The Wright Dialogue with Industry - July 21-23, 2015 daytondefense
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New location - Dayton Convention Center bringing you a New Bigger and Better WDI

"Warfighter Focused Innovation - the Key to Achieving Strategic Agility"

DaytonDefense (the Dayton Area Defense Contractors Association) will host the 10th annual Wright Dialogue with Industry on July 21-23, 2015 at the Dayton Convention Center, Dayton, Ohio.  The Wright Dialogue with Industry offers three (3) days of in-depth and comprehensive presentations, panels, and breakout sessions related to the Air Force science and technology focus areas and aerospace research and development.  The Wright Dialogue with Industry (WDI) attracts over 400 participants and affords Government, Industry and Academia an opportunity to exchange information and form collaborations to address current and future Air Force and aerospace challenges.   

The WDI presentations feature technology focus areas, core technical competencies, and new business opportunities for the upcoming government fiscal year as well as future requirements and open solicitations for capturing innovative solutions.  The content will be made available to registrants in advance via the WDI event portal and will include descriptions of missions; program objectives and plans; and related contracting opportunities. 

This year’s WDI event will feature several changes resulting from prior attendee feedback.  These changes include:
  • Significantly enhanced Program and Business Opportunity Information;
  • Greater opportunities to attend technology focus area sessions;
  • Expanded Affordability and Sustainment focus to include the “Complex of the Future” and Air Force Sustainment Center participation
  • Participation by NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Greater opportunities for match making/teaming with special emphasis on SBIR technology transition opportunities for large and small businesses – via Phase III contracts.  

This year’s WDI event will feature keynote speakers from Government, Industry and Academia, informative panel discussions, and in-depth electronically available technical information. This event is enhanced by ample opportunities to dig deeply into technologies and programs of interest to the Air Force, Industry and Academia. Networking opportunities exist during the extensive breakout sessions, table top displays, and at the Tuesday evening reception. At an additional cost you are also invited to an optional VIP reception Monday, July 20, at Moraine Farm, one of Dayton's many historical landmarks.

This event is restricted to Government personnel and Government Contractors.  All non-Government attendees must be U.S. citizens and must supply a copy of their organization's DD2345, "Militarily Critical Technical Data Agreement" prior to being confirmed and admitted to the event.  Details regarding acquiring and submitting the DD2345 are available on the registration page.

Sponsorships are available and early registration will enable participants to access advance copies of speaker presentations as soon as they are available. Stay tuned for updates as we get closer to the event!


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2015 Premier DaytonDefense Sponsors

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