DEF 2022
The Bridge to Innovative Disruption

October 5 - 7 at Marines' Memorial Club and Hotel 

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Welcome 5 October  9:30am - 10:00am

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Great Resignation: What’s Next for National Security

10:00am - 10:50am

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DIU; Making a Difference in the Area of Autonomy

10:50am - 11:30am

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DEF and The Innovation Ecosystem Map (TIE-M) w/ Trish Martinelli and Ryan Connell

11:30am - 11:50am

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Lunch is Served


Building and Implementing the Customer Success Framework in the Startup Environment

12:10pm - 1:00pm

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Continued Innovation After Serving: Based on True Stories

1:00pm - 1:50pm

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Yard Signs and Solidarity: Complacency and Apathy as a Threat to National Security.

2:00pm - 2:50pm

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Break 2:30pm-2:45pm

Artificial Intelligence: What’s Next for this Industry

2:45pm - 3:30pm

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Wildcat Offense: How Weber State Fights Convention to Build a Sustainable Innovation Movement

3:30pm - 4:00pm

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Welcome 6 October 9:00am - 9:15am 

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Fireside Chat Public Sector Venture Capital

9:15am - 10:00am

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10:00am - 10:45pm

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Are You Ready?
10:45am - 11:15am

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Lunch is Served

11:15am - 12:30pm

Iron Man Innovation

12:30pm - 1:20pm

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Resiliency and Risk-Taking: Traits for Innovation Leadership

1:30pm - 2:10pm

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Break 2:10pm - 2:30pm

Strategies to Cross the Valley of Death

2:30pm - 3:20pm

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Fireside Chat with Steve Blank & Trish Martinelli: What’s Next in Innovation

3:30pm - 4:30pm

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The Future of DEF with Trish Martinelli

4:30pm- 5:00pm

Link & Learn with Steve Blank in the Crystal Lounge (Additional Registration Required)


Get to know all DEF members, make friends, connections, and more!

Happy Hour menu includes:


Mediterranean Hors D’oeuvres

Nacho Station (Corn Tortilla Chips, Spicy Beef, Black Beans, Cheese Sauce, Salsa and Guacamole)

Open Bar for 2 Hours

Creating Innovation Navigators

4:10pm - 5:00pm

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Happy Hour in the Heritage Room

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Get to know all DEF members, make friends, connections, and more!

Cheese and charcuterie served

Open bar for 1 hour

Meet the Rest of the DEF Team

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Thanks to our Inspire Level Sponsor!