The Drink & Think is a hallowed tradition among many a corps of professionals: these informal gatherings facilitate shared experiences with likeminded innovators around key topics in national security.

These freeform discussions are that much better when enjoyed in tandem with choice beverages. Topics and format are left at the discretion of local Agora volunteers, but the purpose is always one of mutual support in a community passionate about DEF’s mission of promoting a culture of innovation in the national security community.

Ideas for an event include:

  • Conversation about a recently-published or influential book
  • Formal debate over the future of unmanned and autonomous warfare
  • Discussion about a controversial article on talent management in the government
  • A whiskey tasting with commentary on organizational change management

Each local group has a team of leaders who coordinate and plan events. For more information about any of the local DEF communities or how to start a new one, please contact us. See below for upcoming event details, click here for past events and feel free to share with friends!