There’s more to Geo than just Maps and Check-ins. Which sounds like a good theme for a one day (un)conference doesn’t it?
All of which can only mean one thing. W3G is back and this year the theme is “There’s More To Geo And Location Than Just Maps And Check-Ins”.
As with the first W3G, we’re supported by the AGI, Britain’s Association for Geographic Information and W3G 2011 will precede the AGI’s GeoCommunity 2011 conference.
This year, we’re moving from Stratford-upon-Avon and heading some 70 odd miles in a vaguely North East direction to the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham University.
There’ll be the same combination of invited keynote speakers and informal unconference sessions and as with last year attendance at W3G is totally free. Of course, there’s not really any such thing as “free” so we’ll also be looking for sponsorship to help make W3G 2011 even more of a success than it was last year.
But for now, mark the 20th. of September 2011 in your diaries, plug the East Midlands Conference Centre into your mobile GPS navigation app and start thinking about what you’d like to hear this year and what you’d like to talk about; the comments are open right now for this very reason.
About Gary Gale
Self professed "geek with a life", geo-blogger, geo-talker and geo-tweeter, Gary works in London and Berlin as Director of Places for Nokia; he's a co-founder of WhereCamp EU, the chair of w3gconf and sits on the W3C POI Working Group and the UK Location User Group. A contributor to the Mapstraction mapping API, Gary speaks and presents at a wide range of conferences and events including Where 2.0, State of the Map, AGI GeoCommunity, Geo-Loco, Social-Loco, GeoMob, the BCS GeoSpatial SG and LocBiz. Writing as regularly as possible on location, place, maps and other facets of geography, Gary blogs at www.vicchi.org and tweets as @vicchi.