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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!

February 14, 2019

Registration and Housing Now Open

Registration and housing are now open for GEOINT 2019 Symposium attendees! Make sure to book your hotel room and take advantage of early bird discounts when you register.

The early bird registration rate ends March 11.

All official GEOINT 2019 hotels are conveniently located within walking distance of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, and are only available through our website and our registration partner SPARGO.

USGIF is also offering discounted flights to San Antonio through United Airlines and Delta Airlines.



February 8, 2019

58 Hours of Training at GEOINT 2019

USGIF is offering 58 hours of training and professional development sessions this year!

Each training is a 2-hour session and will take place Monday, June 3 through Wednesday, June 5. They are on a variety of topics that relate to global GEOINT topics with a focus on human security and national or homeland security.

Take a look at the training offerings and their descriptions and get ready to sign up once registration goes live.

January 17, 2019

USGIF Now Accepting Proposals for GEOINT 2019 Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks are an opportunity to collaborate and educate colleagues on topics relevant to the GEOINT 2019 theme: “Human-Machine Teaming & Innovation Yield Mission Success.” Lightning Talks are 7 minutes in length and visuals and graphics are strongly encouraged. The talks will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. June 3 and 4. Lightning Talks must focus on GEOINT applications performed by scientists, academics, analysts, or other community professionals.

USGIF Organizational Members, Individual Members, and Academic Partners/Accredited School representatives are invited to submit Lightning Talk proposals. Submissions imply a commitment to attend the GEOINT Symposium if selected. Marketing pitches are not acceptable and will be disregarded during the proposal review process.

All submissions must be emailed to no later than 5 p.m. EST Feb. 22.

Click here to learn more.

January 14, 2019

GEOINT 2019 Theme Announced

USGIF recently announced the theme for its GEOINT 2019 Symposium: “Human-Machine Teaming & Innovation Yield Mission Success.”

GEOINT 2019 will feature four days jam-packed with opportunities to learn, network, and discover the latest in cutting-edge geospatial technologies.

“This year’s Symposium theme embraces the ongoing artificial intelligence revolution and the incredible potential when machine learning is applied as a tool to assist human decision-making,” said Ronda Schrenk, USGIF’s vice president of programs. “Geospatial innovation is occurring at an unprecedented rate across government, academia, and industry—with more and more commercial applications being developed worldwide. The convergence of these factors all contribute to heightened mission success in the defense, intelligence, and homeland security communities.”

January 9, 2019

USGIF 2019 Awards Program Now Open

Receive recognition for achievements in the GEOINT Community by applying for the 2019 Awards Program. Individuals, teams, and organizations making great achievements in GEOINT or related fields are invited to apply. The awards program annually recognizes the exceptional work of the brightest minds and innovative organizations in the global multi-faceted GEOINT Community.

Award categories include academic, community support, government, industry, and military.

Download the nomination forms and submit by Thursday, March 7.