The Digital Earth Summit saw an amazing first day yesterday, from the opening powhiri from Ngati Poneke right through to the Growing up Digital panel discussion that closed the day.
Sometimes when you're organising an event, you start to view it more like a to do list than an exciting 3 days full of amazing speakers and presentations.
Wellington is home to some fantastic restaurants, and better yet - most of them are walking distance from the Summit venue. So say 'so long' to room service and boring hotel menus, and 'hello' to our Sunday night Pick a Path dinner.
We're judging entries to our twitter competition on Wednesday, so if you want to win a free full registration to the Summit - get your tweet on!
There's so much happening it's hard to keep up, as we count down to the Digital Earth Summit in September.
With just over five weeks to go to the summit, I feel like the list of speakers and sponsors is becoming more like a list of who’s who in the Digital Earth community.
In March 2012, 10 challenging results for the NZ public sector were announced by Prime Minister John Key. These results are grouped into 5 themes: reducing long-term welfare dependency, supporting vulnerable children, boosting skills and employment, reducing crime and improving interaction with government.
For those who have 'grown up digital', a central piece of the digital landscape has been information provided by Google.
Sober is the recent UNEP report (Global Environmental Outlook 5) unveiled on World Environment Day (5 June 2012). The GEO-5 report announces that only four of the 90 internationally defined goals for improving the world’s declining environmental trends showed any progress.
I remember vividly the opening ceremony of the first Digital Earth Summit held in Auckland in 2006 ... I was excited at the opportunity to be involved back then, and I'm even more excited to be involved in this year's event.
In mid-2011, I was intrigued when I learned that there was an opportunity to bring the Digital Earth Summit back to New Zealand (the inaugural Summit took place in Auckland in 2006).
The draft programme for the summit is now available - come and be a part of the conversation...
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore’s 1998 research paper created a foundational basis for a Digital Earth, and famously catalysed development of new geospatial tools such as Google Earth. However, there has been much excitement in recent months as discussion around the Digital Earth 2.0 concept has evolved. The new vision for Next Generation Digital Earth involves an open, multi-modal, interactive learning system which empowers problem-solving, forecasting and visualisation.
110 days till the summit opens, calling all early birds...
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