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February 18, 2014

Golf Anyone? Allder Golf Classic at GEOINT 2013*

Join USGIF and the GEOINT Community at the GEOINT 2013* Symposium for the Allder Golf Classic on Monday, April 14, from 8am to 3:30pm (Buses depart at 6:30 am) at the TPC Tampa Bay.

The Allder Golf Classic guarantees a great day of networking, as well as helps with a great cause. The annual golf tournament, named in honor of William R. Allder Jr., supports the USGIF Scholarship Program.

Sign up or add to your existing registration.

January 29, 2014

GEOINT 2013* Now Offering Discounted Attractions & Transportation for Families

Because the GEOINT 2013* Symposium falls under many school spring breaks, USGIF is encouraging attendees to bring their families along to Tampa. There are many attractions in the Tampa area, and USGIF invites you to a these select discounted attractions and transportation to enjoy during your stay.

Visit the GEOINT 2013* Family Fun webpage for a detailed listing of discounted attractions and transportation.

January 22, 2014

Official Room Block Sold Out, Additional Options Nearby

Due to fantastic interest and support from across the Defense, Intelligence and Homeland Security Communities, the general room block has sold out at the four official GEOINT Symposium hotels. A few per diem rooms remain for government employees.

If you have not yet made hotel arrangements, USGIF encourages you to use your preferred Internet or hotel search engine to secure a hotel room. There are currently at least five hotels with availability within 1 mile of the convention center.

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January 9, 2014

Keynotes Reconfirm for GEOINT 2013*

Keynote speakers for the GEOINT 2013* Symposium have begun to reconfirm participation, locking in their speaking times and dates for the April event.

Confirmed speakers include:
• The Honorable James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence (DNI)
LTG Michael T. Flynn, U.S. Army, Director, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
• Ms. Letitia A. Long, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
ADM William H. McRaven, U.S. Navy, Commander, U.S. Special Operations
Command (USSOCOM)
• Ms. Betty J. Sapp, Director, National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
• Mr. Robert Scoble & Mr. Shel Israel, Co-Authors, “Age of Context”

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January 8, 2014

Questions about the Symposium? We have answers ...

Dear GEOINT 2013* Attendees & Exhibitors,

We are excited to officially announced the dates and re-open housing and registration for the GEOINT 2013* Symposium, which will take place 14-17 April 2014 in Tampa, FL.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we’ve sorted out the details from the unexpected but unavoidable postponement of the October event.

We know many of you still have questions, and we’ve tried to address most of them in this revised FAQ section.

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January 8, 2014

GEOINT Symposium Update from USGIF CEO Keith Masback

Dear USGIF Members, GEOINT Symposium Attendees and Exhibitors:

As USGIF looks at 2014 and the promise of a new year (and the 10th anniversary of our organization), we know many challenges lie ahead for the Foundation, our Members, the Community, and our Nation. We are also excited to do our part to create opportunities to address many of these challenges.

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December 2, 2013

GEOINT Symposium To Take Place April 14-17, 2014

The GEOINT Symposium slated for October 2013 is now officially rescheduled for April 14-17, 2014 at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL.

Housing and registration to open in January.

Please note the new schedule for the week:

  • Monday, April 14, 2014 – Allder Golf Classic, GEOINT Foreword, Welcome Reception
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2014 – Opening General Session, Trainings, Exhibit Hall
  • Wednesday, April 14, 2014 – Opening General Session, Trainings, Exhibit Hall
  • Thursday, April 14, 2014 – Opening General Session, Trainings, Exhibit Hall, Closing Reception in the Exhibit Hall

November 1, 2013

GEOINT 2013 Symposium Postponement FAQ's

UPDATED November 1
Unfortunately, housing updates have taken longer than expected and will not be available November 1. We have been working actively with the hotels to get those details ready to launch as quickly as possible. Our first priority was to to ensure all prior room deposits were refunded and as of October 31, all official hotels are refunding deposits.

We will use all communication mediums to notify you of a new housing open date. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Dear GEOINT 2013 Attendee,

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we’ve sorted out the details. The USGIF staff has been working to provide you as many details on the impacts and how to move forward with the new Spring date. We know everyone is anxious, so included below is a comprehensive response for as many questions as we have answers for at this time.

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October 8, 2013

GEOINT Symposium Postponed to Spring 2014

As you well know, we are operating under the significant constraints of a government shutdown. Recently the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Pay Our Military Act,” which allowed most Defense Department personnel to return to their jobs alongside the excepted personnel who were still working. However, the act also included language that has made it impossible for personnel to travel (except in direct support of operational forces) or attend events — including the GEOINT 2013 Symposium.

USGIF is simply unable to commence and maintain the event in its original scope. Given the absence of government speakers from our program and the absence of government customers from our exhibit hall, we have no choice but to postpone the 10th Annual GEOINT Symposium to spring 2014.

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September 27, 2013

Tee Up Your Week with the Allder Golf Classic

Due in large part to the generosity of participants in the Allder Golf Classic, USGIF has since 2004 awarded $691,000 in scholarships to students studying GEOINT or related disciplines.

Start off your week at the GEOINT Symposium on Sunday 13 October with a round of golf at TPC Tampa. You’ll not only be catching up with old friends and meeting new colleagues, but you’ll also be supporting the USGIF Scholarship Program.