DEF 2013 brings together the brightest Military and Civilian minds to share and promote innovation. Join us for three days where you will interact with an elite group of entrepreneurs, military veterans, and industry leaders to promote innovation within the military. Learn More...
You are a emerging leader brimming with ideas, and are eager to connect with others who share your enthusiasm. You are passionate about creating positive change, but are still learning how to push ideas through a large bureaucracy. You want to build lifelong relationships with innovative leaders both in and out of uniform.
DEF 2013 is for you! Learn from experienced entrepreneurs, propose ideas and collaborate with peers in our Ideation groups, then pitch solutions to peers, senior leaders and proven entrepreneurs. You’ll emerge with knowledge, experience, and relationships to help spread an innovation culture throughout the Department of Defense.
You are a busy senior leader, managing complex challenges during an era of change, uncertainty, and restraint. Every day, you are asked to do more with less. By necessity, you are constantly on the lookout for innovative solutions to address current and emerging challenges.
Our Ideation groups will study problems and develop promising new solutions, putting more options into your hands as a senior leader. You’ll be surrounded by young innovators who are passionate to make our military a stronger organization. We invite you to get involved by mentoring emerging leaders, suggesting problems to be tackled, and listening to what our young leaders have to offer.