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2017 Northwest Aerospace Defense Symposium
Thursday, May 04, 2017, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM PDT
Category: Training



Northwest Aerospace Defense Symposium
Forecasting Success in Defense Aerospace

Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017 8:00am - 5:30pm 
Registration & Breakfast: 8:00am - 8:45am / Program & Networking Lunch: 8:45am - 4:30pm/ Reception 4:30 - 5:30pm
Location: American Lake Conference Center on base at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM)
Access Instructions: Driving & Access Instruction
PNDC/PNAA Members Cost: Before April 18: $250 / After April 18: $340
(PNDC Members login / PNAA Members use code)
Non-Member Cost: $350 before April 18 / After April 18, $440  

Defense Budgets are Expected to Increase! Learn how to take advantage of the opportunities. 

This annual symposium brings together aerospace business and government leaders to discuss new developments and business opportunities in the defense sector. Learn about government contracting forecasts, connect with prime contractors, and network with key government and military leaders.
Who Should Attend:
Middle and upper managers from primes and subcontractors in the defense, aerospace and UAV industries who are interested in learning about budgets, priorities and procurement opportunities.


What is Next in Military Spending and Priorities
Jeremiah “J.J.” Gertler - Military Aviation Analyst, Congressional Research Service, Washington, D.C.

Congressional Updates: Bringing Defense Dollars to the Northwest
 Kierra Phifer - South Sound Regional Director, U.S. Senator Patty Murray
Linh Thai - District Representative, U.S. Congressman Adam Smith
Pam Peiper - Deputy District Director, U.S. Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler
 Roel van der Lugt - Director of Military Affairs & Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Congressman Denny Heck

Updates from the Northwest's Leader in Unmanned Technology
Ryan Hartman - President and CEO, Insitu

Doing Business with Local Military Bases
Dorothea “Dea” Cooper - Deputy Director, U.S. Army, Mission and Installation Contracting Command (MICC), Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Tiffany Scroggs - Program Director, Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Government Contracting Updates - A Discussion on the FARs/DFARs 
Jonathan A. DeMella - Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Research & Development Partnerships
Dr. Todd Cleland - Director, Industry Relations, University of Washington

Work Force Panel – Responding to Growth and Change
Jay Schmidt - Executive VP & General Manager, Silicon Forest Electronics
Dr. Kristina Hayek - Regional Instructional Design & Development Manager, Hexcel
Kendra Hodgson - Policy Associate, WA State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
Jennifer Kass - Director of Career Services, Oregon Tech
Justin Luchak - Production Manager/Quality Assurance, Miles Fiberglass & Composites

Major General Thomas James - 7th Infantry Division Commander, U.S. Army

Lt. Col. Francis Scolaro - 194th Air Support Operations Group, Washington Air National Guard

Selling Directly to the Military Through the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) - Aviation 
Stephanie Scott - Defense Business Development Manager, Military & Defense Sector, WA Department of Commerce

Colonel Stephen P. Snelson - Vice-Commander, 62nd Airlift Wing, U.S. Air Force

Thank you to our partners & sponsors: 



        C&M Technologies           


Sponsorship and Display Tables available please contact Kate at [email protected]/888-701-7632

Speakers and Content Subject to Change

 IMPORTANT ID Requirements: all attendees will need to present government issued photo ID for base access (such as a driver license) and registration/proof of insurance (or rental car agreement) for the vehicle you are using to drive on base. Due to a recent change in JBLM’s access requirements, any state issued driver license will be accepted (it is no longer necessary to have an enhanced Washington driver license or passport) 

 Attendees registering after April 26 will be screened onsite for access to JBLM. Please allow extra time (average wait 30 minutes) for screening at the Lewis Main Gate Visitor’s Center, prior to the 8:45AM program start time. Detailed instructions will be provided prior to the event. 

Please call 888-701-7632 if you have any questions.


Discounted Symposium Hotel rates available at the Best Western Liberty Inn @ 1400 Wilmington Drive, DuPont, WA 98327
Call (253) 912-8777 and ask for the Aerospace Defense Symposium room rates before April 26