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Florida Simulation Summit to be Held September 16

Hosted by Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the National Center for Simulation

Orange County, FL – Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the National Center for Simulation will host the Florida Simulation Summit to highlight the state’s multi-billion dollar simulation industry and help identify opportunities for businesses to commercialize simulation. Simulation is a key enabler in a multitude of industries beyond defense, including entertainment, education, healthcare, energy, transportation and manufacturing. Learn from the simulation experts at Walt Disney World®, University of Central Florida, Space Florida and many others about how simulation enhances companies’ operations, safety and bottom line.

The event will be held at the Orange County Convention Center on September 16 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event cost is $25 in advance or $50 at the door. For registration and directions, visit the National Center for Simulation’s website.

What: Speakers include:

  • Michael Tschanz, Director of Technology and Analysis, Walt Disney World®
  • Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Aty, PE, Professor and Chair at University of Central Florida – Center for Advanced Transportation Systems Simulation
  • Dr. Robert Amyot, President of CAE Healthcare
  • Dale Ketcham, Chief of Strategic Alliances at Space Florida

Where: Orange County Convention Center, South Concourse, Room 320.
9899 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

When: Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More Info: (407) 384-6111 or email

About the National Center for Simulation: National Center for Simulation (NCS) is a nonprofit trade association that’s vision is to lead the growth of modeling, simulation and training. NCS is committed to promoting modeling and simulation technology expansion, supporting education and workforce development, and providing business development support to its members.

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, one of the nation’s largest convention centers and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners, including the Mayor, who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.

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