ION to Host the 2018 Joint Navigation Conference (JNC 2018)

Joint Navigation Conference (JNC)

The Military Division of the Institute of Navigation (ION) will host the 2018 Joint Navigation Conference (JNC 2018) for the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security this summer in Long Beach, California. The theme of this year’s conference will be: Positioning, Navigation and Timing Technologies: The Foundation for Military Ops and Homeland Security.

JNC is the largest U.S. military Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) conference of the year with joint service and government participation. The event will focus on technical advances in PNT with emphasis on joint development, test and support of affordable PNT systems, logistics and integration. From an operational perspective, the conference will focus on advances in battlefield applications of GPS; critical strengths and weaknesses of field navigation devices; warfighter PNT requirements and solutions; and navigation warfare.

FOUO US only conference attendance (July 9-11) will be screened by the Joint Navigation Warfare Center and will be restricted to the U.S. only. The classified session will have US only Secret Clearance access (July 12). The exhibit hall (July 10-11) will be open to all conference participants, exhibiting organizations, their employees and related organizations. All materials displayed in the exhibit hall shall be publically releasable (Distribution A). Tutorials are slated for July 9. To submit abstracts, click here  The abstract deadline is February 15, 2018.