Organized by CartONG every two years since 2008, the GeOnG conference gathers humanitarian and development 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 one the biggest independent forums on the topic in Europe, with an average of 150 to 180 participants from 70 to 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.
The 7th edition of the forum will take place from November 2nd to November 4th 2020 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), 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
More information on the GeOnG 2020 page. Registration to attend the forum will open in the Spring 2020.