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Media Advisory: West 2012 Defense & IT Conference at the

San Diego Convention Center, January 24-26

For Immediate Release January 19, 2012

AFCEA Media Contact: USNI Media Contact:
Tobey Jackson Scot Christenson
(703) 631-6189 (410) 295-1026
tjackson@afcea.org schristenson@usni.org

West 2012: “America’s Military at the Crossroads: What’s Out and What’s In for 2012 and Beyond?”

January 24-26, 2012

San Diego Convention Center

www.westconfexpo.org

  • 3-day conference and exposition co-sponsored by AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute
  • Top military & industry leaders will speak and participate in panels
  • The latest defense and IT technology
  • 12,000 attendees, 400+ exhibitors

The AFCEA-USNI West Conference and Expo is the largest event on the West Coast for communications, electronics, aviation, shipbuilding, intelligence, information systems, imaging, military weapon systems, and more. It will feature top military, government, and industry speakers; compelling panel sessions; and top-notch exhibits.

MEDIA NOTE: Media are invited to cover featured speakers, panel sessions, the exposition, and the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team game. Pre-registration is recommended but not required. To register call Tobey Jackson at (703) 631-6189 or e-mail tjackson@afcea.org.

The conference and exposition are open to the public; registration is free. Tickets are required for meals.

Exposition with more than 400 exhibitors, showcasing:

  • Communication Systems
  • Homeland Security
  • Imaging Systems
  • Countermeasures
  • Information Technology
  • Unmanned Aerial and Land Vehicles
  • And many more technologies!

Featured speakers:

  • LtGen George J. Flynn, USMC, Director for Joint Force Development, J-7, The Joint Staff
  • VADM William E. Gortney, USN, Director, Joint Staff
  • ADM Mike Mullen, USN (Ret.), former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • SFC Leroy Petry, USA, Medal of Honor recipient
  • RADM Sean A. Pybus, USN, Commander, Naval Special Warfare Command
  • The Honorable Robert O. Work, Undersecretary of the Navy

Panel Sessions:

  • The Navy and the Marine Corps: Hang Together or Hang Separately?
  • The Future of Shipbuilding: What Can the Nation Afford?
  • Warfighters vs. Support: Do We Have the Equation Right?
  • Info at Sea: What Do the Warfighters Need?
  • Info at Sea: How Much Security Can the Sea Services Afford?
  • Junior Warfighters: What Issues Keep Them Awake at Night?
  • China: How Big a Factor Should It Be In DoD Planning?

Special Event:

AFCEA and the U.S. Naval Institute are pleased to host the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) at their “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” reception. The event will be held at PETCO Park on January 24 at 6:30 p.m. and will be a casual evening of networking with the best of ballpark food and atmosphere. The highlight of the evening will be a softball game featuring the WWAST versus the West 2012 Anchors.

Plus, West 2012 Features:

www.westconfexpo.org

 

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