6th Annual STAR-TIDES Fall Field Demonstration
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 9:00 AM - Friday, October 5, 2012 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
The 6th annual TIDES Fall Field Demonstration will take place in Washington, DC at the National Defense University (NDU) campus from Tuesday, October 2nd to Friday, October 5th.
This event will be live all week, so please feel free to visit anytime during normal working hours to interact, see, and discuss the policies, practices, technologies, and organizations that affect Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief, Stabilization and Reconstruction, Building Partnership Capacity, and Defense Support to Civil Authorities. All activities will be independent of the power grid, and communications will be live. This event will feature active demonstrations in the following scenarios:
- Stabilization and Reconstruction in Afghanistan- Many individuals and organizations currently working in Afghanistan will be here to discuss and share ideas.
- Disaster relief in the US- Based on a natural or man-made disaster scenario in the National Capital Region.
- Building Partnership Capacity in Refugee Camp Environment- Family-sized solution sets oriented towards hot, dry areas. Includes integrated solar and combustion cooking, distributed renewable power, water pasteurization bags, low-cost and low-power consumption information and communications technology (ICT) equipment.
- Disaster relief in Tropical Regions (Central America and Western Pacific)- A camp-sized infrastructure set for wet, tropical regions that includes wind and solar power solutions, water purification units, disaster management software, etc.
Lunchtime Speaker Series: Guest Speakers will discuss topics beneficial to visitors and the STAR-TIDES network. (Noon to 1300)
2 Oct: Major Brandon Newell, Expeditionary Energy Office
3 Oct: Mr. Scott Sklar, President, The Stella Group Ltd.
4 Oct: Ms. Carmen Mauk, Executive Director, Burners Without Borders
Click here for complete schedule of events or visit http://star-tides.net/sites/default/files/2012_tides_schedule_of_events.pdf
VISITING THE DEMO
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To be a full participant, demonstrate ideas and technologies throughout the week, please click "Exhibitor" above, and we will contact you.
HOURS: The Demo will be open from 8-5 each day (except Friday from 9am-1pm). We highly recommend using the Metro (subway). The Waterfront-SEU stop is just north of Fort McNair and is a 15 minutes walk. If you must drive, then please park at the Lincoln Hall lot. Detailed directions are available here http://www.ndu.edu/info/visitingNDU.cfm
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*STAR-TIDES = Sharing To Accelerate Research - Transformative Innovation for Development and Emergency Support. The TIDES project conducts research, provides analysis, and is dedicated to open-source knowledge sharing to promote sustainable support to stressed populations under severe stress. The global STAR-TIDES network promotes distributed collaboration among public-private, whole of government and trans-national participants. TIDES has three main goals, to: 1. Leverage global talent 2. Promote integrated approaches 3. Sustain through the private sector.