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What Does the ADL Initiative Have Planned for I/ITSEC?

6 November 2018

**Stop by soon for a wrap up of the ADL Initiative’s activities at I/ITSEC.**

The ADL Initiative will be attending the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), scheduled for November 26-30 in Orlando, Florida. We're presenting papers, tutorials, hosting special events, and meeting with attendees at the booth space (#2471), which we're sharing with NATO.


Tuesday, 1400-1530 - S320A

Team Orlando: Community of Progress (JJ Vogel-Walcutt, Ph.D. and 13 others from Team Orlando)

Wednesday, 0830-1000 - S320F

Total Learning Architecture: Moving into the Future (Brent Smith, Contractor with the ADL Initiative, P. Shane Gallagher, Ph.D., Institute for Defense Analyses, Sae Schatz, Ph.D., ADL Initiative, Jennifer Vogel-Walcutt, Ph.D., ADL Initiative)

Wednesday, 0830-1000 - S320A

The New Wave of Training Technology Standards (Robby Robson, Ph.D., Eduworks Corporation; Avron Barr, Institute for Defense Analyses)

Wednesday, 1030-1200 - S320D

Learning Analytics with an xAPI in a Multinational Military Exercise (Aaron Presnall, Ph.D., and Vesna Radivojevic, Jefferson Institute)

Wednesday, 1030-1200 - S320A

Leveraging Science and Technology to Launch Innovation in Learning (Kendy Vierling, Ph.D., USMC Training and Education Command, Sae Schatz, Ph.D. ADL Initiative, Amy LaFleur, USMC, Dwight Lyons, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies)

Thursday, 1030-1200 - S320E

Integrating Advanced Distributed Learning into Multinational Exercises (Maj Niclas Ljung, Maj Tohmas Ax, Swedish Armed Forces, Aaron Presnall, Ph.D., Jefferson Institute, Sae Schatz, Ph.D., ADL Initiative)


Monday, 1245-1415 - S310C

Tutorial: The Truth about Blockchains and How They Apply to Training (Robby Robson, Ph.D., Eduworks and Mike Hernandez, Contractor with the ADL Initiative)

Monday, 1430-1600 - S320D

Tutorial: Military Innovation for Learning (Jennifer Vogel-Walcutt, Ph.D., ADL Initiative)

Special Events:

This year, ADL Initiative will be hosting two special events: "Online Military Training and Education: A Debate!" hosted by Sae Schatz, Ph.D., Director of the ADL Initiative and "Military Innovation for Learning" hosted by J.J. Vogel-Walcutt, Ph.D., Director of Innovation at the ADL Initiative.

"Online Military Training and Education: A Debate!"

Wednesday, 1400-1530 S320GH

"Military Innovation for Learning"

Monday, 1430-1600 S320D

Instructional tutorial

Tuesday, 1600-1730 S329

Total Learning Architecture Workshop

Wednesday, 1030-1200 S329

Data Analytics in the Future Learning Ecosystem Workshop

Wednesday, 1600-1740 S329

Human & Organizational Implementation Plan Workshop

Thursday, ADL Initiative/NATO International Booth 2471

Award Presentation


Visit the ADL Initiative/NATO International booth #2471 during I/ITSEC. This year’s theme is "Building Global Readiness with Lightweight, Low-cost, Innovative Learning Solutions."  This event is a shared effort between the ADL Initiative, our parent command of Force Education and Training, and NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT) and NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO).

You’ll also find the "Operation Coalition Warrior" (OCW), a showcase of innovative, distributed training and education capabilities for NATO, Nations, and other Coalition Partners. In prior years, I/ITSEC featured the "Operation Blended Warrior" demonstration, which highlighted live, virtual, and constructive training capabilities across different locations, training objectives, and functional systems. Operation Coalition Warrior shares some similar themes-interoperability, distributed training, and innovation-but it also features distinct qualities:

  • Lightweight and low-cost solutions
  • Global partnership
  • The full continuum of learning, from just in time preparation to full scale exercises

We look forward to attending and sharing ideas with all participants. Be sure to check back in with this page and to follow the ADL Initiative on social media to keep up with the latest developments.

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