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January 25-27  
AFCEA West  
 San Diego, CA 

June 2011
Washington, DC

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STAR-TIDES research is supporting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief work in Haiti. The links below outline some of the efforts:

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October is Energy awareness month, and TIDES was active displaying energy solutions, along with many other ideas and technologies at our 4th Annual Fall Demo at Fort Lesley J. McNair and also at the Pentagon Energy Security Event. Turnout and participation was great for each, see below for more details. 

Other events to be aware of in this email:  Info on participation in AFCEA West, on January 24-27 2011 in San Diego, and participation in AIDF 2011, here in Washington, DC.

RECAP:  4th Annual Fall Demo
View of Demo
TIDES 2010 Demo,
Fort McNair, DC
at NDU 
This year's TIDES demo at Ft. McNair was
our most successful to date.  We had over 30 exhibitors and nearly 600 people registered to attend the week-long event.  In addition to the hundreds of visitors, we received a lot of media covereage.  You can find Voice of America's video coverage here, Federal News Radio's coverage here, and Wired magazine's coverage of TIDES and the use of cellphones in resolving Afghan legal disputes here.  For pictures check out our Facebook page and FLICKR.  Thanks to all that participated in this important event.
RECAP:  TIDES at the Pentagon 
pentagon 10 TIDES tables
TIDES also participated in the Pentagon's Energy Security Event, where dozens of organizations displayed energy solutions to help meet the future energy needs of DoD, both in fuel usage reduction and applying new technologies in humanitarian assistance / disaster relief, reconstruction and stabilization, and building partner capacity.  AOL's coverage of the event can be found here.  Also be sure to see our facebook page for pictures from the event. 
Upcoming Events:

AFCEA West - January 25-27 in San Diego

TIDES will be exhibiting at AFCEA West at the San Diego Convention Center in January.  AFCEA West is the largest expo of its kind on the West Coast. For more info please click here     

AIDF - June 2011, Washington, DC

We are also accepting early inquiries from organizations that would like to join the TIDES pavilion at AIDF 2011.  Organizations that sign up before November 30th will receive a 15% discount from AIDF and a 10% discount will still be offered thereafter. 

For more information for either event please contact Lou Elin Dwyer at louelin.dwyer@ndu.edu  or 202-685-7284. 

Feature:  Hexayurt Project

The Hexayurt Project was one of the early contributors to the STAR-TIDES network. The idea is very simple - quickly and cheaply convert materials in the building industry supply chain into emergency housing. The shelter has come into common
hexayurt burning man
Recreational hexayurts in the US 
recreational use in the US (see photo), and is slowly spreading into trouble spots like Haiti. One form of basic shelter is made from 12 sheets of plywood. Six are cut in half and screwed together into triangles and assembled into a roof. The walls are six whole sheets. The whole shelter is 166 square feet, and is sometimes referred to as a "wooden tent."

The Hexayurt Project has also produced groundbreaking tools for mapping and managing infrastructure in crises.  You can find more info on these tools here.

If you would like to be featured in the TIDES newsletter email louelin.dwyer@ndu.edu  

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