Past event: National Summit on Hypersonic Weapons Systems 2023

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

The 2nd Annual National Hypersonic Weapons Systems Summit 2023 will comprehensively analyze the DoD's approach to the ongoing global proliferation of hypersonic weapons, giving attendees the opportunity to hear about advancements in Hypersonic weapon technologies amid the current backdrop of strategic competition from Russia and China. Participate in special industry and DoD panel discussions with JIAMDO on countering Hypersonic threats, as well as U.S. Space Force - Space & Ground based Hypersonic tracking and sensor technologies needs and requirements.

Be a part of the discussions on the emerging capabilities for this latest rapidly advancing defense technology, with Aerojet Rocketdyne, CUBRC, Inc., Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, Defense Intelligence Agency, OUSD, USN, USSF, DoD, and so many more.

With the proliferation of hypersonic systems increasing with both emerging and near peer adversaries the speed at which the U.S. needs to research, develop and advance U.S. hypersonic weapon technologies is at a critical stage. This summit will address these critical needs in advancement as well as how to use these technologies to further develop & enhance our global posture.

Our interactive event will not only give you unprecedented close-up access to hypersonic experts each discussing the DoD's approach to the ongoing global proliferation of hypersonic weapons, but will also give you opportunities for one-on-one networking with the people you want to learn and hear from the most.

Our highly comprehensive agenda cover topics ranging 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

  • 30+ Expert Speakers found in no other setting offering attendees two full days of can't miss topics and unsurpassed on-to-one networking opportunities
  • 4+ hours of Networking - including Evening Reception, Breaks, Group Luncheons
  • 4 Keynotes and 9 Panel sessions
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

These gatherings are important to bring together the program and policy communities to compare notes about the hypersonic strike enterprise. It’s an opportunity to connect with government, military, and industry representatives to think through the challenges and the place of strike and defense, as well as all that goes into them, from space sensors and thermal protection systems to budgets and the testing ecosystem, and the industrial base behind each of them.

Tom Karako, CSIS

This was a fantastic opportunity to engage with the leading minds in hypersonic research! I loved the panels and discussions on current challenges and progress, and I thoroughly enjoyed the dialogue and questions from the group during the Warfighter Integration panel. I look forward to attending this conference again next year!

Joint Innovation & Experimentation Division U.S. Navy U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM J81)

The conference was exceptional beneficial to me because of the many subject matter experts and thought leaders in hypersonic technology speaking and participating on the panels. The keynote speakers were thought provoking and informative.

Senior Director, Programs Integrated Defense Solutions BAE Systems, Inc., Intelligence & Security

A perfect balance of government’s vision, industry’s leadership and networking opportunities.

Aerospace and Defense Team Lead, Ansys


  • LTG (USAF ret) Bruce “Orville” Wright, President & CEO, Air & Space Forces Association
  • Dr. Tom Karako, Senior Fellow, International Security Program and Director, Missile Defense Project, Center for Strategic & International Studies

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)

Military/Government Speakers

  • Dr. Jeffrey C. Boulware, Technical Director, Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization (JIAMDO)
  • Laura DeSimone, Executive Director, Missile Defense Agency
  • Mark Glenn, Director, OSD Joint Hypersonic Transition Office, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, (OUSD R&E)
  • Lt Col Gary Goff, USSF, Materiel Leader, Space Layer Resilient Missile Warning, Missile Tracking, (SNR), Space Sensing Directorate, U.S. Space Force
  • Dennis Helmich, Director of Integrated Military Systems, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Dr. Eric Marineau, Program Officer, Hypersonics, Aerothermodynamics, High Speed Propulsion and Materials, Office of Naval Research (ONR)
  • Lt Col Jared Thompson, USAF, Chief, Advanced Capabilities Integration Branch, USSTRATCOM J875

Industry Speakers

  • Geoff Adams, Senior Mission Architect, Missile Defense, L3 Harris Space & Airborne Systems
  • 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
  • Dr. Roberto Furfaro, Deputy Director Space4 Center, Director of UA Space Systems Engineering Laboratory, Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering, and Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of rizona
  • Christopher Gettinger, Director, Advanced Propulsion and Systems, Northrop Grumman Defense Systems
  • Anthony Hazlett, Senior Engineering Leader, Hypersonic Propulsion & Power Systems Edison Works, Emerging Technologies, GE Edison Works
  • Dr. Mark Lewis, Professor Emeritus Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, Executive Director, Emerging Technologies Institute, NDIA, Former Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Former Director of Defense Research and Engineering for Modernization (DoD), Former Chief Scientist of the Air Force
  • Dr. Luca Maddalena, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dept, The University of Texas at Arlington, Director, Aerodynamics Research Center
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dr. Nathan R. Tichenor, Director of Hypersonic Facilities | Bush Combat Development Complex, Texas A&M University System
  • John “JV” Venable, USAF-(Ret), Senior Research Fellow for Defense Policy, Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, The Heritage Foundation
  • Dr. Valero Viti, Aerospace & Defense Team Lead, Ansys
  • Tim Wadhams, Senior Research Scientist, and the Vice President, CUBRC Aerosciences Sector, CUBRC Aerosciences Group
  • Dave Waterhouse, CEO, Hypersonix

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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
Reference : ASDE-23786