Past event: Unmanned & Autonomous Systems Summit 2023

Leveraging Intelligent Autonomous Systems for Multi-Domain Operations

Our 11th Annual Unmanned & Autonomous Systems Summit will emphasize the integration of UxS capabilities into the multi domain operating environment as well as their use cases beyond the battlefield in support of DoD. The Summit will cover both strategic and technical priorities and emerging research to best support UxS utilization across the Services.

The 2023 Summit will provide attendees with an educational, 'Town Hall' style format to serve as a conduit for cross collaboration and the interchange of knowledge among military, government, industry and academia. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

Topics to be covered at the 2023 Summit:

  • Leveraging Innovative Autonomous Technologies to Build a More Lethal and Distributed Future Naval Force
  • Army Vision: Supporting the Integration of UAS into the Future Operating Environment
  • Utilizing UxS and AI to Counter Threats and Advance USN Strategic Goals
  • Unifying and Advancing Trusted Autonomy for UxS and Robotic Systems in Support of the Joint Force
  • Enhancing Amphibious Capabilities to Ensure Effective Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations (EABO) for the MAGTF
  • Leading Rapid and Focused Acquisition of Advanced Systems to Enable Total Situational Awareness for SOF Warfighters
  • Accelerating USAF R&D Efforts on UxS to Transform Capability Development Strategy
  • Advancing VTOL R&D Efforts in Support of a More Resilient, Mission-Ready Military
  • Driving Future Investments by Identifying Gaps in Current UMS Capabilities

Why You Should Attend This Summit:

Our 11th Unmanned & Autonomous Systems Summit will focus on the technologies and policies necessary to integrate and leverage UxS capabilities to maintain a strategic edge in a multi domain environment. The FY2022 DoD Budget allocated an estimated $8.2 billion into the development, testing, evaluation, and procurement of unmanned and autonomous systems-a nearly $700 million increase over FY2021.This represents a critical investment into a necessary technology that will enable DoD to meet its ambitious operational goals.

At this Summit, attendees will hear from leaders across the DoD and Federal Government regarding the current situation for unmanned and autonomous systems, as well as the policies and emerging technologies needed to overcome current challenges. The Summit will also look at the use cases for robotics in sustainment and maintenance that help reduce Warfighter burden and increase safety. Additionally, panel of experts will discuss the need for a development and deployment strategy for Vertical takeoff and Landing (VTOL) aircrafts.

The 2023 Unmanned Systems & Robotics Summit 'Town Hall' format will serve as a conduit for cross collaboration and the interchange of knowledge among military, government, industry and academia. Military and government attendees and speakers will gain feedback from industry towards the technical 'art of the possible' and their current challenges, while disseminating their respective organizations' current priorities and initiatives.

At Our Summit You Have the Ability To:

  • Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing the DoD and Military Services.
  • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to engage in constructive dialogue among all in attendance.
  • Influence: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are encouraged to address our speaker faculty and each other with their questions, comments or ideas.

Exhibit and Sponsorship Information:

The 2023 Unmanned & Autonomous Systems Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.
Contact us for sponsorship information

2023 Confirmed Speakers:

  • LtGen Karsten S. Heckl, USMC, Deputy Commandant CD&I, Commanding General, MCCDC
  • BG Geoff Norman,USA, Next Generation Combat Vehicles Cross Functional Team, Army Futures Command
  • CAPT Michael D. Brasseur,USN, Commodore, Task Force 59, Commander, Unmanned & Artificial Intelligence Integration
  • Schuyler Moore, Chief Technology Officer, USCENTCOM
  • Dr. Jason Stack, SES, Deputy Director, Unmanned Task Force, Office of Naval Research
  • Dr. Jaret C. Riddick, SSTM, Principal Director for Autonomy, Office of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering for Modernization, OUSD(R&E)
  • Schuyler Moore, Chief Technology Officer, USCENTCOM
  • Lt Col Thomas Meagher, USAF, Prime Division Chief, AFWERX
  • COL William M. Parker, USA, Deputy Director, Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office, Joint Counter-Small UAS Office
  • Gustavo A. Rivera, SSTM, Senior Scientist and Technical Manager, Unmanned Task Force, Chief Innovation Officer, Distinguished Engineer, NSWC, Dahlgren Division
  • Stuart Hatfield, Chief, Robotics Branch, HQDA G-8 FDD
  • David Breede, PEO, Special Reconnaissance, USSOCOM
  • Jean-Chales Ledé, Chief Technology Officer, RapdFlight; Former Autonomy Technology Advisor, AFRL

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Sunset Room at National Harbor Marina
137 National Plaza, 20745
National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD

Hotel Option 1.
The Westin Washington National Harbor
171 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, Maryland 20745
Click HERE to see available rooms.

Hotel Option 2:
Hyatt Place National Harbor.
123 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, Maryland, United States, 20745
Click HERE to see available rooms.

Parking: There are a variety of parking options throughout National Harbor. The lot that is closest to The Sunset Room is our Carousel Lot which is located at 137 National Plaza, Oxon Hill, MD 20745. If covered parking is preferred our Fleet Street Garage is the closest to the venue at 116 Waterfront Street, Oxon Hill, MD 20745. Mariner Garage will be the closet to The Westin National Harbor at 199 Fleet Street, Oxon Hill, MD 20745.
Event details
Organizer : DSI
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-24086