Hercules Operators Conference

2017 Hercules Operators Conference
Last Update: May 2, 2017

General Information
The 2017 HOC will be held at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta, GA from October 16-19, 2017.  Event planning is still underway and details will be posted here as soon as they are available.

The draft agenda will be posted here.  Updates will be published when available and the final agenda will be published the week prior to the HOC.  For planning purposes, here are the milestone dates for the 2017 HOC.

June 15: HOC Registration Opens at Noon Eastern Time
August 15: Calendar Photo Submittal Deadline
September 1: Presentation Summaries Due
September 15: Draft Presentations Due
October 1: Early Registration Deadline / Final Presentations Due
October 15: Vendor Set-up and Early Registration Opens
October 16: HOC 2017 Opens
October 18: HOC “Finale” Evening Social
October 19: LM Plant Tour and 10th Annual Golf Classic

Exhibitor setup at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel Grand Ballroom and Garden Court begins on Sunday, October 15, at 1 PM.  Exhibit hours are Monday through Wednesday, 8 AM to 5 PM.  Tear down of the display area starts at 3 PM on Wednesday, October 18.  Complete information for our exhibitors can be found in the show kit from Freeman.  The show kit will be posted here in PDF format when available.  A preliminary exhibitor floor plan is available and you can download it by clicking here.

To further optimize the advantage of participation, attendees are encouraged to make presentations using the designated HOC 2017 Presentation Guidelines and Template. The template will be posted here when available.  Owner/operator/service center presentations are allotted 30 minutes; vendor/exhibitor presentations are allotted 15 minutes. To ensure appropriate presentations are incorporated into the agenda, a presentation committee will review all presentations for format, technical content, audio-visual compatibility, and acceptability.

·      Proposed topic and short summary must be provided to Cassie Rogers via
        e-mail at cassie.n.rogers@lmco.com by September 1, 2017Presenters will
        be notified of their summary acceptance.

·      If topic is approved, draft presentations must be submitted by September 15,
Draft presentations will be reviewed / approved by presentation committee; final
        presentations incorporating recommended changes must be submitted by
        September 30, 2017, or once notification is received.

In lieu of paper copies or DVDs, presentations will be made available on the HOC website in the weeks following the HOC.  Please advise at presentation submittal if you do not want your presentation released.

Side Meetings
Meeting rooms will be available Monday through Thursday during the HOC for Side Meetings with Lockheed Martin personnel. Side Meeting requests will be made online and submitted electronically via the HOC registration website.  Please note you are required to be a registered HOC attendee prior to submitting a Side Meeting request; attendee registration number is required. If you have any additional questions, please contact us at 770-494-9131, or via e-mail at hercules.support@lmco.com.

Plant Tour
The Lockheed Martin Plant Tour will be held on Thursday, October 19. The Plant Tour sign-up deadline is NOON EST on Wednesday, October 11.  You WILL NOT be able to register for the Plant Tour after you arrive at the HOC.  Sign up information will be posted shortly.

10th Annual Golf Classic
The 10th Annual HOC Golf Classic will be held on Thursday, October 19 at City Club Marietta.  Shotgun start: 10am.  The flyer will be posted here including all the details.

2016 Hercules Operators Council

Presentations from the 2016 HOC
To download and view presentations from the 2016 HOC, click the presentations link in the right hand column.

Photographs from the 2016 HOC
Photos taken during the HOC, evening social, plant tour and golf classic are available online.  Click on the following links to access the online photo albums.

NOTICE: Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMC) does not necessarily endorse or recommend any of the products or services presented during the Hercules Operators Council (HOC). The views, opinions or recommendations expressed by any of the HOC participants during formal and informal presentations, briefings or discussions do not necessarily reflect those of LMC.



View the 2016 HOC Presentations

2017 Event Information:
October 16-19, 2017
Renaissance Waverly Hotel
Atlanta, Ga.