Thanks to everyone who came along to our 20th anniversary celebration event on the 18th October 2022.

We welcomed over 80 delegates to our first in person event since 2019 and it was wonderful to catch up with faces from the past and lots of new members too.

We crammed a lot in, with presentations looking back and into the future, as well as celebrating our Student Award winners and the Jon Walker Lifetime achievement award.

  • Location Planning – looking back at the past 20 years – Andy Thompson, Co-founder Red Tiger Coaching
  • What will location planning look like in 20 years’ time? – Blair Freebairn, CEO, Geolytix
  • SLA Student Awards 2022 – Winners’ presentation
  • Jon Walker Award – Lifetime Achievement Award presentation

The Awards

Congratulations to all our student award winners. It was really great to be able to welcome so many of them along to the event.

We were also able to welcome Loubna, the winner of the Master’s award to share the highlights from her dissertation over zoom which was very well received, fascinating to hear and really highlighted the talent we have in our location analysis students.

Masters Award winners 2022

  • 1st – Loubna Sasso – University College London
  • 2nd – Urmi Shah – Greenwich University
  • 3rd – Kexin Peng – University of Manchester

Undergraduate Award Winners 2022

  • 1st – Matthew Browne – University of Leeds
  • 2nd – Alexandria Archer – University of Leeds
  • 3rd – Gemma Parfitt – University of Leeds

Visit Student Award Winners 2022 for more details.

A few pictures from the event

Jack Steenstra cutting the 20th anniversary cake!
Sarah Hitchcock, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award with Andy Thompson, Jonathan Reynolds and Blair Freebairn
Blair Freeabairn, Founder of Geolytix, winging it in his usual inspirational way

We hope the SLA will continue for many more years to come and look forward to seeing you all in 2023.

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