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AFWERX Fusion Xperience 2019

July 23-24, 2019

Enclave - Las Vegas NV

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About the AFWERX Fusion Xperience

The AFWERX FUSION EXPERIENCE is a free two-day conference hosted by AFWERX in collaboration with our Air Force partners. The annual AFWERX Fusion event will bring together small business, entrepreneurs, and academia that aim to provide innovation solutions to existing Air Force focus areas. The AFWERX Fusion event will take place over the course of three days, focusing around an Air Force special interest, including keynote speakers, panelists, and more. 

This year, the event will focus on the developments AFWERX is currently engaged in regarding Multi Domain Operations. The conference will be hosted at Enclave in Las Vegas, Nevada, where 50 - 100 teams will present their innovative solutions. At this expo-style event, teams will present their solutions to top Air Force decision makers and operators. Concurrently, there will be live demonstrations, keynote speakers, subject matter experts, and panel discussions on innovation, trends in technology, culture change, and more. This flagship event welcomes the public, including academia, startups, enterprise companies, the investment community, and military. 

"We've got to innovate to maintain America's security. We've created the AFWERX Fusion Challenge to accelerate inventive ideas from startups, industry, academia and research labs in the most collaborative way and get them to America's Airmen at the speed of relevance."
- General Steve Wilson in a recent visit to AFWERX Vegas 
 
Follow the AFWERX Challenge on social media with the hashtag #FusionXperience 

Expo Theme - Multi Domain Operations

The top 50 - 100 Fusion Challenge submissions will present their ideas at the Fusion Xperience. Expo teams will have the chance to interact with top U.S. Air Force leaders, AFWERX team members, industry experts, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and YOU. During the event, the expo teams will be engaged by subject matter experts from the Air Force and other branches of the military to assess the proposed technology solutions and increase the likelihood of future R&D and/or production contracts, grants, and other transaction agreement awards. 
 

Panel Topics

Perspectives on the future of Multi-Domain Operations 
Venture Capital Opportunities for Dual-Use Technologies
New Government Funding Opportunities
Trends in Defense Innovation
Advancements in Emerging Technologies
Military Policy and Strategies on Emerging Technologies
Driving Culture Change in Large Organizations 
 

Event Location



5810 S. Eastern Avenue

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  SCHEDULE 

Early check-in for Exhibitors is available from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM on Monday July 22,2019.
Details about workshops and panel topics will be updated as they are confirmed.
All times are listed in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). 

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July 22, 2019
4:00 pm - 7:00 pmEarly Registration and Mixer
4:00 pm - 7:00 pmExhibitor Booth Set Up
 
July 23, 2019
8:00 am - 9:00 amExhibitor Set Up and Registration
8:00 am - 10:00 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 10:00 amGeneral Admission Registration
10:15 am - 10:30 amOpening Remarks
10:30 am - 11:00 amKeynote
11:00 am - 6:00 pmExhibit Floor Open
12:00 pm - 2:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmKeynotes
2:00 pm - 4:00 pmPanels and Workshops
6:00 pm - 8:00 pmSocial Mixer
 
July 24, 2019
8:00 am - 9:00 amRegistration
8:00 am - 10:00 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 6:00 pmExhibit Floor Open
10:15 am - 10:30 amOpening Remarks
10:30 am - 11:00 amKeynotes
11:00 am - 12:00 pmPanels and Workshops
12:00 pm - 2:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmKeynotes
2:00 pm - 4:00 pmPanels and Workshops
6:00 pm - 8:00 pmSocial Mixer
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  REGISTER

Advance registration is required to attend. 
To register for the Fusion Xperience, click the "New Registration" button below. An email address may only be used once per registrant.
Upon completion, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive this email, please check your junk or spam folder.

Registration Deadline: July 17, 2019
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SPEAKERS

AFWERX will updated speakers as they are announced.
 
Stay Tuned! 
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General Stephen Wilson [More Info]
Vice Chief of Staff
U.S. Air Force
 
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AFWERX is a product of the Air Force, directly envisioned by Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson. Her vision of AFWERX is to solve some of the toughest challenges the Air Force faces through innovation and collaboration amongst our nation's top subject matter experts. The world is changing quickly--new technologies, new threats and new opportunities. AFWERX taps into the power of creativity and empowers intentional innovation that unleashes emergent approaches for the warfighter through a community of intrapreneurs, industry, academia, and non-traditional contributors. AFWERX has the ability to bring together our nation's best and brightest to collaborate, innovate, fabricate and present accelerated results to the United States Air Force to better serve our
#1 customer: the warfighter and operators in the Air Force.

 

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  HOTEL

A room block has been reserved with the Hampton Inn & Suites Las Vegas Airport

 
The group rate is $119 per night for 22 July-26 July.
 You can book a room using THIS LINK and use the group code AFW or call the hotel and ask for the AFWERX group rate.  
Group block closes 21 June.
If you are eligible to receive government per diem rates, you can call the hotel to book a room at the government rate. 
 
Hampton Inn & Suites | Las Vegas Airport 
6575 South Eastern Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 647-8000 
 
The following hotels are near Enclave and off the strip, but do not have a contracted discounted rate for this event:

 

1) La Quinta Inn & Suites (1.5 miles)
   6560 Surrey Street
   702-492-8900

2) Hyatt Place (3.5 miles)
   4520 Paradise Road
   702-369-3366
3) Embassy Suites (3.5 miles)
   4315 Swenson Street
   702-795-2800

 

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  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Registration

Q: How do I register for the event?
A: Click on the "New Registration" button under the register tab, or on the home banner.  Registration closes July 19, 2019.

Q: Is there a registration fee to sign-up?
A: No, this event is free of charge for all attendees.


Q: Can I register onsite?

A: Yes, if you miss the online registration cutoff (July 19), onsite registration will be available at Enclave.  Registration times are TBD.

Q: How do I register my exhibitor booth staff?

A: A unique expo password was sent to your team when your challenge submission was accepted. You must use password to register as an exhibitor.


Venue

Q: Is there parking at Enclave?
A: Yes, there is plenty of free parking on-site.

Q: Is there wifi in the venue?
A: Yes, the network is: AFWERX, and the password is: Fusion2019


Meals

Q: Are meals provided at the event?
A: No, meals are not provided. However, there will be lunch/snack options available for purchase at Enclave.

Q: Do you have a menu of the food that will be served?
A: A menu will be provided as the event approaches.


Attire

Q: What is the recommended dress?
A: Casual or business casual for civilians and UOD for military. We ask that if you're speaking or on a panel, to please come in short sleeve blues.


Schedule

Q: Who will be speaking at the event?
A: We are working to find the best speakers for our keynote series. As soon as the speakers and panelists are confirmed, the website will be updated.


Expo

Q: What is the plan for expo participants?
A: The expo will take place both days at Enclave. Challenge submissions were down selected to the top 50 - 100. When the top 50 - 100 register for the event, we will post their exhibit information to the event app.  A link to download the event app will be sent to all registrants a couple days prior to the event.

Q: Where can I submit a challenge submission?
A: The submission period closed on May 20. 

Media

Q: I'm a member of the media, how can I attend?
A: Media is welcome and encouraged to attend.  Please select "Media" as your attendee type and more information will be sent following your registration.

Q: Am I allowed to take photos and video?
A: Yes, photography and videography are allowed.

 

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If you could not find the answers you were looking for in this site or FAQ page, please use the comment box to send us your question. 
We will continue to update the website with schedule additions and speaker names / topics as they become available.

 

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