Special Events

Wednesday, September 26

Attendee Luncheon in the Exhibit Hall

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
This event is included with all full conference, student exhibit only, and Wednesday single day registrations. See registration desk onsite to purchase tickets for guests.

Exhibitor Hosted Reception

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Exhibit Hall

Join the ION GNSS+ 2018 exhibitors as they host a social evening of information and cuisine. All exhibit booths will be open during the exhibitor-hosted reception. Take this opportunity to review developments in GNSS technology, talk shop, get the specifics directly from the vendors, and learn about what has been happening in the GNSS marketplace during the past year. This event is included with any type of registration. Spouses and traveling companions 21 years of age and older are welcome to attend.

Thursday, September 27

Attendee Luncheon in the Exhibit Hall

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m., Exhibit Hall
This event is included with all full conference, student exhibit only and Thursday single day registrations. See registration desk onsite to purchase tickets for guests.

Women in PNT: Truths and Myths of Work-Life Balance

Women in PNT Invite5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. - Hibiscus Room

Women in PNT LogoAn Interactive Discussion Moderated by Dr. Nicole Nieto, Program Manager, Gender Initiatives in STEMM, The Ohio State University

Join us for an evening program on the Truths and Myths of WorkLife Balance – an interactive and lively discussion around the opportunities and challenges facing today’s professional women. Held in a talk-show style format with recognized leaders in the PNT community, the discussion will expand with the moderator interacting with, and inviting, some audience members to participate as panelists to provide additional perspectives. Come and enjoy what is sure to be an animated exchange – you can contribute, or simply observe. Refreshments will be served.

The Institute of Navigation’s (ION) Women in Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) is a voluntary networking initiative designed to support and engage women who are in the early stages of their careers in and across all areas of PNT. The initiative provides a forum for PNT professionals to meet and discuss issues vital to women on topics including, but not limited to, professionalism, career development, leadership, networking and work-life balance issues.

Sponsored by: Spirent Logo 2018Harris LogoSyntonyMunich Sat Nav

Friday, September 28

Johannes Kepler and Bradford W. Parkinson Awards Luncheon

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Riverfront Hall North/Center

The purpose of the Kepler Award is to honor an individual for sustained and significant contributions to the development of satellite navigation. All members of the ION are eligible. Please submit names for consideration with a supporting letter to the Satellite Division Awards Committee Chair via the ION website prior to June 30.

The Bradford Parkinson Award, which honors Dr. Parkinson for his leadership in establishing both the U.S. Global Positioning Systems and the Satellite Division of The Institute of Navigation, is given to an outstanding graduate student in the field of Global Navigation Satellite Systems. The award includes a personalized plaque and a $2,500 honorarium. Any graduate student who is an ION member and is completing a degree program with an emphasis on GNSS technology, applications, or policy is eligible. Applications must be received by June 30. See the Kepler Award Nomination Form for application requirements.

This event is included with a full, or Friday single day, conference registration. Tickets for exhibitors, students and/or guests may be purchased using the registration form in this program or by visiting the ION registration desk onsite.