24 - 26 May 2022 Canberra, ACT

Location in Action: Positioning the nation for a brighter future


24 - 26 MAY 2022

National Convention Centre Canberra (NCCC)

Each year, the Locate conference attracts national and international delegates from within and outside the spatial & surveying industry.  As Australia’s premier spatial & surveying conference, Locate provides guests with a unique opportunity to learn about the latest trends and applications in geospatial technologies.

invitation to attend

On behalf of the Locate Australia Conferences it is our pleasure to invite you to join us at Locate22, 24 – 26 May in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.

Locate22 returns to the Nation’s Capital in the traditional format of a live event at the National Convention Centre Canberra (NCCC). With the ability to be COVID safe, within a socially distanced environment, the NCCC is the perfect venue for Australia’s premier spatial and surveying conference. Canberra brings an incomparable setting with iconic national attractions surrounding Lake Burley Griffin and the Parliamentary Triangle.

This year Locate22 will incorporate dedicated streams into the format of the conference. This will enable focused discussion from across industry sectors on how location technologies and practices are being used, highlighting the fundamental role they play in shaping Australia’s future.

Industry, government, non-profit and academics are demanding new opportunities for innovation, efficiency and improved responsiveness, particularly in location-based information. In the past year alone, we’ve seen how location information can provide societal, environmental and economic benefits to our communities.  Recent national emergencies such as bushfires, drought, floods and COVID-19 all have long-term effects on our cities, towns, land, environment and people. These national, place-based challenges require collaborative solutions that must be data-driven, provide insightful analysis, and be easy for anyone, anywhere to use.

Location in Action is about how we learn, share and connect as a community and with end users to drive deeper insights and aid better decision-making  powered through location data, science and technologies.

Come and join us in Canberra where you will have an opportunity to network with national and international colleagues, have direct access to industry and subject matter experts, see the newest technology, and be introduced to the newest ideas in the spatial and surveying sector.



Our exciting line up of invited speakers is here! Click the speakers photo to learn more.

Prof. Lisa Harvey-Smith

Astrophysicist, the Australian Government’s Women in STEM Ambassador and a Professor of Practice in Science Communication at UNSW
Presenting remotely

Ms. Thalia Baldwin

Director, UK Geospatial Commission
Presenting remotely

Ms. Rebecca De Cicco

Principal, Digital Enablement, Aurecon / Director, Digital Node and Global Chair, Women in BIM
Presenting remotely

Ms. Melissa Harris

Chair, Australia and New Zealand Land Information Council (ANZLIC)

Mr. Tom Hamilton

Director, Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation

Mr. Jack Dangermond

Founder and President, Esri
Presenting remotely

Mr. Adrian Turner

CEO, Minderoo Foundation Fire & Flood Resilience Initiative

Dr. Stefan Hrabar

CEO and Co-Founder, Emesent

Dr. Monica Wachowicz

Associate Dean, Geospatial Science, RMIT University

Dr. James Johnson

CEO, Geoscience Australia

Dr. Fiona McKenzie

Founder and Director, Orange Compass

Dr. David Gruen AO

The Australian Statistician, Australian Bureau of Statistics


Catherine is a scientific futurist, speaker, advisor, author, founder, executive producer, executive director, and company director working across global projects where emerging technologies meet humanitarian, education, and environmental needs. Catherine also likes to create businesses and champion movements, collaborate with peers, and advise game-changers.
A sought-after voice across the start-up, futurist and tech world, Catherine works globally across a wide range of projects from creating documentaries and world-leading conferences and events, to advising on the use of novel approaches (e.g. drones) across environmental and humanitarian projects. Catherine is a proponent of community engagement with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), and likes to demystify emerging tech.
Having been called a ‘social architect’, Catherine likes to connect people from different backgrounds across common themes. A champion of diversity and inclusion, Catherine believes we need points of difference to truly innovate and curate the changes we want to see in the world. Working to protect the natural environment and empowering all members of society through mutual education are core aspects of the projects Catherine chooses to spend her time and energy on.
Catherine continues to support Australia as being the world leader in the advancement of ethically driven technological applications. Industry 5.0 is emerging; with society and community at the heart of how we operate and curate emerging trends and capabilities.
Appears by arrangement with Saxton Speakers Bureau


Are you passionate about our industry and want to get involved? Maybe you have an idea for a local tour, or a project site visit or even have another event that can run in conjunction with Locate. This is your opportunity to help shape the 2022 event – no idea is too big or too small!
Reach out our to us via [email protected] +61 2 4319 8519 and share your ideas.

There are many other ways you can get involved in the Locate Conference and we’d love you to! See your options below.


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