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MAPPS to Participate in GEO Huntsville Conference Nov. 8-9

Posted By Nick Palatiello, Monday, October 29, 2012
Updated: Friday, October 26, 2012

MAPPS members in Alabama met in September to discuss the formation of a state chapter in the Yellowhammer State.  Jeff Lower, MAPPS President-Elect (Magnolia River Corporation), will speak at the conference to provide an overview on MAPPS activities at the national level and discuss the formation of a state chapter in Alabama. 

More information about the conference is provided below.



Conference 2012

November 8-9, 2012 - Davidson Center for Space Exploration - Huntsville, Alabama

#Register Today!

Register today for the GEO Huntsville Conference ... and join with others in the Southeast to explore the opportunities for small- and medium-sized business in geospatial intelligence, commercial earth observation systems, GIS, and much more. Registration is only $195 ($75 for students) for this two-day conference.


#GEOINT and Commercial Earth Observation Systems

The key themes for the conference center on the opportunities for geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) application development as well as those for commercial earth observation systems (i.e. small satellites, etc.) and remote sensing.


#Opportunities for Small and Medium Sized Businesses

The conference will offer special sessions to hear from the small business directors of the following agencies on how to better work with their agencies:

  • NASA

  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

  • U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Lifecycle Management Command (AMCOM)

  • U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC)

  • U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

#"Invest in Huntsville"

This special plenary panel will feature the C-level executives from major Huntsville-based corporations to discuss how they see the development of future technology investment opportunities that support the expansion of their organizations. Panelists include:

  • Dr. Marc Bendickson, CEO, Dynetics

  • Mr. Steve Hill, CEO, AEgis Technologies

  • Joe Ritch, Counsel, Sirote and Permutt; chairman, Tennessee Valley BRAC Committee

  • John Gulley, Sr. VP, SAIC and chairman, Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce Technology Committee

  • Joe Fehrenbach, COO, Intergraph Government Solutions.

  • Ronnie Hoff, Founder, Magnolia River Corporation

#Don't Miss These Other Plenary Sessions

Themes for the conference encompass the following topics:

  • Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) and National Security

  • Commercial Earth Observation Systems

  • Energy and geospatial technology integration

  • "Ethical Hacking" demonstration and Cybersecurity Issues

  • Geospatial Law and Policy

#Special Invitation from Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle

As Mayor of Huntsville and on behalf of the businesses, government agencies, and universities of our city, I would like to invite you to attend the GEO Huntsville Conference. For many years, we’ve worked extremely hard to collaborate to strengthen our workforce and leverage the technological expertise in our city. Now, we’ve taken the extra step of identifying three technology initiatives that we believe will catapult Huntsville to the forefront of geospatial technology and prepare our economy for future growth. For more information, please visit the conference website.

Keynote Speakers


Vice Admiral (ret.) Robert Murrett

Formerly, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

Currently, Deputy Director, Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism, Syracuse University


Dr. Mike Griffin

CEO, Schafer Corporation

Formerly, Chief Adminstrator, NASA

Guest Speakers

Dr. Myra Gray

Deputy G-3/5, Strategy and Concepts, U.S. Army Materiel Command

Maj. Gen. (ret.) Barbara Fast

Vice President, CGI Federal; formerly, Director, Intelligence, Joint Task Force, Iraq


John Gulley

Vice President, SAIC & Chairman, Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce Technology Committee

Dr. John Horack

Vice President, Space Systems, Teledyne Brown Engineering



Organizational Sponsors

City of Huntsville

50_limericks_sm.jpgHuntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce

United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation


The conference will be held at the Davidson Center for Space Exploration, 5 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, Alabama. The venue is adjacent to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and sessions will be held in the auditorium. 

Contact Us

The conference is produced by Directions Magazine.

Those with questions about the program should call Joe Francica at 256-650-0205, 256-509-3661 or email

Those with questions about exhibiting or sponsoring the event should call Jane Elliott at 847-242-0412 or email

Register today!

The registration fee is only $100 each day or $195 for both days of the event. Don't delay ... register now!


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256-650-0205 or 847-242-0412

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