TERMS AND CONDITIONS:BLACKWATER SPONSOR OF IPOA ANNUAL SUMMITWed Oct 3, 2007 02:57184.108.40.206BLACKWATER SPONSOR OF IPOA ANNUAL SUMMIT
Naming Rights allows the sponsor to associate their name with the Summit. For example, “ACME Inc. presents the 2007 Communication, Cooperation and Coordination Summit” - this opportunity is available only to the Headline sponsor, and is exclusive to one company only.
The opportunity to provide the opening remarks of the Summit is reserved for the Headline Sponsor only. A representative of the sponsor will be permitted to speak for 20 minutes at the beginning of the Summit. Note that the Headline Sponsor is also invited to nominate an expert panelist during one of the conference sessions.
The Summit will begin with a cocktail reception, and will feature two lunches and a formal dinner. The Summit will also be interspersed with a series of 15-minute breaks. Each function is available for individual sponsorship, and the sponsor is permitted to present a 10-minute introduction for all functions (except breaks). The sponsor is also permitted to prominently display their logo and distribute any other literature or marketing materials so desired at their sponsored function. Please note that only one sponsor is permitted per function.
All Sponsor packages include space on all Summit banners, materials and Web site for the logo of the sponsor. All Sponsor, Supporter and Vendor packages also include complimentary advertising in the Journal of International Peace Operations  and advertising in the Official Summit Guide.
Vendors are permitted to exhibition space at the Summit. Vendors are also permitted to schedule 10-minute, exclusive 1-on-1 meetings with IPOA member companies. Sponsors and Vendors are permitted to include one item of literature to be provided alongside official Summit materials to participants.
All Sponsors, Supporters and Vendors are entitled to Complimentary Passes to the Summit. Each pass is worth $750 (or $550 for IPOA member companies).
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: All sponsorship packages must be paid in full no less than fourteen (14) days prior to the commencement of the Summit.
1 Sponsor logo placement on Summit banners and literature and advertising in the Journal of International Peace Operations and the Official Summit Guide is based on the size of the sponsorship package. Logos on Summit materials are represented in size relative to the size of the sponsorship package. The size of advertisements in the Journal of International Peace Operations are as follows: Headline: 2-page spread; Executive: Full-page; Gold: Full-page; Silver: Half-page; Bronze: Third-page; Supporter: Eighth Page; Vendor: Quarter-Page. The size of advertisements in the Official Summit Guide are as follows: Headline: back cover and interior 2-page spread; Executive: inside front cover and interior 2-page spread; Gold: interior 2-page spread; Silver: Full page; Bronze: Half-page; Supporter: Quarter-page; Vendor: Half-page. All publication rules for advertisements in the Journal of International Peace Operations apply. 2 All materials provided by Sponsors or Vendors must be received by IPOA no less than seven (7) days prior to the commencement of the Summit.
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Keynote Address - Conference Dinner, October 29
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution
Michael O'Hanlon is a senior fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, where he specializes in U.S. defense strategy, the use of military force, homeland security and American foreign policy. He is a visiting lecturer at Princeton University, and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the Council on Foreign Relations.
O'Hanlon’s latest book is Defense Strategy for the Post-Saddam Era (Brookings, 2005). He also recently completed The Future of Arms Control (Brookings, 2005), co-authored with Michael Levi, as well as a related book, Neither Star Wars nor Sanctuary: Constraining the Military Uses of Space (Brookings, 2004). Together with Mike Mochizuki, he wrote Crisis on the Korean Peninsula (McGraw-Hill) in 2003, as well as Expanding Global Military Capacity for Humanitarian Intervention (Brookings) that same year.
In 2002, O'Hanlon and seven colleagues wrote Protecting the American Homeland, a book updated in 2003. A subsequent coauthored book, Protecting the Homeland 2006/2007, is being released in early 2006. His other ongoing work includes a book with Richard Bush on controlling the danger of any serious crisis or war against China over Taiwan, should such an eventuality develop in the future.
O’Hanlon’s other works include Defense Policy Choices for the Bush Administration (Brookings, 2002); Defending America: The Case for National Missile Defense (Brookings, 2001), co-authored with James Lindsay; Technological Change and the Future of Warfare (Brookings, 2000); and Winning Ugly: NATO's War to Save Kosovo (Brookings, 2000), co-authored with Ivo Daalder. His major articles include “Iraq Without a Plan,” Policy Review (January 2005); "Clinton’s Strong Defense Legacy,” Foreign Affairs, November/December 2003); and "A Flawed Masterpiece: Assessing the Afghanistan Campaign," Foreign Affairs (May/June 2002). He is also the senior scholar responsible for Brookings’ Iraq Index, which he has created and compiled with Nina Kamp.
O’Hanlon has written at least a dozen op-eds in each of the following newspapers: The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Times, and The Japan Times. He has also contributed to The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many other papers. O’Hanlon has appeared on the major television networks more than 150 times since September 11, 2001 and has contributed to CNN, MSNBC, BBC, and FOX some 300 times over that same period. He is also a commentator for Alhurra television.
O'Hanlon was an analyst at the Congressional Budget Office from 1989-1994. He also worked previously at the Institute for Defense Analyses. His Ph.D. from Princeton is in public and international affairs; his bachelor's and master's degrees, also from Princeton, are in the physical sciences. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Congo/Kinshasa (the former Zaire) from 1982-1984, where he taught college and high school physics in French.
Thomas P. Baltazar
Opening Address - October 29
Director, Office of Military Affairs, US Agency for International Development
Thomas Baltazar was appointed by Mr. Andrew Natsios in November 2005 as the Director of the Office of Military Affairs, Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, US Agency for International Development. He manages the office that is charged with formalizing the Agency’s relationship with the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the military, both U.S. and foreign.
Mr. Baltazar retired from the US Army after 26 years, attaining the rank of Colonel. His last assignment was the Chief, Joint PSYOP Support Element-National Capital Region. Prior assignments include Chief, Contingency Operations, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Stability Operations where he managed DoD policy oversight of Non-Combatant Evacuation Operations, United Nations peacekeeping missions in the Middle East and East Africa, Multinational Force-Sinai, and monthly briefings to the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees and the House International Relations Committee. Mr. Baltazar also served as a technical expert on a 3-person DoD team that successfully concluded a cease-fire agreement between the Government of Sudan and the Sudanese People's Liberation Army in the Nuba Mountains. He also served as the Chief of Staff and Director of Operations in the Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance (ORHA) and Director of Regional Operations in the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA).
Mr. Baltazar was born in Paris, France on May 18, 1957. Upon completion of studies at the Virginia Military Institute in May of 1979, he was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Structural Engineering and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army Corps of Engineers. In 1993, he earned a Master of Science in International Relations from Troy State University. His military education includes the Engineer Basic and Advanced Courses; Airborne School; Ranger School; Jumpmaster School; Atomic Demolition Munitions Course; Navy Diving, Salvage and Deep Diving Courses; Special Forces Underwater Operations Course; US Army Command and General Staff College; Civil Affairs Officer Course; Regional Studies Course and the US Naval War College where he earned a Masters of Science in National Security and Strategic Studies.
Awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Joint Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, and the Humanitarian Service Medal. COL Baltazar has been awarded the Master Parachutist Badge, Army and Navy Diving Badges, and the Ranger Tab.
He is married to the former Karen M. Soderquist of Chesapeake, Virginia. They have three children; Evan Elizabeth, Thomas Peter, Jr., and William Lee.
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