Defense TechConnect

NOVEMBER 28-30, 2023

Accelerating Innovation for the Nation

Connecting top agency, military and industry leadership with the world's best innovations. Don't miss over $500,000 in innovation prizes and over $50 billion in contracting authority!

2022 Confirmed Speakers Included:

Joe Bryan Joe Bryan
Chief Sustainability Officer, Office of the Secretary of Defense
Roberto Guerrero Roberto Guerrero
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force-IE&E, US Air Force

John Williams John Williams
Director of Innovation, Office Director of Innovation & Technology, SBA, Office of Investment & Innovation<
Susan Celis Susan Celis
Deputy SBIR/STTR Program Manager, OUSD, (R-E) Small Business and Technology Partnerships, U.S. Department of Defensee
Reginald Thomas Reginald Thomas
Deputy Director, Branch Head, Logistics Combat Element (LCE) Division, Expeditionary Energy Office (E2O), U.S. Marine Corps
Dusty Lang Dusty Lang
Director, SBIR/STTR, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Conrad Clyburn Conrad Clyburn
CEO, MedForeSight

Bob Smith Bob Smith
Director, SBIR/STTR, U.S. Navy
Lawrence Pleis Lawrence Pleis
Chief, Logistics Programs & Assessments Division (CCJ4), U.S. Central Command
James (Jim) Caley (Col., USMC, Ret.) James (Jim) Caley (Col., USMC, Ret.)
Director of Operational Energy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Energy, U.S. Navy
Ross Roley Ross Roley
Energy Innovation, Battelle in Support of U.S. Indo Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM)

Michael Wu Michael Wu
Principal, Converge Strategies

Jennifer Rocha Jennifer Rocha
Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, TechConnect, ATI Division
Ron Owens Ron Owens
Programs and Assessment, US Central Command (USCENTCOM)

Tim Fowler Tim Fowler

Dave Rios Dave Rios
DTIC-IAC Field Advisor, USCENTCOM, Cloud Lake Technology, LLC

Paul Staszak Paul Staszak
BDS Technology Strategy SBIR/STTR Focal, Boeing

Alf Carroll Maxwell Alf Carroll
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Black Belt, Raytheon Technologies


"What a great show this year. Thank you for letting us be a part of it and we are already volunteering for next year in DC. A technology we found at this event will have an impact on War fighters and Civilians."



"It was an absolute pleasure to work with TechConnect and we look forward to working with you again soon."



"We are already looking forward to our participation next year."

US Air Force Space Command





Innovations & Exhibitors

$50 Billion

Contracting Authority

$4+ Billion

Seed Funding


Contracting Offices

"We made some really good contacts. I have been sharing the information with my colleagues. See you next year in DC!"

Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense Sustainment, US Department of Defense


2022 Sponsors & Partners

2021 TechConnect Sponsors & Partners

2022 SBIR/STTR Agency Partners

SBIR/STTR Agency Partners

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