7th Annual AOC Pacific Conference



7th Annual AOC Pacific Conference

October 9-11, 2018 | Honolulu, Hawaii




The 7th Annual AOC Pacific Conference is co-sponsored with United States Pacific Command, which conducts additional meetings, presentations, and workshops that together with the AOC Pacific Conference comprise the Pacific IO Symposium. This annual event is PACOM's only professional development, international engagement, and operational problem-solving event focused on the Information Related Capabilities that comprise Joint IO. 

The purpose of the symposium is to bring together government, military, industry, academia, small business and other stakeholders for discussions on the operational challenges facing the practitioners of these IRCs, and to explore possible technological and tactics/procedural solutions. To stimulate wider interest and inquiry into these issues, the symposium and related activities and events will be open to registration by government, industry and academia representatives without regard to their AOC membership status (both AOC Members and non-members may register) except that access of foreign and any other persons may be restricted as necessary in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.               

The symposium agenda will focus on the role of information operations in maintaining the conditions for continued peace and stability within the region and will feature presentations and panels from senior U.S. Department of Defense leaders.



PACOM J39 and the AOC are soliciting original unclassified English language presentations and/or papers for the 7th AOC Pacific Conference / PACOM IO Symposium from subject matter experts in the U.S. and Allied and partner militaries (or ministries of defense/security), as well as from academia and industry on the conference theme. Presentations for the full symposium (9 and 10 October) must be UNCLASSIFIED, or UNCLASSIFIED releasable to the invited Allied and partner militaries of Australia, Canada, Chile, France, French Polynesia, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. Presentations for classified sessions at Camp Smith (11 October) should be at the SECRET REL/FVEY level, or at higher classification for smaller U.S.-Only break-out sessions.

Potential Speakers are invited to note the conference sessions topics and specific areas of interest:

* Historical and current perspectives of the application of IO to support deterrence.

* Analysis of the information component of current hybrid warfare activities in the Pacific Theater.

* Analysis of adversary and potential adversary offensive use of IO in hybrid warfare strategies for the competition phase.

* Current and emerging TTP and doctrine solutions for the effective employment of information-related capabilities in deterrence during competition.

Click here to download a pdf version of the Call for Papers.

Please contact the Symposium Chair, Arthur Tulak, COL USA, Ret. at Arthur.N.Tulak.ctr@pacom.mil if you are interested in speaking or want more information.  Proposed presentations should be provided in the form of a brief synopsis, with the proposed title, and biographical information on the speaker. Papers that are already completed (or nearly completed drafts) may be likewise submitted. Industry presentations that support the conference theme may be submitted for either the UNCLASSIFIED or SECRET REL FVEY days. Company or product-focused briefs will not be accepted. The deadline for submitting is close of business Tuesday, 31 July 2018, but earlier is better.


Check back here for DRAFT agenda in August.


Monday, 8 October - Hosted ice-breaker social in Warrior Lounge, Hale Koa (travel day)

Tuesday, 9 October - Hosted social in Luau Gardens. The Hale Koa considers its Luau Garden as the "crown jewel" among the hotel's 72 cultivated acres.

  Conference Registration
AOC Member Industry/ Contractor  $495
AOC Non-Member Industry/Contractor $595
*Active Government Civilian FREE 
*Active Duty Military FREE 
Secret REL FVEY Session FREE for eligible personnel

Registration fees include continental breakfast, lunch, breaks and receptions during the event.

*Active government civilian does not include contractors working for the government. Valid Government ID must be presented at check-in.



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Please note there are several steps to the registration. You are not fully registered until you click the COMPLETE ORDER button. You will then see the Thank you for registering screen and receive a confirmation email.

*Conference cancellations must be submitted in writing; telephone cancellations will not be accepted. Please email your cancellation request to events@crows.org. Refunds will be issued minus a $75 administrative fee for all paid registrations. No refunds after September 28 or for no-shows. Online registration will close on October 3. Any registration after that time will need to register onsite.


9 and 10 October (UNCLASSIFIED) portion will be held at the Hale Koa Hotel.

2055 Kalia Road
Honolulu, HI 96815

The 11 October (CLASSIFIED) portion will be held at the Towers Conference Room at HQs, U.S. Pacific Command in Building 700, the Nimitz-MacArthur Pacific Command Center at Camp H.M. Smith.


AOC recommends the following conference hotel (for qualified personnel, includes invited Allied and partner militaries):

Hale Koa Hotel
2055 Kalia Road
Honolulu, HI 96815

Note: Lodging capacity at the Hale Koa Hotel will be limited this year, due to renovations of 200 sleeping rooms during the time frame of the conference.


Additional Hotels near the Hale Koa include:

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
2005 Kalia Road
Honolulu, HI


Doubletree Alana Waikiki

1956 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, HI


Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk

201 Beachwalk Street
Honolulu, HI 96815


Aqua Hotels and Resorts

Aqua Hotels and Resorts represents a group of stylish, mid-priced hotels that offer excellent value and lifestyle services.

Rate: $177 (per diem) exclusive of city and state tax at time of check-in.
Promo Code: GOV




Attendance at the CLASSIFIED discussions on 11 October at Camp H.M. Smith requires the submission of a visitor request, and issuance of a PACOM HQs security badge at the SECRET level. Your current Security Manager will need in order to complete a USPACOM Visit Request letter and ensure your information is entered in the for processing by the PACOM Visitor Control Center (VCC). The visit request is entered in Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS), using SMO code 000386.  The purpose of the visit is to attend the Annual Pacific Information Operations Symposium. The sponsoring J-Code for this event is J39.  Once your Security Manager has submitted the visit request, you can call the PACOM Visitors Control Center (VCC) at (808) 477-9358 to confirm receipt. 

Allied and partner military representatives from invited nations must submit a Foreign Visit Request through embassy channels to visit Camp Smith. Instructions were transmitted on April 4, 2018, to the American embassies of all invited countries.



All registrants for the IO Symposium will be able to access the Hale Koa Hotel on the grounds of the Armed Forces Recreation Center at Fort DeRussy. Access to the Symposium Hall and Reception will require display of the Symposium badge, issued at the registration table outside the DeRussy Hall.

Vehicle access to Camp H.M. Smith will require a vehicle base access and parking pass. Those approved to attend Day #3 will be issued a temporary parking pass on 10 October during the UNCLASS symposium. DoD ID Card, or Allied Military ID Card will be required for base access, even with a temporary vehicle pass.



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Thank you to the following sponsors/exhibitors for making this event possible.



With over 13,000 members internationally, the Association of Old Crows is an organization for individuals who have common interests in Electronic Warfare (EW), Electromagnetic Spectrum Management Operations, Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA), Information Operations (IO), and other information related capabilities. The Association of Old Crows provides a means of connecting members and organizations nationally and internationally across government, defense, industry, and academia to promote the exchange of ideas and information, and provides a platform to recognize advances and contributions in these fields.