The Irregular Warfare Center Community of Interest Symposium

The Irregular Warfare Center Community of Interest Symposium

March 11-13

Description: The Irregular Warfare Center (IWC) is hosting a three-day symposium in which Irregular Warfare (IW) practitioners and representatives from the interagency, industry and academia gather to expand the IW-focused community of interest. The symposium begins with a keynote address, followed by a series of panels focused on the IWC’s three lines of effort: Illuminate, Amplify, and Address. Day one illuminates the IW efforts of Department organizations, with special attention to the TRIAD, operations in the information environment, and IW sustainment. Day two illuminates lessons learned and emerging trends in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Day three explores emerging interests that are playing a key role in global security challenges. 

Vision: Facilitate the congregation of IW communities of interest, broadly defined, with the goal of illuminating emerging IW threats, opportunities, and amplifying current efforts. Provide visualization of how the Irregular Warfare Center’s Functional Area Networks (FANs) can interact to collaboratively problem solve global, complex IW challenges.

Date & Location: March 11-13, 2024; Hyatt Regency, 7901 Tysons One Place, Mclean, VA 22102.

  • All panels will be held in the general assembly hall.
  • Breakout room will be used for networking and available workspace if needed.
  • Agenda is subject to change.

Success Criteria:

  • Interconnecting various IW communities to create a collaborative network to solve complex problems.
  • Amplify IW community successes and introduce the concept of IW global networks as a strategic approach to complex problem solving.
  • Illuminate emerging trends and threat trends to focus education and training to better prepare strategists and practitioners to address irregular activities that threaten national security and allies and partners.
  • Improve integrated deterrence and capabilities with ally and partner nations, industry, academia, and nongovernmental organizations.
  • Explain the evolutionary concept of empowered Functional Area Networks (FANs) and solicit feedback on the concept.