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 6380 - Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference & Exhibition 

6380 - Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference & Exhibition 

Theme

"Realizing the Robotic & Autonomous Systems Strategy"

Event Number
6380

Event Date

3/2/2016
 to 3/3/2016

Event Location
Waterford at Springfield

Event Contact
Ms. Adrienne White at awhite@ndia.org or 703-247-2570

Introduction

The purpose of the 2016 Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference & Exhibition is to provide a forum for Industry and Government stakeholders to engage in honest dialogue to determine how to realize the robotics and autonomous systems vision across all Services of the U.S. military. Over 200 senior defense professionals from government, industry and the military are expected to be in attendance at this year’s conference. Registration is open to the public and attendees of all professional levels are encouraged to participate.

Background

Ground robotic and autonomous systems, rapidly adopted during the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, have enabled the U.S. and its allies to operate more effectively, efficiently, and safely in a variety of mission profiles, such as Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), Combat Engineering, and Reconnaissance. These proven capabilities have secured a path for ground robotics’ future alongside the Warfighter.

The Joint Ground Robotics Enterprise within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Technology and Logistics (OUSD AT&L) laid the foundation for Robotic & Autonomous Systems (RAS) through the publication of the Unmanned Systems Integrated Roadmap (FY2011-2036).  The Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC) recently published the Army’s Robotic & Autonomous Systems Strategy (2015-2040) document.  Similarly, the Joint Staff Robotic and Autonomous Systems Team (JRAST) under J-8 is finalizing the Joint Concept for Robotic & Autonomous Systems (JCRAS).  JCRAS will guide the future Joint Force on how to integrate and employ RAS to create operational advantage in an environment characterized by rapid and diverse RAS technological development and increasingly capable spectrum of threats and adversaries.  As the joint vision is established, industry leaders, Warfighters, DoD Agencies, Labs, Materiel Developers, and Combat Developers must engage in conversation to determine how we will be “Realizing the Robotic & Autonomous Systems Vision”

Agenda

View/Download/Print the full conference agenda. (updated 2/25/16)

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
12:00pm - 5:00pm   Registration
12:00pm - 5:00pm   Exhibitor Move-In

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
7:00am - 6:30pm     REGISTRATION OPEN
7:00am - 6:30pm     EXHIBIT AREA OPEN
7:00am - 8:00am     NETWORKING CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:00am - 8:15am     OPENING REMARKS
8:15am - 9:00am     KEYNOTE ADDRESS
                              Mr. Frank Kelley, Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 
                              Unmanned Systems, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy,
                              Research, Development & Acquisition
9:00am - 9:45am     ADDRESS
                              Mr. Bryan McVeigh, PMP, Project Manager, Force Projection, 
                              Program Executive Office, Combat Support & Combat Service 
                              Support
9:45am - 10:15am   NETWORKING BREAK IN THE EXHIBIT AREA
10:15am - 11:30am NETWORK INTEGRATION EVALUATION (NIE) LESSONS LEARNED
                              PANEL
11:30am - 12:00pm AWARDS CEREMONY
12:00pm - 1:00pm   NETWORKING LUNCHEON IN THE EXHIBIT AREA
1:00pm - 1:45pm     ADDRESS
                              Dr. Paul Rogers, Director, U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research
                              Development & Engineering Center
1:45pm - 3:00pm    OPEN ARCHITECTURE PANEL
3:00pm - 3:30pm    NETWORKING BREAK IN THE EXHIBIT AREA
3:30pm - 4:15pm    ADDRESS
                             Mr. Thomas Dee, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 
                             Expeditionary Programs & Logistics Management, Office of the 
                             Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research, Development &
                             Acquisition
4:15pm - 4:35pm    UPDATE FROM THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
                             Mr. Shad M. Reese, Staff Specialist, Land Warfare & Munitions, TWS
                             Unmanned Systems, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for 
                             Acquisition, Technology and Logistics/Tactical Warfare Systems
4:35pm - 5:00pm    NATIONAL ADVANCED MOBILITY CONSORTIUM UPDATE
                             Mr. Chris Yunker, President, NAMC BOD / East Coast Ops Director,
                             Nevada Automotive Test Center
5:00pm - 6:30pm    NETWORKING RECEPTION IN THE EXHIBIT AREA

Thursday, March 3, 2016
7:00am - 5:15pm     REGISTRATION OPEN
7:00am - 1:00pm     EXHIBIT AREA OPEN
7:00am - 8:00am     CONTINENTAL NETWORKING BREAKFAST IN THE EXHIBIT AREA
8:00am - 8:45am     KEYNOTE ADDRESS
                              Hon. Stephen Welby, Assistant Secretary of Defense, Research & 
                              Engineering, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Research
                              & Engineering
8:45am - 10:00am   ROBOTIC INNOVATION PANEL
10:00am - 10:30am NETWORKING BREAK IN THE EXHIBIT AREA
10:30am - 11:15am ADDRESS
                              Col Henry Lutz, USMC, Ground Systems Lead, Joint Staff Robotic &
                              Autonomous Systems Team, J8
11:15am - 12:00pm ADDRESS
                              Mr. Michael Demmick, Naval Ordnance Safety and Security Activity
                              Mr. Ajoy Muralidhar, Senior Systems Engineer, Office of the Deputy
                              Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research, Development, Test & 
                              Evaluation
12:00pm - 1:00pm   NETWORKING LUNCHEON IN THE EXHIBIT AREA
1:00pm - 1:45pm     ADDRESS
                              Mr. Michael Novak, Deputy Director, Warfare Integration, Office of 
                              the Chief of Naval Operations
1:45pm - 3:00pm     Programs/Commercial Off The Shelf Panel
3:00pm - 3:30pm     NETWORKING BREAK
3:30pm - 4:15pm     ADDRESS
                              Mr. Brian Skibba, Chief, Airbase Acquisition Branch, Air Force Civil 
                              Engineer Center
4:15pm - 5:00pm     ADDRESS
                              BG Terrence McKenrick, USA, General, Brigade Modernization 
                              Command Army Capabilities Integration Center
5:00pm - 5:15pm     CLOSING REMARKS

 

Location

Waterford Springfield
6715 Commerce Street
Springfield, VA 22150-1633
Tel: (703) 719-5700

Parking
Complimentary parking.

Nearby Airports
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport - DCA (13 miles)

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport -
BWI (50 miles)

Washington Dulles International Airport - IAD (27 miles)

Car rental is recommended.

 

Courtyard Marriott Springfield
6710 Commerce St.
Springfield, VA 22150
Phone: (703) 924-7200

There is no room block for this conference, however we recommend booking at the Courtyard Marriott Springfield. The hotel is located directly across the street from the Waterford Springfield.

Registration

Online Registration is now CLOSED!

Registration Fees

Early

Regular

Late

Until 1/15/16

1/16/16 - 2/19/16

2/20/16 and after

Academia

$475

$525

$595

Government Employee

$475

$525

$595

Industry NDIA Member

$700

$770

$870

Industry NDIA Non-Member*

$775

$855

$965

 
*Registration fees for NDIA (or affiliate) non-members include a one-year non-refundable NDIA membership — $15.00 will be applied for your 12 month subscription to National Defense magazine.

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

Cancellations & Substitutions
Cancellations received by Friday, February 19, 2016 will receive a refund minus a $75 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after Friday,
February 19, 2016. Substitutions to this event are welcome in lieu of cancellations. Cancellations and substitutions must be made in writing to awhite@ndia.org.

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.

Exhibits

To view the floor plan and purchase your booth, please visit:
http://www.ndia.org/exhibits/6380

Exhibits POC: Ms. Luellen Hoffman - lhoffman@ndia.org or 703-247-9460

Sponsorship

Selected NDIA events offer sponsorships to fit your budget.

By enhancing your brand with a sponsorship at NDIA events, you’ll build a stronger recognition with the audience and stand out from the crowd. NDIA is always open to custom sponsorship ideas.

Please note the print deadline for all sponsorships is Wednesday, February 17, 2016.

Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors:

Gold Sponsor

 Silver Sponsor

Gold Sponsorship - Top Sponsor (limited to 1 sponsor): $9000
Benefits Include:
 - Company logo and link to your company on event web site.
 - Company description (300 words) and logo in Onsite Agenda.
 - Company logo on promotional signage at the event.
 - Company Literature to be distributed to conference attendees at registration 
   (company provides up to 300 literature inserts).
 - Company logo on all e-mail confirmations for all registered attendees.
 - Podium name recognition by NDIA during the Opening General Session.
 - Verbal recognition by NDIA in the general session.
 - Four (4) complimentary full conference registrations for the event.
 - Sponsor ribbon on company conference badges

Silver Sponsor - Opening Reception (limited to 1 sponsor): $7000
This is a great opportunity to highlight your company’s name as the Silver Sponsor.
Benefits Include:
 - Company logo and link to your company on event web site.
 - Company description (300 words) and logo in Onsite Agenda.
 - Verbal company name recognition by NDIA during the reception.
 - Company logo on promotional signage for the reception and event.
 - Two (2) complimentary full conference registration for the event.
 - Sponsor ribbon on company conference badges.

Bronze Sponsorship - (limited to 2 sponsors): $6000
This is a great opportunity to highlight your company as the Bronze Sponsor, during the networking breaks as the morning & afternoon sponsor. Your company will be featured during the breaks, when attendees refill their coffee cups, before for the next round of sessions.
Benefits include:
 - Company logo and link to your company home page on event web-site
 - Company logo and (100 word) description in the conference Agenda.
 - Sponsor Ribbons on designated badges.
 - Event specific (2) recognition Sponsor signs in the break area.
 - One (1) complimentary full conference registration for the event.
 - Company logo on the entrance unit.

Attendee Tote Bag or Padfolio Sponsor - (limited to 1 sponsor): $5000
These popular tote bags or padfolios are reusable, and will be distributed to each attendee as they pick up their badge onsite. These tote bags are carried throughout the entire event with your company’s promotional item inside and logo on the front. This gives you a great advertising exposure both during and after the conference.
Benefits Include:
 - Company logo and link to your company on event web site.
 - Company logo in Onsite Agenda.
 - Tote bags with company name or logo distributed to each attendee at registration
    when they pick up their bag.
 - Promotional item distributed to conference attendees inside the tote bags
   (sponsor provides up to 300 promotional items).
 - Sponsor ribbon on company conference badges.

Tuesday Lunch Sponsorship - (limited to 1 sponsor): $4000
This offers a great opportunity to network during the lunch break during the conference.
Benefits include:
 - Specific table tent signage in the lunch area on each table.
 - Company logo and link to your company on event web site.
 - Event specific signage and on the exhibit hall entrance unit.
 - Sponsor ribbons on company conference badges.

Lanyard Sponsor - (limited to 1 sponsor): $3000
This popular high exposure sponsorship is the first impression of the event and seen all day during the entire conference.
Benefits include:
 - Company logo and link to your company on event web site.
 - Company logo on promotional signage at the Registration area onsite.
 - Lanyards will be distributed by NDIA to up to 300 attendees (Sponsor provides the
    300 lanyards.)
 - Sponsor ribbon on company conference badges.

Literature Insert - (limited to 5 sponsors): $500
One page company promotional flyer (up to 300 flyers) inserted into attendee tote bag (only if there is a tote bag sponsorship) or handed out to all the attendees at registration, and is a great way to promote a new product or service.
 - Sponsor provides the promotional flyer or items to be given away.

Promotional Give Away Items - (limited to 5 sponsors): $500 Marketing Fee
A great way to brand your company name by giving away promotional items or merchandise during the event. This sponsorship keeps on giving, as items are reused well after the conference.
Benefits Include:
 - Company name or logo on promotional give away bins in the front registration area.
 - Up to 200 promotional items with your company logo (provided by company) to 
   be distributed to attendees.

**Above sponsorship opportunities are based on 200 to 300 attendees for this event.

Please call Luellen Hoffman, Director of Exhibits and Sponsorship at 703-247-9460 to discuss other opportunities.


National DEFENSE magazine: Trusted. Insightful. Relevant.

NDIA Magazine Print Advertisement is a complimentary way to promote your brand at specific NDIA events. Every attendee receives a copy of the most current National Defense publication when they register onsite. Your advertisement will reach the targeted audience at the event, as well as magazine subscribers.

A highly regarded news source for defense professionals in government and industry, National Defense offers insight and analysis on defense programs, policy, business, science and technology. Special reports by expert journalists focus on defense budgets, military tactics, doctrine and strategy.

The ads are a great way to promote new products or to say, “Come visit us at this event.” Contact Dino Pignotti, NDIA Vice President for Advertising at dpignotti@ndia.org or 703-247-2541.

NDIA Ground Robotics Awards

The board of the NDIA Ground Robotics Division is invited to submit nominations for the Ground Robotics Champion Award and Ground Robotics Technology Innovator Award that we intend to present at the Ground Robotics Conference March 2016 in Springfield, VA.

The description of the award and criteria is presented below. In your nomination packet we ask that you identify the proposed recipient and their organization and prepare a narrative of their specific accomplishments/contributions that support their nomination. The narrative portion should be no more than 250 words. Nominations must be submitted no later than February 1, 2016.

Ground Robotics Champion

This individual is someone who has been instrumental in implementing the military use of ground robotic systems in combat operations.

Criteria:
    • Proponent for the integration of ground robotic systems into military operations.
    • Has been a strong advocate and spokesperson for the development of enabling
       technologies and broad applications of ground robotic systems.
    • The individual can come from the military, civil service, congress or outside the
       government

Ground Robotics Technology Innovator

This individual is a nationally recognized leader in the theory and design of intelligent systems and their application to robotics and automation systems.

Criteria:
    • Proponent for the integration of ground robotic systems into military operations.
    • Has been a strong advocate and spokesperson for the development of enabling
       technologies and broad applications of ground robotic systems.
    • The individual can come from the military, civil service, congress or outside the
       government

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions



NDIA POC: Ms. Adrienne White - awhite@ndia.org or 703-247-2570

NDIA Exhibits POC: Ms. Luellen Hoffman - lhoffman@ndia.org or 703-247-9460

 

Affiliate Associations

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