9th Annual TIDES Technology Demonstration

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The TIDES Technology Field Demonstration features low-cost technology solutions across eight key infrastructure areas 1) Water, 2) Power, 3) Shelter, 4) Heating/Cooling, 5) Sanitation, 6) Lighting, 7) Integrated and Combustion Cooking and 8) Information Communication Technology.  This free demonstration is widely attended by the Department of Defense officials, government agencies active in domestic and international disaster response, and in post-conflict, post disaster, and impoverished situations – DHS, FEMA, State Department, Red Cross and National Defense University students from around the world.

A wide array of private, for-profit and non-profit organizations attend each year. The demonstration is outside (rain or shine), independent of the power grid, and communications will be live!

The theme of this year’s demo is “Building Resilience: Preparing for Natural and Man-Made Disasters.”

More than 50 exhibitors have signed-up to showcase low-cost technology solutions in the areas of: 1) power, 2) shelter, 3) water, 4) integrated combustion and solar cooking, 5) cooling/heating, 6) lighting, 7) sanitation, 8) information & communications technologies (ICT), 9) life support, and 10) logistics. Click here to see the 2015 exhibitor list!

In addition to the technology demonstration, the event includes a daily lunchtime speaker series and facilitated discussions in the morning and afternoon.

Speakers include:

  • Lt. Gen. Robert R. Allardice (USAF retired), Founder and Chairman of Allardice Enterprises, Inc.
  • Colonel Jim Caley, Director, Expeditionary Energy Office, US Marine Corps
  • Dr. Walter Dorn, Professor of Defence Studies, Canadian Forces College
  • Dr. Eric Rasmussen, CEO, Infinitum Humanitarian Systems
  • Dr. Sheldon Himelfarb, President and CEO of the Peace Tech Lab
  • Dr. Linton Wells II, Founder, STAR-TIDES
  • Mr. Neal Anderson, NORAD and USNORTHCOM, Senior Advisor to the Department of Homeland Security
  • Ms. Alexis Bonnell, Division Chief: Applied Innovation and Acceleration, US Global Development Lab, USAID
  • Mr. Doug Hanchard, President, Rapid Response Consulting

The TIDES project is a DoD organization at the National Defense University seeks to incorporate a wide range of private sector, non-governmental solutions to government and military assistance to populations affected by natural and man-made disasters. TIDES provides a collaborative space for relationship building and engagement among various DoD components, US civilian government agencies, and wide array of NGOs, private and for-profit entities, as well as empowered individuals seeking to come up with technical and policy solutions in humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and emergency response situations. TIDES promotes and supports such work through its base at NDU and cooperation with DoD and non-military partners in the United States and around the world.

The event is free and open to the general public.

If you have questions about the event please call 202-685-7284 or via email Star.tides.net@gmail.com.


National Defense University
62, 300 5th Avenue SW
Washington DC 20319

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