Upcoming Events

Loading Events
36th International Test and Evaluation Education Symposium

Challenges for Global Threats

Jointly hosted by the ITEA Mid-Pacific and Southern Cross Chapters

SYMPOSIUM OVERVIEW

Global and regional threats are developing larger, more capable military forces. These adversary forces are armed with increasingly sophisticated weapon systems developed through incorporation of new technologies and new tactics. Some global threats have developed military capabilities that, in some areas, are on a trajectory to outpace those of the United States and allies. These more advanced threat systems are continuing to be improved in range, speed, lethality, stealth, and precision. As the United States and allies improve warfighting systems and capabilities to meet these global challenges, the test and evaluation (T&E) workforce and resources must be ready to more rapidly evaluate a systems suitability and effectiveness in representative complex environments. In some cases, increased use of simulation for testing will be crucial to complete early prototyping, analyze complex shortcomings, and maintain test security. The growing threat, new types of more sophisticated and flexible weapons, and advanced defensive systems will further complicate these tasks and will also challenge the T&E workforce. How will we meet these challenges? T&E for the United States and Coalition Partners must be ready to rapidly provide decision makers the data required to make critical decisions. How can we, as a team, maintain readiness to meet the upcoming T&E challenges and accelerate the development of solutions to global threats?

Join us and help us explore these ideas and others related to “T&E Challenges for Global Threats” as part of our 36th Annual International Symposium.

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE

November 12-15, 2019

Register ONLINE Now

GO HERE to download a Registration Form

Symposium Program Guide

Tuesday

Morning – Pre-Symposium Tutorials (Separate registration required)

      • The International Test & Evaluation Program
      • Laser Systems T&E Challenges
      • Overcoming Challenges in Distributed T&E Using TENA & JMETC
      • T&E: The Past is Prologue
      • T&E as a Part of Agile Development
      • Using Design of Experiments to Accelerate the Knowledge Gain from Test Data

Afternoon – Symposium Opening Plenary Session

Evening – Reception with Luau Sponsored by KBR (Symposium Registration OR Guest Reception Ticket REQUIRED)

Wednesday

All Day – Symposium Plenary and Technical Sessions

2019 T&E Professional Awards Luncheon (Symposium Registration OR Guest Reception Ticket REQUIRED)

Evening – Networking Reception Sponsored by JACOBS Technology (Symposium Registration OR Guest Reception Ticket REQUIRED)

Thursday

All Day – Symposium Plenary and Technical Sessions

Friday

Morning

      • Technical Sessions
      • PRMF Tour – Includes lunch (Separate $25 registration required NLT 2 pm HST Tuesday, 12 Nov)
        • 8:00 AM Departure
        • 9:30 AM Arrive PMRF and start tour
        • 11:30 AM Depart last tour stop on PMRF
        • 1:00 PM Arrival Marriott Hotel
      • Coast Guard Cutter Tour (Separate Free registration required)

Afternoon – Certified Test and Evaluation Professional (CTEP) Examination Session

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

PRE-SYMPOSIUM TUTORIALS - SEPARATE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Pre-Symposium Tutorials (Separate registration required)

    • The International Test & Evaluation Program
    • Laser Systems T&E Challenges
    • Overcoming Challenges in Distributed T&E Using TENA & JMETC
    • T&E as a Part of Agile Development
    • Using Design of Experiments to Accelerate the Knowledge Gain from Test Data

PLENARY SESSION SPEAKERS

Symposium Program Guide

  • Air Commodore Ross Bender – Director General Capability Integration, Test and Evaluation Australian Defence Force
  • Mr. Dave Duma – Principle Deputy Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E), Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E)
  • Malcolm G. Tutty, PhD – Royal Australian Air Force
  • Mr. Patrick Lardieri – Principal Architect, Cyber Support Operations; LM Fellow for Cyber – Lockheed Martin Mission Systems

Speakers Forum: The State of T&E
Moderator: Mr. Mr. Peter Nikoloff Nova Defence (Australia)

  • Mr. James “Jim” A. Faist – Director of Defense Research and Engineering for Advanced Capabilities, Under Secretary of Defense Research and Engineering, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)
  • Mr. Dave Duma – Principle Deputy Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E), Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E)
  • Steve Hutchison, PhD – Director of Test and Evaluation, Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

The Changing Threat Panel
Moderator: Mr. George Rumford Program Manager Test Resource Management Center (TRMC)

  • RDML Steve Tedford – Commander, Test and Evaluation Force (COTF)
  • Mr. Bradley Thomason – Army PEO STRI
  • Mr. James Wells – Deputy Director, Department of Homeland Security

Future Range Panel
Moderator: Mr. Rob Vargo – Naval Air Systems Command

  • Mr. Mike Contratto – Technical Director, USAF 96th Range Group
  • Mr. Tom Dowd – Naval Air Systems Command
  • Paul Harvey, PhD – Australian Defence Force Tactical Data Link Authority

International T&E Panel
Moderator: Mr. Adrian Britton – QinetiQ Ltd. (UK)

  • Mr. John Binns – Ministry of Defense, United Kingdom
  • Vivek Chanana, PhD, CPEng – SO1CD AFR/Chief Engineer, AF Ranges Directorate
  • COL. Damian McLachlan – Australia Defence Force
  • Ms. Cathy O’Carroll – QinetiQ

Old School vs. New School Panel
Moderator: Mr. Wayne Dumais – Department of Homeland Security

  • Mr. Antonia Pulley – United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (UNCIS)
  • Mr. Mark Raffetto – United States Marine Corps
  • Mr. Timothy Sienrukos – Federal Aviation Administration
  • Mr. Colby Stevens – KBR Government Solutions – US

Speakers Forum Panel
Moderator: Mr. Peter Green – SVP, KBR Government Systems – US

  • Mr. Wayne Dumais Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr. Charlie Hall – United States Coast Guard (USCG)
  • RDML Stephen R. Tedford – Commander, Test and Evaluation Force (COTF)
  • Captain Timothy H. Young – Commanding Officer Pacific Missile Range Facility (PRMF)

Testing Hypersonics Panel
Moderator: Mike White

  • Mr. George Rumford – Program Manager Test Resource Management Center (TRMC)
  • Mr. Bob Strider – Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO)
  • Mr. Ed Tucker – Tech Director Arnold AFB

Workforce Development Panel
Moderator: Mr. Terry Murphy – Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

  • Darryl Ahner, PhD – Air Force Institute of Technology
  • Ms. Mindy Dowling – Federal Aviation Administration
  • Laura Freeman, PhD – Virginia Tech University
  • Robin Poston, PhD – Univeristy of Memphis
  • Mr. Kenneth Stefanek – Defense Acquisition University

TECHNICAL SESSIONS

  • Big Data & Knowledge Management
  • Cyber & EW Track
  • Directed Energy
  • Future Range
  • International T&E Challenges
  • Spectrum Technology
  • T&E S&T
  • Testing Hypersonics
  • Threat Picture

 

TOURS - SEPARATE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

  • PRMF Tour – Includes lunch (Separate $25 registration required NLT 2 pm HST Tuesday, 12 Nov)
    • 8:00 AM Departure
    • 9:30 AM Arrive PMRF and start tour
    • 11:30 AM Depart last tour stop on PMRF
    • 1:00 PM Arrival Marriott Hotel
  • Coast Guard Cutter Tour (Separate Free registration required)

Register ONLINE Now

GO HERE to download a Registration Form

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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 HALL

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.

Exhibit Hall Application Form

Exhibit Hall Floor Plan

Exhibitor Manual

Exhibitor shipments should be sent to:

Kaua’i Marriott Resort
ATTN: Debra DeBusca, Events Department
Hold For: ITEA Convention – “Exhibitor Name”
3610 Rice Street
Lihue, HI 96766

The Exhibit Hall schedule is:

  • Monday, November 11
    • 3 pm to 7 pm – Exhibitor Set-up
  • Tuesday, November 12
    • 8 am to Noon – Exhibitor Set-up
    • 2 pm to 7 pm – Exhibit Hall open
    • 5 pm to 7 pm – Reception and Luau
  • Wednesday, November 13
    • 10 am to Noon – Exhibit Hall open
    • 3 pm to 7:30 pm – Exhibit Hall open
    • 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Reception
  • Thursday, November 14
    • 9:30 am to 3:30 pm – Exhibit Hall open
    • 4 pm to 6 pm – Move out

REGISTRATION

Register ONLINE Now

GO HERE to download a Registration Form

Symposium Program Guide

Dress Code: Hawaiian Business Casual

For Speakers (in any capacity), Hawaiian Business Casual is being defined by the following:

For men:

      • Collared shirt (Hawaiian aloha shirt is an option)
      • Business slacks (khakis are fine)
      • Covered shoes. No athletic shoes, flip flops, or sandals
      • Suit Jacket or Sports Coat, optional
      • No tie
      • U.S. Army: Class Bs
      • U.S. Air Force: Blues
      • U.S. Marine Corps: Charlies
      • U.S. Navy: Khakis
      • Foreign Military: as appropriate

For ladies – As appropriate

ITEA is a 501(c)(3) professional education association dedicated to the education and advancement of the test and evaluation profession. Registration fees, membership dues, and sponsorship are tax deductible.

NOTE: Pre-Workshop Tutorials require a separate fee from the Workshop. Single 4-hour Pre-Workshop Tutorial – $205.

Regular – Includes two Lunches, the Networking Reception, the Awards Luncheon, and a one-year ITEA membership.

  • $645 – Early Bird Registration prior to September 27, 2019
  • $745 – Regular Registration Sept 27 – Oct 12, 2019
  • $845 – Late Registration after October 12, 2019
  • $350 – One-Day Pass TUESDAY
  • $350 – One-Day Pass WEDNESDAY
  • $300 – One-Day Pass THURSDAY

ITEA Members/Full-Time Government Employees/Active Duty Military – Includes two Lunches, the Networking Reception, and the Awards Luncheon

  • $495 – Early Bird Registration prior to September 27, 2019
  • $595 – Regular Registration Sept 27 – Oct 12, 2019
  • $695 – Late Registration after October 12, 2019
  • $275 – One-Day Pass TUESDAY
  • $275 – One-Day Pass WEDNESDAY
  • $225 – One-Day Pass THURSDAY

Special Registrations

  • $200 – Plenary Speaker, Plenary Panel Chair, or Technical Track Session Chair
  • $395 – Plenary Session Panelist, Technical Track Session Presenter, or Tutorial Secondary Instructor
  • $200 – EXHIBIT HALL ONLY (Exhibitor Booth Personnel – Includes meals and Networking Reception)
  • $50 – One (1) Guest ticket for Luau, Networking Reception, or Awards Luncheon. 
  • $0 – EXHIBIT HALL ONLY (Non-Exhibitor Personnel)
  • $25 – FULL-TIME STUDENT (ID Required)

NOTE:  Pre-Workshop Tutorials require a separate fee from the Workshops. Single Tutorial – $205.

Register ONLINE Now

GO HERE to download a Registration Form

Symposium Program Guide

SUBSTITUTION AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Substitutions are permitted. Refunds are not available within ten (10) days prior to the start of the event. Requests for cancellation submitted between ten (10) to 45 days prior to start date of the event will be subject to a $250 cancellation fee. Requests for cancellation greater than 45 days prior to the start date of the event will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee.

HOST HOTEL

Kaua’i Marriott Resort
3610 Rice Street, Lihue, Hawaii 96766
Phone: 808-245-5050
Group Reservations Toll Free: 1-877-622-3140, or Group Reservations Local Phone: 1-800-220-2925.

Alternative Hotels:

  • Marriott Vacation Club – 808-245-5050, or go to Marriott.com and look for Marriott Kauai Beach Club.
  • Kauai Beach Hotel – 808-245-1955
  • Hilton Garden Inn – 808-823-6000
  • Sheraton at Coconut Beach – Go to Marriott.com or Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort.

SYMPOSIUM COMMITTEE - symposium@itea.org

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

Technical Program Chair – Mr. Peter Green, Senior VP & GM, Engineering Business Unit, KBR

Tutorials Chair – Michael Barton, PhD

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

International Panel Chair – Ms. Gloria Deane

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
Erwin Sabile, Booz Allen Hamilton, 2021 Symposium Chair
Steven “Flash” Gordon, PhD, 2020 Symposium Chair
Terry Murphy, Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Tim Morey, KBR

Event Details

Date

12 - 16 Nov 2019

Venue

Kaua’i Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach

EVENT QUICK LINKS

Schedule-at-a-Glance

SPONSORS

____________________________

Premier Symposium Sponsor

dfgdfg

____________________________

Wednesday Evening Networking Reception

dfgdfg

____________________________

Symposium Lanyards

dfgdfg

____________________________

Platinum Level

dfgdfg

____________________________

Gold Level

dfgdfg dfgdfg

____________________________

Bronze Level

____________________________

Location Map

Share: