LAUNCHING A UNIVERSE OF OPPORTUNITY

Accelerate Change! Watch the archived event videos to hear about the groundbreaking successes in 2020 and the amazing new partnership opportunities in 2021. Throughout the week we highlighted industry, investment, interagency, and international innovators, as well as those disrupters across the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force.

The event launched at noon eastern on December 7th and concluded with exciting announcements on December 11th. The programming and networking opportunities across all five days were designed to inform stakeholders on how partnership with AFWERX can drive innovations that strengthen security and prosperity.

Schedule

Monday, December 7th

Watch Archived Event

12:00 – 2:00 pm ET

Welcome to launch day for the first AFWERX Accelerate event. New partnerships are key to developing new capabilities. Hear from leaders in the Department of the Air Force, interagency, industry, and investment community. Get the details for the immersive week ahead, and build your schedule to partner with AFWERX in 2021.

SPEAKERS
Introduction to AFWERX Accelerate
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Brig Gen Heather Pringle, AFRL Commander
Col Nathan Diller, AFWERX Director

Welcome to AFWERX Accelerate
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Hon Barbara Barrett, Secretary of the Air Force

FAA and Air Force: Collaborating for Innovation
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Hon Stephen Dickson, FAA Administrator

Institutionalizing Innovation
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Gen David Allvin, Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force

Innovation Speed with Discipline
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Gen Arnold Bunch Jr, Commander, Air Force Materiel Command

Accelerating Innovation in Air Mobility Command
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Gen Jacqueline Van Ovost, Commander, Air Mobility Command

Scaling Innovation

Hon Will Roper, Asst Sec of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics

Launching SpaceWERX
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Lt Gen John Thompson, Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center

From Start-Up to Scale Up: Growth in the DoD
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Warren Katz, Tech Stars
Hon Will Roper, Asst Sec of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
Trae Stephens, Founders Fund
Michael Huggins, AFRL
Doug Philippone, Palantir

AFWERX Overview Panel
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Col Nathan Diller, USAF
Maj Jason Rathje, USAF
TSgt Verenice Mondragon-Jaimes, USAF
Maj John Tekell, USAF

2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

Networking / Break

Step away to refuel or stick with us and join your fellow attendees in our networking session.

3:00 – 5:00 pm ET

With less than a year since its creation, the U.S. Space Force has built innovation into the service from the start. Now through the partnership with AFWERX, that innovation can scale quickly to harness and rapidly enable the capabilities in commercial space.

SPEAKERS
AFWERX and the US Space Force
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Col Nathan Diller, AFWERX Director
Dr Kelly Hammett, Deputy Technology Executive Officer

Space Innovation
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Mr Craig Leavitt, AFWERX Team Lead
Mr Rick Tumlinson, Space Frontiers Foundation; New Worlds Institute

Space Force Senior Innovation Panel
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Lt Gen John Thompson, SMC
Maj Gen Kimberly Crider, USSF
Lt Gen John Shaw, USSPACECOM
Maj Gen Michele Edmondson, USAFA
Brig Gen Steven Butow, DIU
Mr James Reuter, NASA
Mr Craig Leavitt, AFWERX Team Lead
Mr Rick Tumlinson, Space Frontiers Foundation; New Worlds Institute

Space Force: Innovation from the Start
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Gen John Raymond, Chief of Space Operations
CMSgt Roger Towberman, Senior Enlisted Advisor of the US Space Force

Next Steps
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Dr Kelly Hammett, Deputy Technology Executive Officer

5:00 – 6:00 pm ET

Happy Hour