North America in Montreal, Canada - Mar 30-31

Middle East in Dubai, UAE - Jun 29-30

Africa in Lagos, Nigeria - Aug 24-25

Europe in Lyon, France - Oct 5-6

Asia Pacific in Hyderabad, India - Nov 30-Dec1

We’re pleased to announce our Regional Conference schedule for 2012!

Regional Conferences are a chance for top mappers, community leaders, and Google team members to meet each other and discuss how to strengthen the mapping communities in their neighborhood. (And they’re a ton of fun! Just ask anyone who attended last year!

These conferences will be two-day long events, happening Friday and Saturday, typically with presentations on the first day and an informal unconference session on the second. (See agenda examples from last year’s events.)  Agenda will cover topics like MapUps, the Regional Expert Reviewers program, mapping tips and tricks, community development, and more. Conferences will be conducted in English. 

While there is no cost to attend, participants will be responsible for their own travel. Check out our events from from 2011 to get a better idea of what Regional Conferences look like.