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 2450 - Stability, Security, Transition & Reconstruction Operations (SSTRO) 

2450 - POSTPONE - Stability, Security, Transition & Reconstruction Operations (SSTRO) 

Theme

Preventive Stabilization: Identifying and Replicating Success

Event Number
2450

Event Date

6/18/2012
 to 6/19/2012

Event Location
Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City

Event Contact
Kelly A. Seymour at kseymour@ndia.org or (703)247-2583

Introduction

The 2012 Stability, Security, Transition and Reconstruction Operations (SSTRO) Conference will look at stability efforts through the entire spectrum.  We'll look at completed operations that show successes that are being replicated in other situations, current trouble spots, and what we can expect in the future.

Although Afghanistan and Iraq will continue to be of tremendous importance and considerable challenge, there are other countries which are also undergoing profound transitions and for whom political and resource-based attention will make a significant difference in terms of their stability and well-being.  Sudan and the overall Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are prime illustrations.  There are also some countries that have successfully emerged from protracted civil war and deeply entrenched insurgency, like Liberia and Colombia, for example, based on the concept of expanded partnerships.  In these instances, it was the U.S. inter-agency coordination and collaboration, along with public-private sector cooperation, and cooperation with and between the host country governments and stakeholders that enabled sustained engagement and success.

This year's conference will explore the policies, programs and practices that helped Liberia and Colombia transform into more stable, peaceful, prosperous and resilient states.  Identifying and replicating lessons and good practices from these success stories will hopefully contribute to whole of government/whole of society approaches toward preventing and responding to crises, conflict, and other enablers and rivers of instability in our other two panels, Sudan and the MENA region.

Agenda

Download/Print/View the current working agenda. (PDF) (6-12-12)

Download/Print/View the current attendee roster. (PFD) (6-15-12)

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS (as of 6-12-12):

  • COL John Agoglia, USA (Ret), Vice President, Operations and Government Services, IDS International
  • Ambassador Rick Barton, Assistant Secretary of State, Conflict and Stabilization Operations; Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization
  • Ambassador John Blaney (Ret), Former Ambassador to Liberia; Senior Advisor, Deloitte Consulting, LLP
  • Ambassador Lincoln Bloomfield, Jr. (Ret), Former Ambassador to U.S. Special Envoy for Man-Portable Air Defense Systems Threat Reduction; Former Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs; Chairman of the Board, Henry L. Stimson Center
  • Ambassador Timothy Carney (Ret), Former Ambassador to Sudan, Kenya and Haiti; Executive Vice President, Clinton Bush Haiti Fund 
  • Honorable Geoff Davis (R-KY), U.S. House of Representatives
  • Ambassador Mark Feierstein, Assistant Administrator, Latin America and Caribbean Bureau, USAID
  • Gen Douglas Fraser, USAF, Commander, U.S. Southern Command
  • Mr. Robert Jenkins, Director, Office of Transition Initiatives, U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Mr. Jacques Klein, Secretary General, UN Meal Program for Liberia
  • Mr. Bernd "Bear" McConnell, Director, Interagency Coordination, North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command
  • Dr. Sean McFate, Assistant Professor, College of International Security Affairs, National Defense University
  • Ambassador Tom Miller (Ret), Former Ambassador to Greece; President and CEO, International Executive Service Corporation
  • Ambassador Thomas Pickering (Ret), Former Ambassador to the United Nations, Russia, India, Israel, Nigeria, Jordan and El Savador; Vice Chairman, Hills & Company
  • Dr. Lewis Rasmussen, Director, Corporation Relations and Strategy, TetraTech Company; NDIA SSTR Division Co-Chairman
  • Honorable Thomas J. Ridge, Former Secretary of Homeland Security; Former Pennsylvania Governor; President & CEO, Ridge Global
  • Mr. Jim Schear, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Stability Operations
  • Lt Gen James Soligan, USAF (Ret), Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Ambassador William Taylor, Special Coordinator, Middle East Transitions, Department of State
  • Ms. Alisa Stack, Deputy Chief of Staff, International Security Assistance Force, Afghanistan, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Mr. Jonathan Temin, Director, Sudan Program, U.S. Institute for Peace
  • Dr. Charles Vela, President and Chief Scientist, Afilon Corporation
  • Mr. Jerry White, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, U.S. Department of State
  • Ms. Mona Yacoubian, Senior Advisor, Middle East and Project Director, Pathways to Progress, Henry L. Stimson Center

Location

Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
1250 South Hayes St
Arlington, VA 22202
Tel: (703) 415-5000

  • Check-in at 3 p.m.
  • Check-out at 12 p.m.
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City is a smoke-free hotel 
  • Overnight Valet Parking is $29 per night.
  • Day Valet Parking is $15 per day.

Directions   

Airports

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

  • Follow Route 1 North/Crystal City
  • Take the 15th Street/Pentagon City exit
  • Turn left onto 15th Street
  • Travel three blocks
  • Turn right onto South Hayes Street
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City is located on the left, adjacent to Nordstrom

Dulles International Airport

  • Follow I-66 East
  • Take Exit 75 (Route 110 South)
  • Continue past the Pentagon
  • Take the exit marked Route 1 South (Crystal City)
  • Take the 15th Street/ Pentagon City exit
  • Turn right onto 15th Street and continue three blocks
  • Turn right onto South Hayes Street
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City is located on the left, adjacent to Nordstrom

 Other Locations

From Washington D.C./14th Street Bridge   

  • Cross over the 14th Street Bridge and follow Route I-395 South
  • Use the left lane to take exit 8C (Route 1 South/Pentagon City)
  • Take the 15th Street/Pentagon City exit
  • Turn right onto 15th Street
  • Travel three blocks
  • Turn right onto South Hayes Street
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City is located on the left, adjacent to Nordstrom

From Richmond (I-95)/Points South

  • Follow I-95 North to I-395 North
  • Take exit 8C (Pentagon City/ Crystal City) which leads you onto South Hayes Street
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City is located on the right, adjacent to Nordstrom

From Baltimore (I-395)/Points North

  • Follow I-495 West ( Washington ) through Maryland across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge into Virginia
  • Take exit 177 (Route 1 North) toward Alexandria/ Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport/Crystal City
  • Take the 15th Street/ Pentagon City exit
  • Turn left onto 15th Street
  • Continue three blocks and turn right onto South Hayes Street
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City is located on the left, adjacent to Nordstrom

From Vienna (I-66)/Points West/ Dulles Airport

  • Follow I-66 East
  • Take Exit 75 (Route 110 South)
  • Continue past the Pentagon
  • Take the exit marked Route 1 South (Crystal City)
  • Take the 15th Street/ Pentagon City exit
  • Turn right onto 15th Street and continue three blocks
  • Turn right onto South Hayes Street
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City is located on the left, adjacent to Nordstrom

Lodging

Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
1250 South Hayes St
Arlington, VA 22202
Tel: (703) 415-5000

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City. To make your reservation, please call the hotel directly. In order to ensure the discounted NDIA rate, you must make your reservations early and ask for the "National Defense Industrial Association" room block. Rooms will not be held after Friday, May 25, 2012, and may sell out before then. Rates are also subject to increase after this date.

* Government: $224 (or the prevailing per diem)
Industry: $259

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

Registration

Online Registration is now CLOSED!

Download/Print/View the Registration Form (PDF).

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.

Registration Fees

 

Early

Late

 

(Before 06/08/12)

(After 06/08/12)

Government/Academia

$550

$680

Industry NDIA Member

$650

$805

Industry Non-NDIA Member

$725

$900

 

Registration fees include admission to the general session, breakout sessions, exhibit hall, Monday night networking reception, and all breakfasts, breaks, and lunches.

Cancellation & Substitution Policy

Cancellations received before 06/08/12 will receive a refund minus a cancellation fee of $75. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after 06/08/12.

Substitutions welcome in lieu of cancellations! Cancellations and substitutions must be made in writing to kseymour@ndia.org.

Exhibits

NDIA invites you to display at the Stability, Security, Transition & Reconstruction Operations (SSTRO) Conference for $1,700. The display fee includes table, chair, electrical hook-up, and one complimentary displayer’s conference registration. All other display personnel must register as attendees and pay the attendee registration fee.

Download/Print/View (PDF) the display registration form. Completed forms may be faxed to 703-522-1885.

Attendee Information

Attire
Appropriate dress for this conference is business attire for civilians and Class A uniform or uniform of the day for military personnel.

Special Needs
NDIA supports the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Attendees with special needs or allergies/dietary restrictions should contact Kelly Seymour at (703) 247-2583 or kseymour@ndia.org

Sponsorship

 

 Camber                Tetra Tech

 

Increase your company or organization's exposure by becoming a Sponsor! With a Sponsorship of $5000, you will receive your organization's name on the back cover of the onsite brochure, a 350-word company description in the onsite brochure, main podium recognition, signage throughout the conference, and a hotlink right HERE to your organization's website.

For more information, or to sign up, please contact Sam Campagna at (703) 247-2544 or scampagna@ndia.org.

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

NDIA POC: Kelly Seymour, kseymour@ndia.org or (703) 247-2583.

 

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