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 Spirent Communications: Ensuring Performance with a Network Digital Twin
08/10/2021 1:00 PM EST
Web

Join Spirent for this webinar to explore how a Network Digital Twin can ensure technologies such as 5G, Wi-Fi, and ORAN will work and be secure before being deployed in the most demanding field environments.

SIGNAL WEBINAR Sponsored by Metallic, a Commvault Venture: Why settle? FedRAMP High Data Protection is now here
08/10/2021 11:00 AM EST
Web

With the overnight shift in remote work and IT management, growth of hybrid cloud environments, and emergence of new and sophisticated cyberthreats, data security is top of mind for today s federal agencies. To stay resilient, today s agencies must reshuffle their data protection strategies to remove data silos, while comprehensively safeguarding their data estate. In this webinar, we will discuss how FedRAMP-compliant backup solutions blend the best of data security with the best of SaaS and how the Metallic SaaS data protection sets itself apart as the ONLY FedRAMP High solution currently available.

SIGNAL WEBINAR Sponsored by Security Compass: Learn to Implement a cATO Architecture
08/12/2021 1:00 PM EST
Web

The value of achieving Continuous ATO (cATO) is well known at this point. What is less well known, however, are implementation details. Specifically, what categories of tools make it effective. In this webinar, we'll discuss the key components of a cATO architecture and walk through a use case of how the implementation works.

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.

Federal Identity Summit, Virtual Event, Part 1
08/23/2021 - 08/25/2021
Web

The Federal Identity Forum (FedID) has been the U.S. Government's annual identity conference since 1995. Its mission is to bring together identity experts to exchange information and enhance public-private collaboration to solve the federal government s toughest identity challenges and help ensure a vibrant identity community.

SIGNAL WEBINAR Sponsored by Crestron Electronics, Inc: The Importance of Bringing Video and Audio Distribution to Your Network Weapons System
08/24/2021 11:00 AM EST
Web

Learn how Crestron's DM NVX technology and its ability to transport high definition 4K60 4:4:4 video over standard Gigabit Ethernet with no perceptible latency or loss of quality can be used to securely distribute video, audio, USB, and control signals across a broad range of applications.

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.

Federal Identity Summit In Person
08/26/2021
The Press Club, Washington, DC

The Federal Identity Forum (FedID) has been the U.S. Government's annual identity conference since 1995. Its mission is to bring together identity experts to exchange information and enhance public-private collaboration to solve the federal government s toughest identity challenges and help ensure a vibrant identity community.

Federal Identity Summit, Virtual Event, Part 2
08/30/2021 - 09/01/2021
Web

The Federal Identity Forum (FedID) has been the U.S. Government's annual identity conference since 1995. Its mission is to bring together identity experts to exchange information and enhance public-private collaboration to solve the federal government s toughest identity challenges and help ensure a vibrant identity community.

SIGNAL WEBINAR sponsored by MarkLogic: How IT Modernization is Improving Logistics for the DoD
08/31/2021 1:00 PM ET
Web

IT modernization has been a consistent goal across the DoD and when it comes to logistics, there is a huge opportunity to streamline and increase efficiency. The process to acquire, administrate, and manage materiel has left them with multiple legacy systems and outdated infrastructure. These legacy systems at organizations like the Marine Corps Logistics Command are an example of the condition of many Defense IT systems in use today - notoriously slow and unresponsive by today s standards, with no coordination or exchange of information, therefore causing accuracy to suffer.

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.

SIGNAL WEBINAR Sponsored by Bluescape: Scaling Innovation
09/02/2021 1:00 PM ET
Web

Learn how leaders at NavalX, AFWERX, ONR and industry are modernizing both process and technology at scale within the DOD and how your organization can benefit from their many successes.

SIGNAL WEBINAR Sponsored by Janes: Fortress Europe? Cooperation and Third-Country Market in the EU and UK
09/08/2021 11:00 AM ET
Web

This webinar will provide a review of the implications of the European Defence Fund (EDF), Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), and the pending U.K. procurement and industrial cooperation policy changes on intra-European cooperation and external market access.

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.

SIGNAL WEBINAR Sponsored by PacStar: Intelligence Sensor Data Analytics at the Tactical Edge
09/15/2021 2:00 PM EST
Web

Explore how high-performance analytics software and modern computing can be deployed at the edge.

Navy Information Warfare Day
09/28/2021 0800-1700
NGA, VA

Navy Information Warfare Industry Day provides business intelligence to help the Navy advance and ingrain information warfare. This classified event stresses public/private partnerships and identifies areas where industry can support the Navy Information Warfare Community and its mission.

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 Small Business Breakfast
08/05/2021 - 08/05/2021
Web
https://afceanova.swoogo.com/Aug2021SmallBuisnessBreakfast

AFCEA NOVA Small Business Breakfast

Technology Over Bagels with Privva
08/10/2021 - 08/10/2021
Praxis, Annapolis Junction, MD
https://www.afcea.org/calendar/eventdet.jsp?event_id=57991

About Technology Over Bagels:
TOB is a free monthly technical presentation that takes place on the second Tuesday of every month. Bagels and coffee are available starting at 7:30, and the presentation runs from 8:00-9:00. 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 Emerging Leaders, and AFCEA membership is NOT necessary in order to attend.Topic

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.

Technology Over Bagels with Google
09/14/2021 - 09/14/2021
Praxis, Annapolis Junction, MD
https://www.afcea.org/calendar/eventdet.jsp?event_id=57992

About Technology Over Bagels:
TOB is a free monthly technical presentation that takes place on the second Tuesday of every month. Bagels and coffee are available starting at 7:30, and the presentation runs from 8:00-9:00. 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 Emerging Leaders, and AFCEA membership is NOT necessary in order to attend.Topic

AFCEA NC TechNet
09/16/2021 - 09/17/2021
ETI Center, Red Springs, NC
http://www.TechNetFortBragg.com

TechNet Fort Bragg Symposium and Exposition, including over 80 exhibitors, topnotch speakers, and a Hack-a-thon, will be held this year at the amazing ETI Center, in nearby Red Springs, NC. We will have medical testing onsite and plenty of room to socially distance. The facility has 90,000 square feet under roof, overhead clearance, ranges, and a back 40. Please attend and encourage others to do so as well. Thank You.

Technology over Bagels with Aronetics
10/12/2021 - 10/12/2021
Praxis, Annapolis Junction, MD
https://www.afcea.org/calendar/eventdet.jsp?event_id=57993

About Technology Over Bagels:
TOB is a free monthly technical presentation that takes place on the second Tuesday of every month. Bagels and coffee are available starting at 7:30, and the presentation runs from 8:00-9:00. 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 Emerging Leaders, and AFCEA membership is NOT necessary in order to attend.Topic

Central Florida Chapter 36th Annual STEM-Education-Programs Golf Fundraiser
10/29/2021 - 10/29/2021
Bloomingdale Golfers Club, 4113 Great Golfers Place, Valrico, 33596, FL
https://birdease.com/afceagolf?idU=1

The Central Florida Chapter of AFCEA is proud to be hosting its 36th annual Golf Tournament at Bloomingdale Golfers Club on Friday, October 29th, 2021.For more than 30 years our tournament has brought together civilian and military communities to raise funds for STEM Education scholarships provided through our local Central Florida AFCEA Chapter. The tournament will have a field of over 100 golfers comprised of active and retired military personnel, corporations both large and small, and community leaders-not to mention more than 20 volunteers who make the tournament possible.Raffles, contests, food, drinks, and of course FUN will abound! You are sure to have a great time while supporting this worthy cause!Event Fees:Active Duty Single Golfer - $65Active Duty Foursome - $260Industry Single Golfer - $90Industry Foursome - $360Deadline to register is Monday, Oct 25th

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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