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The annual International Data Links Symposium (IDLS) was held in San Diego in 2018. This is unquestionably one of the most significant worldwide locations due to its first class resources, which are focussed on countering all military threats and developing advances in TDL technology.
The International Data Links Symposium (IDLS) is a joint international community event, which spans all Data Link related capabilities and aspires to provide a programme that contains relevant, focussed and high-quality stimulus to tackle some of these transformational challenges.
Date: 29th October - 1st November
Location: San Diego, California, USA
Theme: Planning for Transformational Success
The International Data Link Symposium 2017 took place in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE and a sprawling modern metropolis with traditional culture at its heart. Brilliant white marble domes sat beneath the contemporary skyline, and busy markets full of traditional and local produce made it a city to remember.
Date: Monday 30th October - Thursday 2nd November
Location: Abu Dhabi, The United Arab Emirates
Theme: Coalition Operations: Overcoming Today's Operational Challenges Using Tactical Data Links
IDLS2016 was held at Maastricht Exhibition and Congress Centre in Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Date: Tuesday 1st - Friday 4th November 2016
Location: Maastricht, Netherlands
Theme: Enhancing the operational effectiveness of Multi Link Capabilities
IDLS2015 took place in Ottawa, Canada.
Date: Tuesday 3rd - Friday 6th November 2015
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Theme: Enabling Technologies to increase Modern Warfighting Capability
Date: Tuesday 4th - Friday 7th November 2014
Location: Berlin, Germany
Theme: Looking Forward: 2020 Data Links Interoperability
Date: Tuesday 22nd - Friday 25th October 2013
Location: Norfolk, Virgina, USA
Date: Tuesday 16th - Friday 19th October 2012
Location: Athens, Greece
Date: Wednesday 28th - Friday 30th September 2011
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Date: Wednesday 8th - Friday 10th September 2010
Location: Lillestrøm, Norway
Date: Wednesday 2nd – Friday 4th December 2009
Location: Vienna, Austria
Theme: Planning and Execution of Tactical Coalition Operations – TDLs in Support of Urban Warfare
Date: Tuesday 19th – Thursday 21st August 2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
Theme: Building Interoperability in a Global Context
Date: Tuesday 16th – Thursday 18th October 2007
Location: Washington, D.C, USA
Theme: Responding to a Crisis in a Multi-National Environment
Date: Tuesday 19th – Thursday 21st September 2006
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Theme: Data Links in Joint Coalition Operations
Date: Tuesday 4th – Thursday 6th October 2005
Theme: Making Tactical Data Links Work in the Littoral Environment
Date: Tuesday 19th – Thursday 21st October 2004
Theme: Driving Vision into Reality
Date: Tuesday 19th – Thursday 21st October 2003
Location: Newbury, Berkshire, UK