Newcastle University is excited to be hosting GISRUK 2019 and we’re looking foward to delivering a memorable 27th edition of the GISRUK conference series. Our conference venue is in the heart of the city on our new Helix site, offering a world-class space for knowledge-sharing, networking, and learning. The theme for this year’s conference is ‘From Data to Decisions’, exploring how geospatial science and research can unlock the power of data to enable decision-makers to tackle the most pressing global challenges. This will be only the second time the conference has been hosted solely by Newcastle University, the other time in 1995, and given that we are the only university offering an undergraduate degree in GIS we feel GISRUK and Newcastle continue to be a perfect fit.
The conference has been planned to be as sustainable as possible, to help those attending GISRUK to reduce their environmental impact whilst not sacrificing the experience and quality of the event. Our city-centre venue allows easy access by public transport and there is ample cycle parking available. We will also be taking steps to reduce the amount of plastic waste generated by the conference. We would ask anyone interested in attending GISRUK 2019 to also consider their impact and where possible take some small steps yourself - this could simply begin by using a re-fillable water bottle!
We hope you enjoy GISRUK 2019!