6th FIG Young Surveyors Conference
15 - 16 May 2021 (Online)

Challenges in our new reality: Reimagining a Sustainable Future

Within the past year, a lot of things have changed in our world, ushering us into a new reality. However, these changes have not changed our goal of a more sustainable future. Surveyors play a large role in the drive towards our common future. More so, young surveyors representing the link with the future play a larger role in the adaption to the new reality and face the Global Challenges of our day. This requires the involvement, and cooperation of young surveyors from the wide spectrum of the surveying profession. The 6th FIG Young Surveyors Conference (6YSC) is a two-day online conference, held across four time zones, that will provide young surveyors from different cultures, countries, academic qualifications, and professional backgrounds to meet, learn from each other, dialogue on the integral role of young surveyors towards rising up to the Challenges of our New Reality. Join us on this virtual trip around the world in 24 hours!!!

REGISTRATION

The registration is open!

The registration gives access to both the 6th FIG Young Surveyors Conference and the FIG e-Working Week

FIG and the local Organisers have decided on a special focus of the young surveyors and to give the Student and Young Surveying Professionals an outstanding opportunity to participate both in the FIG e-Working Week - with its variety of sessions - and a special Young Surveyors Conference.

Registration fee

 

Student Registration
(Bachelor and master students, or professionals graduated within 2 years are eligible to the reduced fee)

25 EUR

 
 

Young Surveying Professionals
(Young surveyors under the age of 35 and who have graduated within 10 year. )

 50 EUR

 
 

Seasoned Surveyors

100 EUR

 

If you would like to pay the registration fee by bank transfer, please contact the FIG Office at fig@fig.net

FIG Foundation grants

We are pleased to announce that the FIG Foundation has decided to provide a number of grants to support young surveyors to join the 6th FIG Young Surveyors Conference (6YSC) and the 2021 FIG e-Working Week. To apply for the grant, please follow the link below. The deadline for the application is the 19th of April, 2021, at 17:00 UTC. https://forms.gle/aL34XszCGmcyEbBH9

 

 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME – SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

Africa and European Session
Saturday 15th May, 2021 (10.00 – 13.00 UTC)

10.00-10.20 (UTC)

Grand Opening

 

The grand opening of the conference will provide opportunities for young surveyors across the world to hear from the speakers from FIG, and the FIG Young Surveyors Network. This will set the stage for the twoday conference across the globe.

10.20-11.00 (UTC)

Keynote

 

The keynotes in this session will focus on the larger picture of the conference. The global pandemic has reoriented the way we are meeting the global challenges which persist. The keynotes will focus on the application of geo-spatial sciences and land administration in the drive towards facing up the global and societal challenges of our day, spanning global health, climate change, food security, among others.

11.00-12.00 (UTC)

Presentation Stream

 

The presentation allows young surveyors to follow presentations spanning Professional Development and Integrated Planning series and Management of Land and Water Resources from seasoned speakers in these areas.

Professional Development/Knowledge Sharing
In rising to meet the challenges of our new reality, the relevance of a skillset responsive to the current demands is important. These comprise presentations from leaders of professional associations will address approaches to professional development, mentorship and knowledge sharing in this detached yet connected new reality.

Integrated Planning and Management of Land and Water Resources
How can we transform the challenges of our new reality into new opportunities for a sustainable future? This session will address how integrated planning and management of land and water resources can be leveraged as a tool for sustainable development as we move forward.

11.00-12.00 (UTC)

Panel Discussion

 

Agenda 2030:
Sustainability in times of Uncertainty What does sustainability look like in a time of crisis? Covid-19 has awakened humanity to the fragility of our institutions in responding to crisis. However, it has also presented opportunities for growth and inclusion most especially in terms of and through technological developments, reshaping our understanding of sustainability and resilience. This session will try to address the question of what a sustainable future looks like, how we can prepare and build for it and the role of young surveyors as agents of change in this fight for the future of our planet.

12.00-12.30 (UTC)

Interactive Plenary Session

 

After listening to the panel discussion, and presentation series, the interactive plenary session will provide the platform for the speakers, panel members, and the audience to interact within the context of the session’s context and close the loop on the activities of the session.

12.30-13.00 (UTC)

Wrap-up and Closing

North American Session
Saturday 15th May, 2021 (16.00 – 19.00 UTC)

16.00-16.20 (UTC)  

Opening Session

 

The North American session will be opened by speakers from FIG, the FIG Foundation, the FIG Young Surveyors Network as well as the NSPS.

16.20-17.00 (UTC) 

Keynote

 

 

17.00 -18.00 (UTC)

Presentation Stream

 

What practices are unsustainable that we didn't know were unsustainable in 2019?
This session is all about sustainability: How do we promote sustainability in our own careers? Within the environment? Within the Surveying profession? Come listen to a variety of speakers give their opinions.

17.00 -18.00 (UTC) 

Panel Discussion

 

How did your group overcome the challenges of 2020? How should we prepare for the next crisis?
2020 was more than just a year, it was one long series of challenges. How did diffferent groups face and overcome a pandemic, lockdowns, social unrest, murder hornets, and everything else? A panel of experts from government, industry, academic, and other organizations will discuss.

18.00-18.30 (UTC) 

Interactive Plenary Session

 

After listening to the panel discussion, and presentation series, the interactive plenary session will provide the platform for the speakers, panel members, and the audience to interact within the context of the session’s context and close the loop on the activities of the session.

18.30-19.00 (UTC)

Wrap-up and Closing

South American Session
Preliminary programme will be made available as soon as ready.

Asia and the Pacific Session
Sunday 16th May, 2021 (02.00 – 04.30 UTC)

02.00-02.10 (UTC)   

Opening Session

 

The Asia and the Pacific session will be opened by speakers from FIG and the FIG Young Surveyors Network, and Asia-Pacific geospatial peak bodies. 

02.10-03.20 (UTC)  

Keynote

 

How will the future be different for our industry?
Hear from inspiring, thought-provoking industry experts about cutting edge technologies, new ways of thinking, and the sorts of challenges that are changing the way we approach the art and science of surveying. We will hear from two special keynote speakers, followed by a panel discussion featuring our keynotes and other industry leaders to dig deeper into 'Challenges in our new reality: Reimagining a Sustainable Future'.

03.20 -03.50 (UTC) 

Presentation Streams

 

Two parallel streams will be offered, allowing participants to switch between diving into complex technical issues and exploring how professional development is evolving. We will afford participants the chance to explore matters such as: how capacity building is progressing the SDGs, earth observation and precise positioning for surveyors, diversity and inclusion, mentoring and soft skills, planning for future pandemics and other climate change related impacts, and how surveyors are working to reduce social inequality.

03.50 -04.20 (UTC) 

Panel Discussion

 

Mentoring
This interactive session will explore the question of 'What soft skills are required for leadership in our new normal for our industry', featuring graduates of the SSSI Mentoring Program from around the world.

04.20-04.30 (UTC) 

Wrap-up and Closing

 

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