Locate Conference

The Locate Conference, held annually in Australia, is a partnership between SSSI and the Spatial Industries Business Assocation (SIBA|GITA).

Locate 2019

Locate19 is taking place in Melbourne on 8–10 April. 


A message from Locate19 co-convenors, Glenn Cockerton MSSSI and Kate Williams MSSSI.


Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC)
1 Convention Centre PI, South Wharf VIC 3006, Australia
Website: www.mcec.com.au
How to get there: Please click here for more information

Conference Program

Invited Speakers




Monday 8 April, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Free to attend, registration required

The Locate19 Market Day will feature more than 40 industry exhibitors and Australian and International delegates from government, academia, commercial and not-for-profit sectors. It will be THE place to meet spatial industry professionals and end-users of innovative technology.

To register to attend the Locate19 Market Day please click here to complete an online registration form. If you would like to register a number of people to attend the Market Day, please email locate@willorganise.com.au. Please note, this will only show you the registration form for the Market Day. If you would like to register for the full conference, please refer to the registration page.


Victorian Digital Transformation session 

Monday 8 April, 10:00am in The Hub.

To attend this session, you will need to register for Market Day which is FREE. To register please CLICK HERE.


Tuesday 9 April, 7:00am - 8:45am at the MCEC

Join us for a breakfast with a difference at Locate19 to discuss Innovating through diversity – the talent and outreach in the spatial industry. The diversity breakfast will be held from 7am – 8.45am on Tuesday 9th April at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. More information here.


Young Professionals SYmposium

Wednesday 10 April, 8:30am - 12:20pm

Young Professionals Symposium at Locate19 on Wednesday 10 April from 0830 – 1220 will provide a forum for engagement of young professionals and students in our field, helping them to understand the key debates and issues that are happening in the industry and to formulate and express their ideas in these. The Symposium will provide open with a space for young professionals to ...read more 

Need help to encourage your employer to approve your attendance at Locate19? Click HERE to download a template letter outlining the benefits to your employer for attending! To register please CLICK HERE.


SSSI Young Professionals Mentoring program 2019

The SSSI Young Professionals Mentoring Program 2019 facilitates mentoring connections between students nearing the end of their degree, or professionals who have recently started working in the industry and have come from other fields, with more experienced professionals. This is a structured, fixed term program from July to October 2019, and will include fortnightly meetings between mentors and mentees to discuss eight given topics. For more information, please click here, or apply now!


Locate 2018

GeoSmart Asia – Locate 18 concluded on a successful note on April 11 in Adelaide. We thank all delegates, speakers, partners, sponsors and exhibitors for their participation.

To view Conference proceedings: http://geosmartasia.org/

Theme: The Art, Science and Business of Geospatial

How do we define geospatial technology? Is it an art? A science? A business? There is an array of diverse views about it, and we need to better understand and leverage the various dimensions of geospatial technology to fully realise its benefits.

With the theme "The Art, Science, and Business of Geospatial," GeoSmart Asia18 and Locate18 presented an informative, contemporary agenda that will highlight technology advancements, solution-centric applications, and the opportunities presented by business models. This confluence will pave the way for defining the future directions for geospatial industry and establish a geospatial culture across the region.