21st Annual Science & Engineering Technology Conference

Science and Engineering Technology
  • 4/15/2020 - 4/17/2020
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center
    711 NW 72nd Avenue
    Miami,  FL  33126
  • Theme : Enhancing Warfighter Capabilities Through Science & Technology
    Event Type : Conference
    Event Code : 0720


The United States and our Allies have been able to count on a decisive technological advantage for more than 40 years.  In today’s complex world we see challenges to our technological superiority from multiple sources.  Our competitors are investing in technologies and developing capabilities that are directly designed to counter U.S. warfighting advantages, while simultaneously facing the difficulties operating in austere and remote environments. 

This year the annual S&ET conference is being held in conjunction with two combatant commands: AFRICOM and SOUTHCOM.  Each face a multitude of challenges in their areas of operation and seek to find technological solutions to unique problems.

Sustaining U.S. technological superiority depends on our ability to out-innovate our adversaries, but it is also important to remember innovation is more than the development of leading-edge technology.  It is about finding the right combination of technologies and operational and organizational constructs to achieve a decisive military advantage.  The right combination of technologies may very well be a combination of technologies developed by the DoD Science and Technology program, commercial technologies, technologies developed through the  Defense Industrial Base through their Independent Research and Development Programs (IR&D), and through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs.  

There will also be classified Combatant Command Science and Technology presentations and presentations by representatives from the DoD Science and Technology Communities of Interest (CoIs), which will provide updates on the CoI technology roadmaps.

This is an inclusive conference, open to both Defense and Commercial companies and businesses of all sizes. Representatives from academic institutions are also invited to attend.

*Please note: The final day of the conference is classified and will take place at the U.S. South Command Headquarters. The unclassified portions of this event are open to the press.


  • Network with leaders from the S&ET Community and the Department of Defense
  • Develop the essential role of science and engineering within the future of warfare
  • Contribute to the theoretical and practical development of innovative technologies
  • Explore dynamic exhibits that feature forthcoming technologies
  • Participate in collaborative conversations within both classified and unclassified settings


*Numbers are based on 2019 conference attendance.



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Ms. Andrea Lane
(703) 247-2554

Mr. Dave Chesebrough
(703) 247-2597

Mr. Andrew Peters
(703) 247-2572