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Welcome to URISA’s 2016 Caribbean GIS Conference! The conference showcases technology solutions, research, and effective practices for GIS applications in the Caribbean. Network with students, young professionals, managers and those who are leading the adoption of  GIS in the Caribbean. Follow the #CaribbeanGIS hashtag for updates and announcements. Creating an attendee profile within Sched DOES NOT REGISTER you for the conference or specific workshops. You must register for the conference here.
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Tuesday, September 6 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Welcome & Keynote Address: Chris Sheldrick, Co-Founder and CEO, What3Words

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8:30 - 9:00 AM - Welcome from Government Officials, Conference Chair and Main Sponsors

9:00 - 10:00 AM -
Opening Keynote Address
The World Addressed with 3 Words
Chris Sheldrick, Co-Founder and CEO, What3Words
Poor addressing is costly and frustrating in many countries, and around the world it hampers the growth and development of entire nations. what3words is a multi-award winning system looking to change that and have addressed every 3mx3m square on the entire planet with just 3 words.

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Craig Batstone

Managing Director, GeoOrbis, Inc
Craig Batstone is the owner of GeoOrbis.  He has over 20 years of GIS experience in Canada, the United States and the Caribbean.  He holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies, with Honours Urban and Regional Planning, from the University of Waterloo.

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Chris Sheldrick

Co-founder & CEO, what3words
Chris worked in the music business for 10 years, booking bands and managing production for events around the globe. Chris was constantly frustrated with suppliers not finding site entrances, and bands not finding their way from the hotel to their gigs. He tried distributing addresses and GPS co-ordinates for years but both failed him on numerous occasions – he was certain there was a better way: what3words was born.

Tuesday September 6, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Needhams Ballroom 1&2

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