Young Professionals Program


Young Professionals pay a reduced fee for a full-symposium pass, which includes 4 days of keynotes, panels, breakout tracks, access to the exhibit hall, and all the networking events.

YPG Activities at GEOINT 2015

These activities are open to all young professionals in attendance at GEOINT 2015.

June 23
YPG Lounge Mentoring Session
4 p.m. at the YPG Lounge (Booth 1033) in the Exhibit Hall
Hear from Omar Balkissoon, OGSystems & Abe Usher, HumanGeo.

June 24
YPG Lounge Mentoring Session
4 p.m. at the YPG Lounge (Booth 1033) in the Exhibit Hall
Hear from Ben Tuttle, NGA.

YPG Networking Event
5:30-9 p.m.
RFD Washington, 810 7th St. NW

June 25
ScavenGeo Dash
1-3 p.m.
See details below

ScavenGeo Dash

Join the USGIF YPG Thursday, June 25, at the GEOINT 2015 Symposium for a special Family Day activity. The ScavenGeo Dash is an educational scavenger hunt that will offer your family a unique opportunity to learn about the GEOINT Community through an exciting competition.

From 1-3 p.m., family teams will race through the GEOINT Symposium exhibit hall visiting various exhibits to participate in challenges related to geospatial technologies. These challenges have been designed for all ages and aim to provide participants with some basic GEOINT knowledge. Challenges range from simple imagery analysis to identifying satellite components using Lego models.

Prizes will be awarded for several categories including 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards for the teams that complete the challenge in the shortest amount of time. Space is limited so register your family team today! To register, email and include the names and ages of your team members. Teams should not exceed six members.

Learn more about Family Day on Thursday, June 25.

Golden Ticket

The USGIF Young Professionals Golden Ticket Program offers an opportunity for young professionals to win complimentary, full registration and access to exclusive events to the GEOINT 2015 Symposium. The golden ticket program is open for individuals 35-years-old and under, or with five or less years of experience in the GEOINT Community. Participants must be able to attend the entire GEOINT 2015 Symposium Monday, June 22 to Thursday, June 25.

And the 2015 Young Professionals Golden Ticket Program winners are:

Who is the YPG?

Developed in 2009 by young professionals, the USGIF Young Professionals Group (YPG) serves to unite junior GEOINT professionals within the Defense, Intelligence, and Homeland Security Communities or those with less than five years experience within the community. This group offers events and programs that parallel the Foundation’s mission of advancing the geospatial intelligence tradecraft by utilizing the unique dynamics of our young professional membership and their needs.