The Institute of Navigation (ION) announced that its annual ION GNSS+ 2020 conference, scheduled to take place September 21-25, will now be held entirely virtual. InterGeo, the large international trade show held each fall in Germany, has made a similar announcement for its conference, scheduled for October 13–15.
ION made its decision after careful consideration and in light of COVID-19 and the domestic and international travel restrictions that make it impossible for many speakers and participants to participate in person. “The virtual platform is the best way to deliver a meaningful technical program experience to all participants,” said Lisa Beaty, Executive Director.
ION GNSS+ 2020 VIRTUAL will be held over the original dates, September 21-25, in Central Daylight Time and will live stream the plenary and all panel keynote sessions, including the Civil GPS Service Committee meeting, through the virtual web platform. These sessions will also be recorded and uploaded for viewing at a later time. Interactive question and answer will take place virtually.
Individual technical presentations will be pre-recorded and uploaded with slides to the ION GNSS+ 2020 VIRTUAL site each morning for viewing at a later time. Attendees will have the option to submit questions to each presenter. Details can be found by going to the online program.
For industry partners that normally exhibit at the show, ION will provide an expanded online exhibitor profile for exhibitors to upload a complete company profile with sales information, upload their company logo and company brochures, and include complete contact information. Virtual attendees will be able to email an exhibitor directly to ask questions or set up a phone or virtual appointment.
The Institute of Navigation is offering free conference registrations for ION GNSS+ first-time attendees (some restrictions apply) and a COVID-19 economic impact discounted virtual registration fee.
“The German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management and the HINTE EXPO & CONFERENCE have entered into an intensive dialogue with exhibitors and industry partners of INTERGEO in order to realize a completely digital platform for the Conference and Expo. The result is INTERGEO 2020 Digital, which will not only facilitate the transfer of knowledge and exchange of ideas within the CONFERENCE, but also guarantees the accessibility and opportunity to drop-in at the exhibitors.
“This form of networking at the digital INTERGEO 2020 over three days from 13 to 15 October will strengthen our interactions, the internationality and trust in the number one community platform of the industry. So that we can once again experience shared moments in 2021!”
See the InterGeo site for further information.