2009 Homeland Security S&T Stakeholders Conference - East

May 18, 2009

The 2009 Homeland Security S&T Stakeholders Conference East takes place May 18-21 at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington, DC, presented by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) with subject matter support provided by the Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) of the Department of Homeland Security. The theme of the conference is “Science and Technology Change Everything”.

The Science & Technology Directorate is the gateway into DHS for innovative technologies and new ideas.  This conference will focus on the future of the S&T Directorate while highlighting the innovative research efforts that DHS has underway in the U.S. and around the world to make the nation safer.  Attendees from the private sector, academia, and all levels of government will learn of exciting business opportunities for partnership with S&T for science and technology research.  Exhibitors will meet extremely well-qualified visitors in the conference exhibition hall.

All the senior leadership of the Science and Technology Directorate will speak during the event.  Other notable speakers to be announced soon include key leadership figures from the Department of Homeland Security, Members of Congress and Senators, Hill staffers, and leaders from other organizations partnering with S&T in science & technology research. There also will be a significant international component to the event.  Key program managers and other staff of the S&T Directorate will be broadly represented throughout the S&T Stakeholders Conference East, and registered attendees will have extensive opportunities for formal and informal interaction with Directors, Division Heads, and Program Managers from the S&T Directorate.

Due to the seating capacity limit of 625 in the Amphitheatre at the Reagan International Trade Center, early registration for this unique event is strongly recommended.

Exhibition Hall

The exhibit hall at the 2009 Homeland Security S&T Stakeholders Conference East will display significant new technologies relevant to the Homeland Security mission at the national, state, and local.  Attendees can see and discuss scientific breakthroughs and the latest products with researchers and representatives from industry, laboratories, and all levels of government.  Exhibitors will find visitors in the conference exhibition hall are extremely well-qualified, and innovative methods for targeting of specific visitor segments are encouraged. Come and visit Avalias at booth 123.

Who should attend?

  • Personnel from Federal, state, local, municipal, and tribal agencies and private sector organizations, including military components, that perform, support or manage homeland security, First Responder and emergency management functions
  • First Responders working at all organizational levels in all jurisdictions and all government and municipality sizes, and in private sector organizations
  • Representatives of national, state, and local organizations related to the homeland security, First Responder and emergency management missions
  • Researchers, development engineers, product development specialists, and analysts in areas of science, technology, or innovation who work in the design, engineering, and development of products relevant to the homeland security, First Responder and emergency management missions
  • Research and Technology managers in business, academia, government and international organizations relevant to the homeland security, First Responder and emergency management missions
  • Chief Scientists, Program Analysts, Portfolio Managers, Systems Engineers, Researchers and Product Engineers who are subject matter experts in specific areas of science, technology and operations related to the homeland security, First Responder and emergency management missions
  • National and regional technology development agencies and laboratories
  • Staff and decision-makers from public and private agencies that support or shape science or innovation related to the conference theme and topics
  • Practitioners in foresight, assessment, evaluation, and forecasting of technology
  • Social scientists interested in technological change and its implications for societies
  • Representatives of Non-Governmental Organizations concerned with issues relevant to the conference theme and topics
  • Journalists who cover homeland security, First Responder, and emergency management issues
  • PhD-level and Graduate students with thesis topics related to the conference theme and topics
  • Anyone interested in learning about the new science and technology research taking place in the homeland security, First Responder and emergency management areas of responsibility and interest