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Sep 1 - 4, 2020 London, UK

2020 RGS-IBG Conference - Borders, Mobilities and Frictions

Papers being sought which may include, but are not limited to the following topics:
How flows of goods and people are affected by processes of 'strengthening’ borders
The experience of mobile workers and working at borders
Representations and subjectivities of people crossing, or wanting to cross, borders
Illegal and clandestine border crossings
Borders as places of rest, waiting, conflict and conviviality
Implications of re-bordering for just-in-time production and logistical systems
Border crossings and nationalism
Abstracts (c.250 words) for oral presentations should include a title, and the names, affiliations and email addresses of all authors. Deadline for submission of abstracts: Monday 3rd February 2020. Responses from session convenors by: Friday 7th February 2020. The session convenors will communicate the RGS response as soon as informed by the organisers after the 14th February session proposal deadline. `Deadline for reduced rate ('early-bird') registrations: 12th June 2020.
Abstracts should be submitted to Debbie.hopkins - at - ouce.ox.ac.uk by Monday 3rd February 2020.


Sep 8 - 11, 2020 Covington, Kentucky, USA

2020 ION Joint Navigation Conference

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. From an operational perspective the conference will focus on advances in battlefield applications of GPS; critical strengths and weaknesses of field navigation devices; warfighter PNT requirements and solutions; and navigation warfare.
FOUO U.S. only conference attendance (June 1-3) will be screened by the Joint Navigation Warfare Center and will be restricted to US only.


Sep 15 - 17, 2020 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Commercial UAV Expo Americas

3,100 professionals from 54 countries attended the 2019 edition of Commercial UAV Expo Americas, cementing its position as the leading conference and expo for the commercial drone market.
An expansive education program features more than 200 thought leaders sharing information and best practices.
The fifth annual Commercial UAV Expo Americas in 2019 broke all prior records, with 202 exhibitors from around the world showcasing the latest drone technology.

Sep 21 - 25, 2020 St. Louis Union Station Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

ION GNSS+ 2020

ION GNSS+ is the world's largest technical meeting and showcase of GNSS technology, products and services. This year's conference will bring together international leaders in GNSS and related positioning, navigation and timing fields to present new research, introduce new technologies, discuss current policy, demonstrate products and exchange ideas.
Abstracts deadline is 5 March 2020.


Sep 23 - 25, 2020 St Louis Union Station Hotel, St Louis, Missouri, USA

IEEE/ION Position Location and Navigation Symposium

It was announced from HQ in Manassas Virginia, on 23 April that the IEEE/ION PLANS 2020, originally scheduled to take place in April, has been rescheduled and renamed IEEE/ION PLANSx 2020 for later in the year.
The IEEE/ION PLANSx 2020 technical programme will include a collection of the peer-reviewed papers originally scheduled to be presented in April. Delegates from both meetings will have the freedom to flow between ION GNSS+ and IEEE/ION PLANSx technical presentations and attend the ION GNSS+ commercial exhibit.


Oct 5 - 8, 2020 Grand Chancellor Hotel, Hobart, Australia

IHMA Congress Hobart - The next wave - Navigating towards the digital future

The biennial IHMA congress provides a unique forum in which formal Association meetings are combined with a conference, extensive networking program and an exhibition - displaying equipment, services and technical developments relevant to the ports and harbour sector and providing both local and international sponsors and exhibitors with a unique marketing platform.
The 2020 IHMA Congress is an unparalleled opportunity for maritime businesses to showcase their services and for port marine professionals from around the world to network, share their experiences and update their professional knowledge.

International Harbour Masters Association

Nov 13 - 14, 2020

Act in space 2020

Tackle ActInSpace's challenges and unleash your entrepreneurial potential! ActInSpace® is an international innovation contest inspiring young women and men worldwide to meet challenges based on space technologies, data, patents and infrastructures to launch start-ups into all areas of our daily lives.
Designed for students but open to everyone, the objective is to foster entrepreneurship, encourage start-up creation and promote the use of space technologies and space acquired data to change citizen's lives, to boost employment and to protect our planet.

Nov 22 - 25, 2020 Maritim Hotel & Internationales Congress Center, Dresden, Germany

European Navigation Conference

Dear friends from the worldwide satellite navigation family,
It is our great pleasure to welcome you again in Germany in the beautiful city of Dresden. On behalf of the Program Committee of the European Satellite Navigation Conference (ENC 2020) the German Institute of Navigation (DGON) is very pleased to welcome everybody cordially to the ENC 2020 in Dresden.


Nov 30 - Dec 4, 2020 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Commercial UAV Expo Europe

As part of Amsterdam Drone Week.

Dec 3 - 4, 2020 Sporthotel Royer, Schladming, Österreich / Austria

Ahorn 2020 - Der Alpenraum und seine Herausforderungen im Bereich Orientierung, Navigation und Informationsaustausch


Dec 7 - 11, 2020 San Francisco, California, USA

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

Celebrate the past, inspire the future. As AGU marks its Centennial in 2019, we return to San Francisco, the home of the AGU Fall Meeting for more than 40 years. Join our diverse community at the newly renovated Moscone Center as we collaborate across borders and boundaries to explore and develop our research. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in Centennial presentations and special events that will bring to life the past, present and the future of our science.


Jan 25 - 28, 2021 Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, San Diego, USA


The Precise Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications (PTTI) meeting is an annual conference sponsored by ION with a technical program designed to disseminate and coordinate PTTI information at the user level, review present and future PTTI requirements, inform government and industry engineers, technicians, and managers of precise time and frequency technology and its problems, and provide an opportunity for an active exchange of new technology associated with PTTI.
In 2021, PTTI will be co-located with the ION International Technical Meeting, in San Diego, California.
A commercial exhibit and pre-conference tutorials are held in conjunction with the conference.
Tutorials will be offered on January 25; technical sessions will take place January 26-28.


Mar 1 - 4, 2021 Barcelona, Spain

Mobile World Congress 2021

The mobile industry is working together to ensure people stay connected during these difficult times, while remaining optimistic about the return to normality including a great MWC Barcelona 2021.

Mar 2 - 4, 2021 Nürnberg, Germany

Embedded World 2021

embedded world - the leading international fair for embedded systems
Be it security for electronic systems, distributed intelligence, the Internet of Things or e-mobility and energy efficiency - the embedded world trade fair in Nuremberg enables you to experience the whole world of embedded systems.

May 12 - 14, 2021 Hotel Istra, Brijuni, Croatia

The Brijuni Conference - Deep space communication, navigation and propulsion

The Brijuni Conferences bring an up-to-date perspective of the present state of a given topic with the fundamental scientific philosophy to stimulate a cross-disciplinary flow of knowledge and expertise from both the science and technology standpoints. The topic of the conference is to discuss some of the major challenges for humans settling in Space that must be explored by the tools of science and technology. At the hearth of these challenges are communication, navigation and propulsion. New ideas that meet these challenges shall be discussed in the interdisciplinary spirit and informal flow of ideas.

Adriatic Aerospace Association

Jul 19 - 30, 2021 Krakow, Poland

ESA/JRC International Summerschool on GNSS 2020

The 13th edition of the ESA/JRC International Summerschool on GNSS 2020 will be held in Krakow, in the South of Poland. This location has become possible through the generous support of the European Space Agency (ESA), the Joint Research Centre (EC) and various supporters.
It is the objective of this Summer School to provide the attendees with a comprehensive overview on satellite navigation, starting from the GNSS system, its signals, the processing of the observations in a receiver and finally determining the position-navigation-time (PNT) solution. Many lab work will be carried out to get attendees really 'hands-on'. In addition, lectures on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Patents as well as on business aspects are given. The future of satellite systems is also discussed. Main emphasis will be put on the development of a group project using innovative ideas and covering all aspects from the idea, business plan, technical realisation till the marketing of the product or the service.


Nov 15 - 18, 2021 Edinburgh, Scotland

IAIN World Congress

The triennial IAIN World Congress.


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