The Institute of Navigation (ION) Military Division has canceled this year’s Joint Navigation Conference (JNC), which was scheduled to take place in Orlando, Florida, June 10-13.
“This decision has not been taken lightly but due to the DOD’s recent policies detailing actions to be taken to prepare for drastic budget cuts, the curtailment of travel, fallout from a scandal with GSA conferences this past year, the current sequestration, and possible furloughs for federal employees, it is no longer possible for ION to ensure the JNC will be able to maintain a high-quality technical program and sufficient networking opportunities that makes the JNC so valuable to DOD/DHS employees and their supporting organizations,” wrote Lisa Beaty, ION executive director, in a statement.
“While it is impossible for us to predict the duration of the current federal climate, the ION is committed to keeping the Institute on a sure and steady track,” Beaty wrote. The 2014 JNC is still scheduled for June 16-19, 2014, at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, Orlando, Florida, with the classified session and warfighter panel being held at Shades of Green at Walt Disney World Resort on June 19.
All JNC 2013 registered attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors will receive a full refund of fees paid. Registrants and exhibitors are reminded that they are responsible for cancelling their own hotel reservations, and other travel-related arrangements. To cancel reservations at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, call 1-407-351-5555 or 1-800-327-6677, or cancel your reservation online.