Geospatial Gateway Forum

Oct. 7-9, 2019
St. Louis, MO

About Geospatial Gateway Forum

Geospatial Gateway Forum (formerly Tech Showcase West) is an annual three-day event offering the unique opportunity to see the innovative work happening in the St. Louis region. Over the past decade, St. Louis has grown into a hub of geospatial innovation. With the Next NGA West (N2W) campus in development and more industry partners making their mark in the city, GEOINT has catapulted forward, putting St. Louis on the map for geospatial excellence.

Events at a Glance


Job Fair

America’s Center Convention Complex
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Join USGIF and local St. Louis organizations for a free job fair at the America’s Center Convention Complex in downtown St. Louis. This event is free for job seekers to find the employers that match their skills and dedication to the geospatial community.

Learn more and register for free.

YPG Panel & Networking Event

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

USGIF’s Young Professionals Group (YPG) will host a late afternoon panel discussion about growing opportunities for young professionals in the St. Louis area followed by a networking happy hour. Registration for this event is included with full conference registration. Separate registration is required if you want to attend this event only.

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Welcome Reception

Location TBD
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening of networking, food, and drinks. Admission to the Welcome Reception is included with any registration selection on this page. If you wish to attend the Welcome Reception only, tickets can be purchased for $39/$59 member/non-member.

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Show Me the Geospatial Tradecraft

America’s Center Convention Complex
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Attend this unclassified workshop for a unique opportunity for industry to join conversations about innovation and the benefits of public-private partnerships. Speakers from the GEOINT Community and from the commercial world will discuss new ideas, concepts, and dramatic leaps forward. Hear industry flash talks and panel discussions and network with other attendees. NGA Director Vice Admiral Robert Sharp will give a keynote address.

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Classified Tech Day

NGA Campus West
7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

This classified event focuses on NGA’s current challenges and business opportunities and an opportunity for attendees to walk through the building and learn about the work of NGA employees, see their challenges, and talk with them about solutions.

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STEMulate St. Louis

Saint Louis University
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

For the second year, USGIF presents this free K-12 STEM event. Families are invited to participate in fun and interactive activities and demos promoting STEM and geospatial education.

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Hotel Accommodations

USGIF has reserved a block of rooms at the Marriott St. Louis Grand at a discounted rate for conference attendees. The hotel is directly across from the St. Louis America’s Center Convention Complex. Please email to request access to hotel room booking.

Sponsoring and Exhibiting Opportunities

Applications are due by September 16, 2019.