Friday, November 25, 2011

3 Days to I/ITSEC 2011: World's Largest Modeling and Sim Exhibition

Serious Games competition await 20,000 attendees from around the world

Boeing presents MT55 Pro-based Training Solution at I/ITSEC 2011

I/ITSEC will also feature the Serious Games Showcase & Challenge 2011 - Serious Games Competition Await 20,000 Expected Attendees From Around The World


Over a half-million total square feet of floor space will be occupied by virtual worlds, live enactments and synthetic operating environments in healthcare, disaster response, law enforcement and many other critical training areas at this year's I/ITSEC, taking place at Orlando's Orange County Convention Center, November 28-December 1.

600 corporations, research organizations, government and military organizations, and academic institutions will showcase the latest developments in live, virtual and constructive training technologies.

I/ITSEC will also feature the Serious Games Showcase & Challenge - a Serious Games competition, hosted annually by the National Training Systems Association in connection with the I/ITSEC Conference at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. 

The goal of Serious Games Showcase & Challenge is to identify innovative game-based technologies and solutions that improve training across all segments for individuals, groups and systems.

The use of simulation in healthcare is expanding exponentially, and as a reflection of this, I/ITSEC this year will also feature an expanded Healthcare Pavilion, where exhibitors in a broad array of medical, research and healthcare fields will be concentrated.


The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) promotes cooperation among the Armed Services, Industry, Academia and various Government agencies in pursuit of improved training and education programs, identification of common training issues and development of multiservice programs.

Initiated in 1966 as the Naval Training Device Center/Industry Conference, the conference has evolved and expanded through increased participation by the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Industry.

In 1979 it became known as the Interservice/Industry Training Equipment Conference. The Services have steadily evolved toward a total systems philosophy in the acquisition of training equipment and training delivery systems.

In 1986 the Conference name was further refined to the Interservice/Industry Training Systems Conference (I/ITSC) to recognize the increased importance of Manpower, Personnel, and Training aspects in the systems acquisition process.

In 1992 the name was further changed to the Interservice/Industry Training Systems and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) to reflect the consolidation of the Manpower and Training Committee (MTC) and the Technology and Innovations in Training and Education (TITE) Conference with I/ITSEC. This change emphasizes the importance of education and the man-machine interface in meeting force-training requirements through simulation training.

In 1997, to reflect continued growth and changes in the industry, the conference name was refined to the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC).