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40th Annual International T&E Symposium

Bringing the Test and Evaluation Community Together for 40 Years

This is ITEA’s 40th Anniversary of hosting the Annual International Symposium and the week is building up to be exactly what you come to expect from us!  Make your arrangements early to take advantage of the Early Bird Pricing, make hotel reservations to avoid a No-vacancy sign, and hurry to pick your spot on the Exhibit floor, space is limited. 

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New technologies are coming fast to our workplaces, changing the way we accomplish tasks and prepare to fight future wars. Are these systems fully tested when they’re being integrated into our practices? Are we leveraging the rapidly expanding toolkit to increase the level of complexity in our test and evaluation processes to keep up? Or are we letting the new technology pass us by in favor of what we already know how to execute? Are we learning from commercial partner, military, and academic channels or stove-piped in our immediate area?


  • In order of appearance
    Brig. Gen. Jason E. Bartolomei, Program Executive Officer for Weapons and Director of the Armament Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Materiel – Invited 
    James S. Wells, (SES) Director, Office of Test and Evaluation, Department of Homeland Security
    George Rumford, (SES) Director, Test Resource Management Center
    Amy J. Markowich (SES), Executive Director, Digital Analytics Infrastructure & Technology, Advancement & Mission Systems Groups, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division
    Brig. Gen. Michael T. Rawls, Commander, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Kirtland AFB
    Dr Raymond D. O’Toole, Jr., Principal Deputy Director, Operational T&E
    Doreen Bingo, Chief Engineer, Test and Evaluation, Boeing
    Col Michael Christensen, Director, US Space Force’s Test and Evaluation Enterprise (USSF/TE), US SPACEFORCE


T&E Leadership: Status on actionable items from 2022 Annual Symposium
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Engaging the Next Generation T&E Workforce
Digital Engineering in support of T&E
Modernizing T&E to Keep Pace with Technology


  • Session 1.  Cyberspace Test Technology 
  • Session 2.  T&E in Support of  the Agile Development Process
  • Session 3.  Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning 
  • Session 4.  Data Analytics / Modeling and Simulation  
  • Session 5.  Digital Engineering
  • Session 6.  Electronic Warfare 
  • Session 7.  Software and Cyber Testing 
  • Session 8.  Workforce Development / Test Design Training


ITEA is offering 4-hour tutorials the day before the symposium program begins (Tuesday, December 5th) to allow for individuals who want to increase their continuing professional education (CPE) credits without attending the full symposium. These sessions require a separate registration to attend. The cost to attend a 4-hour tutorial is $300 for one or $500 for two. What’s your level of competency in T&E?  If you take two courses on-site, you are eligible to take the Certified T&E Professional (CTEP) exam for free – a $250 savings. Learn more about becoming a certified T&E professional.

  1. Morning Tutorials (8:00AM – 12:00PM)
    DoD T&E Across the Acquisition Lifecycle
    End-to-End Automated AI/ML Test Case
    Introduction to T&E
    RF Fundamentals
    T&E as a Part of Agile Development
    T&E in a Digital Engineering Environment
  2. Afternoon Tutorials (1:00PM – 5:00PM)
    Cognitive EW: An AI Approach
    Incorporating T&E into Acquisition Contracts “Shift All the Way to the Left”
    Laser System T&E Challenges
    Lethal Autonomy is the New Reality: Are we ready to dominate the needed doctrine and testing imperatives?
    Overcoming Distributed T&E Challenges with TRMC Solutions
    VV&A of M&S in Support of T&E

Full Tutorial Descriptions 


Golf Tournament:  The local Emerald Coast Chapter is hosting a Golf Tournament at the Links Golf Course at the Sandestin Golf and Resort, in Miramar Beach. Donations are welcome to support their Scholarship Program to enhance the T&E workforce in their local community. The cost is $100 and you can Register. FLYER

The STEAM hack™ Chain Reaction Challenge is a speed-building event where teams of 3 – 6 students receive a kit of materials and about 3 hours to build the most impressive chain reaction-style machine based on their team’s pre-contest design. Machines and teams will be judged based on functionality, creativity, spirit of whimsy & fun, and teamwork. If you are interested, consider being a judge, sponsor a team, or be a spectator!

ITEA’s Professional Test and Evaluation Awards and Ceremony will be held during a luncheon to honor the recipients of this years competition. It will be exciting to hear about all the accomplishments being recognized in T&E.

Tour of Eglin AFB is being scheduled! Stay tuned for more details. 


Regular Registration prior to November 6
$745 – Non-Member
$595 – ITEA Member / Government Employee / Active Duty Military

Late Registration after November 6
$845 – Non-Member
$695 – ITEA Member / Government Employee / Active Duty Military

Special Registrations

  • $180 – Plenary Speakers and Chairs of Panels /Technical Sessions
  • $395 – Panelist and Technical Session Presenter 
  • $395 – Early T&E Career Professional (less than 5 years of T&E experience) Download verification form here
  • $395 – Award Recipient (Your guest is complimentary – contact Jenna to register)
  • $200 – Exhibitor booth staff (Does not include access to the technical program)
  • $400 – One day only
  • $50 –    Full-Time Student (Must present college ID at registration desk)

Pre-Symposium Tutorials  (requires a separate fee from the Symposium)
$300 – Single tutorial
$500 – Two tutorials 

Attendees that register for 2 tutorials will be offered a complimentary CTEP exam fee contact Kathi to learn more.

 Online Registration Link
Registration Form Download and email Jenna@itea.org

If  you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Jenna at 909-582-6026 or Jenna@itea.org 

** Registration includes two lunches, breaks and Networking Reception. If you join as a member today, you will receive a discount of $150 on your registration. (Membership fees are $45 for govt/military and $95 for industry.) NOTE: Pre-Symposium Tutorials require a separate fee from the Symposium. 

SUBSTITUTION AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Substitutions are permitted. Refunds are not available within ten (10) days prior to the start of the event. Requests for cancellation submitted between ten (10) to 45 days prior to start date of the event will be subject to a $250 cancellation fee. Requests for cancellation greater than 45 days prior to the start date of the event will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee.


Hilton Sandestin Beach
4000 Sandestin Blvd. S.
Miramar Beach, FL, 32550
Phone: (850) 267-9500

Hurry! This rate won’t last long and sell-out is possible.

ITEA is pleased to offer a special government per diem rate of $109 per night for Sunday – Thursday. This property is the host hotel and when making your reservation you must indicate you are with the ITEA Symposium. To receive the special rate call 850-267-9500 or click the link below to book your reservation by November 1, 2023. 

Book online  

Please check with hotel on deposit and cancellation policies and requirements. Please note ITEA has negotiated a discounted daily resort fee of $15 (originally $30), that includes upgraded wireless internet, self-parking, local calls, and 24 hour access to the fitness center.


Don’t miss your opportunity to exhibit! Commercial, academic, and government exhibits will play an integral part in the Symposium. We’ll put you in the right place at the right time. Increase your visibility, network with key players, and show your support and commitment to the industry and community!

Please submit your Exhibit application as soon as possible to ensure your get a prime location and that your organization is promoted in The ITEA Journal of Test and Evaluation.


ITEA is a 501(c)(3) professional education association dedicated to the education and advancement of the test and evaluation profession. Sponsorships, in part are tax deductible.

Sponsorship opportunities are available to highlight your company before and during the Symposium. Let us know your budget and we’ll help you get noticed. 




John Rafferty, US Air Force

Casey Fulton, US Air Force

Gene Hudgins, TRMC/JMETC
Credits and CTEP Exam: Kathi Swagerty

Dr. Michael Barton, Parsons Corporation
Contracts:  Eileen Redd eileen@itea.org
Questions and Follow-up:  Jenna Reza, 909-582-6026 / Jenna@itea.org

Jenna Reza, 909-582-6026 / Jenna@itea.org


Event Details


05 - 08 Dec 2023


8:00 am - 1:30 pm


Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa


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December 5 @ 8:00 am EST
December 8 @ 1:30 pm EST


ITEA Emerald Coast Chapter
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Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
4000 S Sandestin Blvd
Miramar Beach, FL 32550 United States
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(850) 267-9500
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