Just 3 months to go until the 2010 International Conference on Crisis Mapping (ICCM 2010)!
Shortly after the earthquake in Haiti, Secretary Clinton pointed out that the technology community had set up interactive maps to help identify needs and target resources. Crisis Mapping has also received extensive media coverage this year, ranging from CNN and NPR to the Washington Post and New York Times. ICCM 2010 will bring together the who’s who in the crisis mapping and humanitarian tech space, policymakers, disaster response experts, scholars and donors to learn from Haiti and prepare for the next emergency.
This year’s Conference will take place on October 1st, while the Annual Meeting of CrisisMappers will happen on October 2-3. Both events are being held in Boston and the agendas for both are available here. Like last year’s ICCM 2009, the public Conference will feature an exciting set of Ignite Talks, a Tech/Analysis Fair and a special Keynote. The Tech/Analysis Fair will provide a space to demo and discuss the very latest humanitarian technologies in the field. The Annual Meeting (by invitation only) will include Roundtables, Self-Organized-Sessions and other dedicated sessions.
Need another reason to participate in the Conference? Check out all the great things that last year’s participants had to say! We now have over 700 members in our network, so please join us if you’re new.
Be sure to register for the conference early to secure your space at ICCM 2010. We’ll soon be sending out information on how to apply to give an Ignite Talk and where to sign up for a space to demo your projects at the Tech/Analysis Fair. So please stay tuned, spread the word and don’t forget to register!
We look forward to seeing you all in Boston!
All the best,
Jen and Patrick
2010-07-05 19:14:12 UTC