Thursday, September 12, 2013

It's Not Too Late to Register for Next Week's Air & Space Conference!

It's not too late to register for next week's Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition! Hosted by the Air Force Association, this is a one-of-a-kind event that will provide attendees with access to top ranking Air Force officials, the latest in industry developments, and bestselling authors. Join over 6,500 Air Force and defense industry professionals at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center on September 16-18, 2013.

Register to attend one, two, or all three days of the conference to experience over 80 exhibitors on our 50,000 square feet of exhibit space, attend any of our 55 conference sessions, and network with colleagues at one of our receptions. Visit our website to register today and avoid the long lines next week at the hotel.

Our speakers will cover a variety of hot topics including updates from the KC-46 and F-35 programs; Long-Range Strike; the nuclear enterprise; cyber; defense budget challenges; and a look at international affairs with China, Russia, and the Middle East. Speaker highlights include:
  • Acting Secretary of the Air Force, The Honorable Eric Fanning
  • Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral James Winnefeld
  • Chief of Staff of the Air Force, General Mark Welsh
  • Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, James A. Cody
  • Annual Four Star Forum with the CSAF and many of the MAJCOM Commanders
The full conference agenda can be found here. AFA will also be hosting a Spouse and Family Forum on Monday, September 16, which will feature a full day of speakers, panels, resources, and discussions on issues facing Air Force families today. This event is free and open to the public, and we encourage anyone interested to registeronline in advance.

Official Air Force participation has been approved for the conference. All military members on Active Duty and DoD civilian personnel can attend the conference free of charge. Additionally, the exhibit hall is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Free shuttles sponsored by Northrop Grumman, are available from the Pentagon, JB Andrews, JB Anacostia-Bolling and the King Street Metro stop.

Go Social! AFA is proud to announce the launch of our new conference app for your mobile devices. to access the app. Join the conversation with Air & Space Conference speakers, exhibitors, and attendees by using our hashtag#ASC13!

Conference Approval Statement:
"Official Air Force participation in the Air Force Association's Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition 2013, National Harbor, Maryland, has been approved IAW the most recent AF Sequester Guidance and the 12 Dec 12 Conference Policy Guidance.
Centralized TDY funding will be made available for winners of a limited number of awards and appointed council members. POC for centralized funding is Mr. Doug Benskin, SAF/AARA, Comm 703-695-3254, DSN 225-3254. Travel orders (using centralized funding) must be entered into DTS NLT 31 Aug 2013. Invited speakers and other individual attendees may participate in a funded TDY status only if local funding is determined to be available and appropriate; local travel approval authorities must determine whether individual participation at AF expense is mission critical IAW AF Sequestration Guidance.

For general questions about AF funded participation, call Lt Col Heather Meyer, SAF/AA, Comm 703-693-9503, DSN 223-9503."

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