Deadline Thursday: Education & Training Session Proposals

February 10, 2015

The deadline to submit proposals is Thursday, Feb. 12.

USGIF organizational members, individual members, and working groups are invited to apply to present 2- to 4-hour sessions on topics related to global GEOINT, national security, and homeland security. Previous training topics included activity-based intelligence, full-motion video analytics, multi-INT fusion, human geography, and more. All GEOINT Foreword and/or GEOINT 2015 Symposium attendees will be eligible to participate in the training and education sessions at no additional cost.

The purpose of these sessions is to provide professional development courses that allow participants to learn from top subject matter experts in relevant areas within the geospatial intelligence tradecraft. Each session will be geared toward teaching attendees how to understand and analyze new concepts. Though some courses may require the use of specific software, “buttonology” should be kept to a minimum. Any marketing and sales pitches will be removed from each course prior to final approval.

2015 training participants will also have the option to earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) from these sessions. For participants seeking PDHs, there may be an additional cost to Symposium registration. Specific guidance on the PDH process will be provided to all selected trainer organizations.

Submission Guidelines

All training and materials must be unclassified.
Proposals must be in English.
Please include:
– A descriptive title of the proposed training or educational offering.
– An abstract of no more than 250 words. This abstract will be used to make final selections and to market the session.
– Presenter, coordinator, or instructor names and titles. If the same person is performing multiple tasks, please note.
– During which days or events you would like your session to be held: Monday during GEOINT Foreword (the pre-Symposium science, education, and technology forum); Tuesday through Thursday during the GEOINT Symposium; or during both.
– Duration of the time requested and scalability. For example, “This presentation is best given in 4 hours but can be condensed to 2 hours.”
– Any attendee registration limits. For example, “A maximum of 10 people can participate in this session.”
– Whether the proposed session (or your organization) already offers any professional development benefits such as PDUs/CEUs or existing college credits.
– Any audio/visual (A/V), electrical, Internet, and room set up needs. For example, if you will require a projector. Please note, USGIF will not provide laptops. Please assume connectivity will be limited or non-existent.