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January 22, 2020

USGIF Now Accepting Proposals for GEOINT 2020 Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks are an opportunity to collaborate and educate colleagues on topics relevant to the GEOINT 2020 theme: “New Decade, Challenges, and Strategies.” Lightning Talks are 6 minutes in length. The talks will take place from 2 to 4 p.m., April 27 and 28. Lightning Talks should focus on GEOINT applications performed by scientists, academics, analysts, or other community professionals. Visuals, demos, and graphics are strongly encouraged, but should avoid charts that contain so much information that the type font has to be very small.

USGIF Organizational Members, Individual Members, and Academic Partners/Accredited School representatives are invited to submit Lightning Talk proposals. Authors of the accepted proposals will be expected to register for the event. Submissions imply a commitment to attend the GEOINT Symposium if selected. Marketing pitches are not acceptable and will be disregarded during the proposal review process.

Proposals will be reviewed by a Review Committee and a limited number of proposals will be accepted, with priority given to interesting, creative, and practical ideas directly related to the main themes of the Symposium.

All submissions must be emailed to no later than 5 p.m. EST March 3.

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January 21, 2020

Registration and Housing Now Open

Registration and housing are now open for GEOINT 2020 Symposium attendees! Make sure to book your hotel room and take advantage of early bird discounts when you register.

The early bird registration rate ends Jan. 28.

All official GEOINT 2020 hotels are conveniently located within walking distance of the Tampa Convention Center, and are only available through our website and our registration partner SPARGO.

USGIF is also offering discounted flights to Tampa through United Airlines and Delta Airlines.



January 16, 2020

USGIF Awards Program Deadline Feb. 6

USGIF’s 2020 Awards Program is now open and accepting applications. The program annually recognizes the exceptional work of the GEOINT tradecraft’s brightest minds and innovative organizations. Categories include achievement in academia, community support, government, industry, and military. Winners will be presented their awards at GEOINT 2020.

Applications are due no later than Feb. 6.

Learn more about the program and apply!

See our list of past winners.

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