POC - 2023 Industrial Space Defense Summit

2023 Industrial Space Defense Summit | Potomac Officers Club


Space has gone through a myriad of consequential changes since mankind entered the domain, and today, it is not a benign environment. The commercialization and democratization of space has created a highly-competitive landscape that simultaneously drives innovation and poses significant risks to countries that cannot keep up.

The U.S. must develop and deploy innovative solutions at the speed of relevance to keep pace with adversaries, ensure the country’s space superiority, protect critical systems and maintain national security. 

Join the Potomac Officers Club’s 3rd Annual Industrial Space Defense Summit to hear government and industry space leaders discuss advancements in space defense technologies, the importance of building a viable industrial base in space and the critical role of public-private partnerships in the nation’s defenses across a volatile domain.


Thursday, April 27, 2023
7:00am - 12:30pm
Eastern Time Zone


7920 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA



7:00am 8:00am Networking Reception
8:00am 8:05am Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:05am 8:45am

Opening Keynote: Hon. Frank Calvelli
Keynote Introducer: Kate Kelly

8:45am 9:45am

Building The Future of Space Technology Panel: Liz Newton (Moderator) Col Stephen Landry, Dr. Steven Meier. Lt Col Jonathan Shea and Colonel Dan Visosky

9:45am 10:00am Break
10:00am 10:40am

Morning Keynote: Laura DeSimone
Keynote Introducer: Michelle Lee

10:40am 11:20am

Unlocking Space Innovation Through Acquisition Fireside Chat: John Moberly (Moderator) and Stephanie Possehl

11:20am 12:00pm

Closing Keynote: DASD John Hill
Keynote Introducer: John Moberly

12:00pm 12:05pm

Closing Remarks

12:05pm 12:30pm

Networking Lunch

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