Special Events

Special Events

Each year I/ITSEC hosts a series of special events that reflect topical areas in the world of Modeling, Simulation and Training. From looking into the future of medical simulation to seeing what Hollywood's most cutting edge effects wizards can bring to the industry, I/ITSEC's Special Events are always innovative and informative.

The I/ITSEC Special Events are divided into four general categories:

For further details, full list of speakers, check out the above link to Special Events. For more information on the full I/ITSEC Program, click on "Detailed Program Agenda."

Operation Blended Warrior

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Why Operation Blended Warrior?
Over the years there has been a lot of progress in the individual disciplines (Live, Virtual Constructive), but there hasn’t been a lot of progress in the rapid integration of all three. Operation Blended Warrior aims to address this through a 4 year special event, each year adding scope and complexity while identifying big challenges and driving down planning time and costs.
Check your Meeting Bags or stop by Booth 449 for a full listing of the participants and the programs to be demonstrated.     

Congressional Modeling and Simulation Event

 Monday     1030-1200     

This special event invites everyone attending the Conference or Exposition to hear from the training and simulation leaders in Congress. It is also a great opportunity for you to interact with Congressional Members on issues of importance to you or your company and to impress upon them your priorities. With defense budgets constrained, this forum provides you an opportunity to advocate for value of training and simulation in support of national security.  Attendees will hear how Congressional Members see the situation in Washington and have the opportunity to make their case for timely investments in Modeling and Simulation. With every budget dollar being scrutinized, strong advocacy for training and readiness has never been more important. This event is always standing room only, so get there early.

General/Flag Officer Panel

 Tuesday     1030-1200     

Global forces are squeezed between declining budgets and expanding threats. Services continue to reorganize and downsize but also face significant readiness challenges. Meanwhile, terrorist threats continue to spread across the globe. Nations continue to deal with the effects of mass migration from the middle east and cyber-attacks are becoming an everyday occurrence requiring huge investments in personnel and funding. Our Senior Officer panel will address this year's theme, "Harnessing new technologies to win in a complex world." This year’s panel will include senior representatives from all the U.S. Military Services and NATO. Following opening remarks, the audience will be able to interact with the panel through written questions. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from national leaders on the way ahead. Click here for keynote and flag officer panel.