Information Advantage Symposium – May 22

Information Advantage Symposium – May 22

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The Information Advantage Symposium will be conducted May 22, 2024, from 8:10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Marshall  Auditorium in the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth.

Join the Information Advantage Scholars of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in discussing student research on emerging military concepts, narrative development, and optimization. The scholars will partner with industry and military experts on engaging panels designed to couple theory with real-world practices. Attendees of this symposium will gain insight on military approaches to creating information advantages through open forum panels and networking opportunities.

Please note: Non-DoD ID card holders must pre-register for access through the Fort Leavenworth gate. — This link is specifically for the symposium:

See the  Visitor Control Center web page for more information.

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Symposium Agenda

0810-0825: Attendee Check-in/Coffee Social Time

0830-0835: Opening Remarks and Keynote Intro

0835-0905: Keynote Speaker: Ray Powell, Colonel, U.S. Air Force, Retired
Founder & Director of SeaLight, Stanford University
Podcast Co-Host “Why Should We Care About the Indo-Pacific”

Keynote Topic: “Winning in the Gray Zone through Assertive Transparency”

0905-0915: Networking and Comfort Break

0915-1005: Leveraging Emerging Concepts and Technology
Guest Panelist: Mr. John Hoffner (Marine Corps Information Command)

1005-1015: Networking and Comfort Break

1015-1105: Why Narrative Matters
Guest Panelist: Dr. Nicole Loucks (Senior Social Scientist/TRADOC G2) Kendall Haven, author of Story Smart and Story Proof

1105-1115: Networking and Comfort Break

1115-1200: Optimizing Military Operations and Organizations
Guest Panelist: Major Gregory Quick (XVIII Airborne Corps G39)

1205-1230: Final Thoughts Panel (Ray Powell, Mr. Haven, Mr. Hoffner)

1245: Transition to No-Host Lunch






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