March 24


10:00 am - 04:00 pm

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Defense Entrepreneurs Forum


DEFx Los Angeles (DEFxLA) is a one-day event focused on bringing together the community of Los Angeles around topics in national security innovation. Whether you work at Los Angeles Air Force Base, one of the major defense contractors in El Segundo, the academic hubs of USC, UCLA and CalTech (and further afield), or work a unique role that gives you perspectives and ideas pertinent to US national security and how organizations and individuals can improve, this event is for you.

Details on location and exact schedule are still being assembled, but topics of interest include:

  • Contracting with the Federal Government: Does it really have to be this painful?

  • National Security and Space: Further & Faster

  • How Hollywood contributes to National Security Innovation

  • Hacking for Defense @ USC

Sound interesting? Share your ideas and speakers with us and feel free to join to stay connected in the time being.

The Defense Entrepreneurs Forum is a non-profit dedicated to promoting and enabling a culture of innovation in the US national security community. The mission of DEF is to inspireconnect and empower people committed to national security through convening events, forging partnerships and delivery of tangible solutions. Some of the ways the connections happen include monthly gatherings, periodic DEFx events, an annual conference, and ongoing collaboration via Slack, Facebook and LinkedIn.

If you are a military member, work in government, are an entrepreneur focused on national security, or find the idea of helping solve tough problems enticing, then DEF LA’s monthly Drink & Think is a great way to learn more.


Why should I register if this is a free event? Taking the couple minutes it takes to register helps the local DEF team to better prepare the planned space for everyone who plans on attending. Thanks in advance!

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Parking availability will be updated once the location is announced, but rideshare options are always a good choice in LA!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Feel free to message DEF any questions you may have on Facebook in advance, or shoot us an email. We don’t like spam, but are interested in just about anything else that falls into DEF lanes, so, when in doubt, reach out! We are, after all, about connecting people.