5GXConnect Virtual Summit & Expo

Nov. 17-19, 2020

5GXConnect Virtual & 5G Zone Launch

May 27, 2020 (on-demand)


Join global 5G leadership for 5GXConnect Virtual Summit and Indiana 5G Zone launch, a unique test platform and facility in partnership with AT&T, Verizon, NineTwelve Institute and many more. Connect with top emerging technologies in 5G as they pitch and test their solutions for smart city, military, industry and investment leadership.

TechConnect, in partnership with the Indiana 5G Zone is proud to co-locate with three powerful innovation programs; the Defense TechConnect Virtual Innovation Summit & Expo, TechConnect Business Innovation & Showcase, and the SBIR/STTR Virtual Innovation Summit, November 17-19, 2020.  

Speakers Include:

Susan Brooks

Congresswoman Susan Brooks
5th Congressional District, State of Indiana, U.S. Congress

Joseph Evans

Dr. Joseph Evans
DOD Research & Engineering Directorate, Technical Director, 5G, U.S. Department of Defense

Mung Chiang

Mung Chiang
Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary, Office of the Science and Technology Adviser, U.S. Department of State

Ian Steff

Ian Steff
Assistant Secretary for Global Markets and Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service, International Trade Administration

Carl Kutsche

Carl Kutsche
Chief Technologist, Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience, Idaho National Laboratory

Kyle Werner

Kyle Werner
Director of Engagement, Naval Surface Warfare Center - Crane Division

Sean Hendrix

Sean Hendrix
Managing Director, Indiana 5G Zone

Gary Deckard

Gary Deckard
Cyber Program Director / Cybertropolis Program Lead, Indiana Army National Guard, Atterbury-Muscatatuck Center for Complex Operations


5G, DOD & Smart Cities: From smart bases to smart cities, advanced networks are fundamentally changing data-driven technology's impact on our lives, business and security. Join converging innovators from military, investment and municipal leadership scouting for the next break-through technologies to fund and deploy.

5G Innovation Challenge: Submit your innovation or startup for pitch consideration, and be connected with participating industry prospectors, military scouts and investors. Networking testing and funding opportunities through the 5G Zone!

Submissions Closed

Indiana 5G Zone: Access our unique lab and facility to leverage our 5G network infrastructure to develop and test your new technologies, products or service applications. Meet us at the 5GXConnect Summit, and then test your 5G here! 

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“The impact 5G will have on all sectors of our economy will be enormous and will lead to a new wave of technologies and breakthroughs,”

Chad Pittman, Co-Found and President, NineTwelve Institute

The DOD has put $484M into its 2021 budget regarding 5g - “We need to make sure that we are in the lead in 5G and next G,”

Dr. Michael Griffin, Undersecretary of Defense for Research & Engineering

“The Indiana 5G Zone will provide a unique, open innovation platform for 5G acceleration in the U.S.,”

Mung Chiang, Science and Technology Advisor to the Secretary of State


In Partnership with:

Nine Twelve Institute
Smart Cities Connect
Defense TechConnect

Supporting Partners:


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