About the Military and Defense Portfolio

ACI’s Series of Defense Events provides a unique opportunity for professionals to learn from experienced military and defense leaders, strategists, and experts, to gain insight into the latest advancements and challenges currently facing the military. Our summits are curated with an aim to provide a platform for experts to engage in meaningful discussions and share their valuable insights and experiences. Through keynote presentations, panel discussions, and interactive workshops, our events will provide attendees with a deep understanding of the strategic thinking required to navigate today’s complex global security environments. Whether you are military personnel, technology company, government agency, and academic institution, attending an ACI event is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable insights, build professional relationships, and shape the future of defense and military capabilities.


Join us for two incredible information packed events shaping the future of defense during our Defense Innovation Week, March 18–21, 2024!

Learn more about our Big Data Event and our EDT Event.

Speaker Hall of Fame

Lieutenant General Michael Groen, USMC

Director

Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC)

Brigadier General Geoff Norman, USA

Director

Next Generation Combat Vehicles Cross Functional Team

Major General Daniel L. Simpson

Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance

US Air Force

The Honorable Nickolas Guertin

Director, Operational Test & Evaluation

Office of the
Secretary of Defense

Dr. Yvette S. Weber, SES

Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary

Air Force for Science Technology and Engineering

Brigadier General Mark Clingan

Assistant Deputy Commandant
Combat Development and Integration
Deputy Commanding General

Marine Corps Combat Development Command

“…The conference was exceptionally beneficial to me because of the many subject matter experts and thought leaders…speaking and participating on the panels. The keynote speakers were thought provoking and informative…”

—Senior Director, Programs; Integrated Defense Solutions, BAE Systems, Inc., Intelligence & Security

“Enjoyed that all U.S. Services and many coalition partners were speakers and participants.”

—Lockheed Martin

“Diversity of topics being presented and discussed – all speakers were experts in their field.”

—Canadian Armed Forces

“A perfect balance of government’s vision, industry’s leadership and networking opportunities.”

—Aerospace and Defense Team Lead, Ansys


Content Hub

Hypersonic Weapons Market – Global Forecast to 2030

In advance of our National Summit on Hypersonic Weapons Systems we have worked closely with our Partner ASD Reports to keep you apprised of the latest innovations and key components of developing hypersonic weapons including:

  • Integration, Testing, Materials, Propulsion and Sensors – to maintain the balance of geopolitics

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UxS Report

Stay apprised of the latest innovations and key components of the future of UUV markets and technologies.

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Space Militarization Market – Global Forecast to 2030

To keep you informed on the latest news and innovations ACI has worked closely with our Partner ASD Reports to keep you apprised of the latest innovations and key components of Space Militarization including miniaturization, improved sensors, and communications systems.

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Artillery Systems Market
– Global Forecast to 2028

ACI worked closely with our Partner Market Forecast to keep you apprised of the latest innovations and key components in development, modernization, and deployment of advanced artillery systems to strengthen defense capabilities and military readiness. Read the Artillery Systems Market: Global Forecast to 2028 today!

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Interview with Bryan Scurry

Take a few minutes to read ACI’s Exclusive Interview with our Chairman Bryan Scurry SES, Former Executive Director, Commander Naval Air Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet before our 2nd Annual Unmanned Systems West Event.

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Interview with John Otto

Take a few minutes to read ACI’s Exclusive Interview with Raytheon Missiles & Defense John Otto before our 2nd National Summit on Hypersonic Weapons Systems.

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Interview with Nathan Tichenor

Read Texas A&M University System Nathan Tichenor’s Interview ahead of our 2nd National Summit on Hypersonic Weapons Systems.

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Post Show Report

The 2023 National Congress on Counter UAS Technology gathered over 150+ military and industry attendees to discuss key topics ranging from Counter sUAS Needs & Requirements at the Border, C-sUAS Capability Development, Dual-Use CUAS Technologies amongst many of the sessions covered. You can now download the post-show report to get access to the full speaker list, attendee metrics and key takeaways from the event.

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Post Show Report

The 2023 Next-Generation Air Superiority gathered together military and industry attendees to explore imperatives for change, exchange ideas, and chart a course for the future of airpower. You can now download the post-show report to get access to the full speaker list, attendee metrics and key takeaways from the event.

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Post Show Report

The 2023 National Summit on Artillery & Indirect Fires both military and industry attendees to discuss key topics ranging from preparing the Next Gen Warfighter for Army Modernization, and Next Generation Weapons for Long Range Precision Fires amongst many of the sessions covered. You can now download the post-show report to get access to the full speaker list, attendee metrics and key takeaways from the event.

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Post Show Report

The 2023 Unmanned Systems West Event gathered over 200 military and industry attendees to discuss key topics ranging from Redefining the Autonomy Battlespace, Tactical UAS Platforms, Payloads & State of the Art Emerging ISR Capabilities, Army UAS Sensors Intelligence amongst many of the sessions covered. You can now download the post-show report to get access to the full speaker list, attendee metrics and key takeaways from the event.

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Partnership Opportunities

As an event partner, you will be positioned as a critical player in the military and defense space, with the opportunity to showcase the benefits of your product, service, platform or company to our engaged audience of decision makers.

View the Sponsorship Prospectus to find your unique opportunity.

Get in touch to discuss bespoke partnership opportunities.

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Contact Us

Bradford Barrett

Senior Program Director

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Linda Lastovych

Senior Conference Director

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Keith Barthelot

Business Development Manager

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Katrina Savarino

Associate Director of Marketing

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Upcoming Conferences

February 27 – 28, 2024

San Diego, CA

March 18 – 19, 2024

Washington, DC

March 20 – 21, 2024

Arlington, VA

April 25 – 26, 2024

Arlington, VA

May 21 – 22, 2024

Arlington, VA

May 23 – 24, 2024

Arlington, VA

September 25 – 26, 2024

San Diego, CA

October 15 – 16, 2024

Arlington, VA

October 15 – 16, 2024

Washington, DC

October 29 – 30, 2024

Arlington, VA

November 6 – 7, 2024

Washington, DC

Sponsorship Opportunities
Maximize your organization's visibility in front of key decision-makers. Be a series sponsor.

Expand customer networks.
Build brand equity.
Make a lasting impression.

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Sponsorship FAQ

In a world where audiences are increasingly fragmented, and with ever diminishing attention spans, conferences provide an opportunity to engage in invaluable, interactive conversation. Few marketing routes offer such an immersive opportunity of multiple touch-points amongst a tightly targeted customer base. Intellectually and emotionally engaged, our clients have chosen to be in that very place, at that very time. We do not offer standardized, cookie cutter sponsorship packages because companies do not have standardized, cookie cutter needs. Our highly experienced sponsorship team tailors our offering to your strategic needs.

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