured presentations by leading scholars and industry experts, daily opening panels discussing industry “hot topics,” two networking social receptions and exhibitions showcasinadvanced technologies.
GeoTec 2009 was introduced by the Mayor of Vancouver, Gregor Robertson, also pictured with GeoTec attendees and Kathleen Hastings (far right), the conference program manager.
The 2009 GeoTec Event was hosted in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. The theme was Going for Geospatial Gold, recognizing Vancouver’s important role as a venue for the 2010 Winter Olympics and as a valuable city within the geomatics community.
Dr. Keith Martin, MP, Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca, delivered a rousing keynote address. He took time out of his policital schedule to take a photo with (from left to right) Kathleen Hastings, program manager, Todd Danielson, GeoWorld editor, and Jo Treadwell, GeoTec Media publisher.
The vendor-neutral forum provided networking opportunities for attendees to discuss critical issues facing geospatial practitioners today.
To see this year's winners of the Geospatial Leadership Awards, click here.
To see the event's Map Gallery winners, click here.
The exhibit hall for GeoTec 2009 featured a variety of energized attendees and exhibtiors.
Vendor showcases provided an opportunity for companies to educate attendees on their latest geotechnology offerings.
The event's social evening featured a variety of "pub games," food and drink, in the spirit of the Olympics--sort of.
The social event concluded with a spirited auction, held by GeoWorld Editor Todd Danielson, in which attendees used "money" they "won" playing games to acquire prizes such as a digital video camera, books, videos and other assorted items.