FOR 2017, DEF IS HEADING TO AUSTIN, TX!
The DEF leadership team is proud to announce that the 2017 annual conference will be held at the University of Texas at Austin from September 14th-17th! Austin sits at the intersection of defense and innovation, and we can think of no better place to convene 150 of the brightest and most creative minds. Will you be there?
Celebrating 5 years of building a community of defense innovators
50% of startups fail within 5 years. Achieving this 5 year milestone is beyond important - it's celebration worthy. DEF has thrived thanks to our passionate members like you!
Since inception, DEF has grown far beyond what the founding team ever expected or imagined. As a startup social enterprise, we're incredibly excited to celebrate this milestone and the impact that DEF has had in national security. We're changing the culture and disrupting the bureaucracy. Join us in Austin in September!
More details coming soon!
PLAN YOUR TRIP
The AT&T Center at the University of Texas is a singular destination for conferences and we strongly encourage all attendees to stay there for the most convenient weekend experience. We have reserved a block of rooms for $189/night that can be booked by clicking here.
Interested in sponsoring DEF? Our annual conference is a truly unique opportunity to connect with some of the most talented and passionate professionals in national security who are thinking differently about how we do business. Contact us and we'll send you a copy of our prospectus to begin creating a tailored sponsorship package.
THANK YOU to our SPONSORS
Thanks to the incredible support from the Clements Center for National Security, this year's annual conference is shaping up to be better than ever. We're incredibly proud to partner with the Clements Center to host this year's annual conference.