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

2020 Special Events

Iron Dev at I/ITSEC 2020

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I/ITSEC is now accepting nominations for its second annual Iron Dev competition at I/ITSEC 2020 November 29 – December 3, 2020. Nominations will be open until August 31, 2020  

If you are an organization with developers in the training and simulation industry we are looking for your involvement in this competition to both showcase your team’s skills as well as improve your training system development skills.  

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 diverse members with skills in AR/VR development, simulation networking/distribution, graphic design, simulation development, and training development. Teams will have from September 8, 2020 to November 20, 2020 to develop their system. On November 20, 2020 the teams will demonstrate their solution in front of a fun and engaging panel of judges in a virtual/online show. Judges will provide the teams with additional challenges to improve their solutions. How well these improvements are made on the time constraints will be evaluated. This creates the stress of the “Iron Dev.” The teams will be given a ‘secret ingredient’ on November, 30, 2020, the first day of I/ITSEC, for integration into their solution for the final show. Then the teams will be invited to present their solutions live or virtually at I/ITSEC on December 3, 2020 to the judges to determine the Most Innovative Solution, Most Effective Solution, People’s Choice - one team can win all three categories! 

Contact Brian Vogt, SAIC, at brian.vogt@saic.com with any questions. 

Launch Pad 2020

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Special event designed to provide a venue for demonstration of innovative and disruptive technologies to I/ITSEC 2020 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 2020. The objective is to showcase innovative and disruptive initiatives that may be included in future acquisition efforts.