Early opening for GEOINT 2024 training submissions begins Friday, August 4.
USGIF is offering the opportunity to conduct training and education sessions during the GEOINT 2024 Symposium, May 5 – 8, in Orlando, Florida. Submissions open August 4th and close September 1st.
USGIF individual or organizational members and designated representatives from USGIF collegiate accredited programs may apply to present a one-hour class related to global GEOINT and national security-related topics that address the GEOINT Symposium’s theme: “Essential in All Dimensions and Domains”.
The purpose of these training sessions is for GEOINT subject matter experts to provide a cross-sectional, short training on competencies and/or knowledge tied to GEOINT applications, technology, policy, and tradecraft of particular interest to our community. All training sessions are learning opportunities for attendees, not commercial presentations. We will provide verified attendees with Certificates of Participation.
There are two training and education categories:
- Technology Agnostic: may include (but not limited to) policy, generalized technology, models, methodologies, and frameworks that can be interoperable among various systems. We will prioritize topics related to the Symposium theme: Essential in All Dimensions and Domains.
- Hands-on training: skills-specific training in the latest commercial software and/or tools.
While we allow specific organizational software, hardware, and tools for short case study demonstrations, presenters should limit organizational promotion to one introductory slide. We will reject all sales pitch presentations. USGIF will provide a GEOINT Symposium slide deck that presenters are required to use.
To be considered to present a training at GEOINT 2024, submit the following information to this form 2024 Training Application no later than September 1st.
- Title of training (shorter titles are preferred).
- Instructor* full name, title, email, and short biography.
- Learning outcomes, prerequisite knowledge, skills, and/or licenses (if any), and training type. Learning outcomes are specific, measurable knowledge and skills that the learner will gain by attending this training. Focus on fewer but achievable outcomes given the short timeframe.
- A summary of the session explaining why this class will be of value to GEOINT 2024 attendees (this will serve as your training advertising description). We will give preference to training sessions that focus on and clearly articulate how the proposed training fits into USGIF’s GEOINT Essential Body of Knowledge(EBK).
Note: The summary should describe the proposed training concisely, state its value, and explain why an attendee should attend the session. The instructor(s) should be able to answer the following question: “Why is my course compelling?”
Failure to include any of the four required items will result in an automatic rejection of the training proposal.
* One instructor will receive complimentary registration to GEOINT 2024. We expect any additional co-presenters to register individually or use organization-designated registration slots to participate in the event.
We will only review applications that satisfy the four primary requirements. We will notify individuals or organizational representatives on or before September 30th whether they have been accepted to present at GEOINT 2024.
If selected to present at GEOINT 2024, you must submit the final training slides and supplementary training materials (if any) to USGIF by March 11 for review and approval. We will notify the instructor by email if any changes are needed. A USGIF representative and the instructor will plan a mandatory virtual meeting to go over the presentation before the event.
If you (the instructor) cannot attend or submit the final course materials within the March 11 deadline, we will automatically select an alternative training as a replacement.
We reserve the right to cancel any training at any time. No-show training presenters or presenters who fail to provide adequate training materials for a full one-hour session will be disqualified from future GEOINT Training opportunities.
- While we allow the inclusion of organizational team members in communication exchanges, we will only correspond with the designated instructor from start to end.
- We will notprovide the instructor or their organization with an attendee contact list. However, we allow instructors to circulate an attendance sheet or link for digital opt-ins during the training session.
We will only provide basic internet connection—presenters are responsible for finding other solutions to provide access to software and data and bring their own laptops. We expect all participants in hands-on sessions to bring their own computers.
USGIF is pleased to announce both the Master of Science in GEOINT at the University of Maryland and the undergraduate GEOINT certificate at Virginia Tech have earned USGIF Collegiate Accreditation.
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