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 1380 - Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference & Exhibition 

1380 - Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference & Exhibition 


“Saving Lives, Saving $ - Are Robot Recruits the Answer?”

Event Number

Event Date

 to 3/24/2011

Event Location
Loews Royal Pacific

Event Contact
Mary Katherine Saladino at or (703)247-2540


Robot evolution is at an important crossroads -- developers need a better appreciation for “mission relation” and operators want to better understand the technology.  The 2011 NDIA Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference is the place to advance a shared understanding. This year’s theme is “Saving Lives, Saving $ - Are Robot Recruits the Answer?” The purpose of this conference is to bring together warfighters and homeland security users, technology developers (government, industry and academia), and acquisition professionals to address increased responsiveness to user needs.  This conference will also provide a forum for the exchange of information, ideas and methodologies to provide U.S. forces with unmanned ground technologies. A series of panels and speakers will present a wide array of thought provoking insights from diverse perspectives. 

Theme Details- “Saving Lives, Saving $ - Are Robot Recruits the Answer?”

A new initiative from the Secretary of Defense stresses efficiencies throughout the Department.  The Secretary is looking to streamline processes and reorganize organizations while engaging in more cost effective and efficient activities.  The Secretary's goal is to achieve these efficiencies while still providing improved capabilities to our Warfighters, which makes them more effective while also providing them with greater protection.  The theme of this Conference is to consider whether robots are a solution to keeping Warfighters, whether within the Department of Defense or as a First Responder, safer through greater protection and increased capabilities. This also potentially reduces the number of personnel placed in harm's way, all while reducing cost.  The Conference will investigate what roles unmanned ground systems can play in gaining efficiencies, what capabilities the systems can provide, and how the Department can measure these contributions.


2011 Agenda (Updated 3.9.11)- New Speakers, Exhibitors & Sponsors!


Loews Royal Pacific
6300 Hollywood Way
Orlando, FL 32819
Tel: (407) 503-3000
Fax: (407) 503-3010


Take advantage of the NDIA negotiated guest room rates by calling the Loews at
866-360-7395 to book your reservation. To ensure you receive the correct rates please say you are with the NDIA group.

A limited number of rooms have been reserved. The deadline for receiving the negotiated rate is February 25, 2011 by 6pm EST.



*Please view cancellation policy below

All forms of Registration are now CLOSED!

Download/Print/View Conference Registration Form. Send via fax or email.

CALL FOR POSTERS: March 23-24, 2011- *Space is limited, last day to register is March 10, 2011.

Instructions - Please read before registering

Download/Print/View - Call for Posters Registration Form

Registration Fees






(Before 1/24/11)

(1/24/11- 3/3/11) 

(After 3/3/11)





Industry NDIA Member




Industry Non-NDIA Member




Conference Registration AND Poster Presenter           $730    $795           $875

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations before 3/4/11 receive refund minus a $75 cancelation fee. No refunds for cancellations received on/after 3/4/11. Cancellations must be made in writing.  Substitutions welcome in lieu of cancellations.  Please e-mail your cancellations or substitutions to Mary Katherine Saladino via email:


Exhibit space is going fast! Contact Alden Davidson today to reserve your booth!

To view the exhibit website with additional details please visit

Exhibits POC: Alden Davidson at or 703-247-2582


Thank you to our Sponsors:

 Boeing   HDT Robotics
  iRobot   ManTech
  QinetiQ  Re2

View the 2011 Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

NDIA POC:  Mary Katherine Saladino at or (703) 247-2540

EXHIBITS POC: Alden Davidson at or (703) 2470-2582


Affiliate Associations

The Association for Enterprise Information    National Training and Simulation Association    Precision Strike Association    Women in Defense