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WIA 2016 Conference Series

Aerospace 2016: Innovation in Aerospace

This innovative conference experience will provide members with tailored programs specifically for the aerospace community, greater opportunities for building business relationships, and programs that can easily fit into hectic schedules.

Join WIA for in-depth discussion on the latest technological innovations to drive next generation capabilities as they are being pursued by the government and industry.

  • Learn how the U.S. will maintain its military and technological advantage in an era of increasingly constrained budgets.
  • Gain insight into commercial practices that can be utilized in government sectors to drive next generation capabilities and competitive advantages.
  • Listen to leaders from government and industry explain processes and practices both in place and in development to commercialize existing space applications in the free market.

3rd Offset Strategy: The Role of Commercial Practices and Technology in Government Sectors to Drive Next Generation Capability

The first conference session will take a hard look at the concept of a Third Offset Strategy and answer such question as:

  • How will the U.S. and its allies leapfrog their military and technological advantages in an era of increasingly tight budgets?
  • Which business models and technology areas are the most promising?
  • What commercial and additional federal agency practices and technologies can be leveraged in government sectors to drive next generation capability and competitive advantage? What do we need to stop doing as part of the acquisition reform?


Mr. Shaun DonovanInvited
Director, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President

Ms. Michele FlournoyConfirmed
Chief Executive Officer, Center for a New American Security

Mr. Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr.Invited
President, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

Ms. Pamela MelroyConfirmed
Deputy Director, Tactical Technology Office, DARPA

Dr. Jamie MorinConfirmed
Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation, U.S. Department of Defense

Mr. Tom StroupConfirmed
President, Satellite Industry Association

June 8, 2016
Marriott Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Registration
3:00 pm – 5:30 pm Program
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Reception

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Commercialization of Space

Currently, we are in the midst of a shift to a commercial space economy where the race for space is stronger than ever. Join the discussion to learn more about:

  • How and why private companies are investing in space and disrupter technologies at a rapid pace.
  • How the United States will continue to maintain its assured access to space while hearing from Angel Investors to tell us why they are investing so heavily in this new market.

This session will be an eye opening look at ways our member firms will need to continue to evolve to stay relevant, find new partners, and begin to look at opportunities for the future with a new light.


Congressman Jim BridenstineInvited
U.S. House of Representatives

Mr. Doug LoverroConfirmed
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense

Dr. Dava NewmanConfirmed
Deputy Administrator, NASA

Mr. Damon WellsInvited
Director, Office of Policy & Strategy, National Reconnaissance Office

September 16, 2016
Marriott Metro Center Hotel
775 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration
9:00 am – 10:00 am Breakfast Networking Reception
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Program

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Registration Fee Per Session

Members: $85.00
Non-members: $100.00
Government: Complimentary*

* WIA is pleased to offer complimentary registration to members of the federal government and military. This event meets the criteria for a Widely Attended Gathering. If you have any questions about your ability to accept free registration, please contact your agency ethics advisor.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Annette Summers.