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

Iron Dev at I/ITSEC 2019 

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I/ITSEC is now accepting nominations for its inaugural Iron Dev competition at I/ITSEC 2019, Dec 2 – 5 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida.  Nominations will be open until 30 September, 2019.  Iron Dev is a team competition similar to competitive cooking shows, where teams will be given a challenge and “secret ingredient” to develop a training solution to improve warfighter readiness.  Teams will consist of 4 developers and a senior mentor or producer.  Equipment (Ingredients) will be provided as well as some equipment will be identified for teams to bring.  Teams will have 3 full days to develop their system and then demonstrate them on the 4th day of the competition in front of a fun and engaging panel of judges.  Awards will be given to the best overall training solution and to the boldest solution. Contact Brian Vogt at brian.d.vogt@gmail.com with any questions. 


Launch Pad 2019

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Special event designed to provide a venue for demonstration of innovative and disruptive technologies to I/ITSEC 2019 attendees. Team Orlando, an inter-service military partnership in Central Florida, has taken the lead to create a forum where industry, academia and government participants can display their latest and greatest technologies to conference attendees, to include key government acquisition stakeholders, with focused presentations during I/ITSEC 2019. The objective is to showcase innovative and disruptive initiatives that may be included in future acquisition efforts.