International Attendees

FlagsI/ITSEC International Statistics for 2016

  • 1800 international registrants
  • 55 countries represented

I/ITSEC warmly welcomes the attendees from outside the USA.
Conference organizers make a special effort to provide assistance and enhance the I/ITSEC experience of our international participants. Courtesies extended to our international visitors include a special lounge, called the International Pavilion; internationally themed special events; and personalized support and tours.

International Pavilion
Room S310 E-H

  • Five meeting rooms that can accommodate up to ten people each (by reservation only)
  • Lounge area to relax with refreshments and mingle with colleagues or plan your daily agenda
  • Open through Sunday through Thursday, 26 - 30 November
  • The International Pavilion will provide a place for you to meet, learn more about the conference, and interact with international colleagues.

IntlBP2Best Papers From Around the Globe
NTSA President James Robb, USN (Ret) and Dr. Denise Threlfall, Chair of International Programs, with the 2016 Best from Around the Globe authors.


  • ITEC best paper: Capt. Sander Cruiming, Royal Netherlands Army:  "Urban Operations Training – Battling Challenges through Innovation and Technology"
  • SimTecT Best Paper: Jacqueline Bailey and Karen Blackmore, University of Newcastle; Grant Robinson, Australian Defence College Simulation Directorate: "Exploring Avatar Facial Fidelity and Emotional Expressions on Observer Perception of the Uncanny Valley"

International Reception
Join us Wednesday evening for a reception that acknowledges your international participation in I/ITSEC 2017 and recognizes our Best from Around the Globe presenters. Check in the International Pavilion for information about the International Reception on Wednesday evening.

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International Reception

Special Events for I/ITSEC 2017

2017 Best from Around the Globe

Tuesday 28 Nov • 1400-1530 
Come hear the award winners from SimTecT and ITEC present their outstanding papers from two prestigious international conferences.

Additional Tutorials and Papers that are from International Authors or are of International Interest are distributed throughout the program. Check for the International Symbol (an airplane icon).

Conference Awards Banquet
We encourage you to make plans to stay and attend the Conference Awards Banquet to be held on Thursday evening.  This is a great way to close out the week and celebrate the 51st Anniversary of the conference!  The banquet dress code is listed in the program as Black Tie (optional), but we would like for you to feel free to wear your nation’s formal traditional dress/costume to the evening’s events.  Let’s celebrate together the world’s largest modeling, simulation, and training conference—51 years in the making!

Helpful International Travel Links

    Apply for a Visa Online
    Request a Letter of Invitation from NTSA, sponsor of I/ITSEC (Please allow 10 days for processing. The letter will be sent via e-mail to the requestor from
    Currency Converter
    Travel Tips from TSA

Contact Information:

Dr. Denise Threlfall
International Programs Director, I/ITSEC 2017

Sponsorship Opportunities with the International Pavilion:
Ms. Debbie Langelier, CEM
NTSA, Director of Exhibits & Sponsorships