Updated: February 27, 2020

The Air Force Association’s 36th annual Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition will be held 26-28 February in Orlando, Florida and we are again covering the event.

A live feed from the event is here – https://www.af.mil/Live/

AFA’s Air Warfare Symposium is a premier event for the aerospace and defense industry geared toward the professional development of Air Force officers, enlisted members, civilians, retirees, and veterans. The symposium harnesses the Air Force’s innovative spirit through sessions focussed on innovation and exhibits that highlight the next generation of air, space, and cyber power. The symposium brings together the top leadership of the Air Force as well as leaders in industry, academia, and government officials to discuss the issues and challenges facing our Air Force today and in the future.

The event’s Agenda is here – https://www.afa.org/events/airwarfare/agenda — and copied below — and the senior USAF leadership — including Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett, Air Force Chief of Staff General David Goldfein, and Air Force Acquisition Executive Dr. Will Roper — will take to the stage.

The Technology Exposition part of the Air Warfare Symposium, while much smaller than the AFA’s Annual Air, Space & Cyber confab held in September near Washington DC — boasts more than 27,000 square feet of space with more than 75+ companies showcasing the latest technologies and innovations in air warfare capabilities.

Conference-released news from key industrial participants includes the following:

Over the course of this three-day event, the exhibition schedule will provide more than 12 hours of exhibit time, approximately half of which will not compete with the speakers’ agenda (below).

The Air Warfare Symposium culminated with the Finals for the USAF’s Spark Tank competition. Spark Tank is an annual event in which Airmen pitch innovative ideas that build upon senior leader priorities to restore readiness, cost-effectively modernize and drive innovation. Finalists took to the stage on Friday morning to pitch their innovation ideas to Air Force senior leadership and industry experts (including Elon Musk). Two teams tied to win.

Airmen share the Spark Tank trophy after Air Force and industry leaders declared a two-way tie at the Air Force AssociationÕs Air Warfare Symposium, in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 28, 2020. The three-day event is a professional development forum that offers the opportunity for Department of Defense personnel to participate in forums, speeches, seminars and workshops with defense industry professionals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. James Richardson)

DSJ’s features from AFA AWS included the following: