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Welcome to the Show Daily for the
50th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention
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The Convention is off to a great start in Washington, D.C. beginning with the welcome reception this evening. Crows young and old from around the globe are converging on the U.S. Capital for the next 4 days of jam-packed symposium sessions, fantastic networking opportunities, engaging industry displays from over 95 companies in the Exhibit Hall, and critical advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill. Click here to review the schedule of events or symposium agenda.
Tonight, the AOC has the privilege of honoring Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach with its highest and most prestigious award - The AOC Gold Medal. It is presented to a senior U.S. or International Government, Military, or Industry Official in recognition of outstanding and dedicated service to promote and advance the discipline of Electronic Warfare. It reflects the highest standards of commitment to the welfare of Electronic Warfare. Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach is a well-deserving recipient. You can hear comments from him in the video highlights above.
Tomorrow, the Symposium kicks into high gear with a keynote address from:
The Honorable James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence
"Intelligence Integration - Past, Present and Future"
This dynamic keynote is followed by 10 informative symposium sessions led by the forerunners in Electromagnetic Warfare. This is one agenda not to be missed!
On Thursday morning, after the conclusion of the symposium, U.S. based crows will be converging on Capitol Hill to meet with Congressional staff to discuss the importance of Electronic Warfare and a strong defense of the Electromagnetic Spectrum. Participants will be teamed up with folks visiting their own representative's offices, and the offices of Congressional representatives in EW centers of gravity.
For those attending the 50th Annual Symposium and Convention, this is a great opportunity to stop by the membership booth and pick up your commemorative AOC book entitled “AOC Legacy, The First 50 Years.” This full-color, hardbound commemorative publication provides a compelling history of the organization and the vital role the EW/IO industry has played in the defense of the nations and the world. With stunning photography, first-person narratives, and profiles of key participants, this handsome coffee-table book weaves the story of the AOC and the industry into a seamless narrative.
While at the membership booth, you can also grab your AOC crow bow-tie and 50th Anniversary Coin to wear at the 50th Anniversary Celebration Banquet on Wednesday evening. For those folks, not on site, you can learn more about ordering these items HERE.
Are you seeing all of this, and realizing you're missing it because you didn't register in time? Don't fret! You can still register on-site. Simply show up at AOC Central in the Atrium of the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, and visit the Registration counter. As a reminder, this event is free to uniformed, active-duty military, and government civilians with proper government ID.
Tune in tomorrow afternoon for another edition of the Show Daily!