Expand your knowledge, enhance your skills, and connect with the brightest minds of the geospatial intelligence community at the GEOINT 2023 Symposium, May 21-24, in St. Louis, Missouri. Join leaders from government, the armed services, industry, and academia for discussions and demonstrations of the latest advancements in geospatial intelligence technology and tradecraft.

Organized by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), the GEOINT Symposium attracts more than 4,000 attendees and 225 exhibitors annually. Keynotes and panel discussions begin each day on the Main Stage followed by concurrent afternoon programming across three “hubs” in the Exhibit Hall. Choose from 33 different training sessions to add professional development to your experience. And don’t miss out on the evening networking events to fully engage with the GEOINT community!

“From Maps to Metaverse,” the theme of the GEOINT 2023 Symposium, reflects the evolution of the GEOINT discipline over the two decades since the first such gathering of our community in 2003, as well as the broad scope of sub-disciplines that GEOINT encompasses. This year’s theme highlights the growing importance of virtual and augmented reality technologies — providing new ways to visualize and analyze data and potentially revolutionizing how intelligence is gathered and analyzed.

Some of the stellar speakers confirmed for the GEOINT 2023 Symposium include:

  • Hon. Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence
  • VADM Frank Whitworth, USN, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Hon. Chris Scolese, Ph.D., Director, National Reconnaissance Office
  • LTG Maria Gervais, USA, Deputy Commanding General and Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
  • Hon. John Sherman, Chief Information Officer, Department of Defense
  • LTG Scott Berrier, USA, Director, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • David Applegate, Ph.D., Director, US Geological Survey
  • Tonya Wilkerson, Deputy Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Hon. James Clapper, Former Director of National Intelligence

The Main Stage is where the most senior keynote speakers and panels of the broadest interest appear. Attending these sessions informs about the strategic direction of the GEOINT community and tradecraft. Main Stage sessions typically include the opportunity for attendees to submit questions for the speakers.

In the Exhibit Hall, the Government Hub includes speakers from NGA and other Intelligence Community, Defense Department, and federal, state, and local government agencies. The agenda covers a wide array of topics and is an opportunity to hear from government speakers about how they are leveraging or contributing to GEOINT community efforts. The Young Professionals Hub includes a mix of speakers from government, industry, and academia with a focus on career development, the workforce of the future, and new frontiers in GEOINT technology, research, and applications. The Innovation Hub agenda is jam-packed with five-minute “lightning talks” from government, industry, and academia focused on technologies and innovations driving the GEOINT community toward the future.

Before the opening of the Exhibit Hall, GEOINT Foreword—a pre-conference day dedicated to science and technology—will take place on Sunday, May 21. This forum celebrates geospatial achievements and programs in non-traditional and emerging geospatial intelligence areas. This year’s agenda takes a deep dive into how the metaverse and “metaverse-adjacent” concepts and capabilities relate to GEOINT. The program delivers keynote speakers, panel discussions, student poster sessions, and networking opportunities. Please note separate registration is required to attend GEOINT Foreword.

Attending the GEOINT 2023 Symposium is an incredible experience. Gain new insights, develop new skills through hands-on training, and grow your professional network from in-person conversations and engagement with the GEOINT community. Register today at https://usgif.org/geoint-symposium/.