Young Professionals Program


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 GEOINT 2016

USGIF Young Professionals Group: Experiencing M&A: Taking Your Startup to the Next Level
Monday, May 16
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Gainesville 1-2

What is it like to follow the dream of owning your own business and to watch that dream become a reality as it grows into something brilliant? What happens next?
Join our panel of entrepreneurs as they share their experience of turning a dream into reality and how they made the decision to take their business to the next level through mergers and acquisitions.

Young Professionals Networking Reception
Tuesday, May 17
5-6:30 p.m.
Sarasota 1-2

Join USGIF’s Young Professionals Group for an informal networking event to discuss the Symposium and to meet other young professionals.

YPG Outreach Activity
Wednesday, May 17

YPG will host 50 JROTC Cadets from Oakridge High School in Orlando, Fla.

Young Professionals Golden Ticket 2016

The Foundation selects up to 25 individuals to participate in this exclusive opportunity, which includes complimentary GEOINT Foreword and GEOINT Symposium registration as well as activities such as a mentoring luncheon, special exhibit hall briefings, and an invitation to the exclusive USGIF Chairman’s Reception.

And the Golden Ticket Winners are…

This opportunity is only open to those 35-years-old and under or with five or less years of experience in the GEOINT Community. Applicants must fully participate in all program activities and attend the entire GEOINT 2016 Symposium, beginning Sunday, May 15, and ending the evening of Wednesday, May 18. The full young professionals’ program agenda will be available in April. Previous Golden Ticket recipients are not eligible for selection. Selected individuals will be responsible for their own travel and hotel accommodations.

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.