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ION changes date for 2021 Joint Navigation Conference

December 17, 2020  - By

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The Institute of Navigation (ION) has changed the dates for the 2021 Joint Navigation Conference (JNC) to Aug. 24-27 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Kentucky.

The conference will be hosted by the Military Division of the Institute of Navigation for the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security. Its theme will be “Enhancing Dominance and Resilience for Warfighting and Homeland Security PNT.”

The FEDCON U.S.-only sessions will take place at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Kentucky, Aug. 24-26; and the U.S.-only secret sessions will be held at the Air Force Institute of Technology, WPAFB in Dayton, Ohio, Aug. 27. The JNC 2021 exhibit hall will be open Aug. 25-26.

This decision to change the date and host the conference in person was made in consideration of the forecasted Spring 2021 global accessibility of the COVID-19 vaccine.

“We have made this decision to ensure our attendees feel safe gathering at ION events,” said Lisa Beaty, executive director at ION. “There appears to be good reason for optimism that our military PNT community will be able to gather again soon.”

According to ION, 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.

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