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36th International Test and Evaluation Symposium

Challenges for Global Threats

Tuesday, Nov 12 – Pre-Symposium Tutorials
Wednesday-Friday, Nov 13-15 – Symposium Plenary and Technical Sessions
Kaua’i Marriott Resort – 3610 Rice Street, Lihue, Hawaii 96766 – Phone: 808-245-5050

Co-Hosted by the Mid-Pacific and the Southern Cross ITEA Chapters

Symposium Overview


Why Present at the ITEA Symposium

If you’ve conducted ground-breaking research, used “best-in-class” techniques, deployed successful processes, or developed unique procedures in the field of test and evaluation, work that your peers would be interested in learning, presenting at ITEA Workshops is an important part of your professional development, by providing you with an amazing opportunity to learn from your peers, share your experiences, and contribute to advancing the Test and Evaluation profession.

Presenting at ITEA Workshops provides you the chance to:

  • Represent your field of interest, allowing researchers in other disciplines, policymakers, and the public to become aware of the innovative work being generated in your particular area of expertise;
  • Practice your presentation skills;
  • Help you develop the expertise needed to discuss your work in a clear and meaningful way;
  • Learn how to answer specific questions and present your work to a range of individuals (who may or may not be familiar with your field of research);
  • Contribute to your overall professional profile by showing others that you regularly disseminate your work to colleagues, as well as that you keep up-todate on cutting-edge and best practices in T&E; and,
  • Help you establish contacts that will foster friendships with other motivated T&E professionals who can be resources for you at any stage of your career.

Call for Technical Papers


Call for Tutorials


Topics for Consideration


Guidelines for Presentations at ITEA Events

Presentations at ITEA events should:

  • Contribute technically sound knowledge in a particular area of test and evaluation;
  • Present new knowledge or experience that has not been published previously; and,
  • Not be commercial, marketing, or “infomercial” in nature. The presentation’s introductory slide is the only slide that may contain the presenter’s company name and/or logo. Presentations that promote specific companies, organizations, products, or services are reserved for the Exhibit Hall or Vendor Track Sessions, and strictly prohibited in Pre-Workshop sessions (including tutorials, demonstrations, and other presentations), and the Workshop Plenary and Technical Track sessions.

Tutorials are typically scheduled for either a half-day or full day, should include comprehensive presentations on well-established topics, and may include hands-on exercises on using various software and/or hardware tools. Technical Track Session presentations are shorter than tutorials and usually last 30 minutes. While tutorials go into considerable depth, Technical Track Session presentations give quick holistic overviews of interesting emerging topics with a concentration on fundamentals and projection about the future of these topics.

Poster Presentations, usually displayed in the Exhibit hall, are designed to present Works-in-Progress, new ideas, and emerging fields and research topics in test and evaluation. Poster presenters are expected to bring their printed poster and handouts, and to be present during scheduled times for the Poster Presentation session(s). Attendees will browse the posters and directly interact with the presenters. Thus, the poster session is intended to be an informal, conversational forum for new ideas.

Publishing Your Work in the ITEA Journal of Test and Evaluation

If you would like to also submit a paper for consideration for publication in The ITEA Journal of Test and Evaluation you will need to prepare a full manuscript that adheres to the Journal guidelines. The submitting author must also complete and sign a copyright agreement and release form. Click here for the manuscript guidelines.

Host Hotel

Kaua’i Marriott Resort
3610 Rice Street, Lihue, Hawaii 96766
Phone: 808-245-5050

ITEA has a room block available to all of our attendees. When making your reservation please indicate that you are with the ITEA group. Deadline for this rate is September 15, 2019. You are encouraged to make your reservations early.

Sponsorship Pledge Information


Sponsorship opportunities are available to highlight your company before and during the Symposium. Let us know your budget and we’ll help you get noticed. NOTE: Sponsorship is tax deductible.

2019 Symposium Sponsorship Pledge Form


Exhibit and Sponsorship Information


The 36th International Test and Evaluation Symposium will host one of the LARGEST EXHIBIT HALLS in the history of the Symposium.

Please submit your Exhibit Application as soon as possible to ensure your get a prime location and that your organization is promoted in The ITEA Journal of Test and Evaluation all during 2019.

Thank you to our current Exhibitors:

  • KBRwyle

Exhibit Hall Application Form

Exhibit Hall Floor Plan

Exhibitor Manual – TBA

Symposium Committee

Symposium Chair – Mr. Peter Nikoloff, NOVA Systems Australia – Southern Cross Chapter

Technical Program Chair – Mr. Peter Green, KBRWyle

Tutorials Chair – TBD

Pacific Missile Range Facility / Barking Sands Liaison – Mr. Tomas Chavez, TRAX International

International Panel Chair – Ms. Gloria Deane, DOT&E

Exhibits and Sponsorship Chair – Ms. Lena Moran, TRAX International

Awards Committee Chair – Ms. Stephanie Clewer, SA-TECH

Host Chapter Presidents
Mid-Pacific Chapter President: Ms. Shannon Wigent, Laulima Systems
Southern Cross Chapter President: Mr. Peter Nikoloff, NOVA Systems Australia

Symposium Planners
Doug Messer, DMC, ITEA Events Committee Chair
Steven “Flash” Gordon, PhD, 2019 Symposium Chair
Erwin Sabile, Booz Allen Hamilton, 2020 Symposium Chair
Ashley Sharma, NAVAIR

Event Details


12 - 15 Nov 2019


Kaua’i Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach





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