The ITEC 2018 Conference theme is - Readiness 2025: Innovating Education and Training for the Next decade and Beyond
The four cross-cutting organising principles for ITEC 2018 are:
- Training & Exercises
- Education & Didactics
- Human Factors & Performance
- Modelling & Simulation
2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the Smart Phone. This remarkable device not only provides a technical means of communication, but its impact is far broader as it continues to shape the ways in which we interact. Other digital devices are having similar impact across the spectrum of human activity. Military forces, police, fire and ambulance services, and medical practitioners are among those who experience change through the adoption and adaptation to new technologies. These technologies also generate new processes and organisational structures. Such changes in turn generate demand for new skills, new ways of thinking and improved training and education.
A new generation of “digital natives” is entering the workplace with mind-sets that are already adapted to living and working in a mixed reality world. Technology offers both solutions and challenges to the preparation and learning needed to meet the tasks that human operators, planners and developers will be confronted with as the next decade unfolds. ITEC 2018 is the ideal platform to discuss how these elements will mix, and to inform those attending about both established and new solutions. ITEC 2018 will explore the practical, theoretical and conceptual elements of these new training and education demands.
ITEC 2018 has its eyes firmly fixed on the next decade and beyond. The conference facilitates the training and education communities for those engaged in the most testing environments – in the military and civil sectors – to come together to explore the context, and significant technological developments that impact training and education of current, next, and future generations.
Readiness is a function of how people and machines are prepared, and kept ready, for missions and tasks. ITEC 2018 is focused on how people whether individually, in units, or in formations may be best educated and trained for their missions and tasks over the coming decade and beyond. Papers and panel proposals will be welcomed from military professionals, police, fire and ambulance services, medical practitioners, industry and the research and development communities working in the fields of training and education.