Past event: Air Dominance Summit

Securing Air Supremacy for the Future Multi-Domain Battle

The inaugural Air Dominance Summit will bring together 200 senior international leaders from the fighter aircraft community, including Pilots, Procurement Specialists and Air Force Commanders from NATO member nations – all tirelessly dedicated to securing air supremacy in an evolving and contested threat landscape.

Against rising tensions in the Pacific and the Russia-Ukraine conflict, we will evaluate initial lessons learned to ensure the U.S. and allies are equipped for the changing character of modern air warfare and future conflict. Beyond this, we will explore how allies can continue to forge strong relationships, to effectively execute successful multi-domain operations.  

We will examine the direction of contemporary and future combat airpower delivery, drawing on 4th/5th and 6th generation fighter programs, including NGAD, FCAS and GCAP, and how the U.S. and allies can look to maintain and build air dominance for the future fight. Air Dominance will also provide crucial insight into how the U.S. Air Force are accelerating change to transform the future fighting force through the utilization of synthetic training environments, LVC simulation and off-the-shelf simulations.

Throughout the two days, thought leaders will look at how we can harness real time data, autonomy, AI, and Combat Cloud to bolster lethality, survivability, and combat mass. Vital innovations that different nations are leveraging which can accelerate the decision-making cycle, expand the tactical sphere, close operational gaps, and enhance situational awareness, will also be discussed.

Through the provision of a dynamic and rich environment which encourages networking, learning, and knowledge-sharing, we will provide a constructive forum which enables global relationships to be established and nurtured.

Four Top Reasons to Attend ADS

  • Maximise the proficiency of your airmen through high-profile discussions about live and synthetic training platforms that can be leveraged
  • Implement lessons learned from high-profile reflections on the Air Superiority Fight over Ukraine to ensure that your Air Force can outpace the adversary
  • Gain unrivalled insights into 6th Generation Fighter Programs and the LOE of U.S. leaders in securing air dominance for multi-domain operations
  • Build and forge strong strategic ties in an intimate environment with extensive networking breaks to improve domestic and international interoperability

2023 Chair

  • General (Retd.) Frank Gorenc, Former Commander, USAFE/AFAFRICA
  • Admiral (Ret.) William E. "Bill" Gortney, Commander, U.S. Northern Command

ADS 2023 Speakers

  • General Mark D. Kelly, Commander, Air Combat Command
  • General James M. ''Mike'' Holmes (Ret.), Former Commander, Air Combat Command
  • Major General Derek C. France, Commander, Third Air Force
  • Major General James R. Sears Jr., Deputy Commander, Air Education and Training Command
  • Major General Phillip A. Stewart, Commander, Nineteenth Air Force
  • Major General Major General Laurent Rataud, Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Programmes, French Air Force
  • Air Vice-Marshal Lincoln Taylor OBE, Chief of Staff Capability, Royal Air Force
  • Brigadier General Richard Goodman, Commander, 57th Wing, Nellis Air Force Base
  • Brigadier General Max J. Stitzer, Mobilization Assistant to the Air Force Director of Staff, U.S. Air Force
  • Air Commodore Ross Bender, Incoming Director General Air Combat Capability, Royal Australian Air Force
  • Brigadier General Michael Drowley, Director, Joint Training and Exercises (J7), U.S. Indo-Pacific Command *subject to final confirmation
  • Brigadier General Michael Rawls, Commander, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center
  • Brigadier General Todd Balfe, Fighter Capability Special Advisor, Royal Canadian Air Force
  • Mr. Chris Ristich SES, Director, Air Force Transformational Capabilities Office, Air Force Research Laboratory, US Air Force
  • Donn Yates, Executive Director, T-7 Business Development Bombers and Fighters, Boeing Defense, Space and Security
  • Colonel Dan ''Animal'' Javorsek, PhD, Commander, AFOTEC Detachment 6
  • Colonel Aaron “Vandal” Gibney, Commander, 505th CTG
  • Colonel Ben "Bach" Bishop, PhD, USAF Operational Liaison, DARPA
  • Major Samuel Browne, F-22 CTF test pilot, U.S. Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Robert Guyette, Chief Operational Test Director, Marine Operational Test & Evaluation Squadron One, U.S. Marine Corps

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The Mirage
3400 Las Vegas Blvd South, 89109
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

(702) 791-7111

Group Rates:
May 22, 2023: $149 per night excluding applicable taxes and fees
May 23, 2023: $119 per night excluding applicable taxes and fees

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Cut-off date: Monday, April 24th, 2023 (After that time, the group rate will be offered based on hotel availability only.) Rate is available 3 days prior, and 3 days post the event dates. However, these rates are subject to availability and will not be available past the group cut of date.
Event details
Organizer : IDGA
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-24141