21st Annual Science & Engineering Technology Conference (CANCELED)


To protect the health and safety of attendees, this event has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.


The United States and our Allies have been able to count on a decisive technological advantage for more than 40 years.  In today’s complex world we see challenges to our technological superiority from multiple sources.  Our competitors are investing in technologies and developing capabilities that are directly designed to counter U.S. warfighting advantages, while simultaneously facing the difficulties operating in austere and remote environments. 


This year the annual S&ET conference is being held in conjunction with two combatant commands: AFRICOM and SOUTHCOM.  Each face a multitude of challenges in their areas of operation and seek to find technological solutions to unique problems.


Sustaining U.S. technological superiority depends on our ability to out-innovate our adversaries, but it is also important to remember innovation is more than the development of leading-edge technology.  It is about finding the right combination of technologies and operational and organizational constructs to achieve a decisive military advantage.  The right combination of technologies may very well be a combination of technologies developed by the DoD Science and Technology program, commercial technologies, technologies developed through the  Defense Industrial Base through their Independent Research and Development Programs (IR&D), and through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs.  


There will also be classified Combatant Command Science and Technology presentations and presentations by representatives from the DoD Science and Technology Communities of Interest (CoIs), which will provide updates on the CoI technology roadmaps.


This is an inclusive conference, open to both Defense and Commercial companies and businesses of all sizes. Representatives from academic institutions are also invited to attend.

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DOD & Military

Wed-Fri, Apr 15-17, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport
711 NW 72nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33126
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