Young Professionals Program

Young Professionals Registration

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.

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YPG Events at the GEOINT 2013* Symposium

The USGIF’s Young Professionals Group will host an interactive simulation to introduce high school students to GEOINT and big data. On Thursday, April 17, approximately 50 local, Air Force JROTC students from Middleton High School, a science and technology magnet school, will be attending the GEOINT Symposium.

The Young Professionals group has planned a puzzling project that will simulate how the intelligence community collects and pieces together data. Students will be divided into groups representing different departments of the US Government that utilize GEOINT. They must then work as a team to piece together their incomplete puzzles. Like many projects, however, one team will not have all the answers, and the students will have to solve challenges of communication and collaboration. The students will also be walking through the GEOINT Symposium Exhibition Floor visiting booths on a puzzle collection mission where they will learn about the current trends and technology in the GEOINT community. Through this project, Young GEOINT Professionals will be there to guide students and answer questions about working in the GEOINT community.

For a preview of the event, stop by the Young Professionals Group in the USGIF Booth at any time to work on our puzzling project!

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.