Defense TechConnect

NOVEMBER 28-30, 2023

Accelerating Innovation for the Nation

Connecting agency, military and industry leadership with the world's best innovations. Don't miss one of the most well-attended defense conferences of the year!

2023 Confirmed Speakers Include:

Lisa Sanders Lisa Sanders
Director, Science & Technology, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
Christina Barnhill Christina Barnhill
MDA SBIR/STTR Program Operations Manager, Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
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)

Tim owler Tim Fowler

Jennifer Rocha Jennifer Rocha
Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, TechConnect, ATI Division
Edward Diehl Edward Diehl
Commercialization Officer, Office of Research & Technical Applications / Medical Technology Transfer, U.S. Army Medical Research & Development Command
Conrad Clyburn Conrad Clyburn
CEO, MedForeSight

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

Craig Owens Craig Owens
Corporate & Aeronautics Program Mgr, Small Business Innovation Research - SBIR, Lockheed Martin
Erick	Page-Littleford Erick Page-Littleford
Program Analyst, Office of Investment & Innovation, U.S. Small Business Administration

Nancy Kamei Nancy Kamei
Program Director, SBIR Development Center National Cancer Institute
Dusty Lang Dusty Lang
Director, SBIR/STTR, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Dave Rios Dave Rios
DTIC-IAC Field Advisor, USCENTCOM, Cloud Lake Technology, LLC

Jennifer Shieh Jennifer Shieh
Chief Scientist & Program Manager, Office of Innovation & Technology and Investment & Innovation , U.S. Small Business Administration
Robert Smith Robert Smith
Director, SBIR/STTR, U.S. Navy

Reginald Thomas Reginald Thomas
Deputy Director, Branch Head, Logistics Combat Element (LCE) Division, Expeditionary Energy Office (E2O), U.S. Marine Corps

Justin Welch Justin Welch
Systems Engineer, Energy and Grid System Integration group, Idaho National Laboratory


"TechConnect's Innovation Summits are one of a very small number of "must attend" events on the defense calendar."

Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense


"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. Technologies we find at this event will have an impact on War fighters and Civilians."

Discovery & Integration of Science & Technology (J4), USCENTCOM


"We appreciate Tech Connect and its access to non-traditional and unusual technologies."

DASNE, Department of Navy, US Navy



Innovators & Exhibitors

$50 Billion
in 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


2023 Sponsors & Partners

Sponsors & Partners

2023 SBIR/STTR Agency Partners

SBIR/STTR Agency Partners

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