February 22-23, 2023 | UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center, Orlando, FL

Defense Strategies Institute’s 6th 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 how modeling, simulation, and virtual training technologies are supporting the DoD in its effort to improve Warfighter readiness and lethality for the future fight. The Summit will focus on efforts to leverage modeling & simulation and virtual training technologies to increase warfighter readiness, enhance lethality, and enforce battlefield cohesion across the services at all echelons, in all domains.

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2023 Confirmed Speakers Include:

BG William Glaser, USA

Synthetic Training Environment Cross-Functional Team

William Dries, SES

Deputy Director of Training and Readiness
United States Air Force (AF/A3T)

Jeremy Lanman, PhD

Chief Technology Officer
PEO Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation

COL Stephen Marr, USA

Deputy Commander
7th Army Training Command

MAJ Stephen Nelson, USA

Programme Director NATO’s Next Generation of M&S Capability
NATO Allied Command Transformation

COL Kathleen Samsey, USA

MD, MPH, MC(FS), Director, Directorate of Simulation

U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence

Laura Milham, PhD,

Director, Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative

John Taylor

Deputy Program Manager, PM Training Systems

Marine Corps Systems Command

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Why You Should Attend This Summit:

DSI’s 6th Annual Military Virtual Training and Simulation Summit will aim to address the critical need to effectively and efficiently train and prepare warfighters for the complex threat landscape they will face in the future fight. As it becomes increasingly more difficult, costly, and risky to replicate the future operating environment in real-world exercises, the services are turning their training initiatives toward the power of modeling, simulation, and virtual training to realistically replicate where they will fight, who they will fight with, and where they will fight.

Join us at this year’s Summit to hear from senior leaders from across DoD, military services, academia, and industry on how they are looking to modernize training and maximize capabilities for the Warfighter. The 2023 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 capability to confront any enemy in any domain.


Operating Guidance for Government Attendees:

DSI’s Summit directly supports DoD and Government 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 Government employees and is considered an educational and training forum.

(Industry and academia members are charged a fee for admission)


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Sponsor & Exhibit: Now Open!

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


Topics to be covered at the 2023 Summit:

– Leveraging M&S and Virtual Training Environments to Enhance Force Readiness and Capability

– Facilitating Training Experiences that Foster Combat Readiness Across the DoD

– Delivering Next Generation Training Simulations to Ensure Trained, Ready, and Lethal Soldiers

– Utilizing Virtual Training and Simulations to Enable Continual Learning

– Providing Training Systems for Naval Operations Across the Military Continuum of Conflict

– Meeting the Full Range of USAF Operational Needs with Innovative M&S for Enhanced Training and Readiness

– Enabling the Evolution of Marine Corps Modernization with an LVC All-Domain Combat Training Environment


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.


Participating Organizations at Past Summits:

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!