OCTOBER 23, 2019
CLUB REGENT EVENT CENTRE
1425 REGENT AVE W,
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: KEN FIELDS
Ken is a professional ‘cartonerd’ with a Bachelors in cartography and a PhD in GIS. He’s a former academic from the
United Kingdom but after getting tired of admin and bureaucracy he ditched his 20 year academic career, moved to the
US and, since 2011, he talks and writes about cartography, teaches, makes maps, and still gets frustrated with ArcGIS
crashing at Esri but it’s part of his job to reduce that particular problem.
He has presented and published an awful lot. He sometimes blogs, he tweets way too much, is past Editor of The Cartographic Journal, and Co-Chair of the ICA Map Design Commission. He’s won a few awards for maps, ideas and methods for cartographic education and kitchen tile designs.
He is author of the best-selling book CARTOGRAPHY (full stop) and recently taught a MOOC to over 100,000
people interested in making better maps. He is co-founder of longitude.space and mappery.org.
Despite evidence to the contrary, life’s not all about maps, and Ken can also be found on a snowboard, behind a drum kit, building Lego, walking @wisley_dog, being in awe of his far more talented better half @lindabeale, or supporting his hometown football team, Nottingham Forest whom he continues to hope will once again be the great team he grew up watching.