National Summit on Hypersonic Weapons Systems 2023

Outlining the path forward in the development of cutting edge Hypersonic Weapon Technology

April 25-26, 2023- Arlington, VA, United States

We Proudly Announce the 2nd Annual National Hypersonic Weapons Systems Summit - A Flagship National Defense "Must Attend" Program for DoD - Government & Industry.

Why attend?

As the evolution of U.S. development of Mach 5 + weaponry has evolved over the past twenty years as part of the conventional prompt global strike program, rocket launched hypersonic glide vehicles capabilities equipped with air breathing powerplants with scramjet technologies have been at the forefront of a Joint Staff focus to develop a time critical threat for a national & global response. As funding has increased and R&D and testing has grown, maintaining overmatch for US and Allied nations has been a race against time. China and Russia continue to test and deploy. Pentagon and Congressional lawmakers are on the move to rachet up even more spending. FY2023 Pentagon requests for funding and R&D is $4.7 billion, approximately 1 billion over FY2022 and likely to go higher FY2024 and beyond.

We have designed a very special delegate experience with a highly comprehensive agenda that will enable engagement with key Hypersonic Weapons Guest Speaker Experts and delegates alike. Guests will be provided unparalleled access to the cutting-edge in Hypersonic Weapons emerging capabilities and with DoD/Government and leading Industry perspectives. Topics will range from defining mission requirements, advancements in R&D, emerging testing and fielding, necessary mission requirements and way forward as hypersonic weapons are further adopted into a joint operational doctrine.

April 2023 will include

  • Over 30 Guest Speakers found in no other setting offering delegates two days loaded with multiple Keynote & Panel sessions.
  • Over 4 hours of Networking – including Evening Reception, Breaks, Group Luncheons, Exhibiting Tables Available and Unlimited Industry Sponsorships available
This event is closed to members of the media, no recording of presentations will be authorized.

Please Note: Only United States Government, Contractors and Academia, NATO Nations and Allies will be allowed to attend this summit.

Top Reasons to Attend

  • The Latest DoD Hypersonic Weapon Systems Posture, Programs & Emerging Capabilities and Opportunities for Industry
  • Advancements in Hypersonic Glide Vehicles Design & Long-Range SCRAMJET Missile Technologies
  • Hypersonic Defense Modular System Architecture and Industrial Engineering Challenges
  • Latest Advancements in the Fielding and Testing of Hypersonic Weapons
  • Counter Hypersonic Technologies and Platforms - Challenging the Adversarial Threats
  • Government/DoD and International Cooperation Plans and Policies to Maintain a Global Defensive Superiority


  • LTG (USAF ret) Bruce “Orville” Wright, President & CEO, Air & Space Forces Association

Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. Victoria Coleman, Chief Scientist, United States Air Force
  • Marcia Holmes, Deputy Director, Hypersonic, Directed Energy, Space and Rapid Acquisition Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), Redstone Arsenal
  • Dr. Yvette S. Weber, SES, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology and Engineering, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics)


  • Geoff Adams, Senior Mission Architect, Missile Defense, L3 Harris Space & Airborne Systems
  • Dr. Jeffrey C. Boulware, Technical Director, Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization (JIAMDO)
  • Dr. Rodney Bowersox, Director, Texas A&M National Aerothermochemistry and Hypersonics Laboratory, Texas A&M
  • Dr. Erica Corral, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Associate Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, University Distinguished Scholar in Materials Science and Engineering, University of AZ Tucson
  • Christopher Gettinger, Director, Advanced Propulsion and Systems, Northrop Grumman Defense Systems
  • Dennis Helmich, Director of Integrated Military Systems, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Dr. Tom Karako, Senior Fellow, International Security Program and Director, Missile Defense Project, Center for Strategic & International Studies
  • Dr. Luca Maddalena, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dept, The University of Texas at Arlington, Director, Aerodynamics Research Center
  • Dr. Eric Marineau, Program Officer, Hypersonics, Aerothermodynamics, High Speed Propulsion and Materials, Office of Naval Research (ONR)
  • CAPT (USN-ret) David “Dave” McFarland, Senior Director, Integrated Defense Solutions, BAE Systems Intelligence and Security
  • Dr. Daniel Millman (LtCol (USAF-ret), Chief Technology Officer, Stratolaunch, LLC
  • Dr. Scott Morton, Fellow, AIAA and Royal Aeronautical Society, Associate Director of the U.S. DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program
  • John Otto, Senior Director, Advanced Hypersonic Weapons, Advanced Technologies Product Line, Raytheon Missiles & Defense
  • Dr. Marco Panesi, Director of the Center for Hypersonics and Entry Systems Studies (CHESS), University of IL Urbana-Champaign
  • Eric Scherff, Vice President, Lockheed Martin Space Systems
  • Dr. Kelly Stephani, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Kritzer Faculty Fellow, Co-Director, University Consortium for Applied Hypersonics (UCAH) Center for Hypersonics & Entry Systems Studies, (CHESS), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Lt Col Jared Thompson, USAF, Chief, Advanced Capabilities Integration Branch, USSTRATCOM J875
  • Dr. Nathan R. Tichenor, Director of Hypersonic Facilities | Bush Combat Development Complex, Texas A&M University System
  • Dr. Valero Viti, Aerospace & Defense Team Lead, Ansys
  • John “JV” Venable, USAF-(Ret), Senior Research Fellow for Defense Policy, Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, The Heritage Foundation
  • Tim Wadhams, Senior Research Scientist, and the Vice President, CUBRC Aerosciences Sector, CUBRC Aerosciences Group

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Hilton Towers Arlington VA
950 North Stafford Street, 22203
Arlington, VA, USA
Phone: Hilton Reservation Hotline 1-800-445-8667 or the Hilton Arlington Hotel can be reached directly at 703-528-6000

American Conference Institute is pleased to offer our delegates a limited number of hotel rooms at a negotiated rate. To take advantage of these rates, please contact the hotel directly and quote the group code "HYWE".

Please note that the guest room block cut-off date is March 25, 2023. After that date OR when the room block fills, guestroom availability and rate can no longer be guaranteed.
Event details
Organizer :American Conference Institute
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-23786