The GEOINT Symposium


The GEOINT Symposium slated for October 2013 is now officially rescheduled for April 14-17, 2014 at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL.

Please note the schedule for the week:

  • Monday, April 14, 2014 – Allder Golf Classic, GEOINT Foreword, Welcome Reception
  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014 – Opening General Session, Training Sessions, Exhibit Hall
  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014 – General Sessions, Training Sessions, Exhibit Hall
  • Thursday, April 17, 2014 – General Sessions, Training Sessions, Exhibit Hall, Closing Reception in the Exhibit Hall

For more information and to register for the GEOINT 2013* Symposium, visit

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) 9th annual GEOINT Symposium, attracted 4,300 attendees from 27 countries. Despite federal cuts and pending legislation, the symposium had the broadest representation of government ever. Attendees at the event, which took place October 8-11 in Orlando, FL, had an opportunity to explore the latest technologies from a record breaking 264 exhibitors and were able to hear from and meet with key Defense, Intelligence and Homeland Security Community leadership.

Over 100 industry speakers guided the audience through discussions focused on the theme, “Creating the Innovation Advantage.” The theme is indicative of the idea that innovation has always been at the heart of what it means to be American and was captured in the symposium’s extraordinary opening video.

GEOINT 2012 offered a one-day pre-symposium educational event, GEOINT Foreword, which drew 450 attendees. The rest of the symposium also included six keynote speakers, three panel discussions, three lunchtime workshops and six afternoon breakout sessions.

Keynote speakers included The Honorable James R. Clapper Jr., Director of National Intelligence; Ms. Letitia A. Long, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Commander, Joint Forces Command, U.K. MoD; The Honorable Michael Vickers, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence; LTG Michael T. Flynn, U.S. Army, Director, Defense Intelligence Agency; and GEN Keith B. Alexander, U.S. Army, Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service and Commander, United States Cyber Command.

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The GEOINT 2011 Symposium attracted 4,451 attendees to San Antonio, including almost 1,000 from government and military, making it the biggest GEOINT Symposium to date.

The GEOINT 2011 theme was Forging Integrated Intelligence. With this in mind, GEOINT 2011 offered panels and breakout tracks on online/on-demand capabilities, human geography and socio-cultural dynamics, intelligence integration, open source GEOINT, weapons of mass destruction, crowd source intelligence, international commercial satellite imagery, intelligence in the cloud and much more.

The GEOINT 2011 exhibit hall featured 100,000 square feet of exhibits, including cutting-edge technologies from more than 250 organizations spanning the defense, intelligence and homeland security communities.

Keynotes for the symposium included Gen. Keith B. Alexander, U.S. Army, commander, U.S. Cyber Command, and director, National Security Agency; Mr. Bruce Carlson, director, National Reconnaissance Office; the Honorable James R. Clapper Jr., Director of National Intelligence; Gen. Douglas Fraser, U.S. Air Force, commander, U.S. Southern Command; Gen. C. Robert “Bob” Kehler, U.S. Air Force, commander, U.S. Strategic Command; Ms. Letitia A. Long, director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers of Michigan, chairman, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; U.S. Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger of Maryland, ranking member, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; Adm. James A. “Sandy” Winnefeld Jr., U.S. Navy, commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command, and commander, U.S. Northern Command; and the Honorable Michael G. “Mike” Vickers, under secretary of Defense for Intelligence.

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Photos from previous GEOINT Symposia