2020 Homeland Defense Academic Symposium (postponed until December 2020)
December 1 - December 31
The first Homeland Defense Academic Symposium is June 23-25, 2020, at the NORAD and USNORTHCOM Headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo. This event, hosted by the two commands, will feature a tabletop exercise focused on homeland defense issues, keynote speakers, and panel presentations. Academics and industry representatives from the United States and Canada are invited to attend, with the number of attendees limited to 80. Registration will be available in early 2020. Participants will gain insight into the NORAD and USNORTHCOM unique missions, capabilities, and requirements, and be able to incorporate the most up-to-date information about the commands into their curriculums as appropriate. Additionally, North American academics (United States and Canada) are invited to research and write on a topic within the NORAD and USNORTHCOM purview. The top submissions will receive an invitation and funding to present their research at the 2020 Homeland Defense Academic Symposium. Additionally, each of the selected papers will compete for the Homeland Defense Academic Symposium writing award. Please see the call for abstracts for more information.