Show Me the Geospatial Tradecraft

October 8

America’s Center Convention Complex
America’s Ballroom, 2nd Floor
701 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101
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.


8:00-9:00a Check-in and breakfast

9:00-9:10a USGIF Welcome: Ronda Schrenk, VP of Programs, USGIF

9:10-9:15a Speaker introduction by Leidos

9:15-10:00a Keynote: Vice Admiral Robert Sharp, Director, NGA

10:00-10:20a Industry Innovation Flash Talks

10:20-10:45a Morning Break

10:45-11:30a Panel: Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and Augmentation
• Tara Bradburn, AAA Executive, NGA
• Mike Benson, AAA Liaison to Analysis Directorate, NGA
• Matt Z., AAA Liaison to Source Directorate, NGA

11:30a-1230p Lunch

12:30-1:15p Panel: It’s All GEOINT to Me
• Moderator: Dr. Tara Mott, Co-Chair, USGIF’s St. Louis Area Working Group
• Kari Craun, Director, National Geospatial Technical Operations Center, U.S. Geological Survey
• Konrad Hughes, GIS Specialist, State Emergency Management Agency
• Jeremy Lang, Product Line Manager, National Information Solutions Cooperative

1:15-2:00p Panel: Geospatial Practitioners in Academia
• Moderator: Dr. Camelia Kantor, VP of Academic Affairs, USGIF
• Dr. Curt Davis, University of Missouri
• Dr. Gary Higgs, Harris Stowe State University
• Dr. Susan Hume, Southern Illinois University
• Dr. Vasit Sagan, Saint Louis University

2:00-2:30p Industry Innovation Flash Talks

2:30-3:15p Afternoon Break

3:15-4:00p Keynote: William DeWitt III, President, Saint Louis Cardinals

4:00-4:15p USGIF Closing Remarks

Agenda subject to change.

Registration Pricing

Show Me the Geospatial Tradecraft (Tuesday Only)

  • Industry Member/Non-Member – $199/$299
  • Academic Member/Non-Member – $159/$239
  • Government & Military – Free

Full Conference (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday events)

  • Industry Member/Non-Member – $398/$598
  • Academic Member/Non-Member – $318/$478
  • Government & Military – Free


Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at this event? Download the application. Applications are due by September 16, 2019.