Past event: Unmanned & Autonomous Systems Summit 2024

Utilizing Autonomous Systems to Support All-Domain Operations

The 12th 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 2024 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 2024 Summit:

  • Ensuring critical autonomous capabilities are delivered to the Warfighter rapidly & affordably
  • Countering near-peer adversaries through the Replicator Initiative
  • Promoting autonomous technological growth & integration to enable fleet mission success
  • Strengthening partnerships & accelerating innovation to enable full spectrum naval operationst
  • Integrating unmanned systems & Ai into maritime operations
  • Driving persistent Army modernization through the development of innovative unmanned technologies
  • Developing Collaborative Combat Aircraft (CCA) to advance Air Force autonomous capability

Why You Should Attend This Summit:

The 12th Annual Unmanned & Autonomous Systems Summit will convene senior level experts and decision makers from across the DoD, Military Services, Industry, & Academia for in-depth discussions on the integration and utilization of unmanned/autonomous capabilities to ensure future mission success in the all-domain operating environment.

The Military Services have identified the integration and deployment of UxS capabilities as a key priority as the U.S. faces a variety of threats from rapidly advancing near-peer adversaries. Amid an era of strategic competition, DoD and the Military Services must accelerate the deployment of innovative strategies, priorities, and emerging research to best support the utilization of unmanned and autonomous systems to maintain technological and military superiority on the future battlefield. The Summit will feature two panels, integrating unmanned systems & AI into maritime operations and developing & fielding C-UAS to address future threats. Attendees at the 2024 Unmanned & Autonomous Systems Summit will have the unique opportunity to examine the strategies, technologies, and modernization priorities critical to developing and delivering air/land/sea unmanned systems to the Warfighter.

The 2024 Unmanned & Autonomous Systems 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.

Sponsor & Exhibit: Now Open

The 2024 Unmanned & Autonomous Systems Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.
Contact us for sponsorship information

2024 Early Confirmed Speakers:

  • LTG Robert M. Collins, USA, Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army - (AL&T), Director, Army Acquisition Corps
  • Lt Gen David A. Harris, USAF, Deputy Chief of Staff, Air Force Futures, A5/7
  • Michael Stewart, SES, Director, Disruptive Capabilities Office, U.S. Navy
  • BGen Stephen Lightfoot, USMC, Director, Capabilities Development Directorate, HQMC Combat Development & Integration
  • Schuyler Moore, HQE, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Central Command
  • CAPT Joseph Baggett, USN, Director of Maritime Operations, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command
  • CAPT Colin Corridan, USN, Commander, Task Force 59, U.S. 5th Fleet
  • COL Michael Parent, USA, Chief, Acquisition & Resource Division, Joint Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office
  • CAPT Thom Remmers, USCG, Unmanned Systems Cross-Functional Work Group Lead, Assistant Commandant for Capabilities (CG-7 UxS)
  • Victoria Natalie, Director of Strategic Innovation, Oklahoma Aerospace Institute for Research and Education
  • Event Moderator: VADM Ron Boxall, USN, (Ret.), Former Director, Force Structure, Resources & Assessment, Joint Staff, J8

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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
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171 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, Maryland 20745

Hotel Option 2
Hyatt Place National Harbor
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123 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, Maryland, United States, 20745

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 closest to The Westin National Harbor at 199 Fleet Street, Oxon Hill, MD 20745.
Event details
Organizer : DSI
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-24765