Joint Navigation Conference Moves to September - Inside GNSS

Joint Navigation Conference Moves to September

JNC 2020, the largest U.S. military Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) and GPS conference, has been rescheduled for September 8–11, 2020 at the same two locations near Cincinnati, Ohio.

The current global climate makes the Institute of Navigation’s ability to host the Joint Navigation Conference (JNC) in early June unlikely, the organization stated.

The US-only For Official Use Only (FOUO) sessions will take place at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Kentucky, across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio. The US-only classified sessions will convene at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), Wright Patterson Air Force Base outside Dayton, Ohio, 65 miles north of Cincinnati on I-75 and I-675.

The theme of JNC 2020 is: Enhancing Dominance and Resilience for Warfighting and Homeland Security PNT.

JNC is the largest U.S. military Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) conference of the year with joint service and government participation. The event focuses 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 U.S. only conference attendance (September 8-10) will be screened by the Joint Navigation Warfare Center and will be restricted to US only. The classified session, held at AFIT, will have US only Secret Clearance access (September 11). The exhibit hall (September 9-10) 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).

The rescheduled conference will host the program originally scheduled to be presented in June. See the conference website for updated program information.

Those who have already registered to attend or present at JNC will receive an email from ION letting outlining options.

Register for JNC 2020, September 8-11, 2020 here.

“We know there will be pent-up demand for JNC 2020. It’s a time to “bounce-back” from what has been a difficult few months for everyone. Please join us at JNC 2020!” ION concluded.

Air Force Institute of Technology, photo courtesy AFIT.