Educating the Spectrum Warrior: Harnessing STEM & Spectrum Management Conference


This inaugural conference addresses key Special Operation’s concerns about tomorrow’s EMS battlespace; specifically the programming, planning, and execution of operational Special Operations Forces within the EMS across all domains. This highly charged aspect of the conference will have presentations from SOF senior leaders, operators, and programmers.  Declining SOF budgets make it imperative that government, industry, and academia come together to demonstrate innovation in speedy acquisition & development of critical EMS enabling capabilities.

Senior leaders from Congress, OSD, Military Services, Research Labs, and other government organizations will then discuss and engage attendees on the vital role science, technology, engineering, and mathematics play on preparing military operations and personnel.  The goal of the STEM portion of the conference supports OSD’s Focus and Vision: To safeguard our Nation's security by developing world-class STEM talent in science, mathematics, technology and engineering. It is critical for SOF that students pursue STEM careers and advance basic scientific research. DoD has a long history of supporting STEM initiatives at local, regional and national levels; as STEM education is essential for the U.S. to remain the economic and technological leader of the 21st century global marketplace.

In addition to the 2 days of unclassified presentations and discussions, attendees are encouraged to sign up to attend the complimentary classified day held by AFSOC on Thursday.


Learn more about STEM education, current initiatives and what is being done to promote world-class STEM talent today:

The STEM Education Coalition works to support STEM programs for teachers and students at the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and other agencies that offer STEM related programs. 

Established in 2009 by Workforce Florida and Enterprise Florida, STEM Florida is a statewide council that works to strengthen the STEM skills of Florida's students as a way to address the increasing demand for jobs requiring strong foundations in these areas.

The Department of Defense has a long history of supporting STEM initiatives at local, regional and national levels. The Office of the Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering aims to develop world-class STEM capabilities for the DoD and the Nation.

Join the discussion today through AOC's Communities of Interest (COI) STEM community!



The AOC recommends the following hotels:
Four Points by Sheraton Destin-Fort Walton Beach 1325 Miracle Strip Parkway Highway 98 East Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 (850) 243-8116

Ramada Plaza Beach Resort 1500 Miracle Strip Parkway, S.E. Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 (850) 243-9161

Relevant Government Agencies

Air Force, Army, Navy & Marine Corps, Intelligence Agencies, DOD & Military, Dept of Energy, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Justice, Dept of State, Dept of Veterans Affairs, State Government, CIA, Coast Guard, Census Bureau

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Tue-Thu, Nov 27-29, 2012, 8:00am - 3:00pm


Full Conference Industry/Contractor Member:  $400.00
Full Conference Industry/Contractor Non-Member:  $600.00
Industry/Contractor Member (Nov 28-29 only):  $300.00
Industry/Contractor Non-Member (Nov 28-29 only):  $500.00
Industry/Contractor Member (November 27 only):  $175.00
Industry/Contractor Non-Member (November 27 only):  $375.00
Full Conference Government/Academia:  $125.00
Government/Academia (Nov. 28-29 only):  $100.00
Government/Academia (Nov. 27 only):  $50.00
Military:  $50.00
Active Student:  $0.00

Hurlburt Field, FL (Fort Walton Beach, FL)
Fort Walton Beach, FL

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