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 2720 - 13th Annual Science & Engineering Technology Conference/Defense Tech Exposition 

2720 - 13th Annual Science & Engineering Technology Conference/Defense Tech Exposition 

Theme

Outlook for Defense S&T in a Time of Austerity: Maintaining the Warfighter’s Edge During a Period of Transition

Event Number
2720

Event Date

4/17/2012
 to 4/19/2012

Event Location
Embassy Suites Hotel at Charleston Convention Center

Event Contact
Ms. Brant Murray at noemail@ndia.org or (703)247-2572

Introduction

The 13th Annual Science & Engineering Technology Conference / Defense Tech Exposition is a highly focused and concentrated program providing the most current overview and perspective on the latest developments in the fields of science and technology. OASD(R&E) Decision Makers attend this event and will discuss the FY 2013 Budget. Join us so you can be a part of the discussion!

We are pleased to announce the following confirmed Keynote Speaker:
Mr. Thomas Kalil, Deputy Director for Policy, Office of Science & Technology Policy, The White House

SESSIONS INCLUDE:

  • Challenges for Global Military Operations: A Time of Transition
  • FY 2013 President’s Budget Request and Opportunities for Collaboration
  • Military Services Session on S&T
  • Capabilities Needed by the Combatant Commands
  • Classified Session by OASD(R&E) and SPAWAR

Classified Session

Registered NDIA S&ET Conference Attendees are invited by OASD(R&E) and SPAWAR to attend a Classified Session held off-site. Please submit your clearance and visitor's request to SPAWAR by Monday, April 9, 2012.

To attend the Classified Session, follow three steps:

  1. Submit your clearance request to SPAWAR using Joint JPAS, SMO Code 652366 or via fax at 843-218-4045.
  2. Verify receipt of your clearance by contacting Ms. LeeAnn Marrale, Base Access Coordinator, SPAWARSYSCEN Atlantic, at: leeann.marrale@navy.mil or (843) 218-6447 or 6886.
  3. Confirm your participation via email to: Ms. Tracy Dayton-Musiol, CMP, Protocol and Command Visit Support, SPAWARSYSCEN Atlantic Geologics Corporation to at: tracy.daytonmusiol.ctr@navy.mil or (843) 218-6368.

Download/Print/View the Classified Session Information and Instructions
Download/Print/View the SPAWAR Visitor's Map

Please note:

  • All clearances/visit requests must be submitted by Monday, April 9, 2012.
  • It is the Attendee's responsibility to submit their clearance through their security office and verify that it has been received by SPAWAR.

Agenda

Download/Print/View the current Agenda (as of 4/11/12)

We are pleased to announce the following confirmed Keynote Speaker:
Mr. Thomas Kalil, Deputy Director for Policy, Office of Science & Technology Policy, The White House

SESSIONS INCLUDE:

    • Challenges for Global Military Operations: A Time of Transition
    • FY 2013 President’s Budget Request and Opportunities for Collaboration
    • Military Services Session on S&T
    • Capabilities Needed by the Combatant Commands
    • Classified Session by OASD(R&E) and SPAWAR

Location

Embassy Suites Hotel at Charleston Convention Center
5055 International Blvd.
North Charleston, SC 29418
(843) 747-1882

Lodging

The Embassy Suites Hotel is sold out!

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn Charleston.  To make your reservation, please call the hotel directly at (800) 445-8667.  In order to ensure the discounted NDIA rate, you must make your reservations early and ask for the "NDIA" room block.  Rooms will not be held after Thursday, April 12, 2012 and may sell out before then.  Rates are also subject to increase after this date.

Hilton Garden Inn Charleston
5265 International Blvd
North Charleston, SC, 29418
(843) 308-9330

Industry Rate: $137.00

Registration

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSED 
Online registration is now closed, but onsite registration will be accepted! 
* Please note: No onsite registrations will be accepted for the Classified Session.

Registration Fees

 

Late

 

(After 04/6/12)

Government/Academia/Allied

$710

Industry NDIA Member

$830

Industry Non-NDIA Member

$925

Additional Fees

Guest Ticket - Reception
Please note: Access to the Tuesday Networking Reception is included with your purchase of full conference registration.

$25

With your purchase of full symposium registration, you are entitled access to:

  • General Sessions
  • Exhibit Hall
  • Continental Breakfasts, Networking Breaks, Networking Luncheons 
  • Tuesday Networking Reception (Guest ticket is an additional $25)
  • Onsite Agenda and Meeting Materials
  • Post-event Online Speaker Proceedings (if releasable by Speaker)

REMINDERS
Please register with a complete and accurate e-mail address.  You will receive an e-mailed confirmation as soon as your registration has been processed.

Payment must be made at the time of registration.  Registrations will not be taken over the phone.

Please register with the correct form of payment.  A $25 fee will be applied to those wishing to switch forms of payment.

Online registration will close at 5:00 PM EST on Friday, April 6, 2012.  You must register onsite after this date.

CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellations received by Friday, April 6, 2012 will receive a refund minus a $75 cancellation fee.  No refunds will be given for cancellations received after Friday, April 6, 2012.  Cancellations must be made in writing to bmurray@ndia.org.  Substitutions to this event are welcome in lieu of cancellations. Please note: This policy does not apply to exhibit booth cancellations.  

Exhibit Hall - Sold Out!

The Exhibit Hall is sold out. To view the exhibitor list, please visit the exhibits webpage for information.  Please contact Ms. Cassandra Stewart, Exhibits Manager, at cstewart@ndia.org with any questions.

No photography is allowed in the exhibit hall.  Cameras and cell phones will be confiscated by security if they are used to photograph any exhibit without prior consent from NDIA management.
 
No one under the age of 18 will be permitted in the exhibit hall.

Attendee Information 

Attire
Appropriate dress for this conference is coat & tie for civilians and Class A uniform or uniform of the day for military personnel.

ID Badge
During conference registration and check-in, each Attendee will be issued an identification badge.  Please be prepared to present a valid picture ID.  Your badge must be worn at all conference functions.
 
Proceedings
Proceedings will be available on the web through the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) two weeks after the conference.  All registered Attendees will receive an email notification once the proceedings are available.

Special Needs
NDIA supports the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  For more information, please contact Ms. Brant Murray, Meeting Planner, at bmurray@ndia.org or (703) 247-2572 and reference Event #2720. 

National Defense
Advertise in National Defense and increase your organization’s exposure at this event.  National Defense will be distributed to Attendees of this conference, as well as other NDIA events.  For more information, please contact Mr. Dino Pignotti, VP Advertising, at dpignotti@ndia.org or (703) 247-2541.

Sponsorship

Project Performance International (PPI)

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.

Download/Print/View the Sponsorship Menu.

Please contact Ms. Laura Hoover, Providing Sponsorship Services for NDIA, at lhoover.ndia@gmail.com or (804) 437-3773 for additional information.

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

Conference POC: Ms. Brant Murray, Meeting Planner, bmurray@ndia.org or (703) 247-2572 

Exhibits POC: Ms. Cassandra Stewart, cstewart@ndia.org or (703) 247-2582

Sponsorship POC: Ms. Laura Hoover, Providing Sponsorship Services for NDIA, lhoover.ndia@gmail.com or (804) 437-3773

 

Affiliate Associations

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