The third annual Federal Technology Symposium (FTS) is hosted by the Office of US Senator Thom Tillis, the Office of US Senator Ted Budd, Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC), the North Carolina Military Business Center, and the North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office (DEFTECH).

When: August 6, 2024.

Where: Fayetteville Technical Community College
Tony Rand Student Center, Multi-Purpose Room (building #7)
2201 Hull Road, Fayetteville, NC

Campus Map: Parking is available in parking lots: 4, 6, & 10.  View campus map.

About: The FTS will highlight the advanced technology needs of major military commands in North Carolina, the Department of Defense (DoD), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), along with the correlating capabilities of the innovation ecosystem in North Carolina and the Southeast. The Symposium aims to establish dialogue and partnerships between industry, academia, and government to address the future technology needs of America’s warfighters and security agencies.

Breakout Sessions: Beginning with a pressing tactical scenario and a series of in-depth roundtable discussions, thought leaders with diverse views will explore pressing Defense and Homeland Security needs and how they may be addressed collaboratively through an expansive innovation ecosystem. Discussions will include emerging technologies, collaboration for innovation, the future of warfare and security in the face of mounting threats, and demonstrations of dual-use advanced technologies that may help satisfy rapidly evolving requirements.

The value for you is a day to: 

  • Engage with Innovators: Meet and interact with key personnel from government, academia, and industry all in one place, fostering critical collaborations.
  • Discover Solutions: Learn about cutting-edge technologies and strategies to address your organization’s challenges and gaps.
  • Expand Your Network: Strengthen your connections within the North Carolina Innovation Ecosystem, opening doors to future partnerships and opportunities.
  • Maximize Networking: Benefit from extensive networking opportunities to connect you with influential leaders, peers, and potential collaborators.
  • Broaden Perspectives: Gain insights from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other federal agencies, expanding the scope of your understanding and capabilities.
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