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Virtual Exhibit Hall - Want a virtual booth? These are available starting at just $1,000; contact the DEF2021 team at!

You can also explore year-round sponsorship packages (which include booths at DEF2021)! Check out the link below and reach out to with any questions.




22-23 October, 2021

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Eventbrite registration


The DEF2021 conference will deliver fully virtual content on Friday October 22nd and Saturday October 23rd.

The full agenda will be shared shortly, but in the meantime here are some examples of the exciting programming planned:

  • Multiple workshops for entrepreneurs to learn more about how to work with the Federal government, delivered by The Boone Group, Dcode, and USSOCOM.

  • Panels on wide-ranging topics from venture capital and other funding sources, to blockchain technology implications for national security, to grappling with failure and personal growth.

  • Keynotes from speakers requested by the DEF community. 

  • Overviews and examples of DEF programs with sessions from DEF Cornerstones and our Agoras. Plus, an exiciting announcement about the next Executive Director of DEF!

More topics and a specific agenda are coming soon! Reach out with any questions to

Additionally, some of our Agoras around the country are hosting local, smaller-scale gatherings to complement the virtual programming. Check DEF’s Eventbrite profile or to find any local in-person activities.

Save Your Spot

  • Nov 09, 8:00 AM EST – Nov 10, 8:00 AM EST
    Building Momentum, 5380 Eisenhower Ave suite c, Alexandria, VA 22304, USA
    Unconventional challenges requires non conventional approaches. This event exists to attract and convene disruptors from across the national security innovation ecosystem.
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