Making Maps, Telling Stories, Opening Minds

December 13th,2022 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Professor/Instructor/Speaker: Allen Carroll, B.A.

Making Maps, Telling Stories, Opening Minds

Respected geographer, cartographer, and storyteller Allen Carroll is the featured speaker in Global Summit 2022's finale.

Carroll heads the story maps team for Esri, a global leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping. His talk speaks of his decades of experience: "The Future of Maps: How the Art and Science of Mapmaking Continues to Evolve."

Carroll's team has developed open-source web apps blending multimedia content and interactive mapping to tell stories about the world. Creating a new medium for storytellers, their software has brought about the telling of more than 100,000 stories from people around the world.

Addressing the essence of his Story Maps project, Carroll said, "I felt all along that story maps shouldn't just be for professionals; they should be for everyone and anyone who has a story to tell that has to do with place – and what story doesn't have to do with place?


Location: Jefferson Educational Society -- 3207 State St. Erie, PA 16508.

Date/Time: Tuesday, December 13 @ 7:30 p.m.  

Admission: Early Bird: GA $25, VIP $50 / Regular Price: GA $35, VIP $60. 

Parking: lot behind building, State St., French St. 32nd St., 33rd St.

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Allen Carroll, B.A.

Allen Carroll, B.A., was honored with the American Association of Geographers Media Achievement Award in 2018, worked at National Geographic Magazine for more than 25 years, and was first as art director and later as a chief cartographer and executive vice president prior to joining Esri.

Carroll graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1973 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies.