Topics to be Covered at the 2018 Symposium:
- Supporting persistent and distributed global combatant command operations for a decisive SOF Advantage
- Developing policy guidance in support of DoD strategies related to SOF and combatting
- Ensuring that Special Operations Forces can quickly adapt by closely monitoring
emerging international terrorism techniques
- Enhancing operational capabilities to guide ‘Gray Zone’ conflict response and address irregular warfare tactics used by the adversary to challenge regional stability
- Advancing the training and equipping of NSW forces for various special operations and activities
- Maintaining relationships with regional SOF organizations to facilitate cooperative defense of North America
- Developing a shared understanding of the threat that threat networks pose to the U.S. through increased work with foreign partners
- Detailing SOF AT&L top acquisition priorities that are currently being undertaken to mitigate risk and speed up delivery of service to special operations forces
- Guiding a more connected SOF enterprise with agility and adaptability to face and overcome unique challenges
- Implementing TALOS to increase SOF readiness capabilities with the end goal being a more decisive overmatch for the enemy
At our Symposium 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 our tactical communications community.
Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to engage in constructive dialogue among all in attendance
Participating Organizations at Last Year’s Symposium:
Influence: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are given the opportunity to address our speaker faculty with their questions, comments or ideas.
USSOCOM, USAID, Global Engagement Center- Department of State, U.S. Naval, CTTSO, DoD, Special Operations Liaison, NAVAIR, HQDA, G-3/5 War Plans, SOCNORTH SOJ-55, Belgian Special Forces, US Pacific Fleet, OSD (P) African Affairs, CANSOFCOM, JIDA, Joint Staff- DDSO, USCENTCOM CJ3-IO, USASOC, Able Squadron- Asymmetric Warfare Group, US Army INSCOM G3, DLA Troop Support, NCTC, National Security Council, ODNI, NATO SOHQ, AFSOC, NSWC, SOCSOUTH, Center for Naval Analyses, SOCCENT, SOF AT&L, MARSOC, Naval War College, FBI, OUSD(I), CSIS, Bramer Group, Elysian Labs, Zodiac Milpro, TrustComm, Saab Defense and Security USA, PAE, Booz Allen Hamilton, Motorola Solutions, Applied Research, Ball Aerospace, Global Ordnance, Bell Helicopter, Radix Engineering, Azimuth Corp, FLIR Systems Inc., Kord Technologies, Draper Laboratory, Axiologic Solutions, S5G Solutions, Alion Science and Technology, Composite Techs, LLC., GMU, Knighthawk Protections, SyTech Corporation and many more!
Exhibit and Sponsorship Information:
The 2018 Special Operations & Irregular Warfare Symposium provides opportunities including exhibit space, round-table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.
Download the Sponsorship and Exhibiting Prospectus Here.
Operating Guidance for Government Attendees:
- DSI’s symposium directly supports DoD and Federal 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 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 employees and is considered an educational training forum, and a widely attended gathering.