The featured speaker for the event is Mr. Warren Stern, former Director of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, U. S. Department of Homeland Security. Stern will speak and answer questions about the changing global situation and efforts of nations, working together against proliferation and illicit trafficking of radiological and nuclear materials. He will be joined by many experts in various aspects of the various programs described as the security and defensive elements of the United States' posture against this threat.
Demonstrations by the Naval Research Laboratory will showcase some new ideas for detection and they will be joined by experts and award winning scientists from the Lab. Industry involvement will include roughly twenty companies with systems used in the effort against illicit trafficking.
ORTEC will sponsor a working group on the morning of November 15, all conference attendees will be able to attend. The working group will bring current users together for discussions and demonstrations of upgrades to their existing systems and allow those without history of use an opportunity to use these systems. The working group promises to be a hands on and take it for a spin demonstration of state of the art technologies.
Details of the conference are located at the web site vipgn.net
Every effort was made to keep the conference affordable. Law Enforcement and Military may attend for $300 which include breakfast and lunch on both Tuesday and Wednesday and includes the workshop. Students get the same deal for $200. General Admission is $350.
Questions regarding sponsoring or exhibiting at the conference may be addressed to Mike Baran at 262-241-8600 or Ryan Alexander at 202-596-5578.