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CADGeoCon 2019: After the Storms, Preparing for What Is To Come

March 21-22, 2019

The Royal Room at Nestle Puerto Rico
FEMA
San Juan Industrial Park
PR 1 Km. 25.30
Quebrada Arena Ward


(Español)

In the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria, the geospatial community responded to many unique challenges in the Caribbean area – challenges that came out of the specific environments in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands and from the scope of the damage done by these major hurricanes.  FEMA is hosting CADGeoCon 2019, a two-day conference to promote better understanding of what those challenges were, how they have been responded to, and what best-practices have resulted now and will be results in the future.  This conference is a way to share the stories of our geospatial challenges and lessons among the geospatial practitioners in the US Caribbean area, with the goal of preparing our communities to respond to future disasters better and with more speed.

Call for Presentations

We want your experiences!  Presentations will be either 30 minutes (20 minutes for speaking, 10 minutes for questions) or 60 minutes (45 minutes to present, 15 minutes for questions).  Papers should be related to response, recovery, a topic that affected response or recovery, or a geospatial use of data that resulted from the hurricanes.  In addition, we are looking for posters of projects to display throughout the conference.

Submit a one-page abstract of your proposed presentation (in English or in Spanish), whether your presentation will be 30 or 60 minutes or a poster, along with your name, your company/agency/school affiliation, and your email by December 15, 2018 to:

Julia.obrien@fema.dhs.gov

You will be notified by January 11, 2019 that your presentation or poster has been accepted. We hope to have a wide variety of presenters and topics, so we have a full two days!

Last Updated: 
11/27/2018 - 12:57