GEOINT Symposium Agenda

GEOINT Symposium Registration is Now Open!

GEOINT 2021 Speakers Include:

Hon. Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence (Invited)

Hon. Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence (Invited)

Sen. Roy Blunt, R-MO

Sen. Roy Blunt, R-MO

Hon. Ron Moultrie, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (Invited)

Hon. Ron Moultrie, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (Invited)

VADM Robert Sharp, USN, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

VADM Robert Sharp, USN, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Dr. Christopher Scolese, Director, National Reconnaissance Office

Dr. Christopher Scolese, Director, National Reconnaissance Office

Dan Jablonsky, CEO, Maxar Technologies

Dan Jablonsky, CEO, Maxar Technologies

Lauren Knausenberger, Chief Information Officer, USAF (Invited)

Lauren Knausenberger, Chief Information Officer, USAF (Invited)

Dr. Peter Highnam, Deputy Director, DARPA

Dr. Peter Highnam, Deputy Director, DARPA

BG John Rafferty, USA, Commander, Long Range Precision Fires CFT, Army Futures Command (Invited)

BG John Rafferty, USA, Commander, Long Range Precision Fires CFT, Army Futures Command (Invited)

DAILY AGENDA

*ALL TIMES ARE IN CT; AGENDA SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Tuesday, Oct. 5

9:00AM—3:30PM  | GEOINT Foreword

7:00—9:00PM  |  GEOINT 2021 Welcome Celebration

Wednesday, Oct. 6

7:30—8:30AM  | Morning Training Sessions

8:45AM—12:00PM  | GEOINT Symposium Main Stage Program

12:45—4:00PM  | Exhibit Floor Hub Programs

2:00—3:00PM  | Afternoon Training Sessions

4:00—5:00PM  | Networking Reception

Thursday, Oct. 7

7:30—8:30AM  | Morning Training Sessions

8:45AM—12:00PM  | GEOINT Symposium Main Stage Program

1:00—4:00PM  | Exhibit Floor Hub Programs

2:00—3:00PM  | Afternoon Training Sessions

4:00—5:00PM  | Networking Reception

Friday, Oct. 8

7:30—8:30AM  | Morning Training Sessions

8:45AM—12:00PM  | GEOINT Symposium Main Stage Program

12:00—2:00PM  | Exhibit Floor Hub Programs

1:00—2:00PM  | Afternoon Training Sessions

GEOINT Foreword

Tuesday, Oct. 5

GEOINT Foreword is the unclassified, pre-conference science and technology day preceding USGIF’s GEOINT Symposium. This forum celebrates geospatial achievements and programs underway in non-traditional geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) areas such as health, sports, disaster relief, data analysis, unmanned systems, and much more. In this program, we seek to immerse attendees in both the art and the science of this ever-growing discipline.

GEOINT Foreword convenes experts from government, academia, and industry to discuss advances in GEOINT tradecraft and innovation. The program delivers keynote speakers, panel discussions, learning tracks, and networking opportunities. Previous Foreword events have featured ground-breaking research taking place at DARPA, IARPA, CIA, U.S. National Laboratories, and numerous university and industry partners.

Main Stage

The GEOINT Main Stage will be the premier attraction to the first half of each day, with sessions that set the stage for robust and important discussions among the community. The speaker slate includes leaders and visionaries from the highest levels of the U.S. government, industry, and academia. Hear from keynote speakers, panels, and more before you break for lunch, enter afternoon sessions and explore the exhibit hall.

Hubs

New for 2021, the GEOINT Symposium includes five themed “hubs” in the Exhibit Hall featuring afternoon programs, such as panels, lightning talks, and keynotes. These agendas will include topics that delve further into themes from the Main Stage programs and expand into other discussions regarding GEOINT Discovery and Connections.

Government Hub
The Government Hub includes topics that relate to federal, state, and local government interests and collaboration in geospatial intelligence. Government Hub programs will include speakers from across the public sector elements of the global GEOINT enterprise focused on topics related to their unique needs and initiatives.

Enlightenment Hub
The Enlightenment Hub is where the audience will be following the art and science of GEOINT from concept to methodologies and solutions. You will hear from the scientific, research and academic community (including students) in a series of short presentations, fireside chats, short demonstrations, and panel discussions.

St. Louis Hub
The St Louis Hub will showcase our host city of St. Louis as a center of excellence for geospatial intelligence and location tech, featuring discussions of regional initiatives related to this burgeoning geospatial ecosystem and appearances by noteworthy St. Louisans!

Innovation Hub
The Innovation Hub features Lightning Talks focused on technology and innovation that are driving our community toward the future. The Lightning Talks represent an opportunity to inform, educate, and collaborate with colleagues on new technologies and solutions, and focus on GEOINT applications conducted by Research & Development teams, scientists, analysts, and other community professionals.

YPG Hub
The Young Professionals Hub is the center for young professionals to network with peers and hear from leaders in the GEOINT field. This Hub also hosts USGIF’s Golden Ticket program with exclusive content for the golden ticket winners.

Training

USGIF offers attendees 30+ hours of training and professional development opportunities on a variety of topics. Training courses are held Tuesday, October 5, through Friday, October 8, in the early morning and afternoon. Each training session requires an additional small fee and is not included in any other registration.

Working Group Meetings

Join USGIF’s Working Groups for community-wide discussions on matters which they are exploring as part of their ongoing activities. These sessions are open to all attendees and exhibitors.

Golden Ticket Program

Each year, USGIF offers the Golden Ticket program as an opportunity for young professionals 35 years old or younger to win complimentary full registration to the GEOINT Symposium as well as participate in mentoring sessions with senior GEOINT leaders, attend USGIF’s Chairman’s Reception, and much more.

Networking

Tuesday, Oct 5

Welcome Celebration
7:00–9:00PM
Join USGIF and your closest friends as we kick off the week with the GEOINT 2021 Welcome Celebration. The Welcome Celebration is always a great setting to network with colleagues, old and new, while enjoying great food and beverages and entertainment.

Wednesday, Oct 6

Exhibit Hall Networking Reception
4:00–5:00PM
Each afternoon network with colleagues and enjoy refreshments while exploring the exhibit hall of exhibitors showcasing services, solutions, and technologies for your mission needs.

Thursday, Oct 7

Exhibit Hall Networking Reception
4:00–5:00PM
Each afternoon network with colleagues and enjoy refreshments while exploring the exhibit hall of exhibitors showcasing services, solutions, and technologies for your mission needs.

Young Professionals Group Networking Reception
5:00–7:00PM
Meet with young professionals from across the GEOINT Community at this networking event.