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Email: mjohnson@colecounty.org

Keynotes

We are pleased to announce our keynotes for this years conference!

Opening Keynote

Rebecca Sucher
Senior Manager, Living Collections
Missouri Botanical Garden

Rebecca studied horticulture and biology at Truman State University and has spent the last 20 years managing the  living collection and associated data at Missouri Botanical Garden. She is widely regarded among the public garden community as a leader and innovator in the field of living collections management. She provides training around the world on best practices for field collecting and collections management, including how to utilize modern technologies (including GIS!) for more accurate and efficient data recording to support plant conservation.

Rebecca Sucher, Missouri Botanical Garden

Closing Keynote

Elizabeth Lyon, Senior GEOINT Authority for Geography and Cartgraphy, NGA

Elizabeth Lyon is the Senior GEOINT Authority for Geography and Cartography at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. She is the senior mission manager for National System for GEOINT, leading vision, strategy, and tradecraft for the geographic and cartographic domains. She’s previously worked across the US Government at the US Army Corps Of Engineers, US Agency for International Development, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense, as well as consulting and volunteering globally. She co-chairs the World Wide Human Geography Data Working Group with the State Department, leads the Geospatial Community ‘Geo-DC’ in Washington DC and enthusiastically supports all geography and geospatial activities in her communities. Elizabeth has degrees from Augustana College, University of Illinois, and George Mason University.

Elizabeth Lyon, Senior GEOINT Authority for Geography and Cartgraphy, NGA

Elizabeth Lyon, Senior GEOINT Authority for Geography and Cartgraphy, NGA