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Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference & Exhibition

August 13, 2014  Hyattsville, MD
Start Date 08/13/2014
End Date 08/14/2014
Facility College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

Hyattsville, MD

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What Does the Next Era of Ground Robotics Hold?

Until 5pm EST May 9, the following rates apply:
–Government: $0 – Complimentary
–Academia: $100
–Industry NDIA Member: $600
–Industry NDIA Non-Member: $700

With your purchase of conference registration, you are entitled access to:

–General Sessions
–Exhibit Hall & Robotics Demonstrations –Continental Breakfasts, Networking Breaks, Networking Luncheons –Networking Reception –Onsite Agenda and Meeting Materials –Post-event Online Speaker Proceedings (if releasable by speaker)

NDIA is pleased to announce the following keynote speakers:
–Honorable Heidi Shyu, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics & Technology –Dr. C. David Brown, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Developmental Test & Evaluation; Director, Test Resource Management Center (invited) –Mr. Tom Dee, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Expeditionary Programs and Logistics Management, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) –BrigGen Kevin J. Killea, USMC, Director, Futures Directorate, Commanding General, Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, and Vice Chief of Naval Research
(invited) –Dr. Jim Overholt, Senior Scientist for Autonomous Systems, Air Force Research Laboratory (invited) –Mr. Chris O’Donnell, Staff Specialist, Joint Ground Robotics Enterprise, Strategic and Tactical Systems (Land Warfare and Munitions), OUSD (AT&L) –Dr. Ronald C. Arkin, Regents’ Professor & Director, Mobile Robot Laboratory; Associate Dean for Research & Space Planning, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology

Plus panels covering timely topics such as Open Architecture, Synergy with Parallel Markets, Enhancing Mission Effectiveness Through Teaming, and the always popular Warfighters panel.

The ability of robots to save lives has secured a path for ground robotics’ future alongside the warfighter. Ground robotics, rapidly adopted during the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, has enabled the U.S. and its allies to be more effective, efficient, and protected in a range of different missions, such as Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), Combat Engineering, and Reconnaissance. With a waning defense budget, uncertainty of future budgets, and a leaner military force, an opportunity presents itself for new, efficient and effective technologies to continue to extend and complement the warfighter’s capabilities. It’s more important than ever to bring together industry leaders and service-users, on one stage, in order to explore these emerging trends and determine, “What does the Next Era of Ground Robotics Hold?”

The purpose of the 2014 Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference & Exhibition is to provide a forum for Industry and Government to have an honest dialogue for identifying the technologies that will be able to meet the future needs of the warfighter. There will be more than 350 senior defense professionals from government, industry and the military in attendance at this year’s conference. Registration is open to the public and attendees of all professional levels are encouraged to attend.

Still not sure if you should attend? Don’t take our word for it; hear directly from 2012’s exhibitors and attendees as to why this is a must-attend event:
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
3501 University Blvd E
Hyattsville, MD 20783-7998

Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference & Exhibition Lodging Rate: $159

In order to ensure the above discounted rate, you must make your reservations early and ask for the “National Defense Industrial Association” room block. Rooms will not be held after Tuesday, July 21,
2014 and may sell out before then. Rates are also subject to change after this date.

To make your reservation, please call Marriott reservations at 1 (800)
228-9290 or (301) 985-7300.
50% of the Exhibit Hall is already full! To view the floor plan and purchase a booth in real time, please visit

Corporate Member/Government/Academia Rate: $25.00 / sq. ft.
Corporate Non-Member Rate: $30.00 / sq. ft.
Please Note! There is a height restriction of 9 feet in the exhibit ballroom. Please plan accordingly.


College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center Sponsored by: National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)