Herndon, Virginia, Feb. 23, 2016 —The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) opened registration and housing for its GEOINT 2016 Symposium, which will take place May 15-18 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The theme of this year’s Symposium is “The GEOINT Revolution”—in recognition of the advent and confluence of multiple technologies advancing geospatial intelligence and promoting its ubiquity.
The GEOINT Symposium is hosted annually by USGIF and offers the defense, intelligence, and homeland security communities and other federal and civil GEOINT users and producers the opportunity to learn from senior leaders through an exciting agenda of keynote speeches, panel discussions, and breakout tracks. GEOINT 2016 will feature an extensive exhibit hall with more than 200 organizations already registered to showcase new technologies, solutions, and services. Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are still available.
USGIF has confirmed four GEOINT 2016 keynote speakers to date: Robert Cardillo, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA); Parag Khanna, TED speaker, global strategist, managing partner of Hybrid Reality, and author; Dr. Suzette Kimball, director of the U.S. Geological Survey; and The Honorable Marcel Lettre, under secretary of defense for intelligence.
Sixty hours of dedicated professional development, training, and education sessions will also be available. In these sessions, GEOINT subject matter experts teach short courses on topics such as activity-based intelligence, human geography, Big Data, predictive analytics, and more. Many training sessions are accredited to offer attendees continuing education units or professional development units.
USGIF will also host a pre-symposium session called GEOINT Foreword May 15. GEOINT Foreword is a science and technology-focused day that brings together government, academia, and industry to discuss innovation and advances in the GEOINT tradecraft. Please note GEOINT Foreword requires separate registration to attend. Phil Gilbert, general manager for IBM Design, and Dr. Peter Highnam, leader of NGA’s InnoVision directorate, will give keynote addresses at GEOINT Foreword.
In addition to these many events and activities, GEOINT 2016 also features rich networking events, a golf tournament to help fund USGIF educational initiatives, and much more.
About the GEOINT Symposium
Hosted and produced by USGIF, the annual GEOINT Symposium is the nation’s largest gathering of industry, academia, and government to include the Defense, Intelligence, and Homeland Security Communities as well as commercial, federal/civil, state, and local geospatial intelligence stakeholders. A diverse, global community of GEOINT stakeholders attends the GEOINT Symposium.
For more information, please visit www.geoint2016.com and follow the GEOINT Symposium on Facebook and Twitter. To view videos from the GEOINT 2015 Symposium, visit Trajectory On Location’s Vimeo page.
USGIF is a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and developing a stronger GEOINT Community with government, industry, academia, professional organizations, and individuals who develop and apply geospatial intelligence to address national security challenges. USGIF achieves it mission via its strategic pillars: Build the Community | Advance the Tradecraft | Accelerate innovation.