I/ITSEC 2018: 16,000-plus to attend world’s largest training, simulation event


ARLINGTON, VA -- Launching innovation in learning for military and national security preparedness will bring more than 16,000 people worldwide to Orlando for this year’s Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), Nov. 26-30 at the Orange County Convention Center.  

More than 450 exhibiting companies from industry, military, government, academia and research organizations as well as dozens of nations will be at I/ITSEC, the world’s largest training and simulation conference and exhibition. Registrants so far represent about 52 countries, organizers said.

This year’s focus, “Launching Innovation in Learning: Ready, Set, Disrupt,” will center on machine learning and artificial intelligence in training and exploiting disruptive technologies. main features of I/ITSEC 2018 include:

  • The continuing multiyear examination of how big data and big-data analytics can improve human performance. Nanotechnology and dramatic advances in robotics will make for a completely transformed environment in a few short decades, or even years. How to align training with the new ecosystem for a fully effective feedback loop between humans and nonbiological intelligence will be a notable challenge.


  • A more seamless integration of live, virtual and constructive training methodologies as all military services explore how to capture advances in synthetic environments to train better while also achieving economies.  


  • The use of robotics and haptics for medical training and modeling complex systems, such as weather or astronomy.   


  • A robust STEM component, with student leaders showcasing their research. Expect to see and meet educators from around the country and many universities among the exhibitors.

Complete information, the program guide and registration are all on the website. Join us in Orlando for a truly pivotal I/ITSEC gathering.

NTSA is an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association of Arlington, Va.


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The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is America's leading defense industry association promoting national security. NDIA provides a legal and ethical forum for the exchange of information between industry and government on national security issues. NDIA and its members foster the development of the most innovative and superior equipment, training, and support for warfighters and first responders through its divisions, local chapters, affiliated associations, and events. For more information, visit NDIA.org