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Rescheduled / Postponed event: Hypersonic Weapons Summit

Arlington, VA, United States

Hypersonic Weapons Summit has been Postponed - we will now be hosting the conference in October 2020 with the exact date to be confirmed in the coming weeks  We will be running virtual events on the original days that anyone who is already registered can attend for free.

Enabling Hypersonic Overmatch for US Multi-Domain Superiority

The age of Hypersonic Weapons is upon us. In light of the rapidly growing capabilities of this game changing munitions technology which enable and allow for global strike capabilities much faster than conventional means, our Hypersonic Weapons events series has been established to comprehensively analyze and enable the realization of next generation capability. Building on the success of our inaugural Summit, the 2nd Annual Hypersonic Weapons Summit will provide a continuation and more thorough review of ongoing hypersonic capability development in order to capitalize on Military advancements.

A hypersonic weapon fired from Washington D.C could reach Micronesia in just thirty minutes, which emphasizes the need to rapidly secure this capability as fast as possible. We are seeing swift developments across multiple hypersonic technologies that endanger current levels of battlefield overmatch for US multi-domain superiority. Of these challenges, the ones we cannot see, detect, or track provide the greatest level of threat, and that is why the development of hypersonic weapons is imperative.

As this capability and community continues to evolve from R&D, to the Labs and to the Battlefield, it will require constant discussion and ongoing reviews to assure development of hypersonic weaponry continues at the speed of sound! Join our Hypersonic Weapons International Summit for the unique opportunity to not only learn from those leading the technology revolution, but also to stake your own place in this rapidly evolving community.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Efforts to Rapidly Field Hypersonics across the Total Force
  • Service Roadmaps and Hypersonic Strategy
  • Guiding S&T Efforts to Meet Extreme Hypersonic Engineering Challenges
  • Advancing Partnership Development to Ease Unity of Efforts
  • Testing Opportunities and Cross-Service Initiatives to Bolster Integration

Hypersonic Capabilities at the Speed of Sound

  • Understand the Navy's Approach for Prompt Global Strike Hypersonic Capabilities
  • Learn About the Global Ramifications of Securing Hypersonic Technology
  • Ascertain USD Acquisition and Sustainment's Hypersonic Priorities
  • Receive Guidance from USD R&E's Hypersonic Lead
  • Laser in on the Army's FY2023 Hypersonic Fielding Roadmap

2020 Executive Staff

  • Jonathan Sanders, Deputy Divisional Director, Institute for Defense & Government Advancement

2020 Speakers

  • The Honorable Thomas B. Modly, Acting Secretary of the Navy, United States Navy
  • General Mark A. Milley, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • The Honorable Ellen M. Lord, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • The Honorable Dr. Michael D. Griffin, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, Commander, United States Northern Command & North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)
  • General Timothy Ray, Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command, Secretary of the Air Force
  • Vice Admiral Johnny Wolfe, Director, Strategic Systems Program, Research, Development & Acquisition, United States Navy
  • Mike E. White, SES, Assistant Director, Hypersonics, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
  • Robert K. Strider, SES, Deputy Director, Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office, Secretary of the Army
  • Dr. Knox Millsaps, SES, Director, Division of Aerospace Science, Air Warfare and Weapons, Office of Naval Research
  • Mr. Robert W. Thomas, Jr., SES, DJ8 Deputy Director, Capability and Resource Integration, United States Strategic Command
  • Dr. Yvette Weber, SES, Associate Deputy Assistant Director, Science, Technology & Engineering, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition and Logistics
  • Dr. Russ Cummings, Managing Director, DoD HPCMP Hypersonic Vehicle Simulation Institute, United States Air Force Academy
  • Dr. Gretchen Phelps, Program Manager, Consolidated Options for Nuclear Deterrence Operations Research (CONDOR) Program, United States Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Dr. Alex Roesler, Deputy Director, Integrated Military Systems, Strike & Aerospace Systems, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Dr. Ivett Leyva, Program Officer, Engineering and Complex Systems, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Roger Garay, Enterprise Portfolio Analyst, Defense Technical Information Center
  • Dr. Joe Bonivel, Jr., Subject Matter Expert, Defense Technical Information Center
  • Dr. Phillip Ligrani, Eminent Scholar in Propulsion, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Alabama at Huntsville
  • Dr. Rodney Bowersox, Department Head of Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • Dr. Thomas Corke, Director, Hypersonic Systems Initiative, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame
  • Austin K. Yamada, President & CEO, The University of Arizona Applied Research Corporation, Former DASD, Special Operations and Combating Terrorism, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Dr. Peter Huessy, Director for Strategic Deterrent Studies, Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies
  • Tom Karako, Senior Fellow, International Security Program and Director, Missile Defense Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Pre-Conference Focus Day: March 31, 2020
Main Conference: April 1-2, 2020

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Key Bridge Marriott
1401 Lee Highway, 22209
Arlington, VA, USA
(703) 524-6400

Whether you're in the Washington area to visit National Landing or to explore the monuments and landmarks of downtown Arlington, Key Bridge Marriott provides the perfect home base for your stay. The hotel boasts a superb location near the Key Bridge across from Georgetown and is a short walk away from the Rosslyn Metro; Pentagon City, Arlington National Cemetery and the Iwo Jima Memorial are all easily within reach. Smartly designed accommodations encompass deluxe beds, 24-hour room service, modern technology and ergonomic workspaces; some also offer views of Arlington and downtown Washington. Challenge yourself to a workout in the fitness center, take a dip in the seasonal outdoor pool or savor a meal at one of the two hotel restaurants. Come discover an unmatched hotel experience at Key Bridge Marriott.

The special room rate of $259 has been established to make your reservation process easy. Simply call (703) 524-6400 to book. You must make your reservation no later than March 9th, 2020. For your convenience, the special rate has been extended to three days before and after the conference.
Event details
Organizer : IQUS
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-21805