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:

  • Signature Events: Must-see "Flag Level" type events such as the Congressional Panel, General/Flag Officers Panel
  • Focus Events: High interest panels and speakers
  • Community of Interest: Smaller audience, tightly focused
  • Program Briefs: Briefs from the Services for ongoing programs  

2023 Special Events

Special Events for I/ITSEC 2024 will be posted in early September.

Next Big Thing

The NTSA Next Big Thing is a series of "TED Talk" style special events all day on Wednesday, 29 November, where leaders, engineers and practitioners engage to gain information and collaborate on how to posture their organizations to realize high value from rapidly evolving technology. This year we are focusing on both Artificial Intelligence (AI) and 5G. We also have an event featuring the Chief Technology and Learning Officers (CTOs/CLOs) from government training and education organizations.

All events will be held at the OCCC, in an exciting modern room, setting the tone for the future!

Wrapping up the Next Big Thing Special Events on Wednesday will be a social networking event with hors d'oeuvres and beverages to network with speakers and others interested in emerging technologies. You must attend a Next Big Thing Special Event to be invited to the reception.

Cyber Pavilion

NTSA Cyber Pavilion is where Cyber, Electromagnetic, and Information Warfare leaders collaborate to:

  • Educate the community on current programs/projects (e.g. Persistent Cyber Training Environment, Electronic Warfare Planning Management Tool (EWPMT), and others)
  • Communicate opportunities – (e.g. Electronic Warfare and Cyber at the Tactical Level, integration of capabilities into staffs, EW/Cyber/SIGINT Integration, Understanding Mis/Dis Information Campaigns, etc.)
  • Provide current operational unit requirements (US Army Cyber Command, Cyber Center of Excellence, 16th AF IW Command, Navy and Marines)
  • Capture the Flag Event – demonstration of skills

As the capabilities in these different fields continues to grow in each service, this pavilion will be a platform to help communicate and cooperate on finding solutions to this every changing environment for the not only the U.S. Government and Department of Defense, but other countries and commercial organizations. Senior leaders from many organizations will speak at the pavilion, get a better understanding of current capabilities, and assist in communicating the needs of their organizations and services – all part of the pavilion objectives. 

Special Events