More than 16,000 expected in Orlando for I/ITSEC 2018 training, simulation event

10 December 2018

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's largest training and simulation conference and exhibition will take place Nov. 26-30 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), which is hosted and presented by the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA), an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association of Arlington, VA (NDIA), will feature more than 380 exhibitors from private industry, military, government and academic and research organizations, as well as from dozens of nations.

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This year, organizers expect more than 16,000 attendees from the United States and 60 foreign countries, making I/ITSEC the world's annual focal point for military and national security training.

Under the theme, "Launching Innovation in Learning: Ready, Set, Disrupt," I/ITSEC 2018 will focus on advancing military and national security preparedness in the digital age. Emphasis will be on the implications of machine learning and artificial intelligence for the overall training environment, as well as the exploitation of disruptive technologies.

Additionally, I/ITSEC will continue its multiyear examination of how big data and big-data analytics can improve human performance. With nanotechnology and dramatic advances in robotics, we will be faced with a completely transformed environment in a few short decades, or even years. How to align training with the new ecosystem to provide a fully effective feedback loop between humans and non-biological intelligence will be a notable challenge, and we are now beginning to explore at I/ITSEC.  

I/ITSEC also will look at more seamless integration of live, virtual and constructive training methodologies as all the services explore ways to capture advances in synthetic environments to better train while also achieving economies. Other areas to be featured at I/ITSEC are the use of robotics and haptics for medical training, and modeling of complex systems such as weather or astronomy.   

I/ITSEC will also feature a robust STEM component, with student leaders showcasing their research and tours of the exhibition by educators from around the country, as well as a strong presence by universities among the hundreds of exhibitors.

With dozens of special events and other cutting-edge presentations by senior government and military representatives, I/ITSEC promises to be a ground-breaking event. Complete information and the program guide are on the website:



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