The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) is the world's largest modeling, simulation and training event. Held near the beginning of December in Orlando, Florida, USA, I/ITSEC consists of peer-reviewed paper presentations, tutorials, special events, professional workshops, a commercial exhibit hall, a serious games competition, and STEM events for teachers and secondary students. I/ITSEC is organized and sponsored by the National Training & Simulation Association (NTSA), which promotes international and interdisciplinary cooperation within the fields of modeling and simulation (M&S), training, education, analysis, and related disciplines at this annual meeting. The NTSA is an affiliate subsidiary of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). Hence, I/ITSEC also emphasizes themes related to defense and securi
Entering its twelfth year, the annual Defense TechConnect (DTC) Summit, co-located with the Fall SBIR/STTR Innovation Conference and Resilience Week, brings together defense, private industry, federal agency, and academic leadership to accelerate state-of-the-art technology solutions for the military and national security.
The annual DTC supports innovation imperatives in the National Defense Strategy (NDS) and National Security Strategy (NSS) and is a unique platform to reach thousands focused on innovation and technology to support national security and the DoD.
The annual DTC is one of the most well-attended defense innovation conferences of the year. We are proud to be one of the original innovation hubs to support the DOD and its missions.
Connect directly with over $4 billion in early stage funding. Learn how to compete for funding, while networking with global industry scouts, investors, and key federal leadership representing the nation's largest seed fund.
This year’s theme for the NDIA Small Business Innovation Summit is: Accelerating Development and Delivery of Innovation.
Join us to learn how you, as a small business innovator, can drive advanced capabilities to our warfighters, positively impacting supply at the tactical edge. We will be actively exploring pathways to success for technology in the areas of human performance, robotics, communications, cybersecurity, and trusted supply chain.
Are you a small business looking to take your defense technology to the next level? Are you new to government contracting? Are you looking for tips on how to engage in the SBIR/STTR program or navigate the rich federal innovation ecosystem? Are you a large business looking to add valuable contributors to your supply chain? This conference is for you.
Register today and learn first-hand how you can apply your technologies, ideas, and innovations to address pressing national security needs.
December 6-7, 2023 | The Sunset Room, National Harbor, MD
Defense Strategies Institute is proud to announce the 10th Annual Space Resiliency Summit. This year’s Summit will bring together senior leaders from across the US space enterprise to discuss US efforts to ensure the resiliency of critical assets against both traditional and non-kinetic attacks.
Superiority in the electromagnetic spectrum continues to prove itself as a game-changing capability that provides a decisive operational advantage in conflicts worldwide. Integrating and synchronizing EMS operations in every warfighting domain across the entire range of military operations is a clear imperative for our warfighters. But continued success demands that industry, academia, military, governments, and professional associations form alliances and partnerships to share perspectives and expertise throughout the entire range of the EMS. AOC 2023 provides a collaborative forum to capture the passion of professionals ready and willing to make a difference and directly impact our future.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR and join us for three full days of informative and engaging keynote sessions, breakout discussions, and tech talks at AOC’s Annual International Symposium & Convention. This leading event for electronic warfare, electromagnetic spectrum operations, cyber-electromagnetic activities, and information operations professionals worldwide is taking place this December.
Mark your calendars! The inaugural SFA Spacepower Conference is set to take place December 12-13, 2023, in Orlando, FL. Join military leaders, industry experts, academics, policymakers, and international representatives for two days of engaging discussions and interactive sessions focused on the mission sets of the United States Space Force.
In addition, there will be several networking and social events leading up to the conference, such as Guardian Arena, which you can learn more about below. Save the date and get ready to be a part of this historic event!
2024 WEAPONS AND TACTICS INDUSTRY TRADE SHOW
The Combat Air Forces (CAF) Weapons and Tactics Conference (WEPTAC) is an annual two week event that brings together hundreds of warfighters from the CAF to discuss current issues, to look at future issu
The Combat Air Forces (CAF) Weapons and Tactics Conference (WEPTAC) is an annual two week event that brings together hundreds of warfighters from the CAF to discuss current issues, to look at future issues, and to provide solutions for joint employment of forces. New technology is a key area. Attendance is primarily Air Force personnel, but there has been an increasing amount of participation form the Army, Navy and Marines. This movement focuses on joint warfighting. It’s hosted by the United States Warfare Center and run by Air Combat Command Directorate of Operations.
An independent Industry Trade Show runs concurrently during the second week of the CAF WEPTAC and is open to all defense industry organizations including small businesses who want to showcase their existing and future technologies and capabilities. It presents an opportunity for the defense industry to meet with warfighters who currently use or potentially will use their products. They are able to obtain direct feedback from the actual warfighters on what they like and don’t like about existing products and technology and hear about products they would like to see in the future. Industry representatives may participate if invited by the working group chairman. Please read the frequently asked questions for Trade Show details here: https://www.weptac.com/f.a.q.html
es, and to provide solutions for joint employment of forces. New technology is a key area. Attendance is primarily Air Force personnel, but there has been an increasing amount of participation form the Army, Navy and Marines. This movement focuses on joint warfighting. It’s hosted by the United States Warfare Center and run by Air Combat Command Directorate of Operations.
An independent Industry Trade Show runs concurrently during the second week of the CAF WEPTAC and is open to all defense industry organizations including small businesses who want to showcase their existing and future technologies and capabilities. It presents an opportunity for the defense industry to meet with warfighters who currently use or potentially will use their products. They are able to obtain direct feedback from the actual warfighters on what they like and don’t like about existing products and technology and hear about products they would like to see in the future. Industry representatives may participate if invited by the working group chairman.
Join us for a virtual fireside chat with Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass, the highest-ranking enlisted Airman in the U.S. Air Force, and AFA's President & CEO Lt. Gen. Bruce "Orville" Wright, USAF (Ret.).
Chief Bass provides direction for the enlisted force and represents their interests to the American public and to those in all levels of government. She serves as the personal adviser to the Air Force Chief of Staff and the Secretary of the Air Force on all issues regarding the welfare, readiness, morale, and proper utilization and progress of more than 600,000 Total Force Airmen. Chief Bass is the 19th chief master sergeant appointed to the highest noncommissioned officer position.
As part of Commercial Space Week, SpaceCom | 50th Space Congress brings together the entire space ecosystem including sub and prime contractors from commercial industry, international agencies and organizations, end-use markets, major government branches such as NASA, the DoD, the United States Space Force and Space Systems Commend, spaceports from around the world, and so many more.
This is the central resource for accelerating the construction of our space infrastructure and capabilities to:
The 6th Annual Military Aviation & Air Dominance Summit is the only full spectrum defense aviation event in North America and will convene senior level experts and decision makers from across the U.S. Military Services, DoD, International Partners, Acquisition Authorities, & Industry for a Joint Service discussion on initiatives and strategies to best equip and sustain the aviation force of the future. The 2024 Summit will discuss how the Military services, in partnership with industry, are modernizing and enhancing military aviation platforms and systems to ensure air dominance for the future fight.
UAV Technology USA will return as the leading conference in the US dedicated to unmanned aerial systems and their evolving role in modern warfare. UAV Technology USA will strive to enhance the learning and development of UAV Program managers and experts through a series of briefings and panel discussion. You will gain genuine insight and learning through the expertly selected participants who deliver briefings, ensuring the latest developments from all parts of the community (industry and military) are covered in great detail.
February 7-8, 2024 | UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center, Orlando, FL
Defense Strategies Institute’s 7th Annual Military Virtual Training & Simulation Summit will provide a forum for members of the DoD, Military Services, Federal Government, Industry, Academia, and other relevant stakeholders to discuss the future of modeling, simulation, and virtual training technologies in preparing Warfighters and decision-makers to be trained, ready, and lethal for the future fight. The 2024 VT&S Summit will aim to advance the DoD’s ability to deliver virtual environments that provide hyper-realistic training scenarios that enhance warfighter readiness, enable lethality, and enforce battlefield cohesion across the services at all echelons, in all domains.
The AFA Warfare Symposium is a premier professional development event for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force—and the aerospace and defense industry that supports them—focused on the critical concerns and challenges of joint warfare. With speakers from USAF and USSF combatant commands, industry leaders, the joint force, and international partners, the symposium provides opportunities to network and explore dynamic exhibits.
The theme of the 2024 AFA Warfare Symposium is “Reoptimizing for Great Power Conflict.” The event will be held in Aurora, Colo., and will feature 30 panels with more than 100 speakers, including senior DAF leadership. Registration will open soon.
February 21-22, 2024 | Jackson Center | Huntsville, AL
Defense Strategies Institute’s 3rd Annual Joint Fires Summit will bring together the DoD, Military Services, Industry, & Academia to discuss how they are currently working toward delivering cutting-edge surface-to-surface fires systems that will significantly increase range and effects over currently fielded US and adversary systems.
"International Business Convention for the Aerospace Industry" Aerospace & Defense Supplier Summit Seattle where you'll have the opportunity to meet with leading companies in every aerospace sector including mobility and UAV. For all companies, from large to small and diverse, wanting to build their business and strengthen strategic global relationships, this is an event you don't want to miss.
Government agencies are confronting a new era of challenges in extracting value from their data. As the volume and velocity of data from mission and operations, cybersecurity systems, IoT and edge devices, cloud application traces, and now generative AI keep growing, agency leaders need more effective ways to capitalize on the value of all that data.
Join top federal program executives and IT leaders and learn firsthand how advances in data management, search, and analytics capabilities are helping agencies turn data into mission value faster and more productively for citizens and government employees. And learn how agencies are leveraging these capabilities for cybersecurity, operational resilience, and preparing for the new era of generative AI.
Join the Potomac Officers Club’s 5th Annual AI Summit, where federal leaders and industry experts converge to explore the transformative power of artificial intelligence. Discover cutting-edge AI advancements, engage in dynamic discussions and forge strategic collaborations with key partners at this annual gathering of the movers and shakers in the field of AI.
Our Symposium Committee, Dixie Crow Chapter President Adam Delestowicz, and the Chapter Directors cordially invite you to join us for all the exciting events we have planned for this year's symposium. Below you will find symposium details including our complete schedule of events and contact information.
Download a complete schedule of events here. To register for the symposium click here. We highly recommend that you first read our brief list of Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the registration process.
Note from the EWA Technical Conference: “The Electronic Warfare and Avionics System program office (AFLCMC/WNY) is the sole sponsor of the EWA Technical Conference, Government sponsorship of the Dixie Crow Symposium is not implied. Visit the Robins AFB web site here.
DEFENSESCOOP PRESENTS DEFENSE TECH WEEK
Emerging technology and innovation are rapidly transforming the nature of modern defense. As the U.S. turns to advanced nations like China and Russia as its pacing threats, data-driven, digital capabilities and cyberspace operations will play an essential role in deterring and defending against threats from strategic competitors. Emerging technologies like drones and other autonomous systems and concepts like information and electronic warfare have taken center stage — alongside foundational investments in cybersecurity, cloud computing and artificial intelligence, and the wider push to Joint All-Domain Command and Control, or JADC2. Simply put: the ability to connect, sense, share information and take action in a rapid manner using advanced technology will be imperative in delivering decision advantage during this decisive time in our nation’s history.
Join influential leaders and innovators at Defense Tech Week, the nation’s premier week-long festival dedicated to technology’s critical role in the future of modern U.S. defense and national security.
Defense Tech Week is hosted by DefenseScoop. Sign up for the DefenseScoop newsletter to stay up-to-date with breaking news, trends and insights on the Department of Defense’s use of technology in support of top national security and defense initiatives and the future of U.S. military operations.
WHY DEFENSE TECH WEEK?
During Defense Tech Week, top uniformed and civilian officials from the military, as well as leaders from academia and the tech community, will come together online and in person to participate in community-driven events featuring interactive discussions, collaboration, and networking opportunities. Join Scoop News Group and thousands of attendees to learn more about new data-driven concepts of operation like JADC2, where the Pentagon is on the journey of adopting AI to transform operations, how the U.S. military is protecting our homeland from adversaries in cyberspace and what it will take from a talent and technology perspective to stay ahead of near-peer competitors like China and Russia.
Space Symposium, held at The Broadmoor and Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, has brought together space leaders from around the world to discuss, address, and plan for the future of space since the inaugural event in 1984. Attendees at that original event numbered 250 space enthusiasts. At the 38th Space Symposium (April 17-20, 2023), over 10,000 people from more than 40 countries participated in the event. Space Symposium has become widely known as the premier U.S. space policy and program forum and as the must-attend event for information and interaction among all sectors of space.
Called the National Space Symposium for the first 29 years, the event was renamed in 2014 to Space Symposium to reflect the event’s truly global profile.
Sea-Air-Space brings the U.S. defense industry and key military decision-makers together for three days of informative educational sessions, important policy discussions and a dynamic exhibit hall floor.
Owned and produced by the Navy League of the United States, Sea-Air-Space attracts maritime leaders from sea services around the globe.
AIAA DEFENSE Forum is a Secret/NOFORN event providing a venue for leaders from government, military, industry, and academia to advance and accelerate innovation. The 2024 forum, to be held 16–18 April at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD, covers the strategic, programmatic, and technical topics and policy issues pertaining to the aerospace and defense community. This year’s theme emphasizes the need for rapid adaptation of cutting-edge technology solutions for operators. It will explore the critical role of the science and technology community in providing innovative and operationally relevant capabilities to dominate the battlespace.The forum’s program consists of two main parts: a technical program offering a deep analysis on research and technologies geared to solve specific problems, and high-level plenary sessions tackling the most pressing issues impacting the future of national security.
XPONENTIAL is a yearly gathering of global leaders and end users in the uncrewed systems and robotics industry. Founded on the belief that cross-pollination drives innovation, it features opportunities to connect and problem-solve with experts across markets and domains.
The Simulation & Training Community Forum (STCF) will be held in person on April 24, 2024 at the Dayton Convention Center in Dayton, OH. Registration will open mid-January.
Dayton Convention Center (15 minutes from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base) 22 East 5th StreetDayton, OH 45402Adjacent parking in city parking garage
STCF features program updates from the Simulators Program Office, as well as from HAF A3, ACC, AMC, AFSOC, AFNG, AETC, AFRL, and others. Please note that we will be regularly updating the website as we receive additional program details.
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Join us at the GEOINT 2024 Symposium, where we explore the unparalleled importance of geospatial intelligence. This year’s Symposium theme, GEOINT 2024: Essential in All Dimensions and Domains, delves into the diverse facets of geospatial intelligence, showcasing its essential role in providing decision advantage at the point and time of need in today’s rapidly evolving technological and geopolitical landscape. From space to the deep sea, from cyberspace to urban environments, we will examine how GEOINT is at the forefront of understanding and shaping our world.
Engage with industry experts, government officials, and thought leaders as we explore the cutting-edge technologies, emerging trends, and innovative applications that make GEOINT indispensable in today's rapidly evolving landscape. Don't miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge, forge meaningful connections, and be at the forefront of the GEOINT community's exciting advancements. Together, let's unlock the power of geospatial intelligence in all dimensions and domains.
MODSIM will bring together M&S leaders focused on novel solutions and applications designed to innovate our future world. This unique, multi-disciplinary, and international conference and exposition features three presentation tracks, focusing on M&S communities of practice: Industry, Defense, and Training & Education. These main tracks include technologies, approaches, and solutions in numerous areas including, Engineering, Medical Simulation, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Transportation, Manufacturing, Extended Reality, Gamification, and Visualizations.
Our nation’s military, first responders, educators, government, and world leaders must be prepared to proactively respond to ever-changing shifts in threats, opportunities, politics, and policies. This pace of change requires that we predict and prepare for a variety of future opportunities to thrive under any circumstance. The MODSIM World 2024 theme, “Breaking Beyond: Taking the Next Step” is focused on the members of the M&S community and those innovative technologies they are creating for today and tomorrow.
What does it mean to take the next step beyond? It means to challenge ourselves, to explore new possibilities, to create value, and to look over the horizon. It means to not settle for the status quo, but to strive for excellence and innovation. It means to not be afraid of failure, but to embrace it as a learning opportunity. It means to not be limited by our assumptions, but to question them and test them. It means to not be satisfied with what we know, but to seek new knowledge and insights. This is the spirit that drives the field of modeling and simulation.
MODSIM World features a robust agenda of papers and panels, as well as an exhibit floor featuring a variety of companies and organizations showcasing new advances in M&S.
Be sure to watch this event webpage and MODSIMWorld.org for continued updates on the agenda and planning.
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Held annually, TSIS provides industry an opportunity to network and interact with procurement officials for training and simulation products and services from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force. Industry looks for insight on near-term and long-term opportunities, to include Q&A sessions and panel discussions. Acquisition strategies, timing and funding levels are also provided during the briefs.
The Association provides an organization through which we, as free people, may unite: to advocate for and support the men and women of the United States Air Force; to address the defense responsibilities of our nation imposed by the many advances in aerospace technology that have been and will continue to be made; to educate the members and the public at large as to what those men and women and technology contribute to the security of free people and the betterment of mankind; and to advocate and support military preparedness of the United States and its allies in order to adequately maintain the security of the United States and the free world.
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