The conference's theme, "Engaged & Empowered," will guide our formulation of the agenda and topics and unite the essence of the conference, while remaining general enough for the participants to explore many different tangents and facets. It ties closely to our core mission statement (Inspire, Connect, Empower) and the organization's current evolution (referred to as "DEF 3.0").
Further, it carries on the logical next step from previous conferences: where first DEF inspired a movement and then connected people into a community, now we seek to focus on empowering that community to effect good change. No coincidence that this correlates with the national conference's first meeting in the nation's capitol--the seat of many forms of power from a national security perspective!
DEF 2018 focused on "Ideas to Action"... this year we take the next step, engaging with the landscape and empowering ourselves and each other! If you know someone who would be great in the DEF 2019 line-up, please nominate them for consideration. This is a time-honored tradition of DEF national conferences--we want to hear from the DEF community!
There are a variety of different speaking opportunities: - Plenary Talk (~150-275 people for ~30-60 min) - Panel Discussion (~150-275 people for ~45 min) - Lightning Talk (~150-275 people for ~15 min) - Breakout Session (~30-50 people for ~30-60 min)
Please share some information about yourself and your relationship with the speaker you're nominating to get things started:
Please fill out as much of the information below as you can. All required items are *literally* required, so if you cannot complete all of them and submit, it means you don't have enough information for us to work with in coordinating the person you have in mind as part of the Annual Conference.
If you have a question, please feel free to email us at DEF2019@DefenseEntrepreneurs.org.
You will receive an email with a copy of the information you submitted - if you find an error or have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at DEF2019@DefenseEntrepreneurs.org.