Borchert Lecture

John Borchert

John Borchert
Dr. John Borchert in the field near Medora, North Dakota (1960).

The Borchert Lecture series was established in April 2008 with the inaugural lecture delivered by Jack Dangermond, founder/president of ESRI and graduate of the University of Minnesota (master's of architecture, 1968). This annual event honors the late John R. Borchert, University of Minnesota Regents Professor in the Department of Geography, Environment & Society and member of the US National Academy of Science. The lecture series features notable speakers in the area of geographic information science and, since 2014, is part of the campus-wide Spatial Forum event. Below is a list of past Borchert Lecture speakers and the titles of their presentations.

Date Presentation Title & Speaker
November 2015 "Big Data and Visualization: Deriving insights from global data to identify and warn of food systems disruption"
Amy Kircher
November 2014 "Understanding Global Change: Opportunities and challenges for data-driven research"
Vipin Kumar
November 2013 "What is GeoDesign and Why Does It Matter?"
Tom Fisher
November 2012 "From Disease to Disaster: Geospatial analysis for environmental decision making"
Nina Lam
November 2011 "Ways Forward for Geographic Information Science and Technology Education"
David DiBiase
November 2010 "Online Participatory GIS for Decision Support of Regional Transportation Improvement"
Timothy Nyerges
November 2009 "Coastlines, Boundary Lines, and the Cartographies of Protection and Control"
Mark Monmonier
November 2008 "Geographic Information in the World Wide Web 2.0"
Michael Goodchild
April 2008 "The Geographic Approach: A cross-cutting methodology"
Jack Dangermond