Upcoming YPG Events

Make sure to mark your calendar for these unique opportunities to network with your peers, help the community, and learn from senior leaders.

To be added to our YPG distribution list for information on upcoming events and programs, or to send us your ideas, please contact ypg@usgif.org

Upcoming Events

A Night in 3D

Aug. 25
6-7:30 p.m. (with an informal networking event to follow)
VRICON Office, 8280 Greensboro Drive, Suite #850, McLean, VA 22102

USGIF’s YPG and young professionals of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) are invited to network and view a demo hosted by VRICON at the company’s office in McLean, Va. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. with refreshments provided. VRICON will give a half-hour demo of its “Globe in 3D” technology. Following the demo, attendees are invited to join VRICON to continue networking at Tyson’s Biergarten (five-minute walk from VRICON’s office).

RSVP to ypg@usgif.org to attend!


St. Louis YPG Happy Hour

Sept. 1
3:30-6:30 p.m. CST
International Tap House-Soulard, 1711 S. 9th St, St. Louis, MO 63104

Join St. Louis YPG and members of the NGA Professionals Network at iTap in Soulard. Make connections during this informal networking event.

RSVP is not required. If you have any questions about the event, please email amy.l.riddle.ctr@nga.mil or ling.a.summer@nga.mil.


YPG Invades Nats Park

Sept. 8
Games begins at 7:05 p.m.
Nationals Park, 1500 S Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Join YPG at a Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies baseball game Sept. 8. $35 per ticket (includes burger and beer). Limited tickets available-first come, first serve. Email ypg@usgif.org for tickets.


Acquisitions 101

Sept. 19
5:30-7 p.m.
TASC Office, 4805 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly, VA 20151

USGIF’s NRO ASP Industry Advisory Working Group presents another addition of its Acquisitions 101 event series for YPG. This month’s topic is focused on CPFF Contracting and Rate Build Ups.

Have you ever wanted to learn how prices are determined in government contracting? Come learn about the basic guidelines to Cost Plus contracting, including the steps involved in building rates. Learn how companies determine salaries, resource benefits, and other important factors when submitting a price to the government. Guest speaking will be Brian Bleeze, CEO of ISPA Technologies.

RSVP to ypg@usgif.org to attend.

Past Events

YPG Small Sat Talk
July 28, 2016
YPG were invited to a presentation on "Commercial Small Satellites and Open Source Analytics” at the Leidos Conference Center in Reston, Va. The presentation was given by Leidos Senior Vice President and USGIF Small Satellite Working Group Co-Chair Robert Zitz.

YPG at GEOINT 2016
May 15-18, 2016
YPG had many activities during USGIF’s GEOINT 2016 Symposium. YPG hosted a panel on “Experiencing M&A: Taking Your Startup to the Next Level” featuring young entrepreneurs who shared their experience in making the decision to take their business to the next level through mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, YPG’ hosted 50 JROTC cadets from Oakridge High School in Orlando as their outreach activity. YPG talked with the students about their interests, how it relates to GEOINT, and the students participated in a scavenger hunt-like activity in the GEOINT 2016 exhibit hall.

Esri YPN & USGIF YPG Happy Hour
Feb. 24, 2016
Following the first day of Esri’s FedGIS 2016 Conference in Washington, DC, Esri’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) and USGIF’s YPG co-hosted a happy hour at Rocket Bar.

YPG at "Pink in the Rink” Hockey Game
Feb. 25, 2016
USGIF YPG’s St. Louis chapter attended the St. Louis Blues vs. New York Rangers’ “Pink in the Rink” hockey game.

NGA Professionals Network (NPN) Education and Development (NED) Talk #3 – Acquisition Basics
Feb. 17, 2016

In this third unclassified presentation, attendees listened in on “Acquisition Basics” from guest speaker Bill Young, NGA’s Deputy Component Acquisition Executive for the Director of Plans and Programs.

Acquisition 101 Discussion
Feb. 11, 2016

Young professionals were invited to attend an Acquisition 101 discussion, led by USGIF NRO ASP Industry Advisory Working Group Co-Chairs Keith Barber and Nick Buck, at VRICON’s office in McLean, Va. The topic of this discussion was “Finding and Picking Contract Types and Vehicles” with guest speakers Keith Barber, OGSystems; Nick Buck, Buck Consulting; and Gary Kyle, Sr., contracts officer with the U.S. Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office.

Download the presentation here.

Spy Fest
Jan. 29, 2016
YPG once again participated in the International Spy Museum’s annual Spy Fest, an educational family event where kids and parents get a rare glimpse into the secret world of espionage through interactive, spy-related activities. YPG volunteers taught families basic satellite imagery analysis and provided a “build-your-own-satellite-model” station for the kids.