GEO Huntsville Conference
November 8-9, 2012
Davidson Center for Space Exploration
Business Opportunities for Today's Geospatial Revolution
The GEO Huntsville Conference will offer attendees the opportunity to seek business opportunities through both private sector partnerships as well as those with federal government agencies. Our objective is to promote the geospatial technology applications and innovation by the companies, agencies and academic institutions that comprise the North Alabama region. We’ll focus on the themes where Huntsville’s expertise shines:
- Geospatial intelligence (GEOINT)
- Energy management
- Simulation, visualization, common operational pictures and building information modeling (BIM)
- Commercial space and earth observation applications
We’ll also discuss the technology integration solutions with Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle's other economic development initiatives, Energy Huntsville and Cyber Huntsville. This educational symposium will support the overall goal of growing and sustaining workforce development.
Why You Should Attend
A significant focus of the conference is presenting opportunities to network with other geospatial organizations, both larger defense contractors as well as small and medium sized business. We will present a forum where small business development program directors from Huntsville’s federal agencies will showcase “How to Procure Services.”
Invest in Huntsville
One of the major objectives of GEO Huntsville is to continue to grow the base of expertise and opportunity in the region. To that end, we’ll present a panel of executives that have built their companies in the Rocket City and seek to continue their expansion. They will tell you why Huntsville is an excellent place to do business. Panelists will include the CEO’s and senior executives from the region’s top companies (see the agenda).
Education and Training
The Department of Labor estimates that over 180,000 geospatial professionals will be needed over the next 10 years to fill jobs. Our panel of educators from local universities and NASA will discuss how to train our local workforce and present options for both young professionals as well as those looking to increase their skills.
The deadline to submit an abstract for presentation is September 30, 2013.