The 2011 Pacific Operational S&T Symposium will be held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The unclassified sessions will emphasize soft power efforts with a focus on: "Forging Regional Science and Technology Ties: Synergizing International Partnerships to Meet Shared Objectives".
Participants will include senior US Department of Defense military and civilian leaders from across the services and agencies; and interagency, industry, university, and international partners. Presentations and discussions will focus on S&T's role in addressing issues of fresh water, assured communications, power and energy, medical assistance and pandemics, and maritime awareness. In addition, several deep dive workshops will focus on HA/DR, Maritime Security, Chinese Security & Technology and a classified topics session to address issues relating to USPACOM's warfighting challenges.