February 7-8, 2024 | UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center, Orlando, FL

Defense Strategies Institute’s 7th Annual Military Virtual Training & Simulation Summit will provide a forum for members of the DoD, Military Services, Federal Government, Industry, Academia, and other relevant stakeholders to discuss the future of modeling, simulation, and virtual training technologies in preparing Warfighters and decision-makers to be trained, ready, and lethal for the future fight. The 2024 VT&S Summit will aim to advance the DoD’s ability to deliver virtual environments that provide hyper-realistic training scenarios that enhance warfighter readiness, enable lethality, and enforce battlefield cohesion across the services at all echelons, in all domains.

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2024 Confirmed Speakers Include:

LTG Maria Gervais, USA
Deputy Commanding General/ Chief of Staff
US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC)

BG William Glaser, USA
Director, Synthetic Training Environment Cross Functional Team
Army Futures Command

Wendy Walsh, PhD
Chief Learning Officer
Air Education and Training Command

Col Timothy Beers, USAF
Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation

CAPT Tim James, USN
Commanding Officer
Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) and NSA Orlando

Col Marcus Reynolds
Program Manager, Training Systems

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Why You Should Attend This Summit:

DSI’s 7th Annual Military Virtual Training and Simulation Summit will aim to advance synthetic training environments and modeling and simulation efforts to offer warfighters training solutions that replicate the complexities of the future multi-domain battlefield. Advanced warfighters need advanced training solutions. Further, evolving and emerging technologies are becoming increasingly sophisticated and complex, requiring warfighters to continually upgrade their skills and training. This year’s Virtual Training and Simulation Summit will explore how the development and integration of synthetic training environments will promote the Warfighter’s lethality, readiness, and ability to inter-operate across the Services and joint partners in multi-domain operations.

Attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear from, engage with, and ask questions of senior leaders from across the modeling and simulation community on how the DOD is developing and integrating hyper-realistic simulated training environments. Speakers will examine efforts and benefits of developing a common operating environment and modern simulations that can link forces from around the world into real-time training exercises in a safe, secure, easy-to-use, and cost-effective manner. This year’s panel will explore the next generation of wargaming to simulate conflict in 3D and virtual exercises to practice decision-making and gain experience operating in complex scenarios and situations.

Join us at the 2024 Summit to hear from senior leaders from across DoD, military services, academia, and industry on how they are looking to modernize training solutions to maximize the operational capability of the Warfighter. The 2024 Military Virtual Training & Simulation Summit will promote an open and honest dialogue centered around virtual training and simulation as the key to unlocking warfighter readiness, lethality, and ability to confront any enemy in any domain.


Past Participating Organizations:

STE CFT, PEO STRI, US Army Modeling & Simulation Office, Lockheed Martin, 711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force A3T, US Army Combined Arms Center-Training, Northrop Grumman, Boeing Company, DC CD&I, Air Force Research Laboratory, TRADOC, Rockwell Collins, OPNAV, Marine Corps System Command, IARPA, US Army Research Lab, NATO Modeling and Simulation Center of Excellence, DoD CIO, MITRE, Mantech International, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, SAIC, Naval Air System Command, Adobe, RAND Corporation, Raytheon, and many more!

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Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

The 2024 Military Virtual Training & Simulation Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.

__________________________________________________________________________________ Topics to be covered at the 2024 Summit:

- Enhancing the Army’s Training and Education Doctrine to Generate a Stronger Fighting Force

- Leveraging Simulated and Virtual Training Environments to Prepare Sailors for the Future Fight

- Enabling Marine Corps Training with a Live, Virtual, Constructive Environment

- Championing Innovations in Modeling & Simulation to Meet USAF Operational Training and Readiness Needs

- Driving Warfighter Readiness and Training to Exceed Operational Requirements

- Next-Generation Wargaming to Improve Training and Readiness


At Our Summit You 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. __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________

Operating Guidance for Government Attendees:

DSI’s Symposium directly supports DoD & Federal Government priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their organization’s overall mission success, at no charge to the government, and in an efficient expenditure of time.

DSI’s Symposium 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 Symposium is open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal Government employees and is considered an educational and training forum. ________________________________________________________________________________________

*Summit is Closed to The Press / No Recordings*