2012 NC Federal advanced technologies symposium

Senator Richard Burr, the North Carolina Military Business Center, the North Carolina Military Foundation, University of North Carolina, and the Institute for Defense and Business are pleased to host the 2012 North Carolina Federal Advanced Technologies Symposium at the Friday Center at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill on July 16-17, 2012 at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 

An expansion of the NCMBC’s Federal IT Symposia in 2010 and 2011, the Federal Advanced Technologies Symposium will focus on the future advanced technology needs of DoD and other federal agencies within the state.  The objective is to establish a dialogue between industry, academia and government and form partnerships to address the future needs of the federal government to meet the challenges ahead.

WHEN.  July 17, 2012

WHERE.  The Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

DIRECTIONS.  For directions to the Friday Center, click here.


RECEPTION.  The night before the 2012 NC Advanced Technologies Symposium there will be a reception held at the Durham Bulls baseball stadium.  The game will begin July 16, 2012 at 7:05 P, where the Durham Bulls are playing at home.  Baseball tickets includes admission into the game only. Symposium admission does not include admission into July 16 Durham Bulls baseball game. 


ATTENDEE PROGRAM. To review the draft program, click here. 


  • Major General Nick Justice, Assistant to the Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology).  - NEW!
  • Brigadier General John K. Love, Deputy Commanding General, II Marine Expeditionary Force
    and Commanding General, 2d Marine Expeditionary Brigade
      - NEW!

The Symposium will include two Military Forums: a Special Operations Forum and a Conventional Forces and Installations Forum.  In these forums, Army, Marine, Air Force and other military commands in North Carolina will discuss their current problems in need of technology solutions. 


The following military and government agencies are confirmed participants for the Symposium:

  • United States Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), Fort Bragg, NC
  • United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC), Fort Bragg, NC
  • United States Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC), Camp Lejeune, NC
  • United States Coast Guard Sector North Carolina
  • 4th Fighter Wing, Mission Support Group, Seymour Johnson AFB
  • US Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District
  • Army Research Office/Army Research Lab
  • Fleet Readiness Center East (FRC East), MCAS Cherry Point, NC
  • XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, NC
  • 2nd Marine Expeditionary Forces (II MEF), Camp Lejeune
  • NCVA Medical Center
  • Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC
  • U.S. Army Special Forces Command, Fort Bragg, NC
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Fort Bragg, NC


North Carolina is home to several of our nation’s largest military installations and over 116,000 of our finest warriors, who serve their country in some of our military’s most famous and storied commands.  Members of these commands will serve as panelists in our two military Forums:  the Special Operations Forces Technology Forum and the Conventional Forces and Installations Technology Forum.  They will speak about what they consider to be the most significant problems and unmet needs of our warfighters and combat commands that may have technology solutions, and that would reduce casualties and improve operational efficiency and mission accomplishment in future operations.

The Special Operations Forces Forum will feature members of US Army, US Marine Corps and Joint special operations units, who will highlight the current and future challenges and technology needs in these units and will address questions in a dialogue with the attendees.

The Conventional Forces and Installations Technology Forum is led by members of all the services and key agencies within North Carolina: US Army, US Marine Corps, US Air Force, US Coast Guard, National Guard, Corps of Engineers and research elements of the National Institute of Health and the Army Research Office.  The panelists will address both tactical- and installation-focused issues and technology needs, and will answer questions from Symposium attendees.

INDUSTRY FORUM DESCRIPTIONS.   Select panelists will present technology information and stimulate discussion with audience members about technology advances within each industry.  Full industry forum descriptions are available here.

SPONSORSHIPIf you are interested in sponsoring the North Carolina Advanced Technologies Symposium, please contact Courtney Locus at locusc@ncmbc.us To review sponsorship opportunities, click here.





Attendee registration includes a full program, light breakfast, buffet lunch, beverages/snacks throughout the day, access to the exhibitor expo and event materials.

Online registration is closed.  Walk-in registrations will be available the morning of the Symposium.  Please proceed to the walk-in registration line.  After a quick registration, payment will be available by check (Made payable to "Fayetteville Technical Community College") or credit card (Visa or MasterCard only). 




Exhibitor registration includes a table-top exhibitor display (see below for more information), plus admission for two (2) to the Symposium which includes a full program, light breakfast, buffet lunch, beverages/snacks throughout the day and event materials.

Exhibit spaces are full.  To be placed on the exhibitor wait list, please email smedickc@ncmbc.us with your information.



PAYMENT.  After completion of your registration, online payment is available through the use of a Visa or MasterCard.  Online payment is preferred.  However, checks will be accepted.  Checks must be made out to "Fayetteville Technical Community College" and mailed to PO Box 1748, Fayetteville, NC 28302-1748.


Durham Bulls Baseball Tickets, $13.50

On July 16 at 7:05 P, the Durham Bulls are playing at home.

The purchase of your Baseball tickets includes admission in DB Athletic Park and Party Deck social. Cost to attend the Baseball Outing is separate from Symposium admission.

To purchase 1 ticket, click here.

Need to purchase 2 or more tickets?

To purchase 2 or more tickets, please contact Brian Simorka at 919.687.6513 or bsimorka@durhambulls.com



Additional Participants.  If your organization would like to send individuals outside of the two (2) provided in the exhibitor registration, they must register and pay as an attendee ($110). 

Exhibit Space.  Exhibitor space includes a table-top booth display (6-foot table, chairs, table skirting, and electricity if requested).  If your organization plans to utilize the electricity, please provide your own extension cords. 

Set-Up.  Early set-up will be available on July 16th from 3:30 - 6:30 pm.  Set-up will be available the day of the event (July 17) starting at 7:30 am. 

Exhibitor Special Requirements.  If your organization has special requirements or needs to ship materials to the Friday Center, please email smedickc@ncmbc.us, as soon as possible. 

EVENT CANCELLATION POLICY.  If the need to cancel occurs, please notify NCMBC in writing to smedickc@ncmbc.us prior to June 18, 2012 for a full refund.  Refunds will not be provided to those who cancel after close of businesses on June 18, 2012.  Refunds will not be provided for "No Shows" the day of the event.



Courtyard by Marriott – Chapel Hill (directly across from the Friday Center)


100 Marriott Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

RATE: $109.00 per night



To make a reservation, you may:

* Call the hotel directly at 919-883-0700 or 1-800-321-2211 and use the group code: NCFATS.

* Online reservation: Select the appropriate bedroom type to make your reservation:

2 Queen Beds

King Bed

Aloft – Chapel Hill

(1 mile from Friday Center)

1001 South Hamilton Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

RATE: $99.00 per night


To make a reservation, you may:

* Call the hotel directly at 919-932-7772 or 1-866-716-8143 and use group code: NCMBC.

* Online reservation: click here.  



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