Innovation Days DC

Spatial Data Infrastructure Futures

Event details

Date & time:

December 3, 2024 9:00 am — December 5, 2024 1:30 pm


American Red Cross Headquarters, Washington DC

Innovation Days DC is the premier annual Open Geospatial Consortium meeting in Washington, DC. The theme of the 2024 meeting is Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) Futures. Through as series of presentations, panel discussions, and collaborative activities, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain insights into OGC Standards-driven geospatial technologies for performant, scalable SDIs
  • Collaborate with a diverse community geospatial experts
  • Network with leaders and technologists from government, industry, and academia

Innovation Days DC will begin with an opening keynote by Josh Delmonico, Executive Director for the Federal Geographic Data Committee. This talk will set the stage for a panel discussion of the future of SDIs. Next, a series of lightning talks will cover critical uses of geospatial data, including climate impact, smart cities, and open science. The first day will conclude with a roundtable collaboration, giving participants the opportunity to identify challenges and opportunities associated with migrating spatial data to the cloud.

The second day will begin with a keynote, followed by a panel exploring how AI can enhance the reliability and usability of spatial data through integrity, provenance, and trust. A dedicated roundtable on GeoAI applications and outcomes offers practical insights into applying AI within SDIs. The third day is reserved for an invite-only meeting of the OGC Strategic Member Advisory Committee.

Each Innovation Days DC session advances the OGC vision of building the future of location with community and technology for the good of society. Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) is a critical component for pushing this vision forward.


Tuesday Dec 3rd 
09:00 – 10:30Opening Ceremony & Keynote – Josh Delmonico
10:30 – 11:00Break
11:00 – 12:00Panel Discussion: A shared vision for SDI futures
12:00 – 13:30Lunch
13:30 – 14:30Expert Lightning Talks: Climate and Disasters, Marine, Open Science, Smart Cities
14:30 – 15:00Break
15:00 – 17:00Roundtable Collaboration: Cloud Migration – Opportunities and Challenges
17:00 – 19:00Wrap up & Networking Event
Wednesday Dec 4th 
09:00 – 09:15Day 1 Recap
9:15 – 10:30Keynote
10:30 – 11:00Break
11:00 – 12:00Panel Discussion: Artificial Intelligence, Integrity, Provenance, and Trust
12:00 – 13:30Lunch
13:30 – 15:30Roundtable Collaboration: GeoAI – Applications and Outcomes
15:30 – 16:00Break
16:00 – 17:00Innovation Days Outcomes and Future Directions
Thursday Dec 5th 
09:00 – 12:00Strategic Member Advisory Committee Meeting (Invite only)
12:00 – 13:30Lunch

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