InfoWarCon 2009

Briefly… ever want to talk to the authors of “Unrestricted Warfare”? InfoWarCon 2009 will be the place to do it.

InfowarCon 2009 is sure to be the premier Information Operations event of 2009! InfowarCon 2009 examines the numerous theoretical and practical changes and uses of IO/IW, Cyberwar, Strategic Communication and Public Diplomacy techniques and experiences learned in Iraq, Afghanistan, China, and Georgia-Russia to predict the future of IO.

More details are after the fold.

April 23 and 24 will be InfowarCon 2009
April 22 for IO Classes

Gaylord National Harbor Resort and Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, Maryland

Who should attend: Information Operations professionals from Government, Military, Industry and Academic sectors seeking to further their knowledge of developing IO issues, programs and possible solutions and to network with other professionals.

InfowarCon 2009 Highlights:

Keynote Speaker: LTG Thomas F. Metz, Director, JIEDDO

Chinese Information Warfare
Leading Chinese IO theorists and leaders will discuss their work. Following the Chinese a panel of US Chinese IO analysts, to include Dr. James Mulvenon, Mr. Charles Hawkins and Mr. Timothy L. Thomas, will discuss IO issues with their Chinese counterparts.
• HOU Yinming, delegation leader. Former director of the prestigious Zhang Ya Da Electronic Research Center.
• WANG Baocun, MG, PLA, ret. Advanced studies in Great Britain and George Washington University. Coined the term “informationalized warfare”.
• WANG Xiangsui, professor/director, Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics Center for Strategic Studies, co-author “Unrestricted Warfare”.
• SHEN Weiguang, China’s “father of information warfare”.

Additional information can be found at the InfoWarCon website.

By the way, I am chairing a panel at InfoWarCon. The current description for this panel is Smith-Mundt, but I will be updating that soon.