DARPA Forward is taking national security innovation on the road. From August to December 2022, six regional events held at leading research and development universities nationwide will connect Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency leaders with new communities of talent and partnerships. The ultimate goal: to energize regional and national innovation ecosystems, fuel breakthroughs in national security, and help deliver the U.S. technological advantage.

DARPA Forward participants will hear from world-renowned scientists, accomplished innovators, and senior defense leaders about new capabilities as well as the rapidly evolving challenges faced by warfighters. As these will be hybrid conferences, DARPA invites you to join them in person for one event and virtually for as many as you'd like!


We invite you to attend as many events as you’d like.

In-Person Attendance

General Attendee - $350
DoD Attendee - $275 *
Academia Attendee - $275

Virtual Attendance

Virtual Attendee - $25 per event

* Additional discounts apply for active duty military.

Your health and safety is important to us. DARPA Forward will continue to follow all applicable federal, state, local, and university guidelines and adjust our plans and health protocols as necessary. Changes to health and safety measures may be made by DARPA Forward at any time as events warrant. If there are particular protocols that attendees must follow, they will be posted on the individual event pages prior to each event and registered participants will be updated accordingly. If local circumstances warrant further limiting of in-person attendance, DARPA Forward is prepared to adjust to be mostly or fully virtual.

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