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Wednesday, April 6 • 8:00am - 8:30am
Sleepwalking into the Future? A World Without Spatial Thinking

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Why the geographic perspective and geospatial technologies are critical to 21st century education and society.  Five converging global trends – geo-awareness, geo-enablement, geotechnologies, citizen science, and storytelling – offer opportunity for geographic content, skills, and perspectives to be taught in Colleges/Schools of Business. Curriculum focused on managing supply chains, selecting optimal retail sites, analyzing target markets, assessing risk, and other content taught in Schools of Business and through online courses including MOOCs can be enriched through GIS and the geographic perspective. Join Geographer Joseph Kerski as we discuss these societal and educational trends, why they matter, and why ignoring them would be like “sleepwalking into the future.”

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Leslie Zolman

GIS Coordinator / SDC Lead, Montana Department of Commerce
Leslie Zolman is the Montana Department of Commerce, Census and Economic Information Center GIS coordinator. She has been with CEIC for 5 years and has provided leadership and shared vision for implementing cloud based interactive maps and received the Special Achievement in GIS Award... Read More →


Joseph Kerski

Joseph Kerski serves as Education Manager for Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri). He served for 21 years as Geographer at the USGS and at the US Census Bureau. He teaches GIS at the University of Denver, other universities, in K-12 schools, and in online courses, including... Read More →

Wednesday April 6, 2016 8:00am - 8:30am MDT
American Room Heritage Inn

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