Schedule of Events

Stay tuned for details of the 2016 Colby Symposium, including panel discussions, classroom visits, book signings, social events, and more.

Re-live the 20th Anniversary Symposium:

2015 Symposium Schedule

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

  • 8:30-9:30 a.m.    Milano Ballroom
    • “Building the National Cyber Workforce, a Whole-of-Community Approach,” presentation by Cheri Caddy ’90, Director for Cybersecurity Policy Integration and Outreach, National Security Council, the White House.
  • 9:00-11:00 a.m.    Sullivan Museum & History Center 
  • 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.    Milano Ballroom 
    • “The Art of Taking Charge: Colonel Creighton Abrams and the 63rd Tank Battalion,” presentation by Lewis Sorley, PhD.
  • 12:00-1:00 p.m.     Milano Ballroom
    • Lunch And Learn: “Mr. Lincoln’s Air Force: Military Aeronautics in the Civil War,” presentation by Tom Crouch, PhD, Senior Curator of Aeronautics, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Dr. Crouch is a special guest of the Sullivan Museum & History Center, a Smithsonian Affiliate. 
  • 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.     Milano Ballroom 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

  • 8:30-9:30 a.m.     Milano Ballroom 
    • “Thunder in the Argonne!  The Life and Legacy of Sergeant Alvin York,” presentation by COL Douglas Mastriano, USA
  • 10:00-11:00 a.m.    Milano Ballroom 
    • “World-Class Cybersecurity Education: Undergraduate CSIA Initiatives”, presentation by Joshua Hartley ’17, Katya Lopez ’15, and Mathew Miller ’15.
  • 1:00-3:00 p.m.    Plumley Armory
    • Public Panel Session: Cyber Warfare and Privacy: How Do We Keep the Balance Between the Rights of Citizens and the Security of the Nation?
    • Featured Panelists:
      • Lewis “Bob” Sorley, author and former CIA chief of Policy and Plans Division;
      • Cheri Caddy, Director for Cybersecurity Policy Integration and Outreach, National Security Council, the White House
      • Peter Stephenson, Director, Center for Advanced Computing and Digital Forensics and Director, Global Cyber Threat Observatory
      • Moderated by Col Stephen Pomeroy, USMC (Ret.)
    • Listen to the recorded panel discussion.
  •  3:15-4:00 p.m.    Milano Ballroom  
  •  6:00-9:00 p.m.    Plumley Armory  
    • Meet the Authors reception and dinner
    • Presentation of the 2015 Colby Award to COL Douglas Mastriano, PhD, for Alvin York: A New Biography of the Hero of the Argonne.

Friday, April 10, 2015


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