2020 Urban Operations Summit

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

New Dates: 8/19-8/20/2020

DSI’s Urban Operations Summit will provide the latest updates on US efforts to modernize military strategies, tools, and training initiatives ahead of future urban conflicts. This forum will convene senior-level officials from throughout the US Army, US Marines, metropolitan governments, and academia to share their unique insights into the challenges of urban operations


The population of megacities is continuing to grow across the globe. It is becoming increasingly likely that the future fight will be fought on an urban battlefield. However, our military has not faced a similar operational environment in decades, necessitating a shift in training and doctrine across the military services. Our summit’s speakers will examine the strategies and capabilities for enhancing situational awareness, maneuverability, lethality, and training exercises in city landscapes. Furthermore, the event will highlight the challenges of subterranean warfare and the technologies urgently needed by warfighters to ensure they can effectively operate across surface, super surface and subsurface environments.

Speaker and Presenter Information

Dr. Russell Glenn
Director, Plans and Policy, G-2
US Army Training and Doctrine Command

COL Douglas Winton, Ph.D, USA
Chair, Department of Military Strategy, Planning, and Operations
US Army War College

Col Wendell Leimbach, Jr., USMC
Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate

Col Kris Stillings, USMC (Ret)
Director, Experimentation Division
Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory
Marine Corps Combat Development Command

Dr. Robert Davis
Chief Scientist, Geospatial Research and Engineering
US Army Engineering Research and Development Center

Robert Hesse
Subterranean and Dense Urban Environment Working Group Operations Lead
CCDC Armaments Center

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Expected Number of Attendees


Relevant Government Agencies

Air Force, Army, Navy & Marine Corps, DOD & Military, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Justice, Judicial Branch Agencies, State Government, City Government, Municipal Government, National Guard Association, Federal Government, State & Local Government


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Wed-Thu, Aug 19-20, 2020


Active Duty Military & Government:  $0.00 (Until 05/21/2020)
Non-Profit/Academia/FFRDC:  $690.00 (Until 05/21/2020)
Early Registration (Industry/Contractor):  $990.00 (Until 04/17/2020)
Standard Registration (Industry/Contractor):  $1090.00 (Until 05/21/2020)

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