Lightning Talks (2022)

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Spatial Lightning Talks 2022

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Announcing the 11th annual

Spatial Lightning Talks

February 28, 2022
10:00–11:30 am PST | 6:00–7:30 pm GMT

Inspired by the Ignite Talks, the Spatial Lightning Talks feature intrepid presenters who have three minutes to deliver their idea, story, or message. Topics may be wide-ranging, as long as they somehow relate to space, broadly interpreted. Both serious and lighthearted presentations are welcomed, as long as they stick to the mantra, “Enlighten us, but make it quick.”

The event will be held on Airmeet, which runs best in the Chrome browser. This year, we are again pleased to welcome presenters from across the US and several countries around the world. After all presentations, there will be an opportunity for presenters and attendees to interact through virtual tables (i.e., video chatrooms) in Airmeet’s Social Lounge.

Preliminary Schedule:

10:00 am PST

  • Welcome: Krzysztof Janowicz (Director, Center for Spatial Studies)
  • Technical notes: Kitty Currier (Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Spatial Studies)

10:0611:00 am PST

Lightning Talks:

  1. Tyler Hoffman (Arizona State University)
    Private Wojtek, Soldier Bear: A Tale in Three Maps
  2. David Palacios (KartaSoft Digital Mapping)
    The Future of Location Insights
  3. Tuqa Jirmo (The Nature Conservancy)
    Marine Spatial Planning
  4. Carlos Baez (UC Santa Barbara Geography)
    Institutions in GIScience: What can we learn from Elk Hunting in Yellowstone National Park’s “Zone of Death”?
  5. Craig Beech (Regenerative SPACE)
    9-Square Conservation Bricks
  6. Mable Zhou (Hegarty Spatial Thinking Lab, UC Santa Barbara Psychology & Brain Science)
    Direction estimation and navigation efficiency in an outdoor setting: No gender difference!
  7. Yingjie Hu (Department of Geography, University at Buffalo)
    How much does a neighborhood drink: Human-place interaction and alcohol-related outcomes
  8. Markus Kattenbeck (TU Wien Geoinformation / UC Santa Barbara Geography)
    Let me observe your behavior and I will tell you how native you are
  9. Molly Meyer (Omni Ecosystems)
    Ecosystem Services Across Scales in the Built Environment
  10. Phil Dustan (College of Charleston)
    Sustainability: Overused and Little Understood
  11. Grant McKenzie (McGill University)
    PrivyTo: Privacy Preserving Location Sharing
  12. Mohammad Kazemi (RMIT University, Department of Geospatial Sciences)
    Answering Qualitative Geospatial Questions Using Deductive Spatial Reasoning

11:00 – 11:30 am PST

  • Interact with presenters and attendees at virtual tables in the Airmeet Social Lounge

Intended to inspire, the Lightning Talks are a series of rapid-fire talks on spatially flavored topics. Each presenter is allotted three minutes to develop a topic.