Barrett, Brown to Kick Off AFA’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference Sept. 14

The Air Force Association’s annual Air, Space & Cyber Conference will kick off Sept. 14 with Air Force Secretary Barbara M. Barrett and Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. each addressing a live, virtual audience.

This year’s conference, which runs through Sept. 16, will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but still brings together a packed lineup of Air Force, Space Force, Defense Department, and industry speakers, providing a rare opportunity to get direct insights from so many senior leaders on their plans, policies, and vision and the emerging trends across the aerospace forces.

“While we would have far preferred to hold this event in person, this virtual event will—as closely as possible—replicate our dynamic and well recognized in-person Air, Space & Cyber conferences,” said AFA Chairman and the 14th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Gerald Murray. The Department of the Air Force and our Air Force and Space Force leadership have been tireless in their support to help us plan and bring together a truly remarkable lineup of speakers.” 

With the theme “Aerospace Nation: Air, Space, & Cyber Forces in the Fight,” the conference features live speeches from Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, his Senior Enlisted Advisor Chief Master Sgt. Roger A. Towberman, and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass. Also addressing the conference audience will be Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper, Air Force acquisition chief Will Roper, and dozens of others participating in 26 panel discussions covering everything from operations to spouse issues, and from joint all-domain command and control to the impact of COVID-19 on operations and the future of air and space forces.

Attendees will be able to stop by our virtual expo floor to meet with exhibitors and learn about the latest developments in aerospace and cyber technology.

Air Force Magazine will bring you regular updates from the event via our website and social media platforms, but it’s not too late to register.