What is GeoConvergence?
The GeoConvergence Workshop, hosted by the American Geographical Society in support of the National Science Foundation’s Convergence Accelerator, will identify opportunities provided by geospatial science and technology across industries and disciplines to forge collaboration between a diverse, global community of thinkers, innovators, and practitioners. GeoConvergence Workshop participants will be able to identify geospatial solutions to societal and environmental challenges, network with others from a variety of backgrounds, and help define the future of research and development.
The NSF Convergence Accelerator’s mission is to address national-scale societal challenges through use-inspired convergence research. Using a convergence approach, the Accelerator integrates multidisciplinary research and innovation processes to transition basic research and discovery toward impactful solutions. More information about the Convergence Accelerator can be found on the NSF Convergence Accelerator website.
We invite you to register to join us for the GeoConvergence Workshop, to be presented virtually May 18 - 20, 2021.
Over the course of a three-day workshop, we will create a network of individuals and organizations working together to outline the scope of existing work, break down the silos inhibiting collaboration, and advance the future of research and development surrounding GeoConvergence.
Day One (May 18th): Convene to examine GeoConvergence through five lenses: science and technology, fields of applications, academic implications, social and natural impacts, and ethical considerations.
Day Two (May 19th): Interact during workshops outlining the future of research and development for GeoCovergence.
Day Three (May 20th): Debrief, commemorate learnings, and create recommendations to provide policy makers and researchers at the National Science Foundation.
Learn more by visiting our website GeoConvergence.org.