Emerging Technologies for Defense Conference & Exhibition

  • 8/28/2023 - 8/30/2023
  • JW Marriott Washington, DC
    1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington,  DC  20004
  • Theme : Delivering New Capabilities to the Warfighter at Speed and Scale
    Event Type : Conference
    Event Code : 3R04


Welcome to the Emerging Technologies for Defense Conference & Exhibition!

At this event, you will have the opportunity to explore and learn about the new emerging technologies that will shape national security for the next century.  The conference programming will focus on several of DoD’s highest priority joint mission areas and highlight emerging technologies that are shaping the future of national defense, by gathering government, industry, and commercial experts to demonstrate and display the most innovative new technologies and discuss their defense implications.In this conference you will:

  • Hear directly from S&T leaders in government, industry, and academia, on both acquisition and contracting opportunities and cutting-edge developments
  • Participate in insightful panel discussions and informative keynote presentations by industry and government experts on critical emerging technology areas
  • Network with peers, exchange ideas, and form valuable connections
  • Connect with top vendors and suppliers showcasing the latest technologies and solutions
  • And much more!

The Honorable Heidi Shyu, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USD((R&E)) highlights the importance of the upcoming conference:

“With the cooperation of my team, NDIA is putting together a technology conference where government and industry will discuss how to rapidly move emerging technologies and capabilities into the hands of our warfighters. The conference’s focus will be on important mission areas, including Contested Logistics, Counter UAS, Operational Energy, and Game-Changing Technologies. My team and I are looking forward to participating in the event.”


Our unique breakout sessions will discuss how emerging technologies including those highlighted in DOD’s critical technology areas are being used to address some of the highest priority mission challenges facing the Department of Defense today.  Speakers from government, industry and academia will discuss how to create and deploy new capabilities at speed; address high priority joint warfighting challenges; and set the technical roadmap for investments in future technologies and capabilities such as:

  • Counter UAS
  • Operational Energy
  • Contested Logistics
  • Game-Changing Emerging Technologies, such as:
    • Biotechnology
    • Future G technology
    • Microelectronics



*Numbers are based on similar conference attendance.

The Emerging Technologies for Defense Conference & Exhibition anticipates attendees from all Services, the Academy, and Industry. We expect this event’s attendees to predominantly feature Business Development Officers, Senior Executive Service Members, Program Managers, Uniformed Military Officers, Scientists and Engineers.

 This event is open to press.


Emerging Technologies for Defense Conference and Exhibition