IEEE/ION PLANS Conference canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

March 13, 2020  - By

Logo: IONThe IEEE/ION PLANS Conference has been canceled. The conference — officially the IEEE/ION Position Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS) — was scheduled to take place April 20-23 in Portland, Oregon.

“After careful consideration, the ION Executive Committee, in cooperation with the IEEE/ION PLANS program committee, made the decision this afternoon to cancel,” said ION Executive Director Lisa Beaty in an email sent March 12.

The Institute of Navigation’s (ION’s) official position has been posted here.

The ION National Office has notified PLANS authors, exhibitors and vendors and provided each with additional information pertaining to their particular relationship or circumstance.

“The ION Executive Committee will be discussing additional follow-up considerations later this month,” Beaty said.

About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.