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2014 Annual Meeting & Exposition Exhibit Space Draft

Association of the United States Army 2014 Annual Meeting & Exposition Exhibit Space Draft

Memorandum
To: AUSA Sustaining Members
From: Michael M. Scanlan, CMP, Director, Industry Affairs
Subject: 2014 AUSA Annual Meeting Exhibit Space Draft
Date: 26 September 2013

The purpose of this memorandum is to inform Sustaining Members of the opportunity to reserve exhibit space for the 2014 AUSA Annual Meeting, and to provide details regarding the policies and procedures for the selection of space.

The 2014 Annual Meeting Exhibit Space Draft will be held 21-23 October 2013, from 9:00am – 5:00pm on each day, in the AUSA Exhibit Sales Office, located just beyond the AUSA Registration area in Room 102 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. AUSA will again use EXPOCAD event management software to facilitate the selection process.

As you know, in order to keep the exhibits balanced on two levels, AUSA implemented The Centerpiece Program. The top 20 Sustaining Member companies on the Order of Merit List (OML) – which is used to determine the order in which space is booked – will alternate between the two levels each year. A pre- draft for these 20 Sustaining Members will be held on 20 October in Room 102 of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

The following policies will apply to the selection of exhibit space for the 2014 AUSA Annual Meeting:

  • The AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition remains a Members Only Show
  • Sustaining Member Companies may book space on both floors
  • The maximum booth size allowed for each Sustaining Member exhibitor will be 14,000 square feet
  • Booth dimensions that cause aisle displacements will not be permitted (example, 30’X30’, 30’X60’, etc.)

As in the past, AUSA will allocate exhibit space based on the OML ranking for each Sustaining Member exhibitor. The schedule for […]

By |September 30th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Army Secretary Approves Army Participation in 2013 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition

Important Professional Development Forum for ‘Entire Army’

September 11th, 2013

The Department of the Army has given final approval for Army personnel to participate in the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition to be held Oct. 21-23 in Washington, DC, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

The theme for this year’s professional development forum is: “America’s Army: Globally Responsive, Regionally Engaged.”

The approval came from Secretary of the Army John McHugh. His authorizing memo states, “[The AUSA Annual Meeting] is one of the Army’s three key strategic communication and outreach platforms, and also serves as a professional development forum for the entire Army, including its civilians and family members.”

As expressed in the Operations Order For Army Participation issued by Director of the Army Staff Lt. Gen. William T. Grisoli, “…[t]he AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition is one of the largest land warfare expositions and professional development forums focused on the Army’s strategic role in national security. The event provides a robust and cost effective platform for the Secretary of the Army, the Chief of Staff, and other Army senior leaders to engage key audiences and articulate the state of the Army and their priorities. It also serves as a mechanism to establish critical relationships with Soldiers, Army Families, National and International leaders and industry.”

The AUSA Annual Meeting is designed around maximum interaction and an exchange of ideas at a minimum cost to participants. Attendance is free. Attendees, both physical and virtual, will be exposed to AUSA’s Contemporary Military Forums featuring senior Army leaders speaking on a host of critical and timely topics. AUSA Family Forums will offer presentations tackling the real world challenges facing soldiers and their families. All forums will be […]

Army Announces Topics, Speakers for Annual Meeting Contemporary Military Forums

The Army has announced the topics and invited lead speakers for the nine Contemporary Military Forums scheduled for the 2013 Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 21 – 23, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the nation’s capital.

Reinforcing the theme of the Association’s 2013 Annual Meeting and Exposition – “America’s Army: Globally Responsive, Regionally Engaged” – the Contemporary Military Forums are an important part of AUSA’s role in promoting and enhancing professional development.

The forums and lead speakers are:

  • “Enhancing North American Security — Missions at Home,” Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., commander, U.S. Northern Command, and commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command (Invited).
  • “Leader Development,” Gen. Raymond Odierno, Army chief of staff (Invited).
  • “Army Future,” Gen. Robert W. Cone, commander, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (Invited).
  • “Ready and Resilient,” Gen. John F. Campbell, Army vice chief of staff (Invited).
  • “Modernization,” Lt. Gen. James O. Barclay III, deputy chief of staff, G-8, (Invited).
  • “Regionally Aligned Forces,” Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commander, U.S Army Forces Command (Invited).
  • “Strategic Landpower: U.S. Army, Special Operations, USMC,” Gen. Robert W. Cone, commander, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (Invited).
  • “Privatization Partnership,” Hon. Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment (Invited).
  • “Building the Army’s Cyber Forces – Regionally Aligned and Globally Responsive,” Lead Speaker – To Be Determined.

Recognized by the Army chief of staff, Gen. Raymond Odierno, as a key element in communicating “The Army Story” to the American public, AUSA’s Contemporary Military Forums, presented by the Association’s educational directorate – the Institute of Land Warfare – and supported by the Army, will again tackle a variety of topics that generate important information and messages to attendees, the media and those in the virtual arena.

The Army, […]

New in 2013! Veterans Career Hiring Event

ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY (AUSA) AND AMERICAN FREEDOM FOUNDATION PARTNER TO CREATE UNIQUE HIRING EVENT FOR VETERANS AT 2013 AUSA ANNUAL MEETING AND EXPOSITION

Warriors To The Workforce first time event to be held October 21 – 23, 2013 at largest military conference in North America

Washington, DC – (August 6, 2013) The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) has partnered with the American Freedom Foundation to create the first ever Warriors To The Workforce Hiring Event for veterans held in conjunction with the 2013 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition. This one-of-a-kind event, to be held October 21 – 23, 2013 at the Washington Convention Center, is part of the American Freedom Foundation’s nationwide initiative to help veterans find jobs. The event brings together major companies from throughout the country to profile their services and provide employment opportunities for our veterans. Attending veterans have the chance to talk with employers, submit qualifications and even participate in job interviews on the spot.

Warriors To The Workforce is unique in that it will include virtual capabilities so that all of the participating employers will be able to virtually connect with veterans and transitioning military service members throughout the country. The American Freedom Foundation will vet out resumes and match those qualified veterans and transitioning military service members with employers with specific job descriptions.

In addition to the hiring opportunities, Warriors To The Workforce will include a variety of workshops for veterans each day providing resources and information on subjects such as mental readiness, confidence building, networking and presentation skills, resume writing, interviewing techniques, job searching, career planning through goal setting, translating military skills and training into civilian life and corporate experience, among others.

Attendance at the […]

By |July 26th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Army Developing Programs for AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition

Reinforcing the theme of the Association of the United States Army’s 2013 Annual Meeting and Exposition – “America’s Army: Globally Responsive, Regionally Engaged” – Army officials recently announced that the service’s leadership is currently engaged in planning and developing programs that will be presented at this year’s professional development meeting.

Recognized by the Army chief of staff, Gen. Ray Odierno, as a key element in communicating “The Army Story” to the American public, AUSA’s Contemporary Military Forums, presented by the Associations educational directorate – the Institute of Land Warfare – and supported by the Army, will again tackle a variety of topics dealing with themes generating important messages to attendees, the media and those in the virtual arena.

The Army, according to a spokesman, will also offer special presentations at an “Army Forum” located in close proximity to the Army exhibit in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

The Army Forum will feature 45-minute discussions focusing on topics addressing subject-matter areas of prime importance to the Army and the general public.

Described by the Army as “a valuable platform for communicating Army strategic themes and messages, and a unique professional development opportunity for soldiers and civilians,” the Association’s Annual Meeting will also feature military and civilian speakers to include: Secretary of the Army John H. McHugh (invited); Gen. Ray Odierno, Army chief of staff, (invited); the former secretary of defense, Robert Gates (Marshall Medal recipient); and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler.

The AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition will take place Oct. 21 – 23 in the nation’s capital.

Again this year, the meeting has a projected attendance of approximately 30,000 participants to include members of all ranks from the active Army, National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve; retirees […]

Important Changes Regarding the George C. Marshall Reception

Marshall-Dinner-2012Please be advised that the George C. Marshall Reception is now part of the George C. Marshall Dinner creating a single event. There will be no separate reception in the exhibit halls. The exhibit halls will close at 1700 on Wednesday, 23 October.

Tickets for the George C. Marshall Dinner now include the cost of the reception and can be purchased on the AUSA home page for $110, beginning 3 June. They will also be available on-site at the Ticket Pick Up Registration Desk at the Walter E. Convention Center.

The decision to combine these two events was made in light of the expanded exhibit space, which significantly diluted participation in the exhibit hall reception.

We hope that this change will make your participation at the AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition more convenient and efficient.

We look forward to seeing you at this great event in October.

Gates will Receive AUSA’s George Catlett Marshall Medal

3/15/2013

Dr. Robert M. Gates, a former secretary of defense and director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and the current chancellor of the College of William and Mary, will receive the 2013 George Catlett Marshall Medal, the highest award presented by the Association of the United States Army.

Awarded annually to an individual who has exhibited selfless service to the United States of America, the medal will be presented to Gates by the Association’s Council of Trustees to recognize his contributions to the United States as a cabinet member, educator, presidential adviser and a strong supporter of national defense and the men and women of the armed forces and their families.

“His service exemplifies his unique and patriotic commitment to the highest American ideals of freedom, liberty and democracy,” an AUSA official said.

The award presentation will take place Oct. 23 at the George Catlett Marshall Memorial Dinner, the final event of the three-day AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington.

“As an exceptional patriot, who served his country during our nation’s most volatile, challenging, complex and turbulent times — including the Global War on Terrorism and an era of constrained financial resources — Secretary Gates, as the twenty-second defense secretary and the fifteenth CIA director – displayed extraordinary and singular abilities, including uncommon dedication, diplomacy and strategic and tactical expertise,” AUSA President Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, USA, Ret., said.

Adding, “As the first secretary of defense to be appointed to that cabinet post by two presidents of different political parties – George W. Bush and Barack Obama – he exemplified the best of public service and sacrifice to the nation.”

Sullivan also […]

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