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"Today - DoD leadership is placing its greatest emphasis yet on non-lethal capabilities for irregular warfare.

This year’s Alternative Weapons Summit will highlight the evolution of U.S. defense strategy toward support and stability operations in urban environments support to civil authorities, humanitarian assistance, and unconventional and irregular warfare. Keynote briefs at this event will reinforce how non-lethal weapons can play a valuable role in ensuring mission success. Presentations will place an emphasis on best practices and lessons learned from key directors, scientists, and leaders in the field! Can’t-miss international briefs will focus on the increased need of non-lethal capabilities in foreign and coalition working environments. Key focal points will include maximizing technology needs, active denial capture systems, and directed energy priorities.

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    • Get the latest information on the critical role non-lethal weapons presents a training conference: play in mission success! TM Advancing Non & Less-Than-Lethal Technologies May 24 - 26, 2010 Join in intimate discussions with Washington, DC Metro Area this year’s key decision-makers: Gain insight into the latest Colonel Tracy J. Tafolla, USMC non and less-than-lethal Director, Joint Non-Lethal initiatives by attending Weapons Office sessions on: Captain Massimo Annati • Light-based and non-lethal weapons procurement Italian Navy, Deputy Director, European Working Group for Non-Lethal Weapons • Expansion of DoD acquisitions in non-lethal weapons • Less-Lethal air and military assets in joint urban and George Gibbs IWS Strategic Business Team, coalition operations Marine Corp Systems Command • Non-Lethal capabilities in maritime security Joe Cecconi • Enhanced less-than-lethal technology lessons learned Senior Scientist, Directed Energy Research by law enforcement Programs, Department of Justice Sponsors: Media Partners WWW.ALTERNATIVEWEAPONSSUMMIT.COM
    • Who You Will Meet: At IDGA’s Alternative Weapons Summit, you will have the unique opportunity to TM interact and network with representatives from all related military units/organizations, government agencies, manufacturers /contractors, and Advancing Non & Less-Than-Lethal Technologies technology service providers. Attendees will include Directors or Deputy/Vice Directors with the following responsibilities: • Military Law • Military Safety • Program Management • Tactical Technology • Soldier Training • Research and Development • Engineering Today - DoD leadership is placing its greatest emphasis yet on non-lethal capabilities for irregular warfare. General James Conway, Executive Agent for the Department of Defense Non-Lethal Weapons Program recently said, “We see the need for long-range, directed-energy About IDGA systems. Marines and Soldiers in Iraq are already using non-lethal directed energy weapons.” The Institute for Defense & Government The need for new and better solutions to aid the US and coalition Advancement (IDGA) is a peacekeeping role has never been greater! non-partisan information-based organization This year’s Alternative Weapons Summit will highlight the evolution of U.S. defense dedicated to the promotion of innovative strategy toward support and stability operations in urban environments, support to ideas in public service and defense through civil authorities, humanitarian assistance, and unconventional and irregular warfare. live conferences and events. We bring Keynote briefs at this event will reinforce how non-lethal weapons can play a valuable together speaker panels and events role in ensuring mission success. Presentations will place an emphasis on best comprised of military and government practices and lessons learned from key directors, scientists, and leaders in the field! professionals while attracting delegates with Can’t-miss international briefs will focus on the increased need of non-lethal decision-making power from military, capabilities in foreign and coalition working environments. Key focal points will government, and defense industries. For include maximizing technology needs, active denial capture systems, and directed more information, please visit energy priorities. www.idga.org. This conference will delve into the details of the following key topics: • Non-lethal weapon tactics, techniques and procedures • Non-lethal weapon national legal evaluations • Soon-to-be-fielded non-lethal weapons, highlighting effects, performance and Get more from effectiveness information IDGA.org! • Homeland defense using alternative weapons In addition to our live events, IDGA also offers an Do not miss this opportunity to learn how to better serve our military alternative online community weapon user! Reserve your place among your peers and key leaders in the non and dedicated to providing less-than-lethal community NOW by logging onto defense industry www.AlternativeWeaponsSummit.com or by calling 1-800-822-8684. professionals with breaking news, business opportunities, introductions, podcasts, webinars, and presentations from key industry leaders. “Realistic transformational guidance and recognition Members of our online community are able of acquisition challenges!” to extend their live event experience and interact with the defense industry by – Business Development, Raytheon leveraging the opportunity to network, share ideas, best practices, and business “On target – Outstanding.” solutions. Join our community today at www.idga.org! – SATCOM Department Head Engineer, Rockwell Collins 2 WWW.ALTERNATIVEWEAPONSSUMMIT.COM
    • NON-LETHAL CROWD CONTROL TECHNOLOGY FOCUS DAY NON-LETHAL CROWD CONTROL TECHNOLOGY FOCUS DAY Monday, May 24, 2010 Sign up for this in-depth and interactive workshop day examining current non-lethal research and development. During this focus day, you can expect smaller, classroom-style sessions and in-depth discussions with class leaders and fellow attendees. 7:45 am Registration & Coffee 8:30am-10:30am Less-Lethal Technology and the Cultural Lens Managing Crowds in the Middle East While assumptions can be made about the behavior of Westerners in • Recommendations for training U.S. forces for missions in multinational response to law enforcement actions, we cannot say it is the same for non- environments Western cultures. Tactics used for crowd control in the U.S. can be interpreted and responded to much differently in diverse cultures. This Phase How you will benefit: I will focus on the differences in cognition across cultures and how these • Investigate crowd control techniques currently used dissimilarities influence how individuals interpret the use of non-lethal • Make predictions of how these tactics may be perceived in different weapons. cultures • Learn predicting reasoning and decision-making behaviors What will be covered: • Range of domains in R&D Session Leader: Dr. Winston R. Sieck, Principal Scientist, Culture & • Strategies for training and technologies for building just-in-time training Cognition Group, Applied Research Associates tools Vehicle Stopping Technology for Crowd Control 10:30am-12:30pm High-Power Microwaves and their Application to the Non-lethal Area Denial to Vehicles and Boats This workshop will overview the novel approach for denying ground vehicles How you will benefit: the entrance to a selected area by stopping them using a microwave system • Gain insight into a nonlethal approach to quickly and safely stop cars on for stopping vehicles (MSSV). The proposed system consists of a high power roads and highways source, such as magnetron and suitable antenna to direct the microwave • Discover how effective MSSV can protect high priority state, local and energy towards the vehicle and bring the vehicle to rest, without causing commercial assets permanent damage to the vehicle or pose any danger to humans. Session Leader: Dr. James Tatoian, Scientific Investigator, What will be covered: IEEE Life Fellow • Airborne platforms for deployment • Parameter trade-off analysis • Electro-magnetic interference 12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch 1:30pm-3:30pm Non-lethal Applications in Urban Areas High Power Acoustics Beam-forming for Crown Control At present, in our ongoing battles around the world the American service How you will benefit: men and women are asked to simultaneously win the hearts and minds of a • Discover acoustic deterrent with the potential capability local populace and fight destructive elements mixed in with the population. • Define safe acoustic levels from auditory pain to warning Together as Americans we command the most powerful military the world • Review rugged deployable prototypes for full evaluations has known, but now our problem is not directly combating our enemies, but rather deter-mining who our enemies are. Of particular importance in Session Leader: addressing this situation are new technologies to measure the intent of the Please check www.alternativeweaponssummit.com for the latest groups of people in riot situations, and at check-points/road-blocks, so as to information on session presenters determine those with commitment to harm. Non-Lethal Technology Alternative to High Intensity Laser 3:30pm-5:30pm Light-Based Non-Lethal Technologies Alternative to High Intensity Laser for Crowd Control Current global and domestic threat environments present US military forces, How you will benefit: law enforcement and security personnel with non-lethal crowd control • Discover how to utilize in-house developed lasers and commercial multi- challenges. During this workshop session, examine the latest optical systems color light sources advancements that have demonstrated the feasibility of developing a non- • Delve into the effectiveness of the strobe by conducting detailed studies lethal, but powerful and flexible crowd control weapon. The proposed • Learn about physiological and psychological effects, conduct comparative weapon is a portable, non-lethal, multidirectional strobe light for military and in-field tests law enforcement applications. Session Leader: Dr. Vladimir Rubtsov, Senior Scientist & Team Leader, What will be covered: Intelligent Optical Systems • Novel fiber optic scanner for dazzling devices • Real time to brain frequencies • Maximum permissible exposure guidelines 3 WWW.ALTERNATIVEWEAPONSSUMMIT.COM
    • MAIN SUMMIT DAY EAPONS MAIN SUMMIT ALTERNATIVE W MAIN SUMMIT DAY Day ONE: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Day TWO: Wednesday May 26, 2010 7:30 Registration & Coffee 8:00 Registration & Coffee 8:30 Chairperson’s Welcome & Opening Remarks 8:30 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks 8:45 The Future of Non-lethal Weapons in the Irregular European Keynote 8:45 Non-Lethal Capabilities in Maritime Security Warfare Age • Need for non-lethal alternatives in maritime scenarios • Acquisition priorities for non-lethal weapons • Technical and operational specificities of NLW maritime applications Keynote • Assuring responsive and effective support to warfighting forces • Main national programmes and developments (US and Europe) • Providing highly reliable capabilities to meet the changing role of Captain Massimo Annati, Italian Navy and Deputy Director, the warfighter European Working Group for Non-Lethal Weapons Colonel Tracy J. Tafolla, USMC, Director, Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Office 9:30 Operationalizing Directed Energy Programs in and for Law Enforcement DOJ Keynote 9:30 Non-lethal Weapons Lessons Learned in Combating • Leveraging capabilities to enhance non-lethal weapons Piracy • DOJ plans and requirements for use of force Piracy Focus • US maritime anti-piracy strategy • Federal law enforcement and non-lethal technology • Water cannons and non-lethal means to combat piracy Joe Cecconi, Senior Scientist, Directed Energy Research • Future outlook for less-lethal technologies Programs, Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice Captain Joseph Ahlstrom, USMS, Professor, SUNY Maritime College 10:15 Networking Break 10:15 Networking Break 11:00 Less-Lethal Legal Conflicts of Air Assets and Military Operations in Urban Joint Coalition Operations International Law 11:00 USMC Acquisition for Non-Lethal Weapons • Obtaining common non-lethal weapons Initiatives Focus • USMC non and less-than-lethal procurement priorities USMC New • Legal conflicts in the non and less-than-lethal joint operating • Alternatives to armor in the non-lethal world environment • Long range delivery systems • Ensuring new technologies meet international standards George Gibbs, IWS Strategic Business Team, Marine Corp Major Chris DeCock, Ministry of Defence, Brussels, Head Systems Command International Law Section 11:45 Less-Than-Lethal Technology Tools: Providing Options 11:45 Human Effects of Non-Lethal Weapons When Use-of-Force is Necessary • Blunt ballistic impact studies Human Effects • Current capabilities • Latest initiatives and case studies • Key trends in use of force needs • Enhancing technologies to be effective with minimal adverse human • Expanding the role of non-lethal weapons effects Lieutenant Commander Sean R. Cashell, USGC, Division Chief, Dr. Cynthia Bir, Professor, Department of Biomedical Use of Force Capability Office, United States Coast Guard Engineering, Wayne State University 12:30 Lunch 12:30 Lunch 1:30 After Rubber Bullets & Teargas: What Can Really 1:30 Less-Than-Lethal Lessons Learned in Corrections & Law Enforcement Work in the Alternative Weapons World Law Enforcement • Aligning the business solutions and the DoD’s needs • Overview of use of force doctrines • Lessons learned and what really works • Improving capabilities for crowd control • Future development • Need and wants for law enforcement and the non-lethal world Colonel (ret) Kirk Hymes, USMC, Former Director, Non-Lethal Cathy Lanier, Chief of Police, Washington DC Metropolitan Police Weapons Directorate 2:15 Techniques, Technology & Targets for Training Non- 2:15 Beyond the Bullet; Adapting to Sponsored By Lethal Capabilities 21st Century Warfighting • Current NYPD capabilities with less-than-lethal tools George P. Fenton, Colonel USMC Retired / • Use of force needs for law enforcement former Director Joint Non-Lethal Weapons • Expanding the role of non-lethal weapons Directorate, Vice President, TASER International Please check www.alternativeweaponssummit.com for the latest information on session presenters 2:30 Networking Break 3:00 Networking Break 3:15 The Shift to Peacekeeping Panel Discussion Examine new ways US and Coalition Forces can exploit weaknesses 3:30 Update on Defense Department Non-Lethal Portfolio within the hostile environments and crowd control & discuss what • DoD equipment review options are being looked to for the future. • Procurement trends and technology needs Moderated by: George Gibbs, IWS Strategic Business Team, • How industry can provide usable solutions Marine Corp Systems Command Dr. John Morgan, Deputy Director of Science and Technology, Technical Support Working Group, US DoD 4:00 DOJ Case Study: Lessons Learned for the Mock Prison Riot Program 4:15 Vision for Space Exploration • National Institute of Justice overview • Global awareness and decision making with the “speed of light”: • Correctional and law enforcement hands on learning • Flexible automatic command and control for DEW-related systems • Lessons for military and DoD partners • Unified integration of unmanned systems and sensor networks with Office Science & Technology, DOJ DEW; distributed tracking of mobile targets Dr. James Tatoian, Scientific Investigator, IEEE Life Fellow 5:00 End of Main Summit Day One 5:00 End of Summit 4 WWW.ALTERNATIVEWEAPONSSUMMIT.COM
    • Venue & Lodging 5 Ways to Register! This event will be held in Washington, DC Metro Area. As soon as a Web: www.AlternativeWeaponsSummit.com specific venue is confirmed we will post the information online. If you would like to be notified via email as soon as the information Email: info@idga.org becomes available please email idga@idga.org with the following in the subject line: "Alternative Weapons Venue Request". Phone: 1-800-882-8684 or 646-378-6026 Fax: 646-378-6025, 24 hours a day Sponsors: Mail: IDGA 535 5th Avenue, 8th Floor New York, NY 10017 Pricing Industry Register by Register by March 26, 2010 By April 23, 2010 Standard Price Sponsorship and Exhibition Main Summit (Save $200) (Save $100) Opportunities Still Available! $1,799 $1,899 $1,999 For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting please contact Angela Workshop Day $650 $650 $650 DiNatale at 212-885-2761 or sponsorship@idga.org. Pricing Military, Government, and Academia* Register by Register by By March 26, 2010 By April 23, 2010 Standard Price Save the date for these other Main Summit (Save $200) (Save $100) upcoming IDGA events! $799 $899 $999 Workshop Day $500 $500 $500 March 2010 *This category does NOT include government contractors; contractors are considered civilian/industry for the purpose of determining registration fees. www.NonTraditionalISR.com Team Discounts + Number of Attendees Savings of: 3 to 4 10% 5 or more 15% May 2010 + Discounts apply to registrations submitted together, at the same time. Cannot be combined with any other discount. Dress Code: Military personnel are kindly requested to be in uniform. Appropriate www.IrregularWarfareSummit.com attire for Industry is business casual. MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE IN U.S. DOLLARS TO: IDGA June 2010 A $99 processing charge will be assessed to all registrations not accompanied by credit card payment at the time of registration. * CT residents or people employed in the state of CT must add 6% sales tax. www.c2event.com Details for making payment via EFT or wire transfer: JPMorgan Chase Penton Learning Systems LLC dba IQPC: 957-097239 July 2010 ABA/Routing #: 021000021 Reference: Please include the name of the attendee(s) and the event number: 18680.001 www.InternationalPiracySummit.com Payment Policy: Payment is due in full at the time of registration and includes lunches, refreshments, and detailed conference materials. Your registration will not be confirmed until payment is received and may be subject to cancellation. Media Partners: Please refer to www.idga.org/cancellation for cancellation, postponement and substitution policy Special Dietary Needs: If you have a dietary restriction, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-882-8684 to discuss your specific needs. ©2010 IDGA. All Rights Reserved. The format, design, content and arrangement of this brochure constitute a trademark of IDGA. Unauthorized reproduction will be actionable under the Lanham Act and common law principles. 5 WWW.ALTERNATIVEWEAPONSSUMMIT.COM
    • IDGA 535 5th Avenue, 8th Floor New York, NY 10017 TM Advancing Non & Less-Than-Lethal Technologies Your customer registration code is: When registering, please provide the code above. Gain insight into the latest non and less- than-lethal initiatives by attending sessions on: • Light-based and non-lethal weapons procurement • Expansion of DoD acquisitions in non-lethal weapons 5 EASY WAYS TO REGISTER: • Less-Lethal air and military assets in joint urban 1 Web: www.AlternativeWeaponsSummit.com and coalition operations 2 Email: info@idga.org • Non-Lethal capabilities in maritime security 3 Phone: 1-800-882-8684 • Enhanced less-than-lethal technology lessons 4 Fax: 646-378-6025, 24 hours a day learned by law enforcement 5 Mail: IDGA 535 5th Avenue, 8th Floor 18680.001/D/AD New York, NY 10017 Get the latest information on the critical role presents a training conference: non-lethal weapons play in mission success! TM Advancing Non & Less-Than-Lethal Technologies Sponsors: May 24 - 26, 2010 • Washington, DC Metro Area WWW.ALTERNATIVEWEAPONSSUMMIT.COM