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)
Bob Smith Bob Smith
Director, SBIR/STTR, U.S. Navy
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

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

Craig Owens Craig Owens
Corporate & Aeronautics Program Mgr, Small Business Innovation Research - SBIR, Lockheed Martin

Terrell Reid Terrell Reid
Corporate Supplier Diversity Programs Manager, Northrop Grumman

ML Mackay ML Mackay
CEO and Co-Founder, Beacon Interactive Systems


"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





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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