IMIA Asia Pacific Meetups 2016


business-meetupsIMIA Asia Pacific announces its new initiative of organising local Meetups in Australia and other members’ cities in the AP region. These meetups are aimed to organise local gatherings of members & non-members for knowledge sharing & networking. The topics would be about the business of mapping, discussing new trends in subjects related to the mapping industry. IMIA aims to provided increased membership value to IMIA members and opportunities for local networking with members & non-members. We aim to conduct 5-6 such Meetups in the AP region in the year 2016.

Format

The Meetups would aim to present 3-4 presenters talking 10 minutes each on different topics under a common subject. The group would then be open for discussions and Q&A on the topic and follow up with networking.

 

Upcoming Meetup

IMIA Melbourne Meetup, 25th Aug, 2016

IMIA Meetup is returning to Melbourne and we have a great line-up of speakers and presentations.The event will include four lightening talks of 5-10 minutes each with time for questions, plus an opportunity to network with others over a few drinks, sponsored by Hema Maps. Spatial Vision has kindly offered their meeting space for us to get together, learn and socialise.

Location
Spatial Vision
Level 4, 575 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Presentations will kick-off around 6pm.

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Recently held Meetups

The IMIA Adelaide Meetup was held on the 6th July, 2016 at the Department of Environment, Water & Natural Resources offices in Waymouth Street, Adelaide. The lightening talk format kept people engaged throughout five interesting and informative presentations with all presenters being asked many questions. The Adelaide Meetup was sponsored by Hema Maps along with the Department of Environment, Water & Natural Resources who provided the venue. The feedback from attendees was very positive with several people commenting that they would be interested in coming along again. Presentations & Pics here

IMIA AP Meetup – Brisbane, 21st April 2016

These were some real comments by real people about the great success of the International Map Industry Association (IMIA) Meetup in Brisbane on the 21st of April 2016. The meetup was second in the series of meetups planned this year and more than 50 spatial professionals, government officials, spatial business owners, and representatives of various organisations participated. The first Meetup in Melbourne in February was a big success and this was an even bigger event. The venue was the Landcentre in Brisbane which is home to the Queensland Government’s mapping and surveying agency.
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Blog Report on Map Publishing and Retail in the Digital Age – Melbourne, Jan 28th 2016

The first meetup is scheduled for 28th Jan 2016 in Melbourne. Topic for this meetup is Map Publishing and Retail in the Digital Age. Four speakers will be presenting their thoughts and experiences on this. The speakers are – Dave McIlhagga from MapSherpa Canada; Alex Rossimel, John Wiley & Sons; Craig Molyneux, Spatial Vision and Bruce McGurty, Explore Australia.

The event will include four lightening talks of 5-10 minutes each with time for questions, plus an opportunity to network with others over a few drinks.

 

Location

Spatial Vision
Level 4, 575 Bourke Street
Melbourne

28th Jan 2016, 5:30 pm

 

Sponsors

We thank Hema Maps for sponsoring the first three Meetups. Spatial Vision has kindly offered their meeting space for us to get together, learn and socialise for the first Meetup.