2016 Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence (C4I) and Cyber Conference
June 14, 15 and 16, 2016
At The Radisson, Utica, New York
The Review Days are sponsored by the Erie Canal Chapter (NY) of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA). Airborne networking opens the door to a wide range of new capabilities, ranging from rapidly deployable connectivity, resilient information services, and advantaged situational awareness to alternate delivery services. The Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate (AFRL/RI) is participating along with invited stakeholders from:


Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)
Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency (DARPA)
Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC)
Air Combat Command (ACC)
Air Mobility Command (AMC)
Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Army Research Laboratory (ARL)
Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) consortium
DirecNet Task Force
Open Networking Foundation

Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Lt. Gen. David A. Deptula (RET), Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance 

The objective of the Review Days is to provide a forum for industry and academia to discuss with government representatives the technologies required for formulation, development and deployment of airborne network(s) as well as how the aerial layer can be exploited as a force multiplier. Participants will have the opportunity to engage government leaders, researchers and scientists on approaches to overcome challenges of networking airborne assets, review technology demonstrations and discuss various experiments, applications and practices. Some of the topic areas include: 
Airborne Networking: Challenges and Futures 
Airborne Network Architectures
UAVs and the Airborne Network 
Spectrum Issues in Airborne Networking 
Airborne Networking Applications

As additional details become available, they can be found at: http://www.afceaeriecanal.com/AirborneNetworkingTechnologyDays_ANNOUNCEMENT_2015.html

This year the AFCEA Erie Canal Chapter is hosting two evening events in conjunction with the Review Days, an Expo and a Networking Mixer.

The Expo is being held on Tuesday evening, 9 June, in the Radisson’s Grande Ballroom. The purpose of Expo 2015 is to provide industry, academia and government an additional opportunity to present their perspectives on advancing airborne network technology and to facilitate discussions. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and a selection of non-alcoholic drinks are included in the registration fee. A cash bar will also be available. Due to space restrictions in the ballroom, Expo 2015 is limited to 19 tabletop exhibits and poster boards. Each method of presentation MUST relate to advancing Airborne Network Technology. Only two tabletops per company site will be allowed and selection will be on a first received basis. To apply for a tabletop display, go to: http://www.afceaeriecanal.com/AirborneTechnologyReviewDays_EXPO_2015.html for additional details and application instructions.

The Networking Mixer is being held on Wednesday evening, 10 June, in the Radisson’s Grande Ballroom. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and a selection of non-alcoholic drinks are included in the registration fee. A cash bar will also be available.

The AFCEA Erie Canal Chapter is offering organizations the opportunity to sponsor several catered (breakfast, lunch, snack break) events throughout the conference. To sponsor an event go to: http://www.afceaeriecanal.com/AirborneNetworkingReviewDays_2015_SPONSOR.html for additional details and application instructions.  

Attendees must be US Citizens or Permanent Resident Aliens. Proof of status is required for registration. Clearances are not required and all discussions will be unclassified. 

Registration Fees
Early Bird (received by 25 May): $525.00
May 26 to June 6: $625.00
At the door: $725.00 

Cancellation Requests received by June 6, 2015 are entitled to a full refund less $50.00 processing fee. After June 6, 2015 no refunds can be made.

Registration fee Registration fee includes: conference costs, handout materials, continental breakfasts, lunches, mid-morning and afternoon breaks, free parking for all 3 days and continental breakfast and mid morning break on day 3. On Tuesday evening, there will be an Expo with heavy hors d'oeuvres and nonalcoholic drinks. On Wednesday evening, there will be a Networking Mixer also with heavy hors d'oeuvres and nonalcoholic drinks. Both of these evening venues will have a cash bar.

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