DEFx brings the same powerful DEF network of entrepreneurs and innovators to new communities and new people.

Some DEFx events are a series of talks by high- and low-profile defense innovators. Other DEFx events are innovation competitions that bring together 3D printing and startup-style problem solving to emerging national security challenges. Others might be a panel, a debate, or something completely new. Many of the DEFx events are live-streamed, recorded, and live-tweeted. Most have a thirsty happy hour event. Regardless of the format, all DEFx events bring the DEF experience to you.

Host your own DEFx

Do you find yourself constantly discussing national security or defense issues and solutions? Do you find DEF’s startup-style energy an invigorating and refreshing creative outlet? If so, bring the DEF entrepreneurship community to the national security arena near you by planning a DEFx.

DEFx events are YOUR events. You create, shape, test, and implement your DEFx with the knowledge and support of the greater DEF community. The theme, topics, speakers, location, format, and date are all yours to decide. Whether it be plenary talks, a panel or debate, an unconference, an innovation competition, or something new, DEFx events are decentralized experimentation platforms designed to give YOU the chance to bring entrepreneurship and innovation into the national security ecosystem.

WHAT WILL YOUR DEFX BRING TO THE TABLE?

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PREVIOUS EVENTS

2017

  • DEFx Columbus, May 6th
  • DEFx DC, May 12th
  • DEFx Atlanta, June 1st-3rd
  • DEFx COS, August 12th
  • DEFx West Point – Spring/Summer 2017
  • DEFx Boston – TBD
  • DEFx UK
  • DEFx Silicon Valley – Fall 2017

2016

  • DEFx William & Mary – Feb 20th
  • DEFx DC – May 12th
  • DEFx Columbus – May 21st
  • DEFx Silicon Valley – November 12th
  • DEFx Australia – December 8-9th

2015

  • Big Country Innovation Challenge
  • DEFx DC
  • DEFx Kansas City
  • DEFx San Diego

2014

  • DEFx Annapolis
  • DEFx Hampton Roads

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