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.


September 2024  |  San Diego

Gain a strategic advantage in modern warfare with our conference on UXS. Our summit offers an exclusive platform for military, industry, and academia to explore the latest developments and advancements in unmanned systems technology. With expert-led sessions, and networking opportunities, our summit equips you with the knowledge, tools, and resources you need to enhance your military capabilities and achieve mission success. Don’t miss out on this unparalleled opportunity to stay ahead of the curve and drive progress in military UXS. Learn more


November 2023  |  Washington D.C.

Be a part of a National Summit where military/government experts, industry, and academia come together to discuss the latest advancements in indirect fires and artillery technology, tactics, and strategy. With expert-led sessions, and networking opportunities, this summit will provide opportunities for attendees to learn about the latest procurement programs and technologies that can enhance our military’s readiness and effectiveness in countering emerging threats. Learn more


November 2023  |  Washington D.C.

The Space Operations and Technologies Conference is dedicated to exploring the cutting-edge advancements in space operations, with a specific focus on the procurement requirements and acquisition programs of the US Space Force and its international partners. It is our aim to foster collaboration and share insights on capability modernization for critical areas such as space situational awareness, positioning, navigation and timing, command and control, communications, launching, and the use of AI/ML for enhanced operational effectiveness.

This conference serves as a vital platform for discussing the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in space operations. Through informative sessions, engaging panel discussions, and interactive workshops, we will delve into the procurement strategies, acquisition programs, and innovative solutions that are shaping the future of space capabilities. Learn more


October 2023  |  Washington D.C.

Next generation air superiority is a critical aspect of modern warfare, providing a decisive advantage over peer and near-peer adversaries. As threat systems become more flexible, adaptable, and software-driven, it is crucial to enhance combat air capability to protect national airspace and maintain air superiority.

Join our platform for military, industry, and academia to explore improving operational posture and augmenting combat capability for both current and future operations against peer competitors. disruptive technologies for future combat, and more. Learn More


October 2023  |  Arlington, VA

ACI’s Future C4ISR Summit will provide a forum for discussions on ways to transform intelligence for future all domain warfare. Over the course of this event, we will focus on supporting the ongoing JADC2 and AFSC efforts, with briefings on topics including the integration of the space domain, the role of cloud architectures within C2, the application of AI/ML in ISR and the role of unmanned systems within tomorrow’s operating environment.

By combining discussions on all domain C4 with a traditional focus on ISR, the summit will reflect the fundamental role of the intelligence collection element in supporting decision-making from the strategic to the tactical level. Uniting the intelligence community responsible for the former with the single service and Joint HQs – as well as the tactical war fighting elements – who execute the latter, offers a much-needed opportunity for both to adapt. Learn more


March 2024  |  Washington D.C.

ACI created this event for military decision-makers, leading industry, academia, and non-traditional defense companies, who are transforming joint capabilities and facilitating the integration of disruptive technologies in the defense enterprise.

This forum will explore the integration of data-driven capabilities, transformation of intelligence PED, institution of cloud architecture, the power of AI/ML-enabled technologies, unmanned and autonomous systems, robotics, and cyber resilience across all networks and platforms. Learn more


March 2024  |  Washington D.C.

The 2nd Annual summit will address key topics including Expanding and improving the power, survivability, and lethality of combat and tactical armored vehicles, Enhancing the maneuverability, firepower, and effectiveness of military vehicles (USA/USMC/JLTV), Scalable Armor protection Advancements & R&D, and more.

Join subject matter experts from senior military, industry and academia as they address not only armored and tactical vehicle survivability, but also DoD projected budgets, modernization priorities for vehicles and vehicle systems, along with ongoing procurement projects to support our nation’s warfighters. Learn more


April 2024  |  Washington D.C.

The 3rd Annual interactive summit will comprehensively analyze the DoD’s approach to the ongoing global proliferation of hypersonic weapons, giving attendees the opportunity to hear about advancements in Hypersonic weapon technologies amid the current backdrop of strategic competition from Russia and China. Learn more


February 2024  |  Washington D.C.

Explore how the military’s use of UAV’s has revolutionized modern warfare with their versatility and efficiency. Expert speakers will discuss UAV’s critical roles in ISR to precision airstrikes, as well as the advanced technology and capabilities which help conduct strategic operations on the modern battlefield.

Join and gain invaluable knowledge about the complexities where UAS play pivotal roles, along with obtaining the latest and critically important rules and regulations for operating legally within the NAS. Our agenda and topics will offer an unprecedented blend of DoD/Gov & Industry keynotes and panelists discussing all class of UAS both Military applications and emerging Civil & Commercial growth opportunities running the gamut of high value applications and global markets. Learn more


May 2024  |  Washington D.C.

Offering an unparalleled, comprehensive and interactive examination of DoD; Commercial; and Civil CUAS technologies, this international forum will give attendees a cutting edge overview of Government and leading industry perspectives on advancing CUAS Capabilities. Gain critical insight on how not only the military, but how nationwide the prison systems, airports, stadiums, nuclear power plants and so many others are tackling the ever-evolving drone threat that we are facing. Learn more

About Us

Our Defense & National Security Summits team has worked on military and national security events for over 40 years collectively. Our team is made up of seasoned professionals that have developed our skills and knowledge over years of hard work in our individual responsibilities, including those in event production, marketing, and business development. Our extensive experience has taught us the value of keeping up with the most recent developments, trends and technologies. We pride ourselves on always looking for innovative ways to enhance attendee knowledge and experience at any one of our events.


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.

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Upcoming Conferences

September 25 – 26, 2024

San Diego, CA

October 7 – 8, 2024

Orlando, FL

February 25 – 26, 2025

San Diego, CA

March 19 – 20, 2025

Washington, DC