I/ITSEC 2023 Registration is open!
Registration is open for I/ITSEC 2023, to be held from 27 November – 1 December in Orlando, FL. Confirm your spot at the world’s largest modeling, simulation, and training event by registering today!
I/ITSEC 2023 Registration is open!
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The 2023 Training & Simulation Industry Symposium (TSIS) hosted one of the largest in person events since 2016 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida. In fact, this year’s symposium was the largest to date with over 1020 registrants. The symposium provided attendees updated information on training and simulation procurement requirements from the Air Force, Navy, Army, Marines, US Army Development Command and the Defense Health Agency.
Additionally, the symposium hosted four industry panels that addressed challenges and opportunities faced by companies large and small. NDIA Central Florida chapter and NDIA Women in Defense Central Florida, along with NTSA, co-hosted the annual conference to facilitate transparency for the services and to indicate long-term business development and strategic directions for industry.
The 15th MODSIM World Conference, MODSIM World 2023, concluded on Tuesday, May 23 following two days of keynote events, a rich technical program, and multiple networking and community building events.
The conference kicked off on Monday, May 22 with keynotes from Congressman Bobby Scott and Irin Hall, Director of Engineering, Newport News Shipbuilding. Congressman Scott shared insights on legislation that he has sponsored during his time as the Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Caucus Co-Chair as well as how modeling and simulation is being used to address various problems in the Hampton Roads area. Following Congressman Scott, Ms. Hall spoke to our theme of “Make It Happen” and how that can only occur when we not only accept failure, but embrace it by providing the time and budget for it, allowing people to tackle the big ideas
With over 17,000 total attendees including multiple international attendees, industry leaders, active duty and government participants, I/ITSEC has continued to return strong in 2022. I/ITSEC opened with an unprecedented fireside chat with General David W. Allvin, USAF, Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force, and Major General Shawn N. Bratton, USSF, Commander, Space Training and Readiness Command, along with the industry keynote, Van Sullivan, CEO, Trideum Corporation. There were over 125 distinguished government visitors and a steady continuation of government booths on the exhibit floor. I/ITSEC continues to produce a cost-effective professional-development partnership focused on training, education, and innovation.
I/ITSEC 2022 Conference Statistics
*All registration categories include access to the exhibit hall, with the number of combined exhibitor visitors at 10,500 in addition to the 7,000 exhibit personnel already present on the floor, over 17,500 visitors walked the I/ITSEC exhibit halls.
iFEST 2022 focused on the value of working together to build the DoD’s future learning ecosystem. In today’s connected world, projects that achieve enterprise-level interoperability and widespread adoption depend on building partnerships.
Over 360 participants gathered at the Hilton Mark Center in Alexandria, VA from 16-18 August to learn about critical factors driving education and training modernization from policymakers, senior military officials, industry leaders, government, and academia.
MODSIM World 2022 concluded on Wednesday, May 11th following two and a half days of keynote events, a rich technical program, and multiple networking and community building events. The conference kicked off on Monday, May 9th with keynotes from Congressman Bobby Scott and Ingalls Shipbuilding CTO Terry Walley. Congressman Scott highlighted the need for M&S skills to support the future trajectory the country is taking and discussed how education and workforce development remain a focus for the M&S Congressional Caucus. Following Congressman Scott, Terry Walley highlighted how M&S tools have evolved over the years and support heavy manufacturing today, especially noting the need for more M&S practitioners to work closely with their industry partners. To conclude the afternoon there were two keynote panels; one focused on industry and the annual Simulation Century panel. During the industry panel, the speakers touched on the diverse ways M&S is supporting drone operations, logistics and supply chain, and heavy manufacturing.
On November 4th, the CMSP Awareness and Demand Committee held a round table discussion about the value of professional certification and CMSP specifically. Our panel spanned a wide range of professional perspectives. Discussion was lively. Questions from attendees covered everything from the history of CMSP to the value of someone mid-career pursuing certification. More than 60 signed up for the event sending the message that there is an appetite for CMSP and all that it offers.
iFEST 2021 focused on the growing imperative for education and training innovation, including data-centric reforms needed to create a DoD-wide interoperable learning ecosystem. Over 525 participants joined the virtual discussion to learn from policymakers, senior military officials, and technology leaders from industry, government, and academia.
The iFEST conference is sponsored annually by the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA) in collaboration with the ADL Initiative. It has become an important venue for discussions on the modernization of DoD’s education and training enterprise. Like last year’s conference, the organizers opted to hold iFEST 2021 in a virtual format due to COVID-19, and the online venue included keynote speakers, panels sessions, technical presentations, and other activities organized around the theme Learning and Thriving in the New Normal.
With 5,000 total platform attendees including multiple international delegations, industry leaders, active duty and government registrations, vIITSEC was a tremendous virtual success. The Service Keynote speaker was The Honorable Alan R. Shaffer, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (A&S) and the Industry Keynote speaker was Ms Nazzic S. Keene, Chief Executive Officer of SAIC.
5,000 total vIITSEC platform attendees
1,525 government attendees
1,000 STEM attendees
4, 000 total visitors to exhibit hall
133 exhibiting companies
Over 9,000 networking chat messages exchanged the week of vIITSEC
Over 19,000 views of papers, tutorials and special live events the week of vIITSEC
On Monday, February 24, NTSA hosted the Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Caucus Leadership Summit, in Jacksonville, Florida. The theme of the event was "Zero Harm: Improving Patient Safety in Healthcare through M&S". Congressmen Bobby Scott, Jack Berman, and John Rutherford attended the event, and spoke of the importance of M&S for assessment, predictive analysis, training, and assessment for patient safety. Keynote speakers and panels addressed the required outcomes to support improvement and best practices that are scalable for success.
I/ITSEC is the world's largest modeling, simulation, and training conference. I/ITSEC consists of peer-reviewed paper presentations, tutorials, special events, professional workshops, a commercial exhibit hall, a serious games competition, and STEM events for teachers and secondary students.
Using Scraawl SocL, we collected 3,967 tweets mentioning #iitsec or #iitsec2019 from 29 November through 6 December 2019 to capture the entire conversation during the event.
2020 RADM Fred Lewis Postgraduate, Leonard P. Gollobin I/ITSEC Scholarship and the Barbara McDaniel Undergraduate Scholarship. Applications will be accepted through mid June 2020. Funds will be available to the student for the Fall 2020 Quarter/Semester. Click LEARN MORE for more information.
On Wednesday, July 10, NTSA hosted an event at the Rayburn building on Capitol Hill, with top-notch M&S demonstrations from around the country at the 13th Annual 2019 Capitol Hill Modeling and Simulation Expo.
A Lunch and Learn opportunity for Congressional Representatives and Staff discussing modeling and simulation technologies was held on Capitol Hill on Thursday, June 27, 2019.
The 2019 Training and Simulation Industry Symposium (TSIS) held in Orlando, FL offered attendees procurement requirements from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines, direct interaction with command leads and access to defense related panel sessions.