Geospatial Gateway Forum, Special Edition, with GeoResolution 2020.1 (10/20-21/20, Virtual)

Oct 20, 2020 09:00am -
Oct 21, 2020 05:00pm

Event Description

Geospatial Gateway Forum, Special Edition, with GeoResolution 2020.1

October 19-21, 2020 - Virtual


The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) and Saint Louis University (SLU) are joining together to bring the geospatial intelligence community a special edition event this fall that will showcase emerging location science capabilities including the potential to aid vulnerable populations and improve overall community resilience.


Join us for a multi-faceted two-day event featuring keynote and panel discussions, technology demonstrations of innovative work happening in and around the St. Louis region, networking opportunities, academic poster presentations and more.


October 19


Interested in the Geospatial Ecosystem Job Fair? Register Here!  


October 20

All times are CDT

0900-0915 Welcome and Introduction - Local Emcee– Ken Olliff, Vice President for Research, SLU and Virtual Emcee – Ronda Schrenk, Vice President of Programming, Geospatial Content, and External Relations, USGIF
0915-1000 Facilitated discussion led by Robert Cardillo with VADM Sharp, Fred Pestello, Ph.D., President, SLU and Roger Mason, Ph.D., Chairman of USGIF Board
1000-1015 Networking Break
1015-1045 A Conversation with Jack Dangermond, Founder and President, Esri and Christina Monaco, Chief Ventures Officer, NGA
1045-1115  Panel: Virtual Map of Saint Louis and Smart Cities Initiatives 
  • Moderator: Vasit Sagan, Ph.D., Director of Geospatial Institute @ SLU 
  • Robert Gaskill-Clemons, Ph.D., CTO City of St. Louis 
  • Earl McDowell, Local Government Account Manager, Esri 
  • Nadine Alameh, Ph.D., CEO, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
1115-1145 Panel: Crisis Mapping: Using Location Science to Protect Vulnerable Populations 
  • Moderator: Chris Tucker, Ph.D., Chairman, American Geographic Society 
  • Allie Cicotte, Research and Data Associate, The Clark-Fox Family Foundation 
  • Anthony Nguy-Robertson, Ph.D., Water Security Program Manager, Research Directorate, NGA 
  • Ingrid Peterson, Director, National Security Segment, Guidehouse
1145-1215  Panel: Using Location Science to Address Community Resilience and Public Health
  • Moderator:  Enbal Shacham Ph.D., Public Health and Associate Director of Geospatial Institute at SLU 
  • Alex Garza, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, SSM Health 
  • Erik Mueller, Ph.D., R&D Program Manager, Research Directorate, NGA
  • Carlos Rodriguez-Diaz, Ph.D., Professor, George Washington University
1215-1315 Virtual Lunch Break
1315-1445 Concurrent Sessions
  • Industry Lightning Talks
  • Poster Session Virtual with audience voting 
  • Exhibits
1445-1530 Panel: Catch the Geospatial Spirit with Renowned Sports Celebrities
  • Moderator:  Ronda Schrenk, USGIF 
  • Bill Dewitt III – Cardinals, President 
  • Jackie Joyner Kersee – Olympic Star (invited)
  • Maverick McNealy – PGA golfer (invited)
  • Marcus Pederson –NFL wide receiver
1530-1600 Keynote: GeoFutures Strategic Roadmap Implementation, Jason Hall
1600    Day one closing remarks – Ken Olliff, SLU

October 21

0900-0905 Welcome and Introduction – David Berczek, NGA and Ronda Schrenk, USGIF
0905-0915 Poster presentation winner announcement
0915-0945 Keynote: VADM Robert Sharp, Director NGA
0945-1000 Networking Break
1000-1045 Technology Migration to the Show Me State 
  • Moderator: Mark Munsell, Chief Technology Officer, NGA 
  • Eric Druker, Principal, Artificial Intelligence, Booz Allen Hamilton 
  • Steve Gillotte, CEO, Reinventing Geospatial, Inc. (RGi) 
  • Kumar Navular, Sr. Director, Global Industry Business Development, Maxar 
  • Judy Sindecuse, CEO and Managing Partner, Capital Innovators
1100-1300 Lunch/Networking/USGIF Presents Industry Lightning Talks
1300-1445 Tech Showcase (Government and Academia)
1:00-1:15  Worldwide DoD Ground Forces Mission Spectrum/Global Coverage Supported by NGA, Matt Swedberg, NGA East
1:15-1:30  TanDEM-X-Hydro-conditioning, Kim McCormack/Heather Levin, NGA West
1:30-1:45  Distinguishing the effects of geographic mobility and unemployment on the Coronavirus pandemic amid Midwestern rural and urban counties, Steve Scroggins, SLU
1:45-2:00  Geospatial Repository and Data Management System (GRiD) demo, Jon Darveau, NGA East
2:00-2:15  LiDAR Classification using Synthetic Data, Steve Spiegel, NGA West
2:15-2:30  Trusted Delivery of Foundation GEOINT Products, Dave Geiger, NGA West
2:30-2:45  Latino Neighborhoods and home ownership in Los Angeles County, Pedro Ruiz, SLU, LA
1445-1530 – Next NGA West Project Update:  Sue Pollmann, West Executive and Director, N2W Program Office, and Mark Andress, Chief Information Officer, NGA
1530-1600 – Keynote: Jim McKelvey– Founder of Invisibility, Co-Founder of Square
1600 - Closing remarks:  Ronda Schrenk, USGIF




Event Type:Workshop
Category:Technical Workshop
Early registration ends on Aug 28, 2020.
Regular registration starts on Aug 29, 2020 and ends on Oct 16, 2020.
Late registration starts on Oct 17, 2020.
(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 Academic Faculty Fee
Member Fee: $0.00$0.00$39.00
Non-Member Fee: $0.00$0.00$59.00
 Government Fee
Member Fee: $0.00$0.00$39.00
Non-Member Fee: $0.00$0.00$59.00
 Industry Fee
Member Fee: $99.00$99.00$149.00
Non-Member Fee: $149.00$149.00$199.00
 Law Enforcement/First Responder Fee
Member Fee: $0.00$0.00$39.00
Non-Member Fee: $0.00$0.00$59.00
 Non US Government Fee
Member Fee: $0.00$0.00$39.00
Non-Member Fee: $0.00$0.00$59.00
 Student Fee
Member Fee: $0.00$0.00$39.00
Non-Member Fee: $0.00$0.00$59.00

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