The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) is less than two months away from its GEOINT 2017 Symposium, which will take place June 4-7 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The theme of this year’s Symposium is “Advancing Capabilities to Meet Emerging Threats.”
Confirmed speakers for GEOINT 2017 include:
• Robert Cardillo, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
• James Comey, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
• Dr. Todd Lowery, Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USDI)
USGIF will host GEOINT Foreword, its pre-symposium science and technology-focused day, June 4. GEOINT Foreword brings together government, academia, and industry to discuss innovation and advances in the GEOINT tradecraft. The 2017 GEOINT Foreword agenda includes presentations, poster sessions, a live unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) demonstration, and keynote addresses by:
• Dr. Stacey Dixon, Deputy Director, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)
• Dr. Peter Highnam, Director, NGA Research
GEOINT Foreword requires separate registration to attend. More GEOINT 2017 speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.
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 2017 will feature an extensive exhibit hall with more than 200 organizations showcasing new technologies, solutions, and services. Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are still available.
54 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. The training sessions are accredited to offer attendees continuing education units or professional development units.
GEOINT 2017 also features rich networking events, a government stage pavilion, a K-8 student program, and much more.