Air, Space & Cyber Conference 2021

Air, Space & Cyber Conference 2021

Start Date: Sep 20, 2021

End Date: Sep 22, 2021

Check out the latest technological innovations from the Air Force Research Laboratory in the areas of Air, Space, and Cyber during the 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.

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.

AFA’s Air, Space, & Cyber Conference is a leading professional development event for Air Force and Space Force officers, enlisted members, civilians, veterans, and defense industry leaders and representatives. The conference brings together top Air Force and Space Force leadership, industry experts, and government officials to discuss challenges facing the aerospace and cyber communities today and in the future.



The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is the primary scientific research and development center for the Department of the Air Force. AFRL plays an integral role in leading the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for our air, space, and cyberspace forces. With a workforce of 11,000+ across nine technology areas and 40 other operations worldwide, AFRL provides a diverse portfolio of science and technology ranging from fundamental to advanced research and technology development.

Within AFRL, scientists and engineers collaborate to execute crosscutting R&D. External collaboration including partnerships with industry, academia and other agencies is also an integral part of AFRL’s business model. In continuing with this integrated, cooperative approach, AFRL will seamlessly support the S&T needs of two services: the Air Force and the Space Force. Today’s global threats require multi-disciplinary solutions, and AFRL is committed to supporting the warfighter in every key domain.



As one laboratory, AFRL develops air, space and cyberspace technology solutions to support our U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Forces.

Air Force Vanguards

The Department of the Air Force has announced four Vanguard programs: Golden Horde, Navigation Technology Satellite 3 (NTS-3), Skyborg and Rocket Cargo. Vanguards, as outlined in the Department of the Air Force 2030 Science and Technology Strategy, will advance emerging weapon systems and warfighting concepts through prototyping and experimentation. With these programs, the United States Air Force and Space Force aim to deliver remarkable new capabilities that provide warfighters with superior advantages in the battlefield..


Featured New Technology

AFRL has made great strides in implementing the Air Force Science & Technology Strategy. We’ve unveiled new, purpose-driven business processes to guide S&T initiatives, deliver transformational capabilities and ensure that the future force dominates time, space and complexity in all domains for decades to come. Now more than ever, S&T is critical for continued U.S. prosperity and security with the re-emergence of long-term strategic competition.


How to Engage with AFRL

Today, more than ever, we are looking for ideas to keep us on the cutting-edge of new and innovative technologies. To make it easier for idea generators to CONNECT with our Air Force and Space Force science and technology experts and opportunities, we have created this website. Simply click on the lightbulb icon to submit an idea, or peruse our links to find open opportunities in our Science and Technology ecosystem. How do you find the right opportunity, event, or website – one that ticks all the boxes for you – by using our easy search and filter functions on each page. For more information, watch the above video and visit our About Us page. Share your idea and GET CONNECTED to the Air Force and Space Force!



AFRL’s response to the ongoing pandemic is flexible, innovative and proactive. Despite the challenges associated with COVID-19, AFRL continues to deliver innovative solutions to the Department of the Air Force in support of our National Defense Strategy. Our collaborative spirit and innovative outlook keeps us on the cutting edge of technology.

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AFRL reimagines what’s possible by leading scientific research and development for the Air Force and Space Force.