GEOINT 2022 Call for Student Poster Proposals

Students whose posters are selected for inclusion will receive complimentary registration to GEOINT Foreword and Symposium.


USGIF is accepting student poster proposals for the upcoming GEOINT 2022 Symposium, April 24–27, to be held at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center in Aurora, Colorado.

Open to current students only

The Symposium’s opening event is a pre-conference day focused on GEOINT science and technology, known as GEOINT Foreword. Presenting research at GEOINT Foreword is a fantastic opportunity for students to network and engage with GEOINT professionals. In past years after participating in the poster sessions, many participating students were able to schedule interviews and continue connections made at Foreword—which some have parlayed into full-time employment offers. Students whose posters are selected for inclusion will receive complimentary registration to GEOINT Foreword and Symposium.

By February 21, 2022, all interested poster presenters should submit a title and abstract (250 words maximum). If you have a draft or final poster, please submit as well. Proposals, along with authors’ affiliation and contact information, should be submitted via e-mail to USGIF at

USGIF will screen and select proposals, and for those selected, final poster submissions will be due by March 25, 2022. Selected poster presenters will be provided with registration codes after Notification of Acceptance.


February 21: Submission of poster proposals
February 21 – 25: USGIF Review of Proposals
February 28: Notification of Acceptance
March 25: Deadline for USGIF to receive final presentation documents

Poster specifications

  • 48″ x 36″ and horizontal orientation (standard academic poster dimensions).
  • Font sizes suggestions: Title text 72pt, subtitle 48pt, body text 36pt, reference text 24pt, generally. We suggest you submit tightly written, well-edited content in an easily readable font, as there can be too much of a good thing when it comes to content. Remember, white space is your friend.
  • Google ‘scientific poster’ for examples and resources.
  • Posters get pinned to a board at the venue, so backing is not needed.

Some standard components for posters include university branding, title with authors’ names, credentials, and affiliations. Your poster should have the following headings: introduction (includes research question & hypothesis), methods, results, conclusions, references, and acknowledgment of funding source if applicable.

Judging criteria

  • Research Question and Hypothesis (clear and focused purpose, contributes to field of study, hypothesis testable using scientific methods).
  • Methodology (well-designed plan and data collection methods, variables and controls defined, appropriate and complete).
  • Results: Analysis and Interpretation (systematic data collection and analysis, reproducibility of results, appropriate application of geospatial, mathematical and statistical methods).
  • Conclusions: includes recognition of potential impact in GEOINT and ideas for further research
  • Creativity (demonstrates significant creativity in one or more of the above criteria).

Students are responsible for printing their own poster and getting it to the Symposium. USGIF cannot print them for you, and there will be no opportunity to print once at the conference. Most academic departments and libraries have poster printers for student use. USGIF will not reimburse students for the cost of printing.

A limited number of proposals will be accepted, with priority given to interesting, creative, and practical ideas directly related to addressing key national security challenges. We wish to showcase cutting-edge cross-disciplinary research, explore new directions in GEOINT technologies, and enhance the understanding of the complex forthcoming transitions in GEOINT. For more information, please contact:

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