Joint Navigation Conference (JNC)

Cancellation Notice

After careful consideration, the Institute of Navigation’s (ION) Military Division is announcing that the ION Joint Navigation Conference (JNC) 2020, scheduled to take place September 8-11 in Covington, Kentucky/Cincinnati, Ohio, has been cancelled. This decision was made in light of COVID-19 and the current DOD/government travel restrictions that are limiting travel. The restricted nature of the JNC conference does not make a virtual experience possible.

We urge those who were planning to attend the meeting in person to expedite cancellations of flights and other travel arrangements. If you made your hotel reservation through the ION JNC website, your reservation will be cancelled for you, and you will receive an email confirming the cancellation. If you booked your hotel room using any other method, you will need to contact the hotel directly to cancel your room reservation. ION will communicate directly with scheduled program participants and exhibitors.

If you have already registered to attend ION JNC 2020, your registration fees will be fully refunded. You will receive an email confirming your refund has been processed by July 31.  If you paid by credit card, your registration fees will be refunded to the original card. If you paid by check or wire transfer, we will refund your registration fees via check.

JNC 2021 will be held June 7-10 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Kentucky/Cincinnati, Ohio with the classified session hosted at the Air Force Institute of Technology. Please save the date!

We ask for your patience as we work diligently to address questions and provide additional information. Media/questions should be directed to the Institute of Navigation at or call +1-703-366-2723.