With deep regret , the USGIF and its Board of Directors have reported that the GEOINT 2020 Symposium will not take occur in Tampa, Florida, on April 26-29.
As reported, USGIF has been closely monitoring developing reports from the Federal Government, the Florida Government, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and World Health Organization concerning the COVID-19 outbreak.
On March 9, the Governor of Florida issued Executive Order 20-52 declaring a state of emergency, and on March 13 the President of the United States declared a national emergency.
On March 14, the Department of Defense imposed a 60-day travel restriction on military and defense civilian personnel.
On the same date, the Office of Management and Budget also prohibited travel for other federal employees, unless it is mission critical.
On March 15, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention directed the cancellation or postponement of in-person events consisting of 50 or more for the next eight weeks.
On March 17, Hillsborough County, which includes Tampa, issued an order limiting all public and private events and gatherings to 50 people or less.
USGIF regrets having to cancel GEOINT 2020, as the GEOINT Symposium annually brings networking, thought leadership, student interaction, business and educational opportunities to the entire geospatial intelligence, trade and academic community. The organization looks forward to the next time the event can be conducted. Until then, USGIF is dedicated to continuing to be a resource to the geospatial intelligence community and will explore virtual options to do so.
USGIF is working out processes for appropriate refunds and patience is requested as this is a huge undertaking with the organization's registration and housing company and updates with details will be published when the procedures are set in place.
USGIF requests all pray for continued health and safety as well as an end to COVID-19. Please continue to stay engaged and involved in the geospatial intelligence community. Follow USGIF on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter; Trajectory Magazine on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter; and GEOINT Symposium on Facebook and Twitter.
With a heavy heart, the 2020 CubeSat Developers Workshop that was to occur in San Luis Obispo, California, is being postponed.
With the current unfolding of COVID-19, the organization wishes to ensure the safety of the cubesat community and the world at large. Patience is requested as the best way to move forward is determined.
As circumstances change, additional information regarding Workshop will be offered via email and on the website. Please contact the Workshop Team with any questions you may have. Stay safe, wash your hands, practice social distancing, and take care of one another.