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About the Annual PNT Symposium

Each fall since 2007, the Stanford Center for Position, Navigation and Time has hosted an annual symposium, featuring 15-20 invited speakers plus student presentations.

The symposium, which is held in the Kavli and Panofsky Auditoriums at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory—a short drive or shuttle ride from the Stanford campus—now spans two and one half days, with the first day devoted to student presentations and the second day and third half-day devoted to invited speaker presentations. The symposium includes a banquet dinner and speaker on the evening of the second day.

The purpose of the annual PNT Symposium is to provide a venue and forum in which professionals working on PNT-related technology and applications can exchange information and discuss current issues affecting this increasingly important and pervasive field. In addition to the formal group presentations, several coffee breaks scheduled throughout the symposium, plus lunchtimes and the dinner banquet on the second night of the symposium offer opportunities for participants to mingle and talk informally.

Following each year's symposium, most presenters provide SCPNT with a digital file (typically PDF, sometimes augmented with video) of their presentation slides. On the current and past seminar pages in this section, you'll find lists of all the invited speaker presentations, as well as the student poster presentations. The lists are organized alphabetically by the last names of the presenters. Most of the presentations in these lists include links for downloading the corresponding presentation file(s).