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 2380 - 2012 Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference & Exhibition 

2380 - 2012 Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference & Exhibition 

Theme

"What Will it Take to Achieve the Vision?" Requirements, Technology, Acquisition, ROI

Event Number
2380

Event Date

3/21/2012
 to 3/23/2012

Event Location
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

Event Contact
Ms. Taryn Crowder, CMP at tcrowder@ndia.org or (703)247-9478

Introduction

NDIA knows Warfighter needs are changing, and so does the Department of Defense. The DoD has a vision of establishing an integrated manned/unmanned force that strengthens our frontline. With plans of further investment in fielding new warfighter technologies, it’s more important than ever for industry leaders and service-users to share one stage, in order to discuss these emerging trends.

The purpose of the 2012 Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference & Exhibition is to provide a forum for Industry and Government to have an honest dialogue for identifying the technologies that will be able to meet the future needs of the Warfighter. 

The Department of Defense recently published its Ground Robotics Vision of establishing an integrated manned/unmanned force that strengthens the United States as the world’s preeminent land power. To achieve this vision, there are four main goals that need to be achieved:

  • Focused Technology
  • Balanced Requirements 
  • A Compelling Return on Investment 
  • Streamlined Acquisition 

With support from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Ground Robotics Enterprise, NDIA has put together a conference that will feature distinguished speakers and panels of subject matter experts to engage in point-counterpoint debates to answer the question of “what will it take to achieve the vision?”

Click here to watch the 2011 Conference video; you'll hear first-hand from last year's attendees and exhibitors as to why this is a must attend event.

 

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Agenda

Download/Print/View the Conference Agenda (last updated on 3.14.12)

Download/Print/View the DoD Ground Robotics Vision

SPAWAR Tour

A SPAWAR Tour will take place on Wednesday, March 21 from 1:30pm - 5:35pm.

**PLEASE NOTE: THE MAXIMUM LIMIT FOR THE SPAWAR TOUR HAS BEEN MET**

      1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Board Buses for SPAWAR
      2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Buses En Route to SPAWAR
      2:45 pm – 4:45 pm SPAWAR Tour
      4:45 pm – 4:50 pm Board Buses for Sheraton San Diego
      4:50 pm – 5:35 pm Buses En Route to Sheraton San Diego

A Visit Request is required for all visitors attending the SPAWAR Tour. The preferred method to transmit information is via the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) to: SMO# 660015. All Visit Requests must be received NO LATER THAN Wednesday, March 7, 2012.

SPAWARSYSCEN SAN DIEGO
CODE 20352 (PL-TS)
POC: TAMMY LIM, CODE 85400, 619-553-2721
49275 ELECTRON DR
SAN DIEGO, CA 92152-5435


Notable Speakers Include:

  • Ms. Susie Alderson, Program Manager, SPAWAR Systems Center, Pacific
  • LTC Chris Barron, USA, Director, Counter Explosive Hazard Center
  • Mr. Jeffrey A. Beck, Chief Operating Officer, iRobot Corporation
  • MSgt Michael G. Becker, USAF, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Program Manager, Headquarters, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, FL
  • Special Agent Thomas Beckman, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
  • LTC Frank Bridges, USA, Branch Chief Maneuver Support Capabilities, Capabilities Development & Integration Directorate (CDID) Requirements Determination Division Maneuver Support Center of Excellent (MSCoE)
  • Maj Andy Christian, USMC, MARSOC, 1st MSOB
  • CDR Jack Downes, USN, Chief, Integration Branch, Technology Requirements and Integration Division, JIEDDO
  • BG Robert M. Dyess, Jr., USA, Director, Requirements Integration, Army Capabilities Integration Center, TRADOC
  • Dr. Scott Fish, Army Chief Scientist, ASA (ALT)
  • Mr. Herbert Frazier, Systems Engineer, Neutralize/Mitigate, JIEDDO
  • Mr. Garland Frost, Chief Technology Management, Rapid Equipping Force, REF
  • Dr. Jacques S. Gansler, former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics; Professor and Roger C. Lipitz Chair, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland
  • Marilyn Gaska, Strategic Planning Director, Corporate Logistics and Sustainment, Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • LTC Stuart Hatfield, USA, Chief, Lethality Branch, Maneuver, Aviation, & Soldier Division, TRADOC
  • Ms. Mary E. Lacey, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation
  • Mr. John Matsumura, Associate Director, Force Development and Technology Program, RAND Arroyo Center
  • Sgt Michael A. Newton, USAF, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team Leader, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, AZ
  • Maj Robert O’Day, USMC
  • CDR Cedric Richardson, USN, Defeat Branch Chief, JIEDDO
  • Sgt Randall Sterett, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Bomb Squad
  • LTC Chris Strac, USA, Chief, C-IED JUON Integration, U.S. Central Command
  • Ms. Kelly Swinson, Test Officer, U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center 
  • Mr. Chuck Thorpe, Assistant Director, Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics, Executive Office of the President, OSTP
  • Mr. Tim Trainer, Interim General Manager, Military Business Unit, iRobot Corporation
  • Mr. Matt Way, Program Integrator, Neutralize, JIEDDO
  • Dr. Richard Weatherly, SME, Neutralize/Mitigate, JIEDDO

Recently Added Panel: "JIEDDO Counter-IED Robotics"

This Panel Will Discuss:

  • The problem set - Program Integrator
  • Operational use of CIED robots in support of mounted and dismounted operations - Warfighter
  • Previous efforts conducted by JIEDDO (what has and has not worked in the past) - System Integrator
  • Challenges to the Robotic Community of Interest - Scientist

Point/Counter-Point Topics Include:

FOCUSED TECHNOLOGY

  • Which Will Best Serve: Interface Control Standards or Open Systems?
  • Autonomy – How Much / How Soon / Go Slow or Go Fast?

BALANCED REQUIREMENTS

  • Requirements Pull or “Technology/Capability Push” Based Acquisition — Can Our Requirements be What We are Capable of?

COMPELLING ROI

  • Can Robotics Reduce Personnel Costs?
  • Are Profits in the Robotics Industry Sufficient to Sustain Industry / Industrial Strategy Required to Retain Market Leadership

STREAMLINED ACQUISITION

  • Does Robot Test & Evaluation Require a New Approach?
  • Do We Optimize for Technology Insertion or Logistics Efficiency?

Location

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, California 92101
Tel: (619) 291-2900

Options for getting to and from the hotel include:

  • Airport Shuttle - The Hotel shuttles are grey, blue and white.
    Complimentary airport shuttle runs every 20 - 25 minutes from Terminals 1 and 2 at the San Diego International Airport between the hours of 5:00am and 12am. From the Commuter Terminal or transportation outside of these hours, please contact the Hotel directly for pick-up at 619-291-2900. 
  • Taxi Fee: $6

Hotel Parking
Please note that self parking is $22, plus tax, per night and valet parking is $28, plus tax, per night at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina and is subject to change without notice.

Lodging

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, California 92101
1-877-734-2726
Dedicated Booking Website - Government
Dedicated Booking Website - Industry

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. In order to ensure the discounted rate, you must make your reservations early and ask for the “National Defense Industrial Association” room block. Rooms will not be held after Tuesday, February 28, 2012 and may sell out before then. Rates are also subject to change after this date. To make your reservation, please call the hotel directly at 1-877-734-2726 or make your reservation online through the respective booking website listed above.

  • Industry Rate - $199.00 (single/double)
  • Government Rate* - $133.00 (single/double) or the prevailing government per diem

    * The government per diem rate is available only to active duty or civilian government employees. ID will be required upon check-in.

* There is complimentary internet in the guestrooms*

Registration

Pre-registration closed on March 9, 2012 at 5:00pm, EST. However, onsite registration will be available in San Diego, CA in the Grande Ballroom Foyer at the following times:

Wednesday, March 21, 2012: 8:00am-7:30pm
Thursday, March 22, 2012: 7:00am-6:30pm
Friday, March 23, 2012: 7:00am-1:00pm

Online Registration is now CLOSED!

Download/Print/View the Registration form and bring the completed version with you to the NDIA Registration Counters in the Grande Ballroom Foyer.

Registration Fees

 

Early

Regular

Late

 

(On/Before 02/03/12)

(02/04/12 - 03/09/12)

(After 03/09/11)

Government/Academia

$495

$545

$615

Industry NDIA Member

$595

$655

$735

Industry Non-NDIA Member

$670

$735

$830

Online registration will close on March 9, 2012. You must register onsite after this date.
Please be sure you are registering with the correct credit card or form of payment, as a $25 fee will be applied to registrations switching credit cards or forms of payment.


Cancellation & Substitution Policy

All cancellations before March 9, 2012 will receive a refund, minus a cancellation fee of $75. Refunds will not be given for cancellations after March 9, 2012. Substitutions welcome in lieu of cancellations. Cancellations and substitutions must be made in writing to tcrowder@ndia.org.

SPAWAR Tour

A SPAWAR Tour will take place on Wednesday, March 21 from 1:30pm - 5:35pm.

**PLEASE NOTE: THE MAXIMUM LIMIT FOR THE SPAWAR TOUR HAS BEEN MET**

A Visit Request is required for all visitors attending the SPAWAR Tour. The preferred method to transmit information is via the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) to: SMO# 660015. All Visit Requests must be received NO LATER THAN Wednesday, March 7, 2012.

SPAWARSYSCEN SAN DIEGO
CODE 20352 (PL-TS)
POC: TAMMY LIM, CODE 85400, 619-553-2721
49275 ELECTRON DR
SAN DIEGO, CA 92152-5435

Exhibits

The Exhibit Hall is SOLD OUT! Please visit the exhibit's webpage for more information on who is exhibiting at the 2012 Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference & Exhibition.

Contact: Please contact Mary Anna Christiansen, Exhibit Manager, at 703-247-2584 or email mchristiansen@ndia.org for any questions.

Exhibit Hours

Exhibitor Move In:
Wednesday, March 21, 2012:  8:00am - 4:00pm (Booths must be set by 4pm)                                                       
Exhibit Show Hours:
Wednesday, March 21, 2012:  6:00pm - 7:30pm Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Thursday, March 22, 2012:  9:00am - 5:00pm 
3:30pm - 5:00pm - Live Demos inside and outside
5:00pm - 6:30pm - Reception in the Exhibit Hall                                                       

Friday, March 23, 2012:  9:00am - 12:00pm 

Exhibit Personnel Registration

For each exhibit space that your organization occupies at the Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference & Exhibition, your organization will be entitled to 2 complimentary full registrations, which do account for your booth personnel. Note: Any additional personnel must register and pay the full attendee rate, registration information can be found on the "Registration" tab above.

To register your 2 complimentary booth personnel, please visit the exhibit's webpage.

Attire

Conference and Exhibition attire is business for civilians and uniform of the day for military. In addition, your ID badge received upon registration check-in must be worn at all times.

Attendee Roster

Download/Print/View the attendee list by last name (as of 4/2/2012)

Download/Print/View the attendee list by company name (as of 4/2/2012)

Sponsorship Information

 

HDT Global - AT-Solutions  iRobot
QinetiQ


Many of the NDIA events offer category exclusive partnerships to fit your budget.  By enhancing your brand with a partnership at our events, you'll build a stronger perception from the audience and stand out from the crowd.

View the sponsorship menu in real time by visiting the exhibit's website at www.ndia.org/exhibits/2380.

For additional information, please contact Mary Anna Christiansen, Exhibit Manager, at 703-247-2584 or email mchristiansen@ndia.org

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

NDIA Conference POC: Taryn Crowder, CMP, tcrowder@ndia.org or (703) 247-9478.


NDIA Exhibits POC: Mary Anna Christiansen, mchristiansen@ndia.org or (703) 247-2584.

 

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