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Upcoming Events

We are passionate about engaging with industry through our upcoming events. Laser-focused on driving technology innovation - to our Airmen, faster.

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July 20 - 21, 2022

July 20 - 21, 2022

Weapons Pitch Day

Weapons Pitch Day is the crowning event for small business industry engagement, their Super Bowl, their March Madness, their Daytona 500.

Dozens of small businesses will pitch to Air Force leadership for "Direct to Phase 2" SBIR contracts to accelerate the development of emerging weapons technology, focused on the Armament Directorate's Six Innovation Targets, at Weapons Pitch Day 2022.

View last year’s winners here.

Further information coming soon. Event dates are subject to change.

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Sept 19 – 21, 2022 - National Harbor, Maryland

Sept 19 – 21, 2022 - National Harbor, Maryland

Air Force Association - Air Space Cyber Conference

The Air Force Association’s Air Space Cyber Conference is a live, in-person event at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, Md. 

A full agenda of speaker presentations and a robust technology exposition will greet thousands of visitors. 

Further information coming soon.

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November 2022

November 2022

WEPCON Alpha

WEPCON consists of classified forums introducing new technologies, discussing capability gaps, and highlighting opportunities for engagement between industry partners and the Department of Defense.

Leadership will educate industry on various methods and forums for submitting ideas and collaborating with the U.S. Air Force Armament Directorate. 

The goal of the event will be alignment with U.S. Air Force leadership and prime contractors -- in pursuit of solutions to the Armament Directorate’s most critical needs.

Further information coming soon. Event dates are subject to change.

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past events

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Friday, May 6, 2022 – Zoom Event 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CST // Digital Engineering 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. CST // Other 5 Innovation Targets

Friday, May 6, 2022 – Zoom Event

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CST // Digital Engineering

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. CST // Other 5 Innovation Targets

Ask The Directorate Series: A Weapons Pitch Day Special

We are excited to host the second Ask The Directorate virtual event. This is an “Ask Me Anything” directly related to the Weapons Pitch Day solicitation.

This event is targeted towards small business innovators that intend to pitch the U.S. Air Force Armament Directorate early-stage, ‘low-maturity’ ideas – focused on our Six Innovation Targets. This year, the Directorate’s third Pitch Day will award $30M in funding to multiple small business innovators, with individual contracts valued at up to $1.8M each.

We are launching two events back-to-back on Friday, May 6th, 2022 via Zoom. Both events will feature Chief Engineer Manuel Agosto and Major Jorge Ramirez.

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Friday, April 29, 2022 2:00 PM CST - Zoom Event

Friday, April 29, 2022 2:00 PM CST - Zoom Event

Ask The Directorate Series 

In the Armament Directorate’s ongoing effort to accelerate change and lower the barrier to entry, we are kicking off a monthly Ask The Directorate series.

Inspired by the “Ask Me Anything” virtual events – join us for this interactive opportunity, to chat virtually with key leaders of the Directorate. Our first session will feature Colonel David Hoffman, Deputy Disruptive Futures Division, Chief Digital Acquisition and Sustainment Office (DASO).

Our first Ask The Directorate event launches on Friday, April 29th, 2022 via Zoom – and will reoccur at the same time, the last Friday of each month.

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March 2 - March 4

March 2 - March 4

AFA AWS 2022

We are looking to partner with the greatest minds, technologists, and innovators - all to evolve our $92 Billion Dollar weapons portfolio.

Submit your information to request a meeting with us at the 2022 Air Force Association Aerospace Warfare Symposium (AWS).

If you cannot join us at AFA AWS 2022, please sign up to stay informed on upcoming Armament Directorate events and to learn more about how to innovate for our most critical capability gaps.

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Feb 1 - 3, 2022

Feb 1 - 3, 2022

WEPCON 2022

Registration is now closed for this event.

WEPCON Spring 2022 will be a 3-day collaboration event. Weapons industry will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and gather feedback from government partners. Other highlights include a Mission Planning AI Collider and SBIR expo. The agenda will be posted closer to the event date.

Any questions? Please contact us at AFLCMC.EBZQ.Workflow@us.af.mil.

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SEPTEMBER 20 - 22, 2021

SEPTEMBER 20 - 22, 2021

Air Force Association's Air, Space & Cyber Conference

The Air Force Association’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference will return as a live, in-person event Sept. 20-22 at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, Md. With most COVID-19 restrictions now lifted by national, state, and local authorities, we can once again look forward to greeting each other in-person this September.

A full agenda of speaker presentations and a robust technology exposition will greet thousands of visitors. AFA is working closely with the Department of the Air Force leadership to create a truly memorable event for Airmen, Guardians, and their industry partners in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of AFA’s founding.

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November 1, 2021

November 1, 2021

WEPCON

WEPCON is a one-day event consisting of classified forums, introducing new technologies, discussing capability gaps, and highlighting opportunities for engagement between industry partners and the Department of Defense.

Leadership will educate industry on various methods and forums for submitting ideas and collaborating with the U.S. Air Force Armament Directorate.

The goal of the event will be alignment with U.S. Air Force leadership and prime contractors -- in pursuit of solutions to the Armament Directorate’s most critical needs.

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STREAMED ON APRIL 29TH, 2021

STREAMED ON APRIL 29TH, 2021

Weapons Pitch Day

Weapons Pitch Day is the crowning event for small business industry engagement, their Super Bowl, their March Madness, their Daytona 500.

Dozens of small businesses awarded Phase I contracts will pitch to Air Force leadership for Phase II contracts to accelerate the development of emerging weapons technology within the Armament Directorate's six Innovation Targets on Weapons Pitch Day 2021.

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MARCH 22, 2021

MARCH 22, 2021

Armament Industry Roundtable (AIR 2021) hosted by the Doolittle Institute

This was a hybrid digital and in-person event at Doolittle Institute Niceville - produced by the Armament Directorate, with Air Force Research Lab (AFRL). All industry partners interested in working with Team Eglin’s Weapons Digital Enterprise were invited. This event was focused on:


  • Digital acquisition
  • Industry engagement
  • Golden Horde/Colosseum, WeaponONE, and model based weapons development

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