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Our mission for the VISION 2024 conference is to provide a venue with presentations and discourse on best practices, trends, new ideas, and opportunities to improve the implementation of training systems based on the SAT method with VISION. Our goal is to empower our attendees with the knowledge and tools they need to succeed in their respective industries.

This conference is for VISION users, training supervisors and managers who are responsible for developing training programs in accordance with a common standard (SAT). Its purpose is to provide a platform for you to compare your organization's approach, challenges, and status with others, share ideas and best practices, and create relationships that will help your organization move forward as a community of professionals. Our aim is to foster a collaborative environment where attendees can learn from one another and build lasting connections.
This year's theme: Training for the Next Generation
We believe that our core industries are at an inflection point due to an anticipated serious labor shortage, knowledge attrition, a new generation of workers, technology improvements, and economic demands. Our theme, "Training for the Next Generation," reflects our commitment to preparing our attendees for the challenges and opportunities of the future. 
We hope that you will join us for this exciting event. Come prepared to learn, share, and enjoy our wonderful oceanfront venue! 

Professional headshot of Admiral James Ellis, announced as a keynote speaker for the VISION 2024 conference.
Admiral James Ellis
James O. Ellis, Jr. retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Insitute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO), located in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 18, 2012. 
INPO, sponsored by the commercial nuclear industry, is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the highest levels of safety and reliability -- to promote excellence -- in the operation of nuclear electric generating plants. 
In 2004, Admiral Ellis completed a distinguished 39-year Navy career. His final assignment was Commander of the United States Strategic Command during a time of challenge and change. In this role, he was responsible for the global command and control of United States strategic and space forces, reporting directly to the Secretary of Defense. 
A 1969 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Admiral Ellis was designated a Naval aviator in 1971. His service as a Navy fighter pilot included tours with two carrier-based fighter squadrons, and assignment as Commanding Officer of an F/A-18 strike/fighter squadron. In 1991, he assumed command of the USS Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. After selection to Rear Admiral, in 1996 he served as a carrier battle group commander leading contingency response operations in the Taiwan Straits.

Professional headshot of Mike Mears, announced as a keynote speaker for the VISION 2024 conference.

Mike Mears

After retiring as the CIA's Chief of HR, Mike writes and consults on advanced leadership and management approaches for government and private sector organizations. He is a Senior Fellow at The Conference Board. 
Mike founded and headed the CIA Leadership Academy. Before that, he was Senior Vice president at G.E. Investments, where he managed private equity funds, was a turnaround specialist, and a Six Sigma Black Belt. 
Before that, he launched eleven small business start-ups. Mike served as commander of a nuclear missile site and a general's aide in the military. He was decorated for valor as a U.S. Army combat platoon leader. 
He earned his undergraduate degree at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Mike teaches or lectures on leadership at the Department of Defense, Georgetown University, University of Salzburg, University of Maryland, and the National Intelligence University.
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