• AeroMat 2020: 31st Conference and Exposition
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    Plan to Attend AeroMat 2020

    Implementation of new technologies into future designs and legacy platforms will leverage improved performance, cost, and sustainability of aerospace structures and engines. The 2020 technical program will focus on innovative aerospace material and process developments.


    Due to concerns around the rapidly-evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, ASM International has made the difficult decision to cancel the Aeromat Conference and Exposition originally scheduled for May 4-6 in Palm Springs, CA.

    We remain firmly committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our members, customers, partners, and staff who are attending our events. Before making this decision, we extensively monitored and evaluated health guidance from international health authorities and both state and local travel and community restrictions.

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    At the world’s largest event for unmanned and autonomous systems, you’ll find your momentum, that something extra that gives you a competitive edge – your X factor. Only AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2020 allows you to get up close to ground-breaking innovation, immerse yourself in new ideas, gain a new perspective, and experience everything you need to elevate your business.

    Recognizing the importance of this event to your organizations, our ecosystem, and partners in Boston, we are working on shifting the dates of XPONTENTIAL 2020 to a more suitable timeframe and have tentatively identified the dates of August 9-12 for the 2020 event. We are currently working closely with our convention venue and hotel partners in Boston to identify and secure the required amount and types of function space and requisite number of hotel rooms in the City of Boston to successfully conduct AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2020.


  • SAMPE 2020

    SAMPE 2020 Conference and Exhibition is exclusively dedicated to advanced materials and processes. Produced by the North America Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE), this event brings together leading companies, engineers, scientists, and professionals from throughout the advanced materials and processes industry.

  • 2020 DEFENSE Forum

    The 2020 AIAA DEFENSE Forum will bring together government, military, industry, and academia to discuss the strategic, programmatic, and technical topics and policy issues in the aerospace and defense community. The forum will use the National Defense Strategy as a framework to discuss these topics.

    Who Attends

    The AIAA DEFENSE Forum brings together more than 250 participants from government, industry, and academia involved in policy, acquisition, disciplinary research, product development, system operation, and maintenance. This Secret/NoForn forum has over 65 presentations focusing on missile and weapons systems, testing, and defense.

  • 6th Ceramics Expo

    Ceramics Expo is the leading annual supply chain exhibition and conference for advanced ceramics and glass materials, manufacturing, and components.

    This conference brings together engineers, decision makers, and buyers from the entire advanced ceramics and glass supply chain and end user original equipment manufacturers to source new materials and components and technologies, network with like-minded professionals, and discuss the challenges and opportunities in the ceramics industry.

    Now in its sixth year, Ceramics Expo will once again host leading global manufacturers and suppliers from across the ceramic and glass supply chain. Running concurrent to the exhibition is the Ceramics Expo Conference, where industry leaders will share their technical expertise in ceramics and provide real-world case studies, new technologies and materials, and information on industry trends.

  • C4ISR Symposium 2020

    The symposium will be moving into several new directions. The principle theme, “Engineering Change,” will be the subject of a number of new permanent panels covering command & control, communications, computers, and networks; cyber; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; space; and expeditionary warfare.

  • Ronald Reagan Missile Defense Conference
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    This event has been cancelled.

    The NDIA team values your support and is grateful for your involvement in our events. While keeping the health and safety of our event participants, members, and partners in mind, we are diligently examining each event and determining the best course of action. For this event, that course requires cancellation.

    We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time as we agree that this situation is not ideal. The well-being of our event participants is our priority. The NDIA team recognizes the importance of convening the national security and defense communities to promote the best policies, practices, products, and technology for Warfighters and others who ensure the safety and security of our nation. During this challenging time, we will plan for bringing these communities together again. We hope to see you very soon.

  • 2020 Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force (JANNAF) meeting

    Join us for the May 2020 JANNAF meeting held Monday through Friday, 18 – 22 May 2020, at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh in downtown Pittsburgh, PA. The meeting will include the Joint Meeting of the 46th Structures and Mechanical Behavior, 42nd Propellant and Explosives Development and Characterization, 33rd Rocket Nozzle Technology, 31st Safety and Environmental Protection, and 14th Modeling and Simulation subcommittees, as well as the 67th JANNAF Propulsion Meeting and meeting of the Programmatic and Industrial Base. Mr. Paul J. Conroy from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (Combat Capabilities Development Command), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, is the meeting chair.

  • 2020 LANPAC Symposium & Exposition

    The Association of the United States Army’s 2020 LANPAC Symposium & Exposition is a world-class, international event highlighting the role of land forces in the Indo-Pacific theater and their contributions to the Joint Force in peace and war. The strategic location of Hawaii brings together government and industry representatives from our allies in the Indo-Pacific theater.

    Over the course of 3 days, industry and the U.S. interagency team examine:

    Land Forces Contributions in the Indo-Pacific

    Strategic Environment
    Multi-Domain Operations
    Land Force Increased Interoperability With Allies and Partners
    Strengthening and Building Alliances and Partnerships

    Setting the Theater
    Agile Land Forces – Black Swans and Pink Flamingos
    Ballistic Missile Defense
    Innovation and Agility Across the Indo-Pacific

    Leader Development in Synthetic Training Environments
    Innovation: AI and Autonomous Capabilities
    Modernization and the Evolution of Fundamentals

  • 5GXConnect Summit
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    Join global 5G leadership in Indianapolis, IN, for the 5GXConnect Summit and Indiana 5G Zone launch, a unique test platform and facility in partnership with AT&T, Verizon, NineTwelve Institute, and many more. Connect with top emerging technologies in 5G as they pitch and test their solutions for smart city, military, industry, and investment leadership.

    TechConnect, in partnership with the Indiana 5G Zone and Smart Cities Connect, is proud to launch two first-of-their-kind, linked 5G programs.  Join us virtually for the 5GXConnect Virtual Summit and the 5GX Innovation Sprint (Round-1) on May 27, 2020.   Then join us in person for the 5GXConnect Summit & Expo and the 5GX Innovation Sprint (Round-2 ) September 17-18 at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis. Register for the 5GX virtual and physical summits today!

  • Future Ground Combat Vehicles 2020
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    Future Ground Combat Vehicles Summit has been postponed. We will now be hosting the conference in December 2020, with the exact date to be confirmed in the coming weeks. Click here for more information. Current attendees will be able to access our online event at no cost on May 28-29. Details to follow!


    Enabling Next-Generation Ground Combat Vehicle Dominance for U.S. Battlefield Superiority

    Welcome to the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement’s (IDGA’s) 8th successful iteration of our Future Ground Combat Vehicle Summit, a keynote industry event highlighting the ever-evolving needs of the ground combat vehicle community. Highlighting one of the major modernization priorities of the U.S. Army, the Next-Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV) Program Initiative aims to usher in the next-generation family of ground combat vehicles (FGCV) to replace and advance the United States’ current level of ground combat warfare capabilities.

    Over the past decade, land warfare doctrine, policy, and technological needs have rapidly evolved to meet the ongoing development of next-generation threats from near-peer and insurgent warfare threats. The proliferation of these threats, coupled with next-generation development of artificial intelligence and robotics technologies, provides the FGCV community a massive opportunity to energize efforts to further research, develop, and field the next generation of future ground combat vehicles for U.S. battlefield superiority. These Service-wide efforts will undoubtedly propel U.S. ground combat vehicle superiority for generations to come, and at our summit, you will have the unique opportunity to collaborate with those leading the charge!

    Join IDGA’s summit as our esteemed faculty and representatives will address emerging opportunities to leverage new-age technology and its application to ground combat vehicles and forces, how these technologies adjust current concept of operations, roadmaps to NGCV, and what this continued development means for ground forces 2035 and beyond.