OVERVIEW

Feb 29 – Mar 2, 2016 | Charleston, SC

 Building and Sustaining Military Value
As DoD assesses its defense infrastructure, a primary focus is on building and sustaining the military value of installations. For communities, it is imperative that they understand military value, how it is determined and how it can be enhanced. For the military, keeping current on the cutting-edge tools and strategies that are redefining installation management is imperative to maintaining peak military readiness.
Advanced partnership concepts, innovative compatible land use planning and new military family quality of life programs are breaking new ground in how we think about the military-community relationship its role in sustaining military infrastructure, missions and families. Installation Innovation Forum 2016, Recognized by DoD, industry and defense community leaders as the premier defense infrastructure-focused training event, will explore the latest tools of the trade and equip you with the knowledge you need to build sustainable defense communities.

 

Agenda

Please refer to the onsite program for room locations

Monday, February 29


Registration Opens

Pre-Conference Workshop

Advancing Community Partnerships and Shared Service Agreements

To date, over 61 communities have engaged with their installations to develop innovative partnership ideas to achieve mutual value and benefit. Along the way, there have been successes and setbacks, and best practices are emerging. Join this interactive conversation as we take a look at the state of community partnerships across DoD and discuss where we go from here.

FACILITATORS:
  • Steve Bonner, President, SONRI, Inc.
SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES:
  • Ivan Bolden, Chief, Army Privatization and Partnerships Division, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, U.S. Army
  • Mark Pohlmeier, Principle Director of Real Estate, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy
  • Tom Ruffini, Director of Installation Protection, Marine Corps Installation Command (G-7)
COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES:
  • John Hamilton, Deputy Mayor, Huntsville, AL
  • Rachel Castle, Director, Defense Programs, Dayton Development Coalition
  • J. J Duvall, Economic Development, Planning and Building Director, City of Radcliff, KY
  • Abigail Beniston, Code Enforcement and Blight Remediation Superintendent, City of Youngstown, OH
  • Greg Doyon, City Manager, Great Falls, MT
  • Dino Pick, Deputy City Manager, Monterey, CA
State Advisors Council Meeting

Meeting open to ADC State Advisors Council Members Only

CO-CHAIRS:
  • Kristine Reeves, Executive Director, Washington Military Alliance
  • David Weissman, Executive Director, Montana Defense Alliance

 

Forum Welcome Lunch/Defining Issues Forum I - Understanding Military Value
WELCOME:
  • Mike Cooper, President, Association of Defense Communities
  • William Bethea, Chairman, South Carolina Military Base Task Force
  • Hon. John Tecklenburg, Mayor, Charleston, SC
INTRODUCTION:
  • Kathy Ferguson, Senior Policy Advisor, The Roosevelt Group

Defining Issues Forum I: Understanding Military Value

As DoD assesses its defense infrastructure, a primary focus is on building and sustaining the military value of installations. For communities, it is imperative that they understand military value and how DOD and the services use this concept when making basing and mission resourcing decisions. This special forum will explore the concept of military value, how it’s defined and the strategies communities can use to enhance and sustain their installations and missions.

MODERATOR:
  • John Armbrust, Executive Director, Kansas Governor’s Military Council

Part 1: Understanding Military Value

SPEAKERS:
  • Sec. Jennifer Miller, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations
  • Sec. Paul Cramer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Housing,
    and Partnerships) Click Here for Presentation Slides
  • Sec. Steve Iselin, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment)

Part 2: Strategies for Enhancing Community and Installation Resiliency

MODERATOR:
  • Susan Morris, Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton
SPEAKERS:
  • Lucian Niemeyer, President, The Niemeyer Group
  • Edward Shock, Deputy Director, Strategy and Innovation Office, Office of the Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Military Community and Family Policy Click Here for Presentation Slides
  • Bob Ross, Executive Director, Connecticut Office of Military Affairs
  • Hon David Lansford, Mayor, City of Clovis, NM

Networking Break

Defining Issues Forum II – Understanding Defense Infrastructure

In the ever-changing world of national defense, our domestic defense infrastructure is a foundational component of overall readiness. Immediate federal fiscal challenges and long-term DoD budget issues have a substantial impact on the sustainment, restoration and modernization of installations. Without adequate investment and maintenance, military facilities, ranges, communications networks, utilities and transportation systems will degrade more quickly – and, in some instances, become obsolete. It is important to understand how infrastructure is evaluated and how that translates to an installation’s military value. Experts will also discuss how communities and installations can work together to find alternative uses for underutilized infrastructure.

MODERATOR:
  • Dr. Craig College, Vice President, CALIBRE Systems, Inc.

Part 1: Assessing Infrastructure

SPEAKERS:

Part 2: Alternative Uses for Excess Infrastructure

SPEAKERS:
Discussion Session: Why Schools Matter to Military Value

With DoD becoming increasingly focused on the quality of public schools serving military children, defense communities are searching for ways to improve local education institutions. This interactive discussion session will focus on strategies communities can use to ensure their schools meet the needs of military families.

MODERATOR:
  • Jim Cowen, Director for Military Outreach, Collaborative for Student Success
SPEAKERS:
  • Bill Rabena, Director, Business Development, Military Child Education Coalition
  • Christi Ham, Chairwoman, Military Families for High Standards
  • Dr. Lisa Monet, President, Tampa Bay Defense Alliance
  • Mike Reese, Chairman, Fort Polk Progress
  • Col. David Gregg Athey, Garrison Commander, Fort Polk, LA
  • Jim Estepp, Director of Operations, Andrews Business and Community Alliance; Board President, Imagine Andrews Public Charter School
  • Col. Bradley Hoagland, 11th Wing Commander, Joint Base Andrews, MD

Networking Break

Innovation Dialogue – U.S. Air Force

This leadership dialogue will provide an opportunity for Sec. Richard Hartley and Brig. Gen. Brad Spacy to respond to pressuring questions developed by Air Force community leaders and industry partners. Topics will include changes to the Air Force installation management command structure,the future of the P4 initiative, state and community on-base infrastructure investment and the evolution of Air Force missions and personnel.

MODERATOR:
  • David Weissman, Executive Director, Montana Defense Alliance
SPEAKERS:
  • Sec. Richard Hartley, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force
    Installations, Environment and Energy
  • Brig. Gen. Brad Spacy, Expeditionary Support Directorate, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center

Forum Welcome Reception

 

Tuesday, March 1


 

Registration Opens

Defense Community Breakfast – How to Host an ADC Regional Forum in 2016

Last year ADC unveiled its Defense Communities Regional Forum program with the goal of bringing together community and industry leaders from different regions to gather intelligence on the latest decisions from the Defense Department and Congress. These forums are a way for ADC members to increase local awareness of pressing installation and defense policy issues and to create new regional defense community champions. Last year’s regional forum hosts will lead a discussion on the value of these events and how your community can hold an event in 2016.

Networking Breakfast

Workshop: Building Sustainable Community and State-Level Military Partnering Organizations

The interdisciplinary planning and organizational development needed for building successful state and local military base support organizations is the cornerstone of sustainable military-community partnerships. Join leaders at the forefront of developing innovative strategies to build and sustain community and state-level military partnership champions.

FACILITATOR:
  • Bruce Grant, Executive Director, Florida Defense Support Task Force
SPEAKERS:
  • Kay Rasmussen, Associate Director, Economic Development Council of Okaloosa
    County, FL
  • Mary Graham, Chief Advancement Officer, Charleston Metro Chamber, SC
  • Charlie Farrell, Executive Director, South Carolina Military Base Task Force
Innovation Dialogue – U.S. Army Reserve Component

In this one-on-one discussion, James Balocki will discuss how Army Reserve facilities and missions are evolving and becoming more central to the military’s strategy. Topics will also include how the reserve component with community and state leaders to develop shared service partnerships and military family quality of life.

MODERATOR:
  • Joe Driskill, Executive Director, Leonard Wood Institute
SPEAKER:
  • James Balocki, Command Executive Officer, Services and Installations,
    Office of the Chief of Army Reserve

Networking Break

Defining Issues Forum III – Building the Defense Community of the Future

As technology and demographics shift the way service members and their families
use amenities and define quality of life, communities and installations are
rethinking the way they provide services and support the military. This forum will
explore the trends shaping the way service members define community and the
innovative ways communities and installations are adapting to meet their needs.

MODERATOR:
  • Michael Ferriter, President, The Ferriter Group

Part 1: Understanding Today’s Military Families

SPEAKERS:
  • Edward Shock, Deputy Director, Strategy and Innovation Office, Office of the Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Military Community and Family Policy Click Here for Presentation Slides
  • Steve Cox, Vice President, Public Relations, Sodexo USA
  • Daniel Ostrower, CEO, Altitude

Part 2: Redefining the Military Quality of Life

SPEAKERS:
  • Curt Cornelssen, Managing Director,  Public Sector Consulting, CBRE
  • Debbie Karnes, President, VisionTen Group
  • Chuck Parker, President, Corvias Military Living
Discussion Session - Building Water and Energy Resiliency

Drought, severe weather events, climate change and the threat of terrorism are increasing pressure on military installations to develop resilient water and energy infrastructure.. For installation managers and defense community leaders, it is imperative to understand what tools are available to help develop effective partnerships that can mitigate risks to critical utility networks.

MODERATOR:

  • Peter Flynn, Managing Partner and Executive Vice President, Bostonia Partners
  • Gerard Nolan, Senior Director, EDF Renewable EnergySPEAKERS:
  • Jim Cotton, Senior Vice President and Procurement Officer, American States Utility Service

Networking Break

Innovation Dialogue – U.S. Navy

In this frank and open discussion, Sec. Steve Iselin will respond to questions developed by Navy community leaders and industry partners. Topics will include Navy facility maintenance and modernization efforts, civilian and uniformed workforce needs, BRAC and the viability of public-public partnerships.

MODERATOR:
  • Craig Quigley, Executive Director, Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance
SPEAKER:
  • Sec. Steve Iselin, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy,
    Installations and Environment)
Discussion Session - Confronting Installation Cyber Security Challenges

In a world where installations, communities and industry are increasingly connected via electronic communications systems, the potential for malicious cyber-attacks is a real and growing threat. This discussion will focus on how this issue is being confronted by DoD and the role communities and industry can play in keeping installation networks secure.

MODERATOR:
  • Mark Duszynski, Vice President, Johnson Controls
SPEAKERS:
  • Daryl Haegley, Chief Operations Security Advisor, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition Technology & Logistics; Program Manager Energy & Control Systems Cyber Resilience, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations and Environment
Services Community Luncheons

All attendees are invited to join your fellow service communities and installation leaders for a working lunch. This is an opportunity to gather information, share community-military partnership best practices and hear from top service leaders.

Army Communities Forum

Location: Hibernian Hall Upstairs

Click Here for Presentation Slides

FACILITATORS:
  • Bill Parry, City Manager, Gatesville, TX
  • George Goldsmith, Chairman, Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee
SPECIAL GUESTS:
  • Mr. Paul Cramer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, (Installations, Housing, and Partnerships)
  • Maj Gen. Ted Harrison, Director of Operations, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, U.S. Army
  • Davis Tindoll, Jr., Director, Atlantic Region, Installation Management Command, U.S. Army Click Here for Presentation Slides

Air Force Communities Forum

Location: Hibernian Hall Downstairs

FACILITATORS:
  • Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director, Utah Defense Alliance
  • James Ward, Chairman, Military Policy Council, Charleston Chamber of Commerce
  • Jim Roy, 16th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force (retired)

SPECIAL GUESTS:

  • Tim Bridges, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, U.S. Air Force
  • Sec. Richard Hartley, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Installations, Environment and Energy
  • Brig. Gen. Brad Spacy, Expeditionary Support Directorate, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center
  • Sec. Jennifer Miller, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Installations, Environment and Energy

Navy/Marine Corps Communities Forum

Location: Signer’s Ballroom

FACILITATORS:
  • Craig Quigley, Executive Director, Hampton Road Military and Federal Facilities
    Alliance
  • Jim Wegmann, Chairman, Military Enhancement Committee, Beaufort Regional
    Chamber of Commerce, SC
SPECIAL GUESTS:
  • Sec. Steve Iselin, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment)
  • Joe Ludovici, Deputy Commander, Navy Installations Command
  • Tom Ruffini, Director of Installation Protection, Marine Corps Installation Command
  • Col. Neal Pugliese, Director of Operations, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, SC

Networking Break

Defining Issues Forum IV: Synchronizing Installation Missions/Infrastructure with Regional Economic Development

Military installations and the missions of their tenant units offer unique opportunities for business development. Aligning workforce and business growth policies to support the mission and goals of local military installations can both greatly benefit the regional economy and the overall capability of the installation. This session will look at how the private sector and economic development entities can leverage military installations, missions and supply chains to create new business opportunities and economic vitality.

MODERATOR:
  • Sal Nodjomian, Executive Vice President, Matrix Design Group

Part 1: Leveraging Military Infrastructure and Missions for Economic Development

SPEAKERS:
  • Kristine Reeves, Executive Director, Washington Military Alliance; Director, Governor’s Defense Industry Sector Development Program
  • Andy Merrit, Chief Defense Industry Officer, Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, CO
  • Tom Ford, BRIC/Government Relations Coordinator, Grand Forks County, ND
  • Paul Rumler, Chief Economic Development Officer and Executive Vice President, Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, IL
  • Tom Knight, Chief of Staff, Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Part 2: Strategies for Economic Development and Diversification

SPEAKERS:
  • Dr. Erik Pages, President, EntreWorks, Inc.
  • James Ward, Chairman, Military Policy Council, Charleston Chamber of Commerce; Senior Vice President of the Integrated Systems and Solutions Division, Scientific Research Corporation
  • Chris Chmura, President & CEO, Chmura Analytics Click Here for Presentation Slides

Networking Break

Innovation Dialogue – U.S. Army

In this one-on-one dialogue, Director Davis Tindoll will discuss pressing Army installation management issues. Topics will include changes to the Army installation management command structure, the future of the P4 initiative, state and community on-base infrastructure investment and the evolution of Army missions and personnel.

MODERATOR:
  • Mike Ward, Commissioner, Alabama Military Stability Foundation; Senior Vice President, Government and Public Affairs, Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville and Madison County
SPEAKER:
  • Davis Tindoll, Jr., Director, Atlantic Region, Installation Management Command, U.S. Army

Redefining Military Community Energy Partnerships

Military installations have begun looking at new ways of partnering with state and local energy service providers to develop new power production and distribution capabilities. A project being pursued by Naval Submarine Base New London and the State of Connecticut offers a prime example of how these new partnerships can work. The project combines the development of a microgrid with a hybrid distribution process and will support multiple types of generation: a base load energy source such as natural gas, and backup generation technology, including alternative sources. The partners are exploring how to extend the microgrid’s capabilities to local first responders, medical treatment facilities and, potentially, the commercial corridor in Groton. This unique collaboration while in its initial phases could serve as a model for other communities to develop a more resilient grid.

MODERATOR:
  • Capt. John Kleim, Deputy Director, Renewable Energy Program Office, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations & Environment)
SPEAKERS:
  • Ron Gaudet, Director, Groton Utilities
  • Drew Rankin, CEO, Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative
  • Bob Ross, Executive Director, Connecticut Office of Military Affairs
  • Capt. Paul Whitescarver, Commanding Officer, Naval Submarine Base New London

Installation Innovation Forum Happy Hour

 

Wednesday, March 2


Registration Opens

Networking Breakfast

ADC Military Family Quality of Life Council Meeting
CO-CHAIR:
  • Kate Hatten, Executive Director, Pikes Peak Military Care Network
Federal Outreach and Advisory Committee Meeting

Innovation Dialogue – Office of Economic Adjustment

MODERATOR:
  • Tim Ford, CEO, ADC
SPEAKER:

 

Networking Break

Defining Issues Forum V: Building Sustainable Defense Communities and Installations

How can communities and installations work together to protect training ranges, coordinate infrastructure development and prevent encroachment? This panel will discuss strategies for solving joint land use and infrastructure challenges.

MODERATOR:
  • Celeste Werner, Vice President, Matrix Design Group

Part 1: New Tools for Combating Installation Encroachment–Sentinel Landscapes

SPEAKER:
  • Kristin Thomasgard-Spence, Program Director, Readiness and Environmental
    Protection Integration (REPI) Program, Office of the Assistant Secretary of
    Defense (Energy, Installations and Environment)
  • Cyrena Chiles Eitler, Compatible Use Program Director, Office of Economic Adjustment

Part 2: Five New Strategies for Developing Sustainable Community–Installation Land Use Policies

SPEAKERS:
  • Tyson Smith, Partner, White & Smith Planning and Law Group, LLC
  • Alice Howard, District 4 Council Member, County Council of Beaufort County, SC
  • Tom Knight, Chief of Staff, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA

Networking Break

Parris Island / MCAS Beaufort Tour

Visit Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island as the installation celebrates 100 Years of Making Marines. Participants will receive a command welcome, have the opportunity to see the “yellow footprints” where young recruits first meet their drill instructors and visit historic training facilities. After Parris Island, the tour will head to Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, currently the nation’s only F-35B training facility.

Tour attendees should meet in the hotel lobby at 10:15 for a 10:30 departure

State Public-Public Partnership Strategies

As states begin to play a larger role in supporting on-and off-base infrastructure, many have begun to consider shared services and other partnership authorities as a way to increase installation efficiency and mission capability. A distinguished panel of state leaders will discuss best practices to improve the military value of their installations and look ahead to the next steps they are considering to enhance their states’ military installations.

MODERATOR:
  • Mark Frye, Program Director, Azimuth Corporation
SPEAKERS:
  • Mike Cooper, Chairman, Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission
  • Anne Marie Dowd, Executive Vice President, Legislative and Defense Sector
    Initiatives, MassDevelopment
  • Keith Graf, Director, Aerospace, Aviation, and Defense, Texas Military
    Preparedness Commission, Office of the Governor
  • Andreas Mueller, Chief of Federal Policy, California Military Department
  • Mike Ward, Chairman, Alabama military Stability Foudation
Forum Town Hall

This wrap-up town hall will offer forum attendees the opportunity to provide feedback on the event and help ADC begin planning for the 2016 Defense Communities National Summit, June 20-22 in Washington, DC

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Registration

Advance Registration

Register now to secure Advance rates! Prices go up February 26th.

Community (Member/Non-Member)
$545 / $745
Prices go up Friday, February 26th.
Industry (Member/Non-Member)
$645 / $845
Prices go up Friday, February 26th.
DoD/Federal Registration
$100
*Contractors are not eligible for this rate.

 


 

Friends of the Forum

Friends of the Forum group package pricing is reserved for communities only.
Organizations that register groups will receive logo placement in the program under Friends of the Forum, recognition during a general session at the conference, and space to display marketing materials.

Group of 3
$1,350
$450 per person
Group of 4
$1,700
$425 per person
Group of 5
$2,000
$400 per person

Register now to secure early bird pricing on group packages! Prices go up January 22nd.


Mobile Tour: Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

Visit Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island as the installation celebrates 100 Years of Making Marines. Participants will receive a command welcome, have the opportunity to see the “yellow footprints” where young recruits first meet their drill instructors and visit historic training facilities. After Parris Island, the tour will head to Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, currently the nation’s only F-35B training facility.

REGISTER FOR THE TOUR
  • Forum attendees must register separately for this tour. There is a $35
    registration fee which covers transportation and lunch. Click here to learn more.

Please contact Jason Baker (jbaker@defensecommunities.org) to register. Space is limited for this unique opportunity!

Location

ADC’s Installation Innovation Forum 2016 will be held at The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel in Charleston, SC, a top destination strategically located near a half-dozen key defense installations from each of the services, with a proud military history that stretches back to the Revolutionary War. The ADC block at the Mills House Wyndham Grand is SOLD OUT. If you still need a hotel room, the following hotels are within walking distance of the Mills House: The Elliott House Inn, The Vendue -Boutique Art Hotel, and the DoubleTree by Hilton.