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October 12 - 12:30 pm

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October 14 - 01:00 pm

Click to Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/def2018-annual-conference-tickets-48520733821
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Defense Entrepreneurs Forum

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/defense-entrepreneurs-forum-10575774813

DEF IS HEADING TO DENVER, CO FOR OUR 2018 CONFERENCE!


The DEF leadership team, members, and friends head out to the Rocky Mountains for the 2018 annual conference from October 12th-14th. Colorado is our Nation’s national security capital of the West – home of the Air Force Academy, Fort Carson, Peterson AFB, and Schriever AFB, with Buckley AFB nearby. Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Colorado Springs all have active ROTC programs and boast growing startup scenes with innovative companies. The defense innovation community is alive and thriving in Denver, and we will gather our innovative minds at this hub of innovation to continue the great work of the virtuous insurgency!


EXPLORING THE THEME OF “IDEAS TO IMPACT”



Our conference continues to respond and adapt to the needs of our members. 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.


Saturday, October 13th: Grid Collaborative Workspace (445 Broadway)


8:00   AM     Breakfast at Grid Collaborative Workspace


9:00   AM     Cultural Change in the Era of Lethality Panel


10:15 AM     Firestarter Fellowship Introductions


10:30 AM     DEF Story – Firestarter Fellow Christopher Knutson


10:45 AM     Tech Development and Acquisition as Strategic Messaging and Deterrence Panel


12:00 PM     Lunch and DEF Stories


12:15 PM     DEF Story – The Launch of the Gutenberg Writers Collaborative Program   


12:30 PM     DEF Story – DEFxHonolulu Lessons Learned with Dave Zelaya


12:45 PM     DEF Story – Firestarter Fellow – Richard Kuzma


1:00   PM     Breakout Panel Sessions Begin


                     Expeditionary Entrepreneurship


                     Innovation in Strategy Development


                     Smart Bases


                     Models for Innovation in Government


                     Using Narratives and Persuasion


                     Demystifying Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning


                     Cyber


3:30 PM       Breakout Session Presentations


4:30 PM       DEF Story – Firestarter Fellow Josh Lospiniso 


4:45 PM       Firestarter Fellow 2019 Program Overview


5:00 PM       Happy Hour sponsored by BMNT




Sunday, October 14th: Grid Collaborative Workspace (445 Broadway)


9:00 AM       Breakfast


9:15 AM       Breakout Panels


                     Innovation from the Inside Panel


                     Human Centered Design in National Security


                     Talent Management in 20XX


                     Playing with Giants: Working with DoD as a Start-Up


10:30 AM      DEF Story, Morgan Plummer- DEF 3.0 “What to expect from DEF in 2019”


10:50 AM      Keynote Speech, August Cole: History of DEF and DEF2018 Summary


11:45 AM      Conference Conclusion                




Plan Your Visit


We are not endorsing any specific hotel but realize the experience might be enhanced if you are able to stay with other attendees in the nearby area. The following hotels are near to the conference sites:


The TownePlace Suites by Marriott Denver Downtown /685 Speer Blvd, Denver, CO 80204/(303)722-2322


https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dencb-towneplace-suites-denver-downtown/


The ART, a hotel/1201 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203/(303) 572-8000


https://www.thearthotel.com/


Hyatt Place Denver/Downtown/440 14th Street Place, Denver, CO 80202




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