2024 Innovation Summit for Preparedness & Resilience (InSPIRE)


The National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG) Foundation is pleased to announce the 9th annual Innovation Summit for Preparedness & Resilience (InSPIRE), which will be co-hosted with our partners at the Indiana University in Indianapolis on October 2-3, 2024.

At InSPIRE 2024, you will have the opportunity to connect with fellow GIS users, participate in sessions led by subject-matter experts, and explore innovative geospatial solutions to real-world challenges faced by public agencies nationwide.

As NAPSG Foundation nears 20 years of working for and with the Public Safety Community, we’d like to celebrate the people who have helped us accomplish our mission of advancing the use of geospatial technology. Prepare to embark on a journey ‘Back To Our Roots’ at InSPIRE 2024! Join us as we look back at what we have built together, while we continue to realize our shared mission for the future of GIS.



InSPIRE 2024 is open to public sector participants from Federal, state, local, and tribal governments at no cost. Please note, participation by the private sector is limited and requires sponsoring the summit. For details on sponsorship opportunities, please review the Sponsorship Guide and contact our Executive Director, Peter O’Rourke — porourke@publicsafetygis.org.

We encourage small teams of 2-3 people from each agency or jurisdiction that represent the following:

  • Federal Agencies
  • Emergency Management Planners
  • GIS Practitioners & Technologists
  • Public Safety Officials & First Responders
  • Infrastructure Operators
  • Volunteers who support disasters



The NAPSG team has curated an exciting agenda that includes technical and operational sessions that will allow participants to brainstorm innovative solutions to real-world challenges and gain practical knowledge and skills beneficial to their agency’s preparedness, response, and recovery efforts.

View InSPIRE 2024 session overviews here

  • Keynote Speakers and 15+ Sessions
  • Technical and Operational Training
  • Public Safety Panel
  • Hosted Events: Awards Reception & Networking Social



  Agenda & Sponsorship Opportunities:
Peter O’Rourke porourke@publicsafetygis.org
General Information:
Angela Pervél apervel@publicsafetygis.org



We are so grateful to our sponsors for helping us fulfill our mission of improving the safety, resilience, and well-being of our communities. Our sponsors’ contribution allows us to support the public safety community at no cost and offer travel scholarships to colleagues who lack funding to attend InSPIRE 2024. To learn more about our sponsors, please click here.