Young Professionals Program

Discounted Registration

Young Professionals pay a reduced fee for a full-symposium pass, which includes 4 days of keynotes, panels, breakout tracks, access to the exhibit hall, and all the networking events.

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GEOINT 2019 YPG Activities

Monday, June 3

“Advancing your Career in Technology” Leadership Forum
2–2:45 p.m.
YPG Lounge, Booth 2005

Young Professionals Mentoring Discussion
4-5 p.m.
YPG Lounge, Booth 2005
Join YPG to hear from guest speaker Jeff Jonas, founder and chief scientist of Senzing, for an informal talk on his career path and advice for young professionals growing their careers.


Tuesday, June 4

“Work on What Matters” Young Professionals Discussion
2-2:45 p.m.
YPG Lounge, Booth 2005

Young Professionals Mentoring Discussion
4-5 p.m.
YPG Lounge, Booth 2005
Join YPG to hear from guest speaker Dr. Steven Hall, NGA’s Deputy Director for Stakeholder Engagement, Analysis and GEOINT Mission Lead for Automation, AI, Augmentation (AAA). He will give an informal talk on his career path, vision for the GEOINT Community as a whole, and advice for young professionals growing their careers.

Young Professionals Networking Reception
5-7 p.m.
Broken Crust Cafe, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Meet and network with other young professionals at Symposium!


GEOINT 2019 Symposium Golden Ticket

Each year, USGIF’s YPG Golden Ticket Program offers young professionals the chance to win an exclusive opportunity to attend the GEOINT Symposium to meet and hear from seniors and innovators in the GEOINT world in a personal setting. This year USGIF selected 30 young professionals! The program includes private networking events, luncheons with government and industry seniors, and admission to the chairman’s reception among other opportunities.

And the 2019 winners are…

Who is the YPG?

Developed in 2009 by young professionals, the USGIF Young Professionals Group (YPG) serves to unite junior GEOINT professionals within the Defense, Intelligence, and Homeland Security Communities or those with less than five years experience within the community. This group offers events and programs that parallel the Foundation’s mission of advancing the geospatial intelligence tradecraft by utilizing the unique dynamics of our young professional membership and their needs.