The GeOnG is back!
Message posted on June 26th, 2020
Given the information we have at the moment, we are still planning on organizing the event in Chambéry at the beginning of November.
However, we have decided to postpone opening registration until the beginning of September as we will make a final decision on the format of the event at the end of the summer based on the latest available information on the Covid-19 situation, and international travel situation.
If needs be, the entire forum will be moved to an online format. Our team is currently preparing for plan B, so we’re ready if the situation demands it.
After editions tackling the role of these tools in decision-making processes (2008), new data collection technologies (2010), cloud-computing-related challenges (2012), operational data analysis (2014), the impact of humanitarian information management (2016), and the debate around Perfection versus Good enough in Information Management (2018), CartONG has decided to focus the 2020 edition on:
People at the heart of Information Management: promoting responsible and inclusive practices
Learn more about the main theme of the 2020 edition of the GeOnG by reading our short editorial here! Watch the teaser of the next edition below!
More information about the 2020 GeOnG edition to be published in the coming months. Registration is expected to open in the Spring 2020.
Background on the GeOnG
Organized by CartONG every two years since 2008, the GeOnG forum gathers humanitarian and development actors and professionals specialized in information management. The GeOnG is dedicated to addressing issues related to data in the humanitarian and development sectors, including topics related to mapping, GIS, data collection & information management. To this end, the forum is designed to allow participants to debate current and future stakes, introduce relevant and innovative solutions and share experience and best practices.
The GeOnG is one of the biggest independent forum on the topic in Europe, with an average of 180 participants from 90 organizations in the last three editions. In the last ten years, it has become a major event on issues related to mapping, mobile technology, information management and, more generally, on the use of new technologies in the humanitarian and development sectors.
If you want to know more about the GeOnG, have a look at the after-movie of the last edition as well as the videos of the 2016 and 2018 GeOnG roundtables available on Youtube.
A Variety of Sessions
The GeOnG traditionally opens with a plenary session about the main theme of the conference in order to build a general framework for debate for the whole event. During the three-day event, the participants can then take part in roundtables to discuss current stakes in the sector, in workshops enabling them to get trained in the use of new tools, and in short-length sessions serving as platforms for project initiators to present their ideas and share best practices. In 2020, we also intend to repeat the experience of the Fail Fest session - a format first introduced at the GeOnG in 2018 - with the understanding that if not all failures are good to share, some should actually be put forward and discussed so all humanitarian and development actors can learn from them and find their own path to successful solutions and adequate practices.
Open Call for Suggestions
As for the last 2 editions, we have decided to open a Call for Suggestions to encourage interested actors to submit their ideas and recommendations. The Open Call will be open until the end of July 2020, so don't hesitate to submit a proposal for a session!