View Full Version : SWJ Events Calendar

07-27-2006, 01:59 PM
Events of interest to the extended Small Wars community have been added to the SWJ Events Calendar (http://www.smallwarsjournal.com/events.htm). This page contains links for further information. Contact us with additional events that should be listed here.

August 2006

28 - 31 August - SOF Language and Culture Seminar (Seminar); Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Sponsored by US Special Operations Command, this year's theme is "Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for the CLPM" and it is intended to train and inform Command Language Program Managers on new technology, methodology, and policy as relate to language and cultural expertise. We continue to do our utmost to focus the Seminar on training for and concerns of unit CLPMs while also addressing Service Component issues. You will note we finally dropped “Conference” from the event’s title and are using “Seminar. This accurately reflects our increasing focus on making CLPMs more capable and effective in putting language capability in the field. Show up and learn from others and help teach others so that we all can improve on our past year's performance. There will be training, issue forums, unit briefs, and information briefs. We want to hear from the units what went right in their programs and I look forward to a productive, enjoyable event in which we once again throw off the gloves and go toe to toe on issues and work on solutions.

September 2006

12 - 14 September - Modern Day Marine Expo (Exposition); Quantico, Virginia. Sponsored by the US Marine Corps and the Marine Corps League. At the military service level, this major event in September at Quantico serves as a premier equipment, systems, services and technology exposition. The Exposition is located at the heart of Marine requirements, research & development, acquisition, procurement and professional school activities. The expo is the only show exclusively targeted to the U.S. Marine Corps Market. In fact, Modern Day Marine Military Expo is included on the Marine training schedule.

November 2006

27 - 30 November - Army Science Conference (Conference); Orlando, Florida. The 25th Army Science Conference (ASC), sponsored by the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), will be held at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, November 27-30, 2006. This silver anniversary conference is a significant milestone for the Army Science and Technology (S&T) community, as it will be 50 years since the Army has been sponsoring this biennial event to promote and showcase the Army's S&T program. The conference theme is "Transformational Army Science and Technology - Charting the future of S&T for the Soldier." The conference will feature talks by prominent individuals from the U.S. and Allied governments, academia and industry - included in the list of speakers are eight Nobel Prize winners - and presentations of papers and posters judged as best among those submitted by scientists and engineers from government, industry and academia. Authors of the most outstanding papers will receive special recognition and awards. Additionally, an International Collaboration Award has been initiated for this and future conferences. The audience will include representatives from academia, industry, U.S. Government and over 30 Allied nations.

December 2006

4 - 7 December - The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) (Conference); Orlando, Florida. The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) promotes cooperation among the Armed Services, Industry, Academia and various Government agencies in pursuit of improved training and education programs, identification of common training issues and development of multiservice programs. Initiated in 1966 as the Naval Training Device Center/Industry Conference, the conference has evolved and expanded through increased participation by the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Industry. In 1979 it became known as the Interservice/Industry Training Equipment Conference.

07-27-2006, 02:02 PM
...to SWC member Nichols for providing us with updated information.

07-28-2006, 01:41 PM
11 September - Sudan’s Peace Settlement: Progress and Perils (http://www.ndu.edu/inss/symposia/sudan2006/sudan.htm) (Symposium); Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the Institute for National Strategic Studies and The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. On January 9, 2005, amidst much international acclaim, the Government of Sudan and the Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement/Army signed the Sudan Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in Nairobi, Kenya. This achievement marked the culmination of painstaking negotiations involving the Khartoum government, southern rebel groups, and outside mediators to bring closure to more than two decades of civil war.* Still, less than two years after its adoption, international attention has turned away from the north-south peace agreement.* The CPA may be faltering, and the chances for the full realization of its provisions could be in doubt. While the country has experienced a number of positive developments in the implementation of the agreement, it has also endured some serious setbacks and challenges, to include the death of former Vice President John Garang, increasing intra-factional divisions, and dwindling international focus on the requirements of the CPA due to the ongoing crisis in the Darfur region. In light of the above, an increased level of attention and a renewed commitment on the part of all parties to the implementation the CPA is necessary to engender further progress and maximize the prospects of success. To these ends, the National Defense University in partnership with the Woodrow Wilson Center will convene a one-day symposium to assess the progress and challenges to the CPA's implementation, evaluate the effectiveness of its provisions to date, and discuss the ways and means by which the international community can contribute to ensuring full and successful implementation of the CPA. Featured speakers include current and former senior government officials involved in establishing and managing defense and security policy and a wide range of experts.

08-01-2006, 04:53 PM
30 - 31 October - Urban Operations 2006 (http://www.sixsigmaiq.com/cgi-bin/templates/singlecell.html?topic=529&event=11010) (Conference); London, United Kingdom. Sponsored by Defence IQ. Defence IQ’s 4th annual Urban Operations event presents a range of insights from across the domain to include: how recent lessons learned in theatre are affecting training methods and Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs), the impact on ground forces of Urban Close Air Support (CAS) and Urban ISTAR, how changing requirements are affecting the equipment market and how recent lessons learned are changing the acquisition process to produce new business opportunities.