26th Army Science Conference
What is it?
Inaugurated in 1957, the biennial Army Science Conference (ASC) - sponsored by the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology - is the U.S. Army's premier professional forum for the science and technology. Participants meet every two years to discuss "cutting edge" research and emerging technologies and their potential impact on Army Current and Future Force capabilities. The ASC provides a unique opportunity for the top researchers in their fields to exchange and leverage ideas across all the scientific and engineering disciplines that are relevant to the U.S. Army's missions. The conference also serves as a platform to publicly recognize scientists and engineers (S&Es) who have distinguished accomplishments through proven scientific and technical excellence in the work they perform to benefit the U.S. Army.
What has the Army done?
Since its inception in 1957 at West Point, New York, the ASC has grown from a small gathering of only U.S. Army S&Es to today's international event attended by more than 1,500 people from defense, academia and business from the U.S. and more than 25 foreign countries.
What is planned for the future?
The 26th ASC theme is "Transformational Army Science and Technology--Harnessing Disruptive S&T for the Soldier." To support this theme, the conference will focus on seven research and technology research areas: Autonomous Systems, Biotechnology, Immersive Technology, Nanotechnology, Network Science, Neuroscience, and Quantum Information Science. Emphasis on these focus areas will be evident throughout the conference during invited talks, panel discussions, parallel technical sessions, exhibits and professional posters. This conference will challenge participants to develop a better understanding of the potential that these research areas have to providing new disruptive capabilities for our Soldiers.
Where can we experience this event?
The 26th Army Science Conference will be held Dec. 1-4, 2008 in Orlando FL. (Click here to learn more about how to attend)
Why is this important to the Army?
We are a nation at war in an era of persistent conflict. We empower our Soldiers with and through high technology. We must sustain the technological superiority of our Soldiers by developing state of the art technologies to create unprecedented capabilities for our current and future force. Underpinning this imperative is a robust and dynamic science and technology community and its partners working in or with the Army's laboratories to provide science and engineering essential for Soldiers with superior capabilities.
Related link: Preserving the strength of the nation
- 2008 Strategic Communication Guide - Read the 2008 Army Strategic Communication Guide for key messages and updates
- Strategic Communication Coordination Group (SCCG) Workspace
- Army Public Affairs Portal
- Stories of Valor
- Speaker's Toolkit
- Information Papers with " 2008 Army Posture Statement"