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No. The TDY is unit funded unless you are a Keynote Speaker or selected as a Language Enabled Airman Program (LEAP) Panel member. LEAP Panel members will be notified of selection in February.
Yes. You must register to present at the Symposium.
Jan. 15, 2019 is the deadline for proposal submissions. You will be notified of the status of your proposal (accepted or denied) no later than Jan. 22, 2019.
The UOD is the Airman Battle Uniform (ABU), the Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP), Flight Suit, or service equivalent. Civilian equivalent is business casual.
Most presenters choose to be in service dress or business formal for civilians, but that is optional.
Yes. A “landing fee” of $20 will be collected from each participant to cover drinks and snacks during the Symposium. This will also cover light foods and drinks served at the social event held the first night of the Symposium.
No. We regret we cannot accept checks or credit card payments. Please bring $20 in cash to be collected when you check in or register on-site.
Air University Non-Attribution Policy
All Symposium participants must adhere to academic freedom and non-attribution policies as described in Air University Instruction 36-2608, Academic Freedom. Presentations may include candid lectures and articles from senior U.S. Government leaders and the civilian sector. These presenters consent to distribute their presentations because they are assured their comments will be shared only among participants and faculty. Participants must respect and protect the confidentiality of all speakers’ presentations. Participants are not allowed to attribute any materials from the Symposium to persons other than the speaker / author without permission from that individual.
Similarly, participants shall respect the contributions of other participants who participate in Symposium sessions.
Explanatory notes on AU’s academic freedom policy:
1. Academic freedom allows students, guest speakers, contributing authors, and participants in established classes (and Symposia) to state opinions openly and to support or challenge ideas without concern their remarks will be attributed to them.
2. Non-attribution facilitates the free expression of opinions and ideas and allows for professional disagreements within the context of an academically stimulating environment. Essentially, non-attribution means not associating specific comments, ideas, opinions, or conversations with specific individuals.
3. Although individuals may debate relevant issues, academic freedom must be tempered by good judgment to refrain from making offensive remarks, unfounded opinions, or irresponsible statements either verbally or in writing. Offensive remarks or irresponsible statements include comments disparaging any person’s race, color, national origin, ethnic group, religion, or sex. Offensive remarks or irresponsible statements – whether oral or written – will not be tolerated. Individuals who violate the academic freedom policy are subject to adverse administrative and/or disciplinary actions as described in AUI 36-2608, Academic Freedom.
Much more information can be found here:
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