7th Annual TIDES Technology Field Demonstration
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 9:00 AM - Friday, October 4, 2013 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
The 7th annual TIDES Fall Field Demonstration will take place in Washington, DC at the National Defense University (NDU) campus from Tuesday, October 1st to Friday, October 4th.
THROUGH RAIN OR SHINE OR GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, WE'LL BE OPEN!
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.
Tuesday 1 Oct 2013 (0900-1700)
1000-1045: Facilitated Discussion: ICT, Open Source & Unclassified Info Sharing (Fay Cuevas, Special Operations Command Africa and Mvemba Phezo Dizolele, Revolution and Peace Stanford University Stanford)
1200-1300: Lunchtime Speaker Series: Building Long-term Capacity (Dr. Walter Dorn, Canadian Forces College)- Lunch provided for first 200 people with chicken and BBQ dishes BY Babington Technology, Inc. at their Disaster Relief Mobile Kitchen Trailer.
1500-1545: Facilitated Discussion: Design in Building Capacity (LT Anne Gibbon, Former Deputy Director of the Commander’s Initiatives Group at Naval Special Warfare Development Group)
Wednesday 2 Oct 2013 (0900-1700)
1000-1045: Facilitated Discussion: Compatibilities & Logistics (Scott Sklar, President, The Stella Group, LTD.)
1200-1300: Lunchtime Speaker Series: Mr. Dennis McGinn, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment)- Lunch provided for first 200 people with Authentic Ethiopian dishes BY Babington Technology, Inc. at their Disaster Relief Mobile Kitchen Trailer.
1500-1545: Facilitated Discussion: Soft Power (Sheldon Himelfarb, Director, Center of Innovation: Science, Technology and Peacebuilding at United State Institute of Peace)
Thursday 3 Oct 2013 (0900-1700)
1000-1045: Facilitated Discussion: Interoperability Gaps
1200-1300: Lunchtime Speaker Series: Cross Cutting Solutions (Chris Albon, Director of Data Projects, Ushahidi)- WITH LIGHT REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED BY Babington Technology, Inc. at their Disaster Relief Mobile Kitchen Trailer.
1500-1545: Facilitated Discussion: Community Based Solutions (John Crowley, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and TIDES)
Friday 4 Oct 2013 (0900-1200)
0900- Exhibit Opens
1200- Exhibit Closes
This event will feature active demonstrations in the following scenarios:
• Foreign disaster preparedness and humanitarian assistance. This will include integrated concepts for "survivable and sustainable" approaches that can be used with partner nations' governments and private sectors.
• Disaster response in the US and Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA). This will involve DHS/FEMA/NORTHCOM/USCG links, ties to commercial supply chains, empowering citizens in austere environments, and enhancing system resilience.
• Building Integrated Partnership Capacity in austere environments. The focus will be on cross-cutting solutions that can be sustained by local populations and on information flows designed to reduce the likelihood of violent outbreaks in stressed situations.
• Post-war stabilization and reconstruction. Many individuals and organizations with recent operational experience will be onsite to discuss approaches and share ideas in areas like sustainablesocio-economic development, green-white info sharing and "sensemaking" from large amounts of data.
Do you want to know the exhibitors who will be coming? Click here to find out! http://startidesnet.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/tides-demo-exhibitors-as-of-20-august-2012/
Click the video to view our 2012 TIDES demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6Kccoc9fmw
HOURS: The Demo will be open from 9-5 each day (except Friday from 9am-12pm). 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.