Each entry includes admission for the presenter and up to three guests to attend the first round of the competition. Note that with USGIF/OGC permission, presenters may attend/present virtually.
- USGIF will accept up to 20 entries on a first-come, first-served basis
- Entry fee is $1,200 per competitor
- Up to two reduced fee entries will be reserved for academic organizations
- Order of presentations will be determined by registration order, with the first entrant briefing last
- Competitors must be USGIF or OGC organizational members
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register your organization and please use the subject line: "2021 Innovative Tradecraft Competition Entry"
Each competitor will have one briefer present for a maximum of five minutes on their crisis prediction capability. You may use slides and/or video as part of the presentation.
- The format is a flash-talk on the crisis prediction problem you chose, your general approach to the predictive model, how you eliminated or mitigated bias in your solution, and how your solution data is interoperable and enables a broad spectrum of discoverability, with or without visual aids
- Briefing materials must be sent to USGIF at email@example.com no later than Friday, August 14
- Presentations will be scored by a jury of senior leaders from the intelligence community
- “Problem to be solved” is explicitly identified
- Presenter effectively connects the value proposition with the audience
- Presentation is creative, fostering a teachable moment
- Solution represents a unique or novel approach
- Solution effectively identifies, mitigates, and/or eliminates bias within the approach
- Presentation design is clear and consistent
- Degree of reproducibility of the solution
- Use of at least one OGC standards-compliant dataset
- Output delivered to the web in standardized form (e.g., using an OGC API), to ensure output can be broadly consumed