Driving Directions: from I-5 take exit 125 and head east, following signs for McChord Airfield. When nearing the gate, move to the left-hand lane and take a left into the Visitor Center. (See below for visitor center info). Once you have obtained your base pass from the visitor center, proceed to the main gate and show the gate guard your pass and driver’s license. Travel straight through the gate and take a left at the first stop-light, on to Barnes Blvd. Follow the signs to Globemaster Grill, McChord Club & Community Activities Center by continuing on Barnes Blvd. and then turning left into the parking lot in the rear of the brick building.
Security: As part of your event registration, you submitted information to assist with base access. All attendees will need to stop at the McChord Field visitor’s center (off exit 125) with a Picture ID, car registration and proof of insurance (or rental car agreement). Let the visitor center staff know that you are attending the Aerospace & Defense Symposium at the McChord Club. If you are on the pre-approved list, you will be given a base pass for both days of the event. If are not on the pre-approved list, base security will run a check on your ID while you wait at the visitor center. Please allow 15-45 minutes for processing. If you are attending both days of the event and you are not on the pre-approved list, you will need to check in at the visitor center on both days.
WHAT IS THE NW AEROSPACE & DEFENSE SYMPOSIUM?
The mission of the Northwest Aerospace & Defense Symposium is to enable attendees to share relevant information, identify critical issues, learn about regional military opportunities and increase awareness of current defense, aerospace and national security initiatives.
Don’t miss this once-a-year chance to get an inside take on the latest in defense and aerospace. Take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to connect with the people you need to meet and learn what you need to know from the people in-the-know.
NOW AVAILABLE: 2015 SYMPOSIUM AGENDA
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 15th (In order to confirm security clearance for all attendees)
Thank You To Our Sponsors:
Confirmed Speakers & Topics:
U.S. Congressman Adam Smith (WA) - Ranking Member, House Armed Services Committee
U.S Congressman Denny Heck (WA) - House Financial Services Committee, Trade Sub-Committee
Updates from Col. Scott McLaughlin, Commander, 446th Airlift Wing
Military Transport Market Snapshot: Ten Year Outlook for Major Programs Worldwide: Katrina Jones - Director, Defense Market Analysis, Aerospace Analytics
Boeing Maritime Update: James (JD) Detwiler - Director Business Development, Maritime Programs, Boeing Military Aircraft
Aerospace Updates and Opportunities: David Fitzpatrick-Aerospace Industry Consultant
What is Next in Military Spending and Priorities: J.J. Gertler - Military Aviation Analyst at Congressional Research Service
U.S. Department of Defense Budget Themes and Analysis: Maritime Domain Awareness, Unmanned Aerial Systems and Military Space: Ron Stearns - Research Director, Aerospace Analytics
Budget Updates from Inside the Department of Defense: Jim Nam -Senior Advisor for International Affairs, Strategy and Planning at the United States Air Force
Growth of the Pacific Northwest Space Business: Dr. Roger M. Myers -Executive Director, Advanced In-Space Programs Aerojet Rocketdyne
Industry Partnerships in High-Tech Research: Anthony Waas - Boeing-Egtvedt Chair, Professor of Aerostructures at University of Washington
Cybersecurity Panel - Managing the Risk in the Aerospace and Defense Industry:
Isaac Potoczny-Jones -Research Lead, Computer Security, Galois
Special Agent Joshua Michaels, FBI, Cyber Task Force
Research and Development Panel: Key educational institutions share what they are doing to support research and infrastructure in aerospace and defense
Primes Panel: Hear about new opportunities and priorities from key prime contractors
Procurement Officer Panel: Updates, opportunities and priorities
Pamela Muņoz - Director, Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Col. Alan K. Dorow - United States Property and Fiscal Office for Washington, National Guard Bureau
Beyond Our Borders - Exporting Opportunities for Northwest Aerospace & Defense Companies:
Lewis Hedge - First Secretary, Defence Acquisition Policy and Trade, British Embassy, Washington D.C.
Consul General Moon Duk-ho - Consul General, Republic of Korea in Seattle
Nelson G. Dong - Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Beyond Defense - Domestic Sales Opportunities Outside of Department of Defense:
Vanessa L. Langston - Government Contracting Business Liaison, Defense Industry Adjustment Program/Military and Defense Sector, Washington State Department of Commerce
Tiffany Scroggs - Program Director, Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)