Small Business Events

Upcoming AFCEA Events With a Small Business Focus

AFCEA International hosts a variety of events with content designed specifically for our Small Business members. Matchmaking with government primes, networking receptions and symposia are just a few examples of our events that take place as stand-alone virtual events, or at AFCEA Headquarters, or in conjunction with other AFCEA International events.

SIGNAL WEBINAR sponsored by Keysight Technologies, Inc.: Building Confidence on the Battlefield and Behind the Scenes: How AI helps decision makers fill in the blanks
06/22/2021 1:00 PM ET
Web

After decades of AI advances, we have a vastly better understanding of how critical systems will react in a broad range of scenarios. In this webinar, we will explore how AI can contribute to a better understanding and performance of the technology that warfighters and commanders rely on. The discussion will also address the challenges of end-to-end testing systems that include AI components, including those that evolve once they are in production environments.

SIGNAL WEBINAR sponsored by Rubrik: Modernization Playbook - How Leveraging Data for Strategic Advantage Lowers Costs, Improves Security, and Reduces Complexity
06/23/2021 1:00 PM ET
Web

In this session we will look at the transformation and modernization frameworks that many organizations are putting in place. We will visit practical areas around tool and systems complexity reduction, utilizing automation first as a prescriptive component and then how to roll out a wider capability, the cost implications and decision factors of adopting hybrid cloud strategies, and some best practices on managing data across multiple logical, physical, and security domains.

AFCEA Innovation Connection (III)
06/25/2021 3pm ET
Online, Web

The Innovation Subcommittee of AFCEA's Small Business Committee is launching a program to focus on new, disruptive and emerging technologies. Called the Innovation Connection, the program offers the small business community--from start-ups to seasoned entrepreneurs--the opportunity to gain visibility and showcase innovative technology to a small group from the U.S. government, venture capitalist community and industry. Innovations in all emerging areas, including cyber, IT, AI/ML, blockchain, quantum science and autonomy, are invited to participate.

SIGNAL WEBINAR sponsored by Sonatype: Innovation and Leadership Through the Shifting Security Landscape
06/28/2021 1:00 PM ET
Web

Cybersecurity hygiene and software supply chain security will be under the microscope of the federal government. Join RADM Danelle Barrett, author of "Rock the Boat: Embrace Change, Encourage Innovation, and Be a Successful Leader" and Matt Howard, EVP of Sonatype, for strategies to navigate the shifting security landscape and compliant practices to secure the federal software supply chain. Learn what changes are expected from the Executive Order for Cybersecurity and why a software bill of materials is vital. The first 50 registrants will receive a FREE copy of RADM Barrett's new book!

WEST
06/29/2021 - 06/30/2021
Virtual Event, Web

The premier naval conference and exposition world-wide, WEST is now in its 31st year of bringing military and industry leaders together. Co-sponsored by AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute, WEST is the only event in which the makers of platforms and the designers of technologies can network, discuss and demonstrate their solutions.

Corporate Member Briefing - July 2021
07/14/2021 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EST
Web

Whether you're new to AFCEA or a longtime member, attend from your desktop to learn how to increase your footprint in the federal space; use AFCEA's brand to enhance your visibility; leverage AFCEA's network of global security and defense professionals across DOD and civilian agencies; participate via your local chapter or on national-level committees; and receive discounts on advertising, event registration, sponsorships and exhibits.

SIGNAL WEBINAR sponsored by Everbridge: Integrated Base Defense and Public Safety
07/14/2021 1:00 PM ET
Web

Federal installations and employees are critical to mission operations. Leaders, antiterrorism officers, law enforcement personnel, and emergency managers must be able to identify relevant threats, gain context to understand importance, identify assets that could be affected, and act to mitigate risk. Join Everbridge to discuss solutions for integrated base defense and public safety, focusing on the benefits and challenges of installation resiliency: Applying real-time situational awareness and rapid actionable insights to protect interests when faced with a risk event.

SIGNAL WEBINAR sponsored by Precision OT: 400G: Network Modernization Strategies and Considerations
07/27/2021 2:00 PM ET
Web

The widespread use of mission critical, data-intensive services have accelerated and the desire for cloud-ready network infrastructure to support battlespace requirements is growing. Seamless connectivity demands higher bandwidth capacity and lower latency, thus network operators are turning to the adoption of 400G optical technologies as part of their network modernization strategy. Our experts will cover: The emergence of 400G digital coherent optics (DCO) and the new dynamic of multi-vendor interoperability; 400G network upgrades with supply chain constraints; And more!

TechNet Augusta
08/16/2021 - 08/19/2021
Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, Augusta, GA

TechNet Augusta provides a forum for key military professionals from the U.S. Defense Department, armed services and U.S. Coast Guard to discuss issues and share ideas.

SIGNAL WEBINAR in recognition of AFCEA's 75th Anniversary: Connecting the Technology Dots
08/26/2021 1:00 PM ET
Web

Some technology will change the world, but all technology will have an impact. Learn details about the technologies that experts identified as essential for federal, corporate and military decision makers to understand now in preparation for the future. The discussion will focus on technologies highlighted in the 2021 AFCEA Technology Vectors report, authored by the AFCEA Technology Committee and The TechCast Project. The webinar will educate on topics such as blockchain, advanced manufacturing and AI, and how such technologies can be connected and leveraged.

AFCEA Women in the Workforce: A Journey in STEM
09/01/2021 1:00-6:30 pm EDT
Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center, Vienna, VA

Discussions will revolve around challenges experienced starting in grade school through the college years and into entry in the workforce, and potential solutions will be discussed. This interactive event culminates with a panel of senior career women sharing their personal journeys. Content will be invaluable for women in their early- to mid-career and for both women and men interested in discovering why more women are not embarking on and staying in a STEM career.

Intelligence & National Security Summit
09/13/2021 - 09/14/2021 0800-1700
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, MD

Now in its eighth year, the Summit, powered by AFCEA International and the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA), brings senior Intelligence Community leaders together to advance collaborative solutions to critical intelligence and national security challenges.

TechNet International 2021
09/14/2021 - 09/15/2021
The Square, Brussels, Belgium

We are bringing TechNet International, our largest industry exhibition, back to Brussels in 2021! After a year of event cancellations and virtual events because of the chaos of COVID-19, we are looking forward to bringing military, government, academia and the industry that serves them back together once again at the heart of Europe--Brussels. This exhibition also will feature some conference sessions and industry demos.

TechNet Cyber
10/27/2021 - 10/28/2021
Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD

The cyberspace battlefield has changed. No longer an arena where adversaries launch a single distributed denial of service attack, lob a virus or infiltrate a network, it is now a state of persistent barrages and simultaneous campaigns. Attacks against high-value targets still occur, but they are accompanied by a torrent of continuous assaults on political, economic and security interests. TechNet Cyber is a forum for military, industry and academia to discuss and plan how to achieve persistent engagement, presence and innovation. It is the opportunity to devise a new strategy to build resilience and defend networks.

TechNet Indo-Pacific
11/08/2021 - 11/11/2021
Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, HI

TechNet Indo-Pacific is co-sponsored by AFCEA International and AFCEA Hawaii. It is the largest event in the Pacific Rim focusing on regional defense issues. Keynote speakers, panel moderators and panelists will discuss defense policies and challenges in the Indo- Pacific region and their relevance to both industry and government. Industry exhibitors will demonstrate products and solutions to meet the services' requirements and needs.

WEST Conference and Exhibition
02/16/2022 - 02/18/2022
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

Learn and network while exploring and experiencing the latest platforms, leading-edge technologies and state-of-the-art networking capabilities that support the Sea Services' operations.WEST is the premier Sea Services event on the West Coast. Senior leaders from government, military, industry and academia will convene to discuss emerging systems, platforms, technologies and networks that will impact all areas of current and future Sea Service operations. WEST is co-sponsored by AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute, both non-profit, non-lobbying membership associations. Registration is free for military and government personnel.


Additional AFCEA Events Interesting to Small Business

AFCEA NOVA Micro Mentoring
06/23/2021 - 06/23/2021
Web
https://afceanova.swoogo.com/jumpstartmentoring2021

The AFCEA NOVA Jump Start micro mentoring program is for students and young professionals who are considering or entering a career into business development and capture. Our program capitalizes on the vibrant AFCEA community. The experience will include monthly webinars, readings, structured connections with presenters, and periodic round table sessions with program participants. This innovative approach provides an information rich experience customized towards students. Students will be prepared for a great career! As a registered participant you will have access to LATTUS where you can facilitate one on one conversations with panelists!

AFCEA CMD Technology Over Bagels with BreachBits
07/13/2021 - 07/13/2021
MD
https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIsfuivqzsiGH0VQAfbzIJ2Wbu52IyRjng

About Technology Over Bagels:
TOB is a free monthly technical presentation that takes place on the second Tuesday of every month (excluding July and August). Typical audience size is 40+. Speakers and attendees range from highly niche technical on-site engineers, consultants, company owners, and business development. TOB is run by Central Maryland's Young AFCEANs, and AFCEA membership is NOT necessary in order to attend.

Red teams can be thought of as vaccines for cyberspace controlled, benign exposures to threats which will train your defenses to detect and combat threats before you encounter them for the first time. Due to the speed at which threats in cyberspace evolve, however, the frequency at which organizations need to expose and test their cyber defenses against doses of new, emerging threats is increasing. To meet this demand, BreachBits has developed a solution that makes the benefits of red teaming available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, allowing organizations to test themselves continuously against the latest threats, from ransomware to supply chain attacks. We will discuss red teaming, its benefits, and how BreachBits is supporting our customers efforts to immunize their cyber defenses with continuous, realistic adversarial testing of their cyber defenses.

AFCEA NOVA Small Business Breakfast
07/20/2021 - 07/20/2021
Web
https://afceanova.swoogo.com/July2021SmallBuisnessBreakfast

AFCEA NOVA Small Business Breakfast

AFCEA NOVA Small Business Breakfast
08/05/2021 - 08/05/2021
Web
https://www.afcea.org/calendar/eventdet.jsp?event_id=57071

AFCEA NOVA Small Business Breakfast

DWAFCEA Wright IT Summit (WITS)
09/14/2021 - 09/15/2021
UD Marriott , Dayton, OH
https://daytonwrightafcea.wildapricot.org/event-4259572

The Summit theme is Technology at the Edge. This thought-provoking Summit will provide participants with two full days of expert panelists and esteemed keynote speakers addressing technology, experiences, and future trends. The two-day agenda conveys how the Air Force and industry are applying Industry 4.0 in: Cybersecurity, Big Data, Industrial Internet of Things, Edge Computing, Generation Next Solutions, Business/Defense Impacts, and Business/Defense Realization. The current agenda, speakers/panel members and their bios can be found on the event page here.All attendees will view the presentation in a custom designed user interface which puts the speaker front and center and limits distractions.Enjoy a networking event at the end of each day. All presenters, attendees and exhibitors will have the opportunity to virtually network through the virtual portal. The space is broken into tables and booths which allow participants to freely move around and interact with different groups. Upon entering a table, participants can share their camera and microphone and interact face-to-face. The tables keep the groups small enough to facilitate a robust conversation without introducing too many people trying to speak at once.

AFCEA NOVA Small Business IT Day
11/04/2021 - 11/04/2021
Westin Dulles, Herndon, VA
https://www.afcea.org/calendar/eventdet.jsp?event_id=53616

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