Organized by CartONG every two years since 2008, the GeOnG conference gathers humanitarian actors and professionals specialized in information management. It is dedicated to addressing issues related to mapping, GIS, mobile data collection & information management in the humanitarian & development sectors. 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.
GeOnG is the biggest independent forum on the topic in Europe, with an average of 140 participants from 70 organizations in the last two 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.
The 6th edition of the forum will take place from October 29th to October 31th at the Congress Centre Le Manège in Chambéry.
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) and the impact of humanitarian information management (2016), CartONG has decided to focus this new edition on the theme of: 'Perfection' versus 'Good enough' in Information Management: Adjusting to context, scale, phase & funding.
For the first time, CartONG has decided to launch an Open Call for Suggestions in order to gather recommendations and ideas from the sector for the program of this year’s edition.
More information on the GeOnG 2018 page.