HOT Summit 2016 Schedule

September 21

For those arriving in Brussels early on Wednesday, join us in the evening starting at 7pm at Café des Halles to catch up on conversations and welcome everyone to Brussels. Café des Halles is located at Place Saint-Géry, 1 1000 Bruxelles.

September 22

We have a jam-packed Summit scheduled on the 22nd. We start early with a welcome and keynote and will end late with a mapathon and reception. Talks will be recorded and circulated. Check out the venue and FAQs page for more details on how to get there and any other logistics questions as you arrive in Brussels.
Time Events Location
08:00 - 09:00 Register
Reception Desk
09:00 - 09:10
Welcome Address
Tanganyika Room

Tyler Radford, HOT Executive Director

09:10 - 09:20
Welcome from the Belgium Development Agency
Tanganyika Room

Carl Michiels, Chair of the Board of Directors of BTC

09:20 - 09:40
Keynote - HOT: Where do we go from here?
Tanganyika Room

Heather Leson, HOT Board of Directors

HOT is 6 years old. This is a testament to the global community and our supporters. What are some of our next steps? How can we help HOT and OSM grow as an organization and community?
9:40 - 10:15
Lightning Talks
Tanganyika Room
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:30
Tools for remote, tools for field
Tanganyika Room

Benjamin Herfort

Pete Masters, MSF / Disastermappers (Missing Maps)

Emily Eros, American Red Cross, GIS Team Lead, International Services

David Luswata, American Red Cross, GIS Supervisor West Africa

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 13:45 Community Photo
13:45 - 14:45
HOT Community Cafe + BOF
Malawi Hall
HOT Community Cafe + BOF is an hour to break from the traditional conference session and meet the various OSM and HOT-related communities around the world. We'll have additional space in the conference rooms and table area for breakout sessions of the HOT Working Groups and Birds of a Feather (BOF) meetings.
14:45 - 15:00
Keynote - Mapping for Resilience
Tanganyika Room

Carrie Stokes, US Agency for International Development (USAID)

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) is beginning to incorporate geospatial information as part of its decision-making. New map data created in OSM is affecting international development programs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. This presentation will highlight how geodata is being used for USAID projects related to health, post-conflict zones, education, and more.
15:00 - 15:30
Lightning Talks Round II
Tanganyika Room
15:30 - 15:45 Break
15:45 - 16:30
University initiatives and engagement
Case Study in Indonesia
Thac Ba Room
16:30 - 16:45 Break
16:45 - 17:30
Case Studies in Local government engagement and participation
Thac Ba
17:30 - 17:45 Closing
18:00 - 21:00
HOT Summit Mapathon and reception
MSF/Handicap Intl Office

Join Médecins Sans Frontières and Handicap International for an evening of drinks and mapping. We'll continue the Summit at the MSF and Handicap International office for a HOT Summit mapathon and reception. Come for the drinks or come for the mapping!

The MSF/Handicap office is just a short walk from the BTC Conference Center.

RSVP here. Anyone who is registered for the Summit is welcome to attend and does not need to RSVP.


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