ION’s Joint Navigation Conference 2013 Cancelled

In a March 11 announcement, Institute of Navigation director Lisa Beaty said it was with "sincere regret" that this year’s Joint Navigation Conference will not take place in June as planned. She said all All JNC 2013 registered attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors will receive a full refund of any fees they have already paid.


In a March 11 announcement, Institute of Navigation director Lisa Beaty said it was with "sincere regret" that this year’s Joint Navigation Conference will not take place in June as planned. She said all All JNC 2013 registered attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors will receive a full refund of any fees they have already paid.

Beaty said in an email, "Due to the Defense Department’s recent policies detailing actions to be taken to prepare for drastic budget cuts, the curtailment of travel, fallout from a scandal with the U.S. General Services Administration conferences this past year, the current sequestration, and possible furloughs for federal employees, it is no longer possible for ION to ensure the JNC will be able to maintain a high quality technical program."

The GSA was hit with news of massive conference overspending last year that has resulted in strict cost controls on government employee travel and events.

ION intends to revive the annual military navigation, guidance and control event next year, and has scheduled the 2014 conference for June 16 through 19 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, Orlando, Florida and the classified session and Warfighter panel  on June 19 at Shades ofGreen, Walt Disney World Resort.

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