The Geo Week team has secured new dates and a new location for the 2020 edition of Geo Week following the unavoidable postponement of its Washington DC March event which was triggered by the restrictions on gatherings due to the health and safety issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
NEW Dates: July 27-29, 2020 NEW Location: McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
International Lidar Mapping Forum (ILMF) and ASPRS Annual Conference will proceed under the Geo Week umbrella, though some sessions and speakers will inevitably change due to the date and location shift.
Because the MAPPS Federal Programs Conference necessitates proximity to Washington DC, the Federal Programs Conference will not take place as part of Geo Week in July. However, MAPPS will be represented at Geo Week. We will provide you with more details on the 2020 edition of GeoWeek soon.
While everyone in the geospatial community had been looking forward to gathering in Washington DC, the move to Chicago in July provides a bonus….
Geo Week 2020 will be co-located with SPAR3D Expo & Conference and AEC Next Technology Expo & Conference, USIBD (U.S. Institute of Building Documentation) Symposium and WIPFLI Building Tomorrow Together Summit.
Diversified Communications has made the very difficult decision that, due to the magnitude of the unanticipated public health and safety issues posed by the rapidly escalating COVID-19 outbreaks and contagion, we have no choice but to postpone the upcoming edition of International Lidar Mapping Forum, which was planned to take place on March 23-25, 2020 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington DC. We will inform you directly of the new 2020 dates and details shortly.
Please look for important follow up communications from Diversified and our vendors with details relating to the rescheduled event. To provide maximum flexibility to our customers, Diversified expects to offer customers the choice of rolling over exhibit space and International Lidar Mapping Forum/ASPRS Annual Conference registration payments to either the rescheduled 2020 event or the February 8-10, 2021 event in Denver.
We understand that you may have further questions; if so, exhibitors may continue to reach us at email@example.com. Registrants may continue to reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We thank you in advance for your patience as we try to respond to each of you in a timely manner.
For anyone who registered for the MAPPS Federal Conference, please contact MAPPS directly at email@example.com.
We value the support of everyone involved in the making of this event our vendors, the local authorities, the venue and, most of all, our partners, friends and customers in the geospatial industry. We are looking forward to getting this strong community back together in the near future. Until then, we send heartfelt thoughts to those who are affected by COVID-19.
Dear Geo Week community,
We are closely monitoring the situation with COVID-19 as it relates to our upcoming Geo Week event, March 23-25. We have been receiving more questions from exhibitors and visitors and hope this update will provide more clarity. We understand your concerns and sincerely appreciate the conversations we have had with you. This is a time when information sharing is important so we would like to share that we are currently researching options with our venue and partners and will communicate any changes immediately via this site and via email.
As of today, March 6, 103 companies are planning to exhibit: https://www.lidarmap.org/exhibitor-list/
Two exhibitors have cancelled their participation, and one new company signed on to exhibit at the show this week. We have had numerous inquiries from exhibitors and have had many conversations this week to understand exhibitors’ thoughts about the event at this point in time. Thank you to all who have reached out to us.
On the visitor side, attendance is pacing 5% behind last year at this time with 1,008 attendees registered. We have had cancelled 7 registrations. This is the current list of participating organizations: https://www.lidarmap.org/participating-organizations/
We are listening closely and focusing our efforts on providing a valuable, safe, and successful event. Our team is in constant communication with the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in DC and we are monitoring recommendations from local and national authorities as well as government-imposed travel restrictions. Currently, in the US, some major trade events are still taking place, and some are being cancelled. We are in talks with other trade show organizers to collaborate on best practices.
Next week, we will provide you with an update on the situation and potential paths forward and possible changes. In the meantime, if you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or write.
We thank you for all your feedback, words of concern and encouragement.
As International Lidar Mapping Forum nears, we understand there are concerns and questions around the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in relation to the event and would like to reassure you that the health and safety of our exhibitors, attendees, and staff are our priority. We are closely monitoring the situation and following the guidance of the World Health Organization (WHO). The event is scheduled to take place as planned from March 23-25, 2020 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. None of the 102 exhibiting companies have requested to cancel their participation. Of the 2,000 anticipated attendees, a group of three attendees from China have had to cancel their registrations due to travel restrictions.
We are working with the venue and our contractors to assess risks and protocols. Based on their guidance, we will implement the most effective additional preventive measures as necessary. Please continue to check this website with updates and details around new protocols, procedures or preventive measures as they develop. We look forward to a safe and successful event in March.
For more information on COVID-19, please check World Health Organization (WHO) website: