The Interservice/Industry, Training, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) 2022 will continue to bring the training and simulation community together in support of national security this year. The world’s largest training and simulation conference is Nov. 28 to Dec. 2 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., and will build on last year’s successes as it continues to facilitate support for the warfighters, first responders and their families.

This year’s theme, Accelerate Change by Transforming Training – “It’s Time to ACTT!!” is specifically designed to challenge modeling and simulation, training, and education professionals to enhance, adapt and accelerate solutions that meet training and education requirements.

“The I/ITSEC team has worked diligently this year to produce the richest program I have ever seen,” said Rear Admiral James Robb, president of the National Training and Simulation Association. “The exhibit hall is the focal point of market research and agile acquisition for training and simulation systems and was sold out in September.  Attendees will find an abundance of personal development and training opportunities available throughout the week and an incredible STEM program.”

Conference chair, Matt Spruill of Trideum Corporation; program chair, Jim Threlfall from Tipping Point Solutions, and over 300 passionate volunteers are turning the issues of the simulation and training community into superior content.

I/ITSEC’s five-day program includes 131 technical papers, 30 tutorials, 10 professional workshops and 43 special events that will be attended by nearly 4,500 delegates representing over 50 countries.

I/ITSEC will start Monday, Nov. 28, with a panel discussion by the Congressional Modeling and Simulation Caucus led by Representatives Bobby Scott, D-VA, Stephanie Murphy, D-FL, and Jack Bergman, R-MI.  The opening ceremony with fireside chat is Tuesday with the Chief of Space Operations (invited) and the Vice Chief of the Air Force, as well as industry keynote from Van Sullivan, CEO of Trideum Corporation.  This will be followed by an eight member Senior Leader Panel that includes representatives from OSD, DHS, and all the services to include the Space Force, as well as Sweden.

A record number of senior decision makers are participating in I/ITSEC panels this year, including an Air Force General Officer panel, two Navy flag office panels, and another panel with an all-star gathering of generals from the Marine Corps who will discuss trends in simulation and training needs.

Other key special events include high level perspectives on the training capability requirements for the INDO-PACIFIC theater led by Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Education and Training, Caroline Baxter.

I/ITSEC’s “Next Big Thing” committee will have a strong list of events focused on the military applications of the “Metaverse” and other emerging technologies.

There will be a significant presence from the cyber community and a return of U.S. Special Operations Command to the program.  Representation from U.S. allies will also be prevalent, with one significant panel discussing what training is required to deter Russian aggression.

I/ITSEC will continue its ‘Innovation Match Game’ in 2022, as well as feature a panel focused on “Agile Acquisition for a Dynamic World.”  The 2022 Black Swan event will explore solutions to Climate Change issues.

Registration and digital conference planning tools are available at iitsec.org.

“NTSA is proud to be part of Team Orlando,” said Robb. “We bring over 20,000 people together in Orlando each year to have a dialogue between industry, government, and academia on how we can provide the best training and simulation systems and world class education to our warfighters and first responders.  Let’s make the most of this incredible opportunity to learn and network with the training and simulation community.”

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