8/17/2020 - 8/19/2020
iFEST 2020 Online Conference Working Out What Works: Creating Value from InnovationVirtual MeetingWe have picked the most cutting-edge presentations and influential speakers for this year's Federal E-Learning Science & Technology (iFEST) conference and are taking the whole event online on August 17-19. Online yes, but with live interactions, an attendee lounge for networking, continuous-learning points (CLPs) for career advancement, attendee and presenter profiles to enhance engagement, an exhibit hall to meet with vendors, and video presentations and posters for commenting and rating. iFEST 2020 will cover the latest advances in distributed learning, with 45+ presentations available on-demand and chat rooms for discussing each topic with experts in the field.
NTSA August Webinar - Transforming DoD’s Learning InfrastructureWebinarThis webinar will feature the Enterprise Digital Learning Modernization (EDLM) Executive Steering Committee, which includes senior executives who represent the military, civilian, and DoD intel training and education areas, as well as the DoD Chief Management Office, which is ultimately responsible for business reforms and enterprise systems. The EDLM initiative has broad impacts—from DoD training and education organizations to technology vendors. This webinar should have broad appeal to anyone working in or around the DoD instructional technologies community.
9/1/2020 - 9/3/2020
CANCELLED - IT²EC 2020Conference | ExCeL LondonAs a consequence of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, IT²EC will no longer take place in 2020. This is principally due to the continuing advisories against international travel and the introduction of COVID-19 regulations and public health directives. See website for full statement. The next edition of IT²EC will be staged May 25-27, 2021 in Seville, Spain.
NTSA September WebinarWebinarSpeakers and more details for this webinar will be announced soon!
NTSA October Webinar - Healthcare Amid COVID-19WebinarSpeakers and more details for this webinar will be announced soon!
NTSA November Webinar - Preview of I/ITSEC 2020 with Conference LeadershipWebinarSpeakers and more details for this webinar will be announced soon!
11/30/2020 - 12/4/2020
I/ITSEC 2020Conference | Orange County Convention Center - South Concourse | OrlandoThe Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) is the world's largest modeling, simulation, and training conference. Held near the beginning of December in Orlando, Florida, USA, I/ITSEC consists of peer-reviewed paper presentations, tutorials, special events, professional workshops, a commercial exhibit hall, a serious games competition, and STEM events for teachers and secondary students. I/ITSEC is organized by the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA), which promotes international and interdisciplinary cooperation within the fields of modeling and simulation (M&S), training, education, analysis, and related disciplines at this annual meeting. The NTSA is an affiliate subsidiary of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). Hence, I/ITSEC also emphasizes themes related to defense and security.
NTSA December WebinarWebinarSpeakers and more details for this webinar will be announced soon!
NTSA Meetings, Conferences & Events are currently proceeding as planned.
The National Training & Simulation Association is closely following the developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and currently we are proceeding, as planned, with our meetings, conferences, and events.
The health and safety of our members, registrants, exhibitors, and staff is our highest priority. We will continually be monitoring reports from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) and will adjust plans as needed.
NTSA is implementing all guidance and recommended safety measures issued by WHO, CDC, and state and local health authorities. We will work with all conference partners to ensure the safety of all meeting and conference participants.
Attendees and exhibitors can expect to see heightened levels of cleanliness and onsite accommodations to actively encourage all show participants to take common-sense precautions following CDC guidelines.
Currently, there are no public health authorities in the United States advising the cancellations of meetings, conferences or events. The U.S. CDC and WHO websites are the best resources for staying up to date on this rapid evolving situation.
Both the WHO and CDC recommend basic personal hygiene and healthy travel practices to reduce the transmission of disease, including the following:
Healthy Travel Practices
- Wash hands often and for at least 20 seconds
- Cough into your elbow and sneeze into a tissue
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care
- Stay up to date on vaccinations
- Avoid contact with people who are already sick
- Avoid contact with animals while traveling
- Travel with hand sanitizer and wipes
- Avoid touching your face
Meeting Safety & Responsibility
Meeting Safety & Responsibility Policy
NTSA is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and NTSA staff. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, NTSA staff, service providers, and others are expected to abide by this Meeting Safety & Responsibility Policy. This Policy applies to all NTSA meeting-related events, including those sponsored by organizations other than NTSA but held in conjunction with NTSA events, in public or private facilities.
Personal Safety and Security
NTSA works diligently to provide a safe and secure environment at its meetings and events by working with venue staff to make sure meeting participants are safe. We ask that all attendees report any questionable or concerning activity to NTSA staff so that they can take immediate action. No concern is too small, if you see something, say something. Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
- Use the buddy system when walking to and from the event venue, networking event locations during early or late hours.
- Don't wear your meeting badge on the street. Take it off as soon as you leave the building/venue.
- Don't carry a lot of cash or credit cards. Leave in your hotel room safe.
- Don't leave personal property unattended anywhere, anytime.
- If it is an emergency or if you need immediate assistance, you should ask any NTSA staff member or the on-site security personnel to help you.
At networking events, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are served. NTSA expects participants at our events to drink responsibly. NTSA and Meeting host event staff have the right to deny service to participants for any reason, and may require a participant to leave the event.
- Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form.
- Physical or verbal abuse of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, NTSA staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest.
- Examples of unacceptable behavior include, but are not limited to, verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations, or threatening or stalking any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, NTSA staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest.
- Disruption of presentations at sessions, in the exhibit hall, or at other events organized by NTSA at the meeting venue, hotels, or other contracted facilities.
NTSA has zero-tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment by participants or our staff at our meetings. If you experience any type of harassment or hear of any incidents of unacceptable behavior, NTSA asks that you inform Debbie Langelier, Vice President, NTSA at email@example.com so that we can take the appropriate action. NTSA reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting without warning or refund, in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior, and NTSA reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future meeting.