We are pleased to host this exciting conference. We expect nearly 2,000 attendees from around the world, and our invited speakers, networking events and technical sessions offer something for everyone.

Our theme, International Cooperation for Global Awareness, underscores the need to work together to find global solutions to our most pressing problems.

We are confident you will enjoy your visit to Fort Worth, The City of Cowboys & Culture. Fort Worth is the epitome of Texas. It is the 16th-largest city in the United States and part of the No. 1 tourist destination in the state, welcoming 6.5 million visitors annually.

Each of the city’s seven primary entertainment districts offers distinct dining, shopping, entertainment and cultural amenities. In only a few days you can enjoy a range of experiences: from NASCAR racing to rodeos, world-class museums to cowboy cuisine, boutique shopping to a Top 5 zoo, biking to horseback riding. We encourage you to experience it all!

We will keep you informed of important dates and deadlines in relation to the conference on this website and via email. We hope that you will plan to attend and participate in what is sure to be a conference with benefits as big as Texas!


Saibun Tjuatja
The University of Texas at Arlington

David Kunkee
The Aerospace Corporation

General Co-Chairs

Skyline Photo Credit: Fort Worth Convention and Visitors' Bureau