AFA Renames Premier Annual Conference

The Air Force Association is renaming its keystone conference, now the “Air, Space & Cyber Conference.” The event, previously known as the “Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition,” is held annually in September, drawing thousands of airmen, as well as industry and airpower advocates, to hear from Air Force leadership and industry experts. “Our annual conferences and professional development events are designed to provide attendees the latest news and technology advancements. Cyber is a critical aspect of everything that we do, not only in the armed forces, but across every enterprise of our nation as well. We see a strong need to provide focus and visibility to this mission area in our flagship annual event,” said Scott Van Cleef, AFA Chairman of the Board. “The Air Force Association’s guiding purpose is to promote and ensure a dominant United States Air Force,” said Larry Spencer, AFA President. “As the Air Force continues to dominate and succeed in every domain, including cyber, we want our largest annual conference to provide a venue that reflects that.” The 2016 Air, Space & Cyber Conference will be held Sept. 19-21 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. The event is open to the public. Uniformed military and Department of Defense civilians may attend at no cost. Registration opens in mid-May. To learn more about the conference, please visit