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37th International Test and Evaluation Symposium

Mon, Sep 14 – Pre-Symposium Tutorials
Tue-Fri, Sep 15-18 – Symposium Plenary and Technical Sessions


In order to provide a safe and successful event, we are taking the  Annual Symposium to a Virtual Platform

Symposium will be using the Accelevents Platform to host our virtual conference. The video below is a quick video on how to enter and navigate the virtual event hub as an attendee. 

Accelevents Participation Overview

Please review the FAQ below for answers to common questions and tips to make sure you have a great virtual conference experience! If you have any questions please email Lena@itea.org

Virtual Events FAQ

Why Attend the Virtual Annual Symposium?

Watch Live – Watch presentations, keynotes and panel discussions from top industry thought-leaders all day, every day!

– Comment and question in real time. Spark conversations with your fellow attendees. 

Question – Get in-depth answers in real-time in our live Q&A sessions in each presentation and panel!


– Missed a session? Catch-up in your own time! Included in the cost of registration is access to all “on-demand” content up until 31 Oct.

– Connect with your fellow attendees and potential customers!  You will be able to message, schedule meetings and video chat.

Virtual Exhibition
– Search through exhibitors from your own desk and find the latest services and technology solutions for your company.


Our theme for this event is “Test and Evaluation – Enabling Acquisition and Capability Development” with a focus on how test and evaluation (T&E) is applied to deliver fully-capable systems to warfighters. The greater Orlando area, home to the Central Florida Chapter, is known for early use of modeling and simulation for acquisition of training and weapons systems, simulation for space exploration and entertainment, medical training systems, and, more recently, for accelerating the development of operational warfighting capability. With a virtual platform we can gather Coast to Coast and Internationally to present, test, and, evaluate ideas about how the T&E community can improve processes, methods, products, systems, personnel training, and the speed of delivery for future warfighting capability. We are planning more than 30 technical sessions to cover the many ways that improvements of T&E can be used to enable acquisition or improve capability development. Please continue to submit your abstracts for technical presentations and for tutorials related to this theme, and we welcome discussions about your ideas as we seek ways to better enable acquisition and capability development for our warfighters.


 The pre-symposium tutorials will be held on Monday, 14 September. The fee to attend each 4-hour tutorial is $200 for 1 tutorial or $300 for two (use discount code “TWO-Tutorials” at checkout). For group registrations for tutorials please email Lena@itea.org.

Each tutorial provides 4 contact hours of instruction (4 CEUs). A certificate of completion will be provided upon request.  After you register you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to access the live tutorial on the GoTo Webinar platform.

How to use GoToWebinar?


Tutorials Descriptions

Application of Scientific Test and Analysis Techniques (STAT) Beyond DOE in Test and Evaluation
Gina Sigler and Sarah Burke, PhD, Scientific Test and Analysis Techniques Center of Excellence  (STAT COE)

Design of Experiments (DOE) for Promoters and Practitioners
Mark Kiemele, Air Academy Associates

Ethically-aligned Experimentation and T&E for Decision Making with Complex Systems
Keith Joiner and Malcolm G. Tutty, UNSW ADFA

Hacking Methods and Their Effects
Patrick Lardieri, Lockheed Martin and Paola Pringle, NAVAIR

Introduction to Cybersecurity Test and Evaluation
Pete Christensen, MITRE

Incorporating T&E into Acquisition Contracts
Terry Murphy and Patrick Kastner, DHS T&E

Laser System T&E Challenges
Douglas H. Nelson, Teknicare, Inc.; Mark Stevens and Robert Harney, Naval Postgraduate School

Overcoming Challenges in Distributed T&E
Gene Hudgins, TRMC JMETC

T&E across the DoD Acquisition Lifecycle
Michael Flynn, PhD, Defense Acquisition University

T&E in Support of Agile: Test and Evaluation for Information Technology Acquisition
Robin Poston, University of Memphis, and Wayne Dumais, DHS

The Evolving Role of T&E
Matt Reynolds, Consultant


If you have conducted groundbreaking research, used best-in-class techniques, deployed successful processes, or developed unique procedures in the field of test and evaluation, you should be presenting at the Symposium. This is an opportunity for you (or your organization) to engage in exchanging valuable information and lessons learned with your colleagues while contributing to the advancement of the T&E community.
Presenting at ITEA Symposiums provides you the chance to:

  • Represent your field of interest, allowing researchers in other disciplines, policy-makers, 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 disseminat your work to colleagues, as well as that you keep up to date on cutting-edge and best practices in T&E; and,
  • Help you establish contacts that will foster friendships with other motivational T&E professionals who can be resources for you at any stage of your career.


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 is tax deductible.

Your sponsorship dollars help defer the cost of the Symposium and support the ITEA scholarship fund, which assists deserving students in their pursuit of academic disciplines related to the test and evaluation profession. Sponsorship and related benefits will become effective on receipt of payment.

NOTE:  This ITEA event is a non-competitive environment meant for a free exchange of ideas and information. 

ITEA Virtual Sponsorship Form


Don’t miss the chance to get your message out to over 300 attendees who will gather for the first-ever VIRTUAL ITEA Symposium. Contact Lena@itea.org for more information.

ITEA Virtual Exhibit Application

Booth Includes:

  • Live Stream: Have a live video chat with attendees real-time. Use your own zoom
  • meeting link or purchase one for additional cost.
  • Promo Video URL: Share a pre-recorded video with attendees visiting your booth.
  • Company Description: Add a description of your company/organization.
  • Offer Link: In the Offer area, add a special deal, discount, or reward for booth visitors.
  • Products: Add pictures of products with description.
  • Social Links: Include links to your social media so that interested attendees can stay up to date with your organization.
  • Upload Documents: Provide any resources for attendees visiting your booth to view & download. 
  • Chat: Chat in your booth or send a request for a private chat. All chat information will be available until October 31st.
  • Booth price includes medium size booth and 2 representatives per booth.


ITEA is very excited to be able to offer these reduced rates. Included in the cost of registration is access to all “on-demand” content up until October 31st. 

Download Registration Form

Regular Registration 
$400 – Non-Member*
$300 – ITEA Member 

Full-Time Government Employee or Active Duty
$300 – ITEA Member *

Full-Time Student
$25 – ITEA Member / Non-Member

Plenary Panelist or Track Session Presenter – $200 

Track Chair or Second Tutorial Instructor – $100

*Regular Registration rate includes one-year membership to ITEA.

New T&E Professional (less than 5 years of T&E experience) VERIFICATION REQUIRED – Includes a one-year ITEA membership for Non-ITEA Member.

SUBSTITUTION AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Substitutions are permitted. Refunds are not available within two (2) days prior to the start of the event. Requests for cancellation submitted after 2 days prior to the event will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee. 


Symposium Chair: Dr. Steve Gordon, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), Central Florida Chapter President

Deputy Symposium Chair: Dr. C. David Brown, CTEP, Chesapeake Systems Engineering

Technical Program Chair: Mr. Steve Woffinden, General Dynamics Mission Systems

Deputy Technical Chair and Tutorial Chair: Dr. Michael Barton, Parsons Fellow, Army Research Laboratory

Exhibits and Sponsorship Chair: Ms. Eileen Redd, EWA GSI

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

Additional Symposium Planners:

Dr. Darryl Ahner, PE, Director of the Scientific Test and Analysis Techniques (STAT) Center of Excellence
Mr. Wayne Dumais, Department of Homeland Security
Mr. John Frederick, Federal Aviation Authority
Dr. Laura Freeman, Virginia Tech, ITEA Journal Editor-in-Chief
Ms. Nicole Michur, Department of Homeland Security
Mr. Terry Murphy, Department of Homeland Security
Ms. Kathi Swagerty, Air Academy Associates, Sec ITEA Valley of the Sun Chapter, Chair ITEA Corporate Development Committee
Mr. Leonard Truett, Stat Center, STAT COE

Event Details


14 - 18 Sep 2020


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