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36th International Test and Evaluation Education Symposium

Challenges for Global Threats


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.


November 12-15, 2019


Morning – Pre-Symposium Tutorials (NOTE: Pre-Symposium Tutorials require a separate $205 registration.

Afternoon – Symposium Opening Plenary Session

Evening – Reception with Luau Sponsored by KBR


All Day – Symposium Plenary and Technical Sessions

Evening – Networking Reception Sponsored by JACOBS Technology


All Day – Symposium Plenary and Technical Sessions


Morning – Technical Sessions

Morning – PRMF Tour

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

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


Ka’iliwai, PhD

Ms. Leslie Taylor, SES – NAWCAD

LGEN Thurgood

Mr. Dave Duma – DOT&E


Workforce Development Panel
Moderator: Mr. Terry Murphy – DHS


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


The Changing Threat Panel
Moderator: Mike Crisp

International T&E Panel
Moderator: Mr. David Duma, Dept. of OT&E


  • Mr. Adrian Britton – QinetiQ
  • Mr. John Binns – Ministry of Defense (UK)


Future Range Panel
Moderator: Ms. Leslie Taylor


  • Range Commanders Council
  • Ms. Amy Markowitz
  • Mr. Tom Dowd


Testing Hypersonics Panel
Moderator: Mr. George Rumford


  • Mr. Bob Strider – RCCTO (Army)
  • MDA

Maritime T&E Panel
Moderators: Mr. Bob Kay / Mr. Mike Laber


  • Mr. Paul Mann – Port Hueneme
  • United States Coast Guard Representative (USCG)

Old School vs. New School Panel


  • TBA


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


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


Register ONLINE Now

GO HERE to download a Registration Form

Dress Code: Island Casual

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 12, 2019
  • $745 – Regular Registration Sept 12 – 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 12, 2019
  • $595 – Regular Registration Sept 12 – 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)
  • $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

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.


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.

Reservations can be made at https://book.passkey.com/e/49844027 or by calling Group Reservations Toll Free: 1-877-622-3140, or Group Reservations Local Phone: 1-800-220-2925.


Abstracts will be accepted on a “Space Available Basis” through October 18, 2019

Abstract submission form

Abstract topics must be pertinent to the suggested topics, non-marketing in scope, and no longer than 500 words. The abstract should succinctly describe the contents of the paper or presentation. All presenters are responsible for having their final submissions cleared by the authorizing agent for public release. Abstracts accepted for presentation, along with the slides, will be available online for attendees after the Symposium concludes. Once abstracts are accepted, authors will be notified by June 3rd and will be given the contact information for their Session Chair. Authors can choose to write a paper and present or abstain from writing the paper and make a presentation only.

All sessions will be unclassified and open to the general T&E community. Abstracts will be reviewed for a presentation during a session or as a poster paper. Presentations will be published in proceedings and made available to all attendees. Abstracts should be noncommercial in scope, pertinent to technical topic, no longer than 500 words and releasable to the general public. Please advise us if your abstract can not be posted prior to the workshop. Please start your internal release process as soon as possible; the general trend has been an increase in processing time.


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.

Abstracts must be submitted to Symposium@itea.org 

Please Note: If you would like to also submit a paper for consideration for publication in The ITEA Journal you will need to prepare a full manuscript that adheres to the Journal guidelines. Visit this ITEA website for all the details on ITEA Journal submission guidelines:



  • Aging Infrastructure
  • Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy Impacts on T&E Workforce
  • Automated and Embedded T&E
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Cognitive Electronic Warfare T&E
  • Deep Learning
  • Design of Experiments
  • Directed Energy Testing
  • Hyper-sonic Weapons Testing
  • Live/Virtual/Constructive Testing
  • Range Inter-connectivity
  • Spectrum Encroachment
  • T&E/Training Ranges Encroachment

Abstract submission form

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, KBRWyle

Tutorials Chair – TBD

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, KBRWyle

Event Details


12 - 16 Nov 2019


Kaua’i Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach




Premier Symposium Sponsor



Wednesday Evening Networking Reception



Symposium Lanyards



Platinum Level


Gold Level



Bronze Level


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