September 10-12, 2019 | Hale Koa Hotel | Honolulu, HI

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USINDOPACOM and AOC - Diamond Head Chapter welcome you to the 8th Annual AOC Pacific Conference. The conference is set to convene from 10 - 12 September 2019 at the Hale Koa Hotel (10 & 11 September) and at Camp H.M. Smith (12 September) on Oahu, HI. The week will consist of educational presentations and networking opportunities for conference attendees from across the Indo-Pacific region. We look forward to meeting you, but before then, here’s what you need to know before you go.

Agenda
The current Conference Agenda is available here, and will be updated with any last-minute changes:
https://www.fbcinc.com/e/aocpacific/agendarow.aspx

Badge Pick-Up
Badge pick-up and a light continental breakfast is open daily at 0700. Please arrive early as the conference will start promptly at 0800 daily and seating is limited.

Dress
Service working dress and business casual are the preferred dress styles. For military personnel, the uniform of the day of your local Service Command (USARPAC, PACFLT, MARFORPAC, PACAF).

Location
Days 1 & 2 (10 & 11 September)
Hale Koa Hotel
DeRussy Hall
2055 Kalia Road
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 955-0555
www.halekoa.com

Parking at the Hale Koa is $7 with a validated parking ticket and is good for 10 hours. After 10 hours, the fee is $2.00 per each additional hour. Please bring your ticket to the FBC conference registration desk, outside the DeRussy Hall for validation.

Day 3 - Cleared Personnel Only (Thursday) Nimitz-MacArthur Pacific Command Center, Bldg 700, Camp H.M. Smith.
Towers Conference Center.
Please arrive early to allow time to find parking, as the lot adjacent to the headquarters is reserved parking only. Parking rules are enforced and violators are subject to towing. Be mindful of the posted speed limit on Camp Smith. A map and instructions are attached to the email

Getting on base
During the UNCLASSIFIED sessions at the Hale Koa, special event base access passes for entry onto Camp Smith will be issued to those attending the symposium on Days #3 and #4. As parking is limited on Camp Smith, we highly encourage visitors to carpool with others who have traveled to attend.

Admittance to the HQ USINDOPACOM
Please ensure that your visit request has been properly received and processed by the USINDOPACOM Visitor Control Center (VCC), so that you are able to enter the HQ to participate. The Security Management Office (SMO)Code for visit requests is 000386 for Collateral SECRET and the event is the 8th Annual Pacific IO Symposium. The event point of contact is Dr. Arthur Tulak, J81, 477-8195. If you are a contractor, your corporate security officer must submit your visit request to HQ USINDOPACOM. If you are Allied military, your Foreign Visit Request serves the purpose of confirming your security clearance. Once your visit request has been properly submitted, you may check on the status by calling the VCC, which is open 24/7. Those with base access may check on their status in-person (have current DoD ID card) by visiting the VCC on the day you arrive. The best time to visit the VCC in person is after duty hours. For U.S. personnel, you will need to exchange a government ID for your HQ access badge. Acceptable forms of ID include Driver’s License, CAC Card, or Passport.

Day #3 Break Out Sessions. The break-out sessions are held in various conference rooms in HQ USINDOPACOM and have limited seating. Upon check-in on Day #1, you will have the opportunity to sign up for one of the limited number of seats for the breakout sessions. The number of seats varies depending on the conference room used. The breakout sessions will be announced and a guide will accompany personnel from the Towers Conference Room to and from the breakout presentation.

Bilateral Engagements. Participation in the bilateral engagements HQ USINDOPACOM by invited Allied military representatives from requires the submission of a Foreign Visit Request in order to receive access badges for entry into the headquarters building. Dr. Arthur Tulak in the USINDOPACOM J81 is the POC. Allied personnel who have been cleared for access will be notified during the conference on Day 1 and Day 2 and will have vehicle access passes issued.

Networking Opportunities
Welcome Reception – Meet & Greet hosted by AECOM Monday 9 September - 1700 – 1900 Warriors Lounge, Hale Koa This is the place to pick up your name badge and network with other participants who have travelled, and J39 personnel, over a beverage and pupus.

Networking Reception hosted by FBC & AOC - Diamond Head Chapter Tuesday 10 September – 1700 – 1900 Luau Gardens, Hale Koa Light pupus and beverages while continuing to network with fellow EW/IO professionals.

Thank you to our sponsors and exhibitors who have made this event possible!

Platinum Sponsors
BAE Systems

Meet & Greet Reception Sponsor
AECOM

Gold Sponsor
Northrop Grumman
Chesapeake Technology International

Silver Sponsors
Booz Allen Hamilton

Bronze Sponsors
Lockheed Martin Rotary Mission Systems
Raytheon
Valiant Integrated Services

Exhibitors
AAS
BAE Systems
FEDSIM
Gigamon
Northrop Grumman
Veeam

Representatives of the sponsors/exhibitors are attending the conference - please stop by their exhibits in the Laulima Rooms to the thank them for their support and learn what they are doing, and what they have to offer you and your organization.

Contact Us
If you need to reach someone during the conference (0700-1600, Tue-Thurs), you can contact Mike O’Neil from FBC via email at mike@fbcdb.com or telephone 443-253-3797

Presentations
Unclassified presentations as release by the speaker will be available to attendees shortly after the conclusion of the conference. You will be sent an email and access instructions once they are available.

AOC Membership
Discounted AOC membership at $25 will be available at the conference. There’s a great package of benefits, including the monthly JED magazine, access to archives, weekly e-Crow, an Affinity program and much more. If you are based in Hawaii, you will automatically join the Diamond Head AOC Chapter – which is a great social and professional development opportunity.

Mahalo!

Location

10 and 11 September (UNCLASSIFIED) portion will be held at the Hale Koa Hotel.

HALE KOA HOTEL
2055 Kalia Road
Honolulu, HI 96815

The 12 September (CLASSIFIED SECRET REL TO AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL) portion will be held at the Towers Conference Room at HQs, U.S. Pacific Command in Building 700, the Nimitz-MacArthur Pacific Command Center at Camp H.M. Smith. Attendance requires the submission of a formal visit request certifying security clearance.


Accommodations

AOC recommends the following conference hotel (for qualified personnel, includes invited Allied and partner militaries):


The room block is for visiting Allied and partner military, presenters and panel members, and AOC staff. Conference attendees who are eligible to stay at the Hale Koa may make their own reservations. To check if you are eligible to stay at the Hale Koa, visit https://www.halekoa.com/accommodations/eligibility


HALE KOA HOTEL
2055 Kalia Road
Honolulu, HI 96815
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