The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) has opened registration and housing for its GEOINT 2017 Symposium, taking place June 4-7 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.
“While still early in the planning process, we're excited to see the strong response to this year's event, and we're eagerly looking forward to once again gathering the ever-expanding GEOINT community in San Antonio for another impactful symposium,” says USGIF CEO Keith Masback.
The theme of GEOINT 2017 is “Advancing Capabilities to Meet Emerging Threats.” The annual symposium brings the defense, intelligence, and homeland security communities together with other users and producers of geospatial information. The event features keynote speakers, panel discussions and breakout tracks.
USGIF has confirmed two GEOINT 2017 keynote speakers. Robert Cardillo, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and Dr. Todd Lowery, acting under secretary of defense for intelligence, will address the audience during the general session. More keynote speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.
GEOINT 2017 will feature an expansive exhibit hall with more than 200 organizations showcasing their technologies, solutions and services. Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities are still available.
More than 24 dedicated professional development, training, and education sessions will be offered. During the two-hour training sessions, GEOINT subject matter experts teach participants about new concepts in topics such as activity-based intelligence, machine learning, remote sensing applications, GEOINT analytics and more. All training sessions are accredited and attendees will receive 0.2 continuing education units per qualified session.
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.