Abstract : DoDWAN is a middleware system that supports content-based information dissemination in partially or intermittently connected mobile ad hoc networks. It can be used to allow communication between people in challenged environments, such as in rural, remote, or disaster-struck areas. An application suite has been implemented on top of DoDWAN. This suite includes services such as email, text and voice messaging, filesharing, etc. A preliminary experimental trial conducted on a university campus with volunteer students has confirmed that DoDWAN and its applications are robust and reliable. We would now like to deploy a flotilla of DoDWAN-enabled netbooks and smartphones during the ExtremeCom'12 conference, using this event as an opportunity to test our system in challenged conditions while collecting inputs from the users.