Top 10 Reasons to Attend GEOINT 2015

June 3, 2015

10. Discover GEOINT Trends
From defense and intelligence to oil/gas and public safety, the GEOINT Community spans many different areas of focus. Expand your knowledge and learn about the diverse applications of GEOINT via training, keynotes, panels, and exhibits.

9. Network
From morning and afternoon coffee breaks to nightly receptions, there are many opportunities to expand your network and connect with GEOINT Community colleagues.

8. Get a Jump-Start on Universal GEOINT Certification
Each exam developed as part of USGIF’s Universal GEOINT Credentialing Program (scheduled to launch in the fall) will require beta testers. Beta versions of the GIS and Analysis and Remote Sensing and Analysis exams will be administered at GEOINT 2015. Qualified symposium attendees will have the opportunity to take one or both of these exams for free.

7. Have Fun
Participate in a charity golf tournament, take part in the GEOINT 2015 opening celebration at the Carnegie Library, bring the kids along for family day and participate in an educational scavenger hunt, or enjoy a Washington Nationals baseball game. The GEOINT Symposium is not only an educational conference but also an opportunity to make memories with colleagues.

6. Do Business in a Relaxed Forum
Whether you’re in the exhibit hall or at one of the many networking receptions, the GEOINT Symposium is an excellent setting to do business and meet current and potential clients.

5. Enjoy DC
For the first time, the GEOINT Symposium will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. This location is ideal for those local to the area, while attendees traveling from out of town can take the opportunity to see the sights of the Nation’s capitol by visiting its many historic buildings, monuments, and museums.

4. Get Involved
Looking to get more actively involved in the GEOINT Community? Stop by the USGIF booth to learn about membership, volunteer working groups and committees, and the wide variety of Foundation events and initiatives.

3. Earn Continuing Education Credit
USGIF provides more than 80 hours of training and professional development opportunities at the Symposium. Get ahead in your career by signing up for one of our many training offerings. The International Association has accredited all education and trainings sessions, and attendees will receive 0.2 Continuing Education Units upon completion of each session.

2. Visit 290+ Exhibitors
See demos and visit with 290+ organizations in the GEOINT 2015 exhibit hall. Technology specialties range from location-based services and apps to airborne ISR and data analysis to geographic information systems and satellite imagery—and much more.

1. Learn from Leaders
Hear from defense, intelligence, and homeland security leaders who play significant roles in the GEOINT Community. These individuals will address the audience in keynotes, panel discussions, and from USGIF’s Government Pavilion Stage inside the exhibit hall.