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 - 3:05pm
Lightning Talk
Applying Biologically Sourced Materials to Build Inorganic Structures
3:05pm - 3:50pm
Tech Panel
Hardening Supply Networks for the Future
3:50pm - 4:00pm
Engineered Living Materials (ELM)
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 - 5:35pm
Closing Session
Closing Remarks
5:45pm - 7:15pm
Networking Reception
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
8:15am - 8:20am
Opening Session
Conference Opening & Welcome Remarks
8:20am - 8:25am
Lightning Talk
Enabling Next Generation Communications
8:25am - 8:45am
University Session
Prediction: Innovations in Predictive Analytics
8:45am - 9:05am
University Session
Adaptation: Adapting to Environments on Other Planets and Disruptions in Earth Systems
9:05am - 9:25am
University Session
Resilience: Building Workforce and Operations Resilience
9:25am - 9:55am
9:55am - 10:00am
Lightning Talk
DoD in Lunar Space
10:00am - 10:45am
Tech Panel
The Future of Autonomous Vehicles
10:45am - 11:15am
Keynote Address
Dr. Kathleen Hicks, US Deputy Secretary of Defense
11:15am - 12:55pm
Networking Lunch
12:55pm - 1:25pm
Keynote Address
Gen. James Dickinson, Commander, US Space Command
1:25pm - 2:10pm
Tech Panel
Breakthrough in Field Robotics
2:10pm - 2:55pm
Portfolio Brief
The Confluence of Communications
2:55pm - 3:25pm
3:25pm - 4:10pm
Tech Panel
Driving Technology Transition Direct to Operations
4:10pm - 4:40pm
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 through the ParkMobile app. Rate is $2.20 per hour. You can find available 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!

In-Person Attendance

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

Virtual Attendance

Virtual Attendee - $25 per event

Registration for in-person attendance at Colorado State University will close at 5:00 PM ET on Friday, August 19, 2022
or when capacity is reached, whichever comes first.
DARPA reserves the right to reduce the number of individuals from a single organization should in-person capacity be reached.
Registration for virtual attendance at Colorado State University will close at 5:00 PM ET on Tuesday, August 23, 2022.
There is no capacity to virtual attendance.

COVID-19 Protocols

Due to the high 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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