Networking Events

Sunday, April 22
GEOINT 2018 Welcome Celebration

7-10 p.m.
Armature Works, 1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL

Join USGIF and 3,500 of your closest friends as we kick off the week with the GEOINT 2018 Welcome Celebration. The Welcome Celebration is always a great setting to network with colleagues, old and new, while enjoying great food and beverages and entertainment.

The celebration will be held at Armature Works, a recently renovated mixed-use building that breathes new life into the historic Tampa Heights neighborhood

At the event, enjoy outdoor games like cornhole and giant Jenga on the outside lawn as well as a cigar roller station, complemented by a scotch tasting bar. Inside, hear great music and see artists at work. And before you leave, don’t forget to get photos with a few animals.

Bus Shuttles
Shuttles will run every 15 minutes, 6:30-10:30 p.m., from the Tampa Convention Center and the Hilton Tampa Downtown. View flyer

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Monday, April 23
Exhibit Hall Networking Reception

4-5 p.m.
East-West Halls

Each afternoon network with colleagues and enjoy refreshments while exploring the exhibit hall of 250 exhibitors showcasing services, solutions, and technologies for your mission needs.

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Tuesday, April 24
Exhibit Hall Networking Reception

4-5 p.m.
East-West Halls

Each afternoon network with colleagues and enjoy refreshments while exploring the exhibit hall of 250 exhibitors showcasing services, solutions, and technologies for your mission needs.

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Tuesday, April 24
Young Professionals Networking Reception

5-7 p.m.
The Landing, Tampa Convention Center

Meet with young professionals from across the GEOINT Community at this networking event. The Landing is located on the 2nd Floor near Registration at the convention center, just outside at the top of the escalators. This event is co-hosted by Esri’s Young Professionals Network.

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Wednesday, April 25
Exhibit Hall Networking Reception

2-3 p.m.
East-West Halls

Each afternoon network with colleagues and enjoy refreshments while exploring the exhibit hall of 250 exhibitors showcasing services, solutions, and technologies for your mission needs.


Wednesday, April 25
GeoXchange Networking Dinners

Close out GEOINT 2018 by enjoying discussion of a trending GEOINT topic over dinner. USGIF has arranged GEOXchange Dinners at five restaurants in proximity to the Tampa Convention Center. Each restaurant has a designated topic of discussion:

Anticipatory Intelligence
5-7 p.m.
Waterside Grill (inside Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina)
700 S. Florida Ave.

Digital Humanitarianism
5-7 p.m.
American Social
601 S. Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 107

Federal Contracting
5-7 p.m.
Columbia Café
801 Old Water S.

GEOINT in the Future
5:30-7:30 p.m.
211 Restaurant (inside Hilton Downtown Tampa Hotel)
211 N. Tampa St.

Open Source GEOINT
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Jackson’s Bistro, Bar & Sushi
601 S. Harbour Island Blvd.

To attend a dinner, visit the GEOXchange Dinners sign-up board at registration any time during the Symposium. Sign up early, as seats are limited and are expected to fill up quickly! If you sign up but later find that you can no longer attend, please strike your name from the board out of courtesy for others wanting to participate. Please note, reservations don’t include the cost of dinner. Attendee to pay for dinner at the conclusion of the evening.