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Gateway to Architecture

  Achieving an Information Advantage Through Architecture  
  Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
1 N. Broadway Street, 
St. Louis, MO, 63102

Hosted by the Director, Enterprise Architecture & Standards Office of the DoD CIO/ASD NII



The purpose of this conference is to provide the DoD architecture community with a way to bridge the gap between architecture and programs and a tool to drive architecture into DoD organizations. The conference will also provide:

  • A framework for developing DoD EA community and industry partnership
  • A forum for updates on policy and practices
  • An opportunity to receive regular, cohesive feedback on OSD initiatives
  • An opportunity for discussion of tools methods and best practices
  • A partnership with industry to help make DoD architecture agile and effective
  • A platform for developing and conducting focused workshops between annual conferences that help accelerate implementation of architecture to support capability development

The conference is sponsored by the Director of Architecture and Interoperability,
Office of the Deputy CIO and hosted by the Association for Enterprise Integration (AFEI). By attending this conference you will:

  • Interact with OSD on policy and strategy for architecture and systems development (DoDAF, CADM, DARS, ISP, Certification, Federation, etc.)
  • Hear the latest on DoD Instructions, acquisition milestone requirements, and incremental strategy
  • Attend sessions aimed at developing follow-on workshops where priorities will be placed on agile architecture that supports fast-paced missions and operations
  • Discuss enterprise architecture and SOA with top industry experts
  • Listen to Combatant Commands, Components, and Agencies brief their architecture plans and programs
  • Interact with Senior DoD Architects and policy makers
  • Attend valuable networking sessions and unique social events
  • See displays from top vendors of architecture tools and products
  • Find out how architecture is being used in systems engineering
  • Advance your capacity to get the right tools into the hands of our service men and women
  • Discuss enterprise architecture and SOA with top industry experts
  • Listen to Combatant Commands, Components and Agencies brief their architecture plans, programs

Who should attend?

  • System, Software, Solution and Application Architects, and Engineers
  • Information, Data, and Systems Engineers
  • Contractors Supporting DoD Architecture and Systems Development
  • Vendors Offering State-of-the-Art Advancements in EA and SOA Tools
  • Program Managers Needing to Understand Architecture Requirements and Impacts


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Agenda at a Glance:

We will continue to update this as more information becomes available:

John Zachman to Return

John has committed to return to the 2009 DoD EA Conference, perhaps in an expanded role. 

Disney Chief Architect as Keynote

Steve Davis, Vice President and Chief Architect, Disney Studios, to be industry keynote at the 2009 conference.


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There are three ways to register for this conference.

If paying by credit card:

Register Now Online.

Online Registration will be available shortly.   On-line registration closes May 26, 2009.

Returning customers can log-in to their account using their NDIA Customer/Member ID and password.  For new customers please take a moment to complete the New Account process and then complete your registration. Retain your Customer/Member ID and password for future use.

You will receive an Event Registration Confirmation e-mail immediately upon receipt of your payment online, so please ensure that your e-mail address is complete and accurate.


Register by Fax:

  Register via fax by completing the Registration Form and faxing it to
(703) 522-3192.  No fax registrations will be accepted after Friday, May 26, 2009. 

If paying by check:

Register by Mail:

Completed Registration Forms with accompanying payment may be mailed to: AFEI, Event #9A05, 2111 Wilson Blvd., Suite 400, Arlington, VA 22201.  Please do not mail any registrations after May 26, 2009.  After this date, you must register on-site to attend.

  Registration Form (pdf)

Registrations after May 26 must be on-site and at the on-site conference rate.

Registrations will not be taken over the phone. Payment must be made at the time
of registration.

Please contact Betsy Lauer (703) 247-9473 for assistance.

Registration Fees

Event Number 9A05

(Before 03/27/09)

(03/27/09 -

(on/after 05/26/09)





AFEI Member




Industry Non-Member




*active-duty military and full-time government employees only

Cancellations, Substitutions, and Requests for Refunds:
All cancellations, substitutions, and requests for refunds must be done so in writing to
Betsy Lauer via email at [email protected]. Cancellation requests received before 05/01/2009 receive a refund minus a $75 administrative fee. Refunds can not be issued for no-shows.

NOTE: No refunds for cancellations received after 05/01/2009.

Substitutions welcome in lieu of cancellation!

Confirmations and Receipts

You will receive an emailed confirmation after you use the CONFIRM button on the web page. When registering online, please review your information then “submit” and “confirm” your entry. PLEASE check your account information for accuracy (i.e., spelling of name, address, company name, email address, phone number, etc.).  If all required information is input correctly, you will see “Thank you for your registration!”. If you do not receive an emailed confirmation after submitting your registration, your registration is incomplete and was not received. Please call Betsy Lauer at (703) 247-9473 for assistance.

How to Register for Others or Multiple Attendees On-Line
If you are registering another person or co-worker, (e.g., if you are registering your boss and/or co-worker(s), company/agency credit card holder registering several people, etc.), you must enter the respective email address, customer/member ID and password for each person you are registering, using their Customer ID account profile to register them.  For assistance please call Betsy Lauer.

Identification Badges
Each attendee will be provided with an identification badge during registration. This badge must be worn while attending the event. All attendees must present a valid, government picture ID (Driver's License), when picking up their badge. Conference badges are to be worn at all times during the event.

The appropriate dress for this conference:

Industry/Contractors/Civilians: Business Casual (slacks and open collar)
Active Duty Military: Uniform of the Day


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The conference hotel is:

Hilton St. Louis at Ballpark

1 N. Broadway Street, St. Louis, Missouri, United States 63102

We have secured a special conference rate of $111.00 for the duration of the conference.  The rooms are available on a first come, first served basis, and when the block is sold out, or after April 30, 2009 (whichever is first), rooms and rates will be based on availability.  

Click here or call 1-877-845-7354 and use the group confirmation code of NDI to make your reservation.

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DoD Enterprise Architecture Achievement (DEAA) Awards
The Association for Enterprise Information announces the 2009 Defense Enterprise Architecture Achievement Awards program. The purpose of these awards is to recognize significant contributions and achievements in advancing the state of policy and practice of enterprise architecture as an enabler of information advantage for the Department of Defense. The DEAA award aligns with the strategic goals of the Deputy CIO leading the DoD enterprise to achieve an information advantage for its people and partners.

Nominations open December 15, 2008
Submission Deadline is 5:00 PM, February 20, 2009
Finalists notified the week of March 27, 2009
Awards ceremony will be June 4, 2009 at the DoD Enterprise Architecture Conference

Nominations received after the submission deadline will NOT be considered, no exceptions

Details on the schedule, purpose, nomination process, click here

The 2008 Award Winners:

The Government Individual DEAA Award: Mr. Shawn Spencer, US Strategic Command
The Government Organization DEAA Award: Joint Forces Command, J89
The Industry Individual DEAA Award: Mr. Charles Robinson, SAIC
The Industry Organization DEAA Award: Booz Allen Hamilton


Sponsorships information will be available shortly.

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Exhibit information will be available shortly.

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President's Corner
AFEI Belguim
AFEI Member Survey

Warfighter's Vision
March 5-6, 2009

Change Management
April 30 - May 1, 2009

DoD Enterprise Architecture Conference
June 1-4, 2009



AFEI is an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association




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