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 61C0 - 2016 M&S Congressional Caucus Leadership Summit and NMSC Annual Meeting 

61C0 - 2016 M&S Congressional Caucus Leadership Summit and NMSC Annual Meeting 


Black Swan: Supporting National Priorities with Modeling and Simulation

Event Number

Event Date

 to 3/10/2016

Event Location
Marriott Chesapeake

Event Contact
Ms. Samantha J. Riemer at or (703)247-9490


March 9, 2016 – 2016 Modeling & Simulation Leadership Summit

March 10, 2016 – 2016 National Modeling & Simulation Coalition (NMSC) Annual Meeting

These important annual M&S events will both be held at the Marriott Chesapeake in Chesapeake, VA.

  • The 2016 Modeling & Simulation Leadership Summit is an annual event
     sponsored by the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA) in support of
     the Congressional Modeling and Simulation Caucus.  The purpose of the event is to
     bring the M&S Community of Practice together to discuss important issues related to
     Modeling and Simulation, and to try to reach consensus on one or two specific,
     actionable initiatives for the Congressional M&S Caucus to take for action.  The event
     will feature:

  • Theme: "Black Swan: Supporting National Priorities with Modeling & Simulation"

  • Remarks from Congressman J. Randy Forbes and other members of the Congressional
    Modeling & Simulation Caucus

  • Keynote speaker(s)

  • Panel discussions featuring various Subject Matter Experts:
       o Cities: Vulnerabilities and Challenges
       o Cyber Security and Terrorism: How Do We Prepare?

  • Interactive discussions on specific initiatives

Please note that a reception for attendees of both the M&S Leadership Summit and NMSC Annual Meeting will be held on the evening of March 9.

The National Modeling & Simulation Coalition (NMSC) represents M&S across all domains and disciplines including healthcare, manufacturing, energy, transportation, education, homeland security, defense and others. The 2016 NMSC Annual Meeting will feature:

  • Keynote Speaker (Invited): Ms. Elizabeth Baron, Virtual Reality and Advanced Visualization Technical  Specialist, The Ford Motor Company – “Remarkable Virtuality: Awesome Realism and Amazingly Efficient Product Design”
  • Medical Simulation Panel Discussion featuring high-level participants
  • Briefings on recent and ongoing NMSC activities
  • Breakout sessions on specific topics of interest
    • Developing the M&S Workforce
    • NAICS codes for M&S
    • M&S Research Agenda


Please click here to review the agenda (03/04/2016) for the M&S Leadership Summit.

Please click here to review the Agenda (as of 2/17/2016) for the 2016 NMSC Annual Meeting.


Marriott Chesapeake
725 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Tel: (757) 523-1500

See Lodging page for room reservation instructions.

Please be sure to book your hotel room no later than February 19th to receive the Government per diem rate of $96 per night.  Use this link:

Book your group rate for NTSA Leadership Summit

Reservations can also be made by calling the property directly at 757-523-1500, or by calling Marriott Central Reservations at 888-245-2617.  Please mention the "NTSA Leadership Summit" to get the conference rate.


Online Registration is now CLOSED!

Please download the registration form here if needed.  Once complete, please return to Samantha at for processing.

Registration Fees:

Government One Day 03/09 - $0
Government One Day 03/10 - $0
Government Both Days - $0

Industry Member/Academia One Day 03/09 - $150
Industry Member/Academia One Day 03/10 - $150
Industry Member/Academia Both Days - $250

Non Member One Day 03/09 - $175
Non Member One Day 03/10 - $175
Non Member Both Days - $300


Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

NDIA POC: Ms. Samantha J. Riemer at or (703)247-9490


Affiliate Associations

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