We are really excited to have an incredible space for DEF2018 in Denver from 12–14 October.

Grab your tickets here!


Our annual DEF conference continues to respond and adapt to the needs of our members. The culture of disruption is strong and this year’s conference will showcase innovations meant to springboard innovation and produce solutions in the “unconference” portion of the conference. Participants will guide topic choices and be matched into interest groups for streamlined networking. Our speakers are selected by our members and will include Colorado’s Governor John Hickenlooper (invited) and Ghost Fleet author August Cole (confirmed) as DEF2018 keynote speakers.

Who might you find at DEF 2018? Our group of creative thinkers who attend the annual conference range from general and flag officer to ROTC cadets, senior and junior non-commissioned officers, policy wonks and academics, start-up entrepreneurs, and business leaders.

Check out some of the behind the scenes images from Grid Collaborative Workspace!

Have questions, ideas, or bursts of inspiration? Let the conference director know!

Interested in sponsoring part of the conference? Learn more about getting your logo
and information prominently displayed on event advertisements and distributed content,
in addition to further benefits, here.