[OSGeo Africa] Presenting FOSS GIS at SA science week

Gavin Fleming GavinF at mintek.co.za
Wed Nov 7 02:20:17 EST 2007

Hi all


See the message below. Any takers for giving some FOSS GIS input into
the event?





From: GISSA Gauteng [mailto:gissagauteng at gmail.com] 
Sent: 06 November 2007 09:35 PM
Subject: GISSA & Science Unlimited


Dear Members 

GISSA have been looking for a way to improve the awareness of GIS,
particularly amongst schools now that GIS is part of the curriculum. We
have become aware of the Science Unlimited initiative
[www.scienceunlimited.co.za] started by Richard Chernis in 2004. Their
vision is to offer the youth a life-changing experience by opening a
wide and exciting window on science and technology. The format is a week
of presentations/workshops plus a hall full of exhibitors. There were
more than 40000 visitors last year, including 250 schools. The next
event will take place at the Tshwane Events Centre 3-7 March 2008.  

GISSA is extremely excited about this opportunity to interact with
learners, teachers and the general public. We therefore intend to host a
stand in the hall, and will also be making daily presentations to (1)
support the teachers with their GIS education and (2) a basic
introduction to the wonders of GIS. We welcome and encourage support
from all our members. We attach the forms for registering as a
speaker/presenter, plus the invitation to exhibitors should your company
wish to apply directly. Alternatively, you can be part of the GISSA
presence and assist us with our presentations and the stand. We will
need exciting demos, colourful maps, leaflets and just your time and

Many thanks

GISSA Gauteng Committee 

Please contact Jane Thompson 082-7708834 or Stuart Martin 079-4918124
for more details.

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