Dates: June 26-27, 2018 | Venue: Spire Events Center – Washington, DC

The 2018 Military Virtual Training & Simulation Summit will provide a forum for members of the DoD, DHS, Private Industry, Academia and other relevant stakeholders to discuss the current and future direction and utilization of virtual training & simulation technologies throughout the Military Services. The Summit will focus on the efforts to leverage M&S technologies across the Military due to its pragmatic and cost-effective nature.


2018 Confirmed Speakers:


Maj Gen Scott Smith, USAF, Director of Training and Readiness, A3, USAF



Frank C. DiGiovanni, Deputy Director, Expeditionary Warfare Division, OPNAV N95




COL Harold Buhl, USA, Deputy Director, ARL Human Research and Engineering Directorate, U.S. Army Research Laboratory 




COL Joseph Nolan, USA, Deputy Director, US Army Modeling and Simulation Office




COL Rich Haggerty, USA, PM, Instrumentation, Targets & Threat Simulators, PEO STRI 



Additional Speakers Include:

    • Dr. Sae Schatz, Director, Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Education Training, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness
    • Dr. Leah Rowe, Research Psychologist and S&T Advisor, 711th Human Performance Wing, AFRL
    • Dr. Paul Lehner, Chief, Test & Evaluation, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency
        • LTC Jason M. Jones, USA, Deputy Director NATO Modeling and Simulation Center of Excellence 


    Why You Should Attend This Summit

    • There are few initiatives more important to the development of an agile and lethal force than that of readiness. Senior leadership across the Services call for improved Force, Unit, and Warfighter readiness to achieve consistent mission success within their specific operational environment. To remain an agile and lethal Force, the Military must leverage new training environments that are flexible, support repetition, reduce overhead, available at the point of need, and the integration of innovative virtual training and modeling & simulation capabilities can bolster this effort.

    • The 2018 Military Virtual Training & Simulation Summit will provide a forum for members of the DoD, DHS, Private Industry, Academia and other relevant stakeholders to discuss the current and future direction and utilization of virtual training & simulation technologies throughout the Military Services.

    • The Summit will provide updates on the major efforts to integrate innovative learning approaches that strengthens the training capability of tomorrows’ Warfighter. Discussions from Senior-level officials will include the overarching benefits of live, virtual, constructive training systems, technology updates, and how these cost-effective training solutions improve force readiness.

    • DSI’s team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summits' content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in the Modeling & Simulation communities, as well as key policy-makers across military and civilian offices. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

Topics to be covered at the 2018 Summit:
-Supporting Decisive Action Operations through Advanced Simulation and Training Capabilities
-Leveraging M&S and LVC Solutions for Increased Soldier Readiness and Preparedness
-Developing Virtual, Constructive and Gaming Replications to Support the Operational Environment 
-Identifying Common Architecture Requirements & Standards to Promote Interoperability of M&S Use Across the Services 
-Addressing the Limitations of Human Factors for Simulator Training Systems
-Integrating M&S Solutions to Reduce Overhead Cost of Traditional Training Methods
-Utilizing M&S Technologies to Better Support Testing & Evaluation Operations 
-Leveraging Innovative M&S Technologies to Supplement Military Medical Training

At Our Summit You Will Have the Ability to:

  • Gain Education & Insight:  Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing the Modeling and Simulation communities.
  • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to engage in constructive dialogue among all in attendance.
  • Influence: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are encouraged to address our speaker faculty and each other with their questions, comments or ideas.

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Exhibit and Sponsorship Information:
The Military Virtual Training & Simulation Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions. ____________________________________________________________________________
Operating Guidance for Government Attendees
  • DSI’s Summit directly supports DoD and DHS priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their department's mission success, at no charge to the government, and in an efficient expenditure of time.
  • DSI’s Summit will provide a forum to address and improve internal and external initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, increase visibility within the larger community, and generally support their mission.
  • The Summit is open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal employees and is considered an educational and training forum.
  • (Industry and academia members are charged a fee for admission)
Participating organizations at last year’s Summit Include:     
US Army Modeling & Simulation Office, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Lockheed Martin, 711th Human Performance Wing, RTI, US Army Combined Arms Center-Training, Northrop Grumman, Boeing Company, DC CD&I, Naval Research Laboratory, TRADOC, ONR, Marine Corps System Command, MITRE, Aegis Technologies, RAYDON, Old Dominion University, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Air National Guard, AFAMS, SOUNE, Booz Allen Hamilton, FLIR Systems Inc., US Secret Service, Carnegie Mellon University, CASCOM, Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation, HAF/A3T, Vinci-VR, Simulocity LLC, Rockwell Collins, General Dynamics Information Systems, SRC Inc., SPINE, Tapestry Solutions, Fidelity Flight Simulation Incorporated, Canadian Defence Liaison, V-ARMED, Future Learning Group TECOM, and many more!