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The pace of technology is ever-increasing, moving too fast for most people to keep up with one sector, let alone multiple areas of interest. Recent developments in artificial intelligence, quantum computing, biotech and other areas have broad and deep implications for government, industry and people's personal lives.

Nation-states, corporate interests and other groups view these emerging technologies as competitive advantages or means to be used in information warfare, cyber attacks or for other nefarious purposes. While there are myriad sources of information related to the development of technology, few authoritative sources of ground truth exist and decision-makers are often left wondering what is hype and what is actually possible in the near- and mid-term time horizons.

Join us March 11-12, 2024, in Reston, Virginia as we focus on:

Emerging Technologies
(1-3 years)

  • Supply chain
  • Data integrity
  • Cybersecurity of IoT
  • Quantum computing

Horizon Technologies
(3-8 years)

  • Biotechnology and the bioeconomy
  • The future of telecom
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Semiconductors and microelectronics












Heavily supported by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the MITRE Corporation and the U.S. National Science Foundation, this event will address the need for a national innovation strategy, particularly with regard to the “Horizon” technologies above.

Who Should Attend:

Start-ups and early-stage companies will demonstrate their technologies. Organizations developing or researching capabilities within and between any of the 8 focus areas will therefore benefit by attending. Additionally, attendees can count on venture capital and program executives to be on hand to engage participants with critical updates.

Don't miss this opportunity to connect directly with key leaders representing all eight focus areas before, during and after keynotes and panel presentations. Be a part of charting a course for the future in terms of investments in and capabilities of cutting-edge technologies. Technology companies in either the commercial or government contracting space, academic institutions, or government agencies working in any of the 8 focus areas will gain a competitive advantage by showcasing their solutions at this event.

Additionally, TechNet Emergence will offer continuing education approved for cybersecurity certification maintenance and recommended for acquisition training. Additional information is available here.

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Heidi Shyu
Given the accelerating pace of technology development, the DoD must continue to partner with the private sector to enhance our asymmetric advantages. Events such as TechNet Emergence provide critical venues for the private and public sector to share perspectives on the threats, opportunities and implications of these emerging technologies.
The Honorable Heidi Shyu
Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering