2024 Speakers

Jennifer McArdle, Ph.D.
Sr. Director, Futures
CAE USA

Colonel John Barry
Commander, Army Training Support Center
U.S. Army

Jeremy Lanman Ph.D.
Assistant Program Executive Officer, Project Support
U.S. Army PEO STRI

Samuel Chambers SES
Branch Chief, Environment Architecture Branch
U.S. Joint Staff

Laura Milham, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Advanced Distributed Learning
U.S. Department of Defense

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About the Conference

The landscape of defense training is undergoing a profound transformation with the emergence of synthetic training. Synthetic environments, integrating cutting-edge technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, and artificial intelligence, are reshaping traditional training methodologies, and offering a vital means to enhance readiness and resilience among military personnel.

Against this backdrop, the National Summit on Training, Modeling & Simulation serves as a premier forum for senior U.S. DoD leaders and NATO partners to explore the evolution of defense training. The summit will facilitate discussions on key topics, including the integration of emerging technologies to enhance user interface, modeling, the adoption of common data environments, LVC architecture, interoperability challenges, cyber security and cloud solutions, and the strategic implications of synthetic training.

The Conference runs under Chatham House rule with no media or press in attendance. Participants are strictly vetted; certain citizens are not admitted to the conference.

Enhance your understanding on the DoD’s utilization of modeling, simulation, and virtual training technologies aimed at augmenting Warfighter readiness and lethality for future combat scenarios.

Engage with policymakers, subject matter experts, and strategy leaders to shape policies and determine the necessary direction for advancing STE innovations.

Learn the latest on: Next-Generation User Interface Advancements, Synthetic Training for Intense Operations, Harnessing Data in a Common Environment, Achieving Interoperability and Distribution.

Discover methods to enhance capabilities, enabling our soldiers to train in the environments where they will ultimately engage in.

Key Features of National Summit on Training, Modeling & Simulation

Expert Led
Panel Discussions

Enhance your understanding of the key DoD & Government latest needs, requirements, capabilities and industry opportunities by participating in our panel discussions.

Expert Led
Round Table Discussions

Explore the forefront of innovation by participating in our round table discussions, where thought leaders come together to share insights, strategies, and collaborative solutions.

Unmatched Networking Opportunities

Meet policymakers, subject matter experts, and strategy leaders to inform your policy, transform concepts of operation, and enhance operational effectiveness.