Held at:
Colorado State University
August 30-31
Held at:
Colorado State University
August 30-31
Draft Agenda
Subject to Change
All times are presented in the host university’s local time zone.
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Opening Session
Conference Opening & Welcome Remarks
1:30pm - 1:35pm
Lightning Talk
Rethinking Competitions
1:35pm - 1:45pm
Extreme Optics and Imaging (EXTREME)
1:45pm - 2:30pm
Portfolio Brief
Scalable Human Machine Ecosystems
2:30pm - 3:00pm
3:00pm - 3:10pm
Engineered Living Materials (ELM)
3:10pm - 3:15pm
Lightning Talk
Applying Biologically Sourced Materials to Build Inorganic Structures
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Tech Panel
Hardening Supply Networks for the Future
4:00pm - 4:10pm
Subterranean (SubT) Challenge & OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET)
4:10pm - 4:40pm
4:40pm - 4:45pm
Lightning Talk
AI: More Than Just a Force Multiplier
4:45pm - 5:30pm
Portfolio Brief
Engineering Secure Information Systems
5:30pm - 5:45pm
Closing Session
Closing Remarks
5:45pm - 7:15pm
Networking Reception
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
7:00am - 8:15am
Continental Breakfast
8:15am - 8:20am
Lightning Talk
Enabling Next Generation Communications
8:20am - 8:55am
Keynote Address
LT GEN John E. Shaw, Deputy Commander, US Space Command
8:55am - 9:25am
9:25am - 10:45am
University Host Session
Prediction: Innovations in Predictive Analytics
Adaptation: Environments on Other Planets & Disruptions in Earth Systems
Resilience: Building Workforce and Operations Resilience
10:45am - 11:15am
11:15am - 11:45am
Keynote Address
Dr. Kathleen Hicks, US Deputy Secretary of Defense
11:45am - 1:00pm
Networking Lunch
1:00pm - 1:45pm
Tech Panel
The Future of Autonomous Vehicles
1:45pm - 1:50pm
Lightning Talk
DoD in Lunar Space
1:50pm - 2:35pm
Tech Panel
Breakthrough in Field Robotics
2:35m - 3:05pm
3:05pm - 3:50pm
Portfolio Brief
The Confluence of Communications
3:50pm - 4:35pm
Tech Panel
Driving Technology Transition Direct to Operations
4:35pm - 4:45pm
Closing Session
Closing Remarks
Hear from Thought Leaders

Lory Student Center
1101 Center Ave Mall
Fort Collins, CO 80521

Venue Parking

On-site parking is available around the Lory Student Center in the Morgan Library Parking Lot (primary), the Engineering Parking Lot (secondary), and the Moby Arena Parking Lot (Lot 195) (tertiary). While the Morgan Library and Engineering Parking Lots are directly outside of the Lory Student Center, the Moby Arena Parking Lot is a 0.6 mile (10 minute) walk to the Lory Student Center. As an alternative to walking you may take the campus bus (the HORN) southbound from the Moby Arena stop to the CSU Transit Center stop, which is the very next stop and will drop you off near the Lory Student Center. The bus departs the Moby Arena every 20 minutes. See schedule here.

Campus parking payment will be taken through the pay machines or through the ParkMobile app and the rate is $2 per hour. It is recommended that you park prior to payment to ensure there is an available spot.

You can find additional available campus parking on the ParkMobile site.

Room Block

A courtesy room block has been reserved at the Hilton Fort Collins. Rooms are priced at the prevailing government per diem rate of $113, plus tax and are offered on a first-come-first-served basis via the online reservations link below.

Hilton Fort Collins
425 West Prospect Rd
Fort Collins, CO 80526
970-482-2626 (Reference DARPA Forward Conference for phone reservations)
Online reservations

Reservation Deadline: Friday, August 5, 2022

Tax Exemption: Individually Billed Account (IBA) travel cards are not exempt in the State of Colorado.

Parking: $12 daily

Check in: 4:00 PM

Check out: 11:00 AM

Cancellation Deadline: 24 hours prior to check-in

Other Area Hotels
Distance from the Lory Student Center
3.6 miles / 12-minute drive
5.2 miles / 16-minute drive

Travelers should fly into Denver International Airport (DEN) located 72 miles (1 hour, 12 minute drive) from the Lory Student Center.


We invite you to join us for as many events as you’d like!

Registration for in-person and virtual attendance at Colorado State University is now closed.

COVID-19 Protocols

Due to the community transmission in Larimer County, all conference attendees (except for DARPA government employees) MUST complete a DD Form 3150 attesting to their vaccination status. This form should be filled out in advance and brought to the conference. Attendees who are not fully vaccinated or who decline to provide their status must provide proof of a negative test from an FDA approved source (i.e. CVS), valid within 72 hours of their visit. The results must be date stamped and cannot be an over the counter or a self-administered test. Masks are recommended indoors at the conference.

* Guidelines are subject to change at any time.

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