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Near-Peer Competition is Back:
Are We Ready Now and Into the Future
February February 6 - 8, 2018  San Diego Convention Center
#WEST2018

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WEST Innovation Showcase


Calling all innovators!

Does your organization have a cutting-edge solution for current issues facing the Sea Service community? If so, WEST is your opportunity to get visibility for your ideas!

Submit your topic below for a presentation on the exhibit floor and gain exposure for your solution among government, military, and industry attendees. Submissions will be evaluated and selected on a rolling basis until available session times are filled.

Important Notes: 

  1. An administrative fee will be charged to offset operating costs.
  2. Preference will be given to companies that are sponsoring and/or exhibiting at WEST.
  3. Session content, speakers and schedule are subject to AFCEA and U.S. Naval Institute review and approval.

What to expect

Visibility: Title, speaker and abstract will be posted to the Innovations Showcase page on the WEST 2018 website. Session title and time will also be posted on the schedule page.

Location: Hall F (1400/1600 aisle, adjacent to the Knowledge Center)

Set-up: Designed to encourage interaction and engagement, the space will include a combination of theater style seating and high-top tables for up to 30 participants. A monitor, laptop and small sound system will be available. Presenters may choose to supply their own laptop.

Internet connectivity will not be provided.

Presentation length: Time slots are available in 20-minute increments.

Administrative Fees:

Exhibitors / Sponsors: $950

Members: $1,250

Others $1,550

Submitters will be notified regarding status within 5 business days following application. For questions or more information, contact Mr. Terry Rogers at trogers@afcea.org.