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 2950 - Global Explosive Ordnance Disposal Conference and Exhibition 

2950 - Global Explosive Ordnance Disposal Conference and Exhibition 


"Partnership Strategies (Post Iraq & Afghanistan)"

Event Number

Event Date

 to 5/3/2012

Event Location
Emerald Coast Convention Center

Event Contact
Ms. Laura Yuska at or (703)247-2596


NDIA and The EOD Memorial Foundation present the Global Explosive Ordnance Disposal Conference and Exhibition

The purpose of the event is to provide a public forum to discuss the utility of Army, Navy, Marine, and Air Force EOD forces across the full spectrum of conflict – particularly in the areas of homeland defense, irregular warfare, stability operations, security force assistance and major combat operations.

Attendees will gain a greater understanding of the role of EOD forces in our national security strategy; how these forces are integrated within our national military structure; and how they conduct joint, interagency, and multinational interoperability operations.

The conference will facilitate contact and cooperation between industry and the EOD community with the goal of ensuring EOD forces have access to the ideas and technologies that originate in our nation’s industrial and academic base.  Further, the event will facilitate the sharing of industry and academic viewpoints, recommendations, and advice on EOD support concepts, policies, plans, programs, requirements, and technologies, and assess the potential impacts of pending legislation, regulations, and procedures. 


Download/Print/View the current Agenda.
- As of 4/23/12

We are pleased to announce the following CONFIRMED Speakers:

• Colonel Jaroslav Bieleny, Slovakia Armed Forces, Director, NATO/OTAN EOE CoE
• Mr. Jim Blackburn, Capabilities Manager & PM C-IED, European Defence Agency C-IED Initiatives
• Colonel Leo Bradley, USA, CJTF – Paladin & 71st Ordnance Group (EOD)
• Captain Daniel Colman, USN, Commander, Task Force 56, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command
• Representative Rick Crawford (R-AR), Co-Chair, Congressional EOD Caucus
• Mr. Roger Davies, Director, Buckler Davies Consultancy, Ltd.
• Major General Walter L. Davis, USA, Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army)
• Colonel Santiago San Antonio Demetrio, Spanish Army, Director, C-IED Centre of Excellence
• Commander Joseph Diguardo, USN, JIEDDO Joint Center of Excellence (OIC, Navy Detachment)
• Mr. Ken Falke, Executive Director, Shoulder 2 Shoulder, Inc.
• Colonel Gerry Muhl, USA, Chief EOD & Humanitarian Mining Activities, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict
• Colonel Dick Larry, USA, Chief, Adaptive C-IED/EOD Solutions (ACES), G-38, Headquarters Department of the Army
• Colonel Marty Muchow, USA, Director, Asia Pacific Counter IED Fusion Center
• Wing Commander Ron Ousby, Royal Airforce, United Kingdom; Chairman, NATO EOD Working Group
• Major D. Landon Philliips, USAF, EOD Program Director, A7/CXR Headquarters Department of the Air Force
• Captain Joseph Polanin, USN, Commanding Officer, Naval School Explosive Ordnance
• Brigadier General John W. Simmons, USMC, Assistant Deputy Commandant, Installations and Logistics
• Captain Thomas Smith, USN, Commanding Officer, Naval EOD Technology Division
• Lieutenant Colonel Marc Tarter, USMC, EOD OCCFLD Sponsor/HQMC EOD Action Officer
• Rear Admiral Michael P. Tillotson, USN, Commander, navy Expeditionary Combat Command
• Command Sergeant Major Michael Woods, USA, CSM CJTF – Paladin & 71st Ordnance Group (EOD)

EOD Memorial Ball - SOLD OUT!

For more information on Memorial Weekend Activities, please visit:


Emerald Coast Convention Center
1250 Miracle Strip Pkwy, SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 609-3800

Download/Print/View - Driving directions to the Emerald Coast Convention Center from local airports.

Download/Print/View - A list of area shuttles, buses, and transportation services.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Four Points by Sheraton. To make your reservation, please call the hotel directly at (800) 874-8104. 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 Friday, April 13, 2012 and may sell out before then.  Rates are also subject to increase after this date.

Four Points by Sheraton
1325 Miracle Strip Pkwy.
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(800) 874-8104

King/Courtyard: $121/00
Beachfront: $155.00
(All rooms are at the per diem rate)


Online registration is now closed, but onsite registration will be accepted! 

Registration Fees






(Before 03/24/12)

(03/24/12 - 04/20/12)

(After 04/20/12)





Industry NDIA Member




Industry Non-NDIA Member




With your purchase of full conference registration, you are entitled access to:
     • General Sessions
     • Exhibit Hall
     • Continental Breakfasts, Networking Breaks, Networking Luncheons, Networking 
     • Onsite Agenda and Meeting Materials
     • Post-event Online Speaker Proceedings (if releasable by Speaker)

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 20, 2012.  You must register onsite after this date.

Cancellations received by Friday, April 20, 2012 will receive a refund minus a $75 cancellation fee.  No refunds will be given for cancellations received after Friday, April 20, 2012.  Cancellations must be made in writing to  Substitutions to this event are welcome in lieu of cancellations.  Please note: This policy does not apply to exhibit booth cancellations.

Exhibits - SOLD OUT!

The Exhibit Hall is sold out. To view the exhibitor list, please visit the exhibits webpage for information.  Please contact Ms. Mary Anna Christiansen, Exhibits Manager, at or (703) 247-2584 with any inquiries.

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

Appropriate dress for this conference is business casual for civilians and Class B uniform or uniform of the day for military personnel.  Attire for the 44th Annual EOD Memorial Ball is formal/military mess dress. 

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 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. Laura Yuska, Meeting Planner, at or (703) 247-2596 and reference Event #2950. 

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 or (703) 247-2541. 

Sponsorship Information


Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Threat Management Group 

Many of the NDIA events offer category exclusive sponsorships 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. 

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Please contact Ms. Laura Hoover, Providing Sponsorship Services for NDIA, at or (804) 437-3773 for information.

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

Conference: Ms. Laura Yuska, Meeting Planner, or (703) 247-2596

Exhibits: Ms. Mary Anna Christiansen, Exhibits Manager, or (703) 247-2584

Sponsorships: Ms. Laura Hoover, Providing Sponsorship Services for NDIA, or (804) 437-3773


Affiliate Associations

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