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

9:00-9:15a USGIF Welcome: Ronda Schrenk, VP of Programs, USGIF

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

10:00-10:30a Industry Innovation Flash Talks

10:30-10:55a Morning Break

11:00-11:45a Panel: NGA’s Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and Augmentation (AAA) Initiative Way Forward
• Mike Benson, AAA Liaison to Source Directorate, NGA
• Tara Bradburn, AAA Executive, NGA
• Matt Z., AAA Liaison to Analysis Directorate, NGA

11:45a-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
• Jesse Zenthoefer, Analytics Center of Excellence Senior Analyst, Enterprise

1:15-2:00p Panel: Academia Ignites Innovation in Geospatial Tradecraft
• 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

2:30-3:00p Afternoon Break

3:00-3:15p USGIF St. Louis Working Group Overview

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

4:00-4:15p USGIF Closing Remarks

4:30-7:00p Networking Reception at Globe Building, 710 N Tucker Blvd # 100, St. Louis, MO 63101 (included with registration)

Agenda subject to change.