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May 20, 2019

Join YPG For These Activities at GEOINT 2019

Are you a young professional attending GEOINT 2019? We have special activities planned for you to attend!

Monday and Tuesday at the YPG Lounge (located to the right of registration), hear from Jeff Jonas, founder and chief scientist of Senzing, and Dr. Steven Hall, deputy director for stakeholder engagement, analysis and GEOINT mission lead for AAA at NGA, respectively, in mentoring discussions from 4 to 5 p.m.

Be sure to also stop by the Young Professionals Networking Reception on Tuesday, 5-7 p.m. at the Broken Crust Cafe (located inside the convention center) to meet with other young professionals.

May 17, 2019

GEOINT 2019 Housing Now Closed

USGIF’s official GEOINT 2019 housing block is now closed. If you haven’t booked your hotel room, we encourage you to book directly through hotels near or around the convention center.

Haven’t booked your flight yet? USGIF has partnered with United and Delta to offer travel discounts. Be sure to check those out.

May 6, 2019

Final Week to Book GEOINT 2019 Hotels

Don’t miss the opportunity to stay in one of the official GEOINT 2019 hotels. Rooms are selling out quickly, so don’t delay.

The reservation deadline is Friday, May 10.


Rooms are still available at:

LaQuinta Inn & Suites, San Antonio
303 Blum Street
San Antonio, TX. 78205
1 block to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

May 1, 2019

Several Speakers and Sessions Added to GEOINT 2019 Agenda

USGIF recently confirmed several exciting additions to the GEOINT 2019 agenda, including dynamic keynote speakers, a conversation with Hollywood AI experts, a panel discussion on wildfire response, and more.

Confirmed GEOINT 2019 speakers include:

The Honorable Kari Bingen, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
Jack Dangermond, Founder & President, Esri
Kate Dargan, Co-founder & Chief Strategist, Intterra Group
Bo Ewald, President & CEO, ColdQuanta
Juliane Gallina, Chief Information Officer, CIA
The Honorable Sue Gordon, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence
William Hurley, Founder & CEO, Strangeworks
Lyda Krewson, Mayor, St. Louis, Mo.
The Honorable Lisa Porter, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering
The Honorable James Reilly, Director, USGS
VADM Robert Sharp, Director, NGA
• And many more!

April 17, 2019

Congratulations to the GEOINT 2019 Golden Ticket Winners

USGIF selected 30 individuals for its Young Professionals Golden Ticket Program. This program is an exclusive opportunity for young professionals, 35-years-old and under or with five or less years of experience in the GEOINT Community, to receive complimentary GEOINT Foreword and GEOINT 2019 Symposium registration. Participants will benefit from mentoring sessions with senior GEOINT leaders, attendance to the USGIF Chairman’s Reception, and the full Symposium experience.

Read more to see who this year’s winners are.

April 10, 2019

Check Out Lightning Talks in the Innovation Corner

Join us for lightning talks June 3-4 in the Innovation Corner in the GEOINT 2019 Exhibit Hall!

Each presentation is 7 minutes and focuses on topics relevant to the GEOINT 2019 theme “Human-Machine Teaming & Innovation Yield Mission Success.”

Also be sure to hear keynotes in this area from Nicholas Miller, Director of IC Support at In-Q-Tel, and Marianne Kramer, Chief of Technology Transition at IARPA, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, respectively.

Check out the lightning talk agenda and add the presentations to your Symposium schedule!

April 2, 2019

Dozens of Government Leaders to Present on the GEOINT 2019 Government Pavilion Stage

Industry seeking insight into some of the geospatial intelligence community’s most challenging problems as well as potential business opportunities are invited to attend Government Pavilion Stage presentations during the GEOINT 2019 Symposium.

The Government Pavilion Stage is located in the exhibit hall and presents an opportunity for attendees and exhibitors alike to hear from senior leaders responsible for critical government projects and programs.

Confirmed speakers on the 2019 Government Pavilion Stage include:

Sandra Auchter, Associate Deputy Director of Capabilities, NGA
Dr. Andrew L. Brooks, Chief Data Scientist, NGA
Maj. Gen. Charles Cleveland, Associate Director for Operations, NGA
Dr. Cynthia Daniell, Director, Research, NGA
Dr. Stacey A. Dixon, Director, IARPA
Kim Fite, Director, Source, NGA
David Gauthier, Director, Commercial and Business Operations, NGA
Dr. Peter Highnam, Deputy Director, DARPA
Sue Kalweit, Director, Analysis, NGA
Brett Markham, West Executive and Deputy Associate Director for
Operations, NGA
Kevin Meiners, Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Enterprise Capacity, ODNI
Dr. Troy Meink, Director, GEOINT Directorate, NRO
Christy Monaco, Chief Ventures Officer, NGA
Mark Munsell, Chief Technology Officer, NGA
Nicole Pilkus, Deputy Director of Maritime, NGA
Dean Souleles, Chief Technology Advisor, ODNI

Click here to view the full Government Pavilion Stage agenda.

April 1, 2019

Get a Sneak Peek at GEOINT 2019 - April 23

Before gathering for a week of training, learning, exhibiting, and networking at the GEOINT Symposium, USGIF shares what our partners at NGA will be looking for as well as what they plan to showcase at GEOINT 2019 at our Sneak Peek event.

Join us for breakfast on Tuesday, April 23 at 8 a.m. at Maggiano’s in Tyson’s Corner, VA!

Hear from:

  • Sandra Auchter, Deputy Associate Director of Capabilities, NGA
  • William Caniano, Director, Office of Corporate Communications, NGA
  • Christy Monaco, Chief Ventures Officer, Office of Ventures and Innovation, NGA

See details and register today!

March 18, 2019

GEOINT 2019 Advertising Opportunities

Don’t miss the chance to highlight your organization via trajectory media properties at the GEOINT 2019 Symposium!

The GEOINT Symposium Show Daily by trajectory magazine
The award-winning Show Daily is a must-read resource for all attendees and exhibitors. Published June 2-6, the publication includes keynote speaker and panel discussion recaps, exhibitor highlights, photo galleries, an at-a-glance agenda, and more.

The first thing most attendees read each morning, the Show Daily is available in multiple locations throughout the event, on, and emailed to USGIF’s 20,000-person distribution list.

Print, website, and e-newsletter advertising opportunities are available.

Trajectory on Location
Video programming produced on-site at the GEOINT Symposium includes features, interviews, and highlights from general session, the exhibit hall, and networking events. Trajectory on Location videos play in convention center lounge areas, are posted online throughout the week via Vimeo and, and will be used for marketing purposes in the year ahead. A variety of sponsorships opportunities are available.

Download the GEOINT 2019 Media Kit to learn more, or contact Don Cooksey at or 703-793-0109 × 111.

March 5, 2019

Several Must-Hear Speakers Added to the GEOINT 2019 Agenda

USGIF has confirmed several speakers and panel discussion topics for GEOINT 2019 built around the theme of “Human-Machine Teaming & Innovation Yield Mission Success.”

Recently added highlights to the GEOINT 2019 agenda include:

• A keynote address by The Honorable Kari Bingen, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
• A keynote address by The Honorable Sue Gordon, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence
• A keynote address by Vice Admiral Robert Sharp, Director, NGA
• “TED-like” perspectives on human-machine teaming
• A panel discussion among Intelligence Community CIOs
• A panel discussion about GEOINT’s role in response to the recent California wildfires

GEOINT 2019 will also offer a pre-symposium science and technology day June 2 called GEOINT Foreword. This forum celebrates geospatial achievements and programs underway in non-traditional areas. The 2019 Foreword agenda will explore topics such as working with GEOINT data at scale, 3D data and multimodal AI, training and education for a machine learning-enabled world, and more. Please note GEOINT Foreword requires separate registration.

Register and book your room for the Symposium today!