September 14-17, 2017 | University of Texas Clements Center | Austin, TX

Austin sits at the intersection of defense and innovation, and we could think of no better place to convene the brightest and most creative minds.

Celebrating Five Years of Building a Community of Defense Innovators

Achieving this five-year milestone is beyond important – it’s celebration worthy. DEF has thrived thanks to our passionate members like you!

Since inception, DEF has grown by leaps and bounds. As a startup social enterprise, we’re incredibly excited to celebrate this milestone and the impact that DEF has had in national security. We continue to changing the culture and improve the bureaucracy.

Thanks to our Gold Sponsor

DEF is grateful for the incredible support from the Clements Center for National Security, this year’s annual conference was the best yet. We are incredibly proud to partner with the Clements Center as the host of this year’s annual conference.