The Wright Dialogue with Industry - July 16-18, 2019 daytondefense

“Science and Technology for 2030 and Beyond”

DaytonDefense will host the 14th annual Wright Dialogue with Industry (WDI) July 16-18 2019 at the Dayton Convention Center, Dayton, Ohio.

The WDI event offers three (3) days of in-depth unclassified and classified comprehensive presentations, panels, and one-on-one technical sessions related to the Air Force science and technology focus areas and aerospace research and development. Portfolios for each of AFRL’s Technical Directorates and supporting organizations will be presented by the Tech Directors and SMEs.

Over 625 Government, Industry, and Academia attendees representing 36 states and every AFRL Directorate participated in the 2018 WDI discussing unclassified and classified information. This proven successful format will continue where two-way dialogue between attendees and presenters is fostered through focused technical, opportunity, and educational tracks and sessions. The event will include:

  • Keynote addresses from government and industry
  • Special Government led Industry Panel discussing the AF 2030
  • AFRL budget status and plans discussions
  • 90+ minute two-way dialogue sessions with each of the AFRL Directorates
  • Dedicated one-on-one meetings with AFRL Directorate Leaders and SMEs
  • Dedicated meet-and-greet sessions with AFRL Command and Senior Leadership
  • Government and Industry interactive exhibits and displays
  • Unclassified and Classified discussions
  • DAU Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) for government attendees

Featured AF2030 Highlights for WDI 2019!

The recently published USAF S&T Strategy document has sparked new plans and new opportunities.  Mr. Tim Sakulich, the AF2030 Implementation Lead for AFRL, will review the direction from the strategy and how that will change S&T processes for the Air Force, including the first national opportunity in 2019.

Members of AFRL’s AF2030 Team will be available in the Exhibit Area throughout the event to answer questions and provide information about anticipated changes and upcoming opportunities.

A detailed brief about the first AF2030 Opportunity will be offered in a break-out room with an opportunity for small-group Q&A.  The same brief will be offered several times each day, check the AF2030 Information Booth for the daily schedule.

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