EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium

Advancing Counter-IED Initiatives in Support of Domestic & Foreign Operations

, Alexandria , VA , United States

POSTPONEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT
Earlier today, Friday November 13 the Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam announced new gathering restrictions which unfortunately will impede our ability to hold the 8th EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium as planned next week on November 18-19, in Alexandria VA.

Beginning Monday Nov 16, public and private gatherings will be limited to 25 individuals instead of the current limit of 250 people.

We wanted to notify you as early as possible in order to adjust your schedules accordingly. As this is a fluid situation, we will be in contact with you in the coming weeks to notify you of the new dates of the event.

All registration and sponsor fees will be applied to the new dates announced.

This order was not anticipated, and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience of postponing an event so close to the start date.


New Dates: May 19-20, 2021

Our 8th Annual EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium will bring together members of the various Military branches & Federal Government agencies to discuss the current state of advancing domestic and international counter-IED missions in support of US National Security interests. Senior level speakers at this forum will detail the many ways they are collaborating on disarming the threat that these various types of explosives can cause to the Homeland & critical infrastructure. They will also examine emerging innovative technologies, enhanced training, and methods of intelligence gathering that are vital to successful EOD and demining initiatives in the era of Great Power Competition.

Topics to be covered at the 2020 Symposium:

  • Providing JIDO with a situational understanding on how to respond to improvised threats in the Great Power Competition
  • Countering the threat of WMD's against the Warfighter & the Homeland
  • Mitigating the use of explosives and IEDs against Critical Infrastructure
  • Leading NECC's Counter-IED solutions across the full spectrum of Naval operations
  • Exploiting IED information & material to produce actionable intelligence that will protect the United States from terrorist attacks
  • Developing dependable, highly trained & adaptive ordnance professionals to support the Total Force
  • Assisting Local, State and Federal law enforcement in the investigation of bombings, arson, and explosives
  • Facilitating electronic sensors capabilities to enhance C-IED and mine-field detection and defeat
  • Integrating solutions to help increase EOD Tech recruitments across the DoD

Why You Should Attend this Year's Symposium:

The Counter-IED Market Size to Reach US$ 1.4 Billion in 2025 with North America remaining the leader in acquiring these detection & countermeasures equipment/technologies, particularly the military services. This year's Symposium will touch on the various ways that threat actors are using IEDs across the globe during a time of uncertainty with the current pandemic. This event will bring together members of the various Military branches & Federal Government agencies to discuss the current state of advancing domestic and international counter-IED missions in support of US National Security interests. Senior level speakers at this forum will detail the many ways they are collaborating on disarming the threat that these various types of explosives can cause to the Homeland & critical infrastructure. They will also examine emerging innovative technologies, enhanced training, and methods of intelligence gathering that are vital to successful EOD and demining initiatives in the era of Great Power Competition.

This Symposium will offer insight into how IEDs and mines are & continue to be responsible for a very high number of casualties both at home & abroad in US military operations. Threat actors continue to utilize this method of attack against our Warfighters & civilians, which is why this event provides the chance for meaningful debate as to how to better mitigate them. Additionally, these speakers will share their unique perspectives into the necessary strategies and capabilities needed for eliminating explosive threats, as well as understanding that in order to minimize the loss of life, a unified, whole-of-government approach is critical. A panel of experts will detail current initiatives toward integrating solutions to help increase EOD Tech recruitments across the DoD.

Our team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Symposium's content and focus areas. We assemble the most respected minds in the EOD/IED & Countermine community, as well as key policymakers across military and civilian offices. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and agencies to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

Exhibit & Sponsorship Information:

The EOD/IED & Countermine Symposium provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions. Download the Sponsorship and Exhibiting Prospectus Here.

Download the Sponsorship and Exhibiting Prospectus

2020 Scheduled Speakers:

  • MG Kevin Vereen, USA, Commander, Army Recruiting Command
  • Maj Gen Edward W. Thomas, USAF, Commander, Air Force Recruiting Service
  • RDML Dennis Velez, USN, Commander, Navy Recruiting Command
  • John Lenox, Director, Military Operations, DoD Explosives Safety Board
  • COL Russell Hoff, USA, Project Manager, Close Combat Systems, Program Executive Office - Ammunition
  • William Byrd Jr., Deputy Associate Director, Office for Bombing Prevention, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • CAPT Rick Hayes, USN, Commander, EOD Group TWO, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command
  • CAPT Ben Cipperley, USN, Branch Head, Navy Expeditionary Combat Branch (N957)

Please fill in your name and email to receive the Symposium Agenda of this event.

Venue

Mary M. Gates Learning Center
701 N Fairfax St, 22314
Alexandria, VA, USA

Parking:
There is no parking at the Learning Center for delegates, and street parking is limited to 2 hours
Please Note: Parking is NO LONGER AVAILABLE at the former Crowne Plaza Hotel (901 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA)

Hotel Rooms are available at a discounted rate at:
SHERATON SUITES OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA
801 North St. Asaph Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Hotel Discount Reservation Link
(Two walking blocks to venue)
Event details
Organizer : DSI
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-22518