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Tracking and Engaging the Future: US Air Force Research in 2030

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Collaborative Research Innovation Workshop

May 30 through June 1  –  Boise, Idaho

  • We’re inviting university researchers from across the West to help us define a list of visionary research topics that the United States Air Force should be investigating by the year 2030.  Read the call from the US Air Force for background detail.  

    HELP SHAPE THE DIRECTION OF FUTURE RESEARCH

    Our focus is on the key themes named by the US Air Force, which include their foundational mission, core functions, domain focus, a focus on airmen, and a call for innovation.  

    Preliminary focus areas include:

    • advanced manufacturing
    • advanced material systems and modeling
    • application computing
    • bio-integrated electronics
    • communications, including covert communications in restrictive environments
    • core computational technology
    • cyber-security
    • new electronic devices and approaches for harsh environments
    • passive and active stealth
    • resilience to electronic warfare attack and directed energy
    • space system defenses for cyber, electronic, and kinetic threats
    • space vehicle systems
    • tracking technology (e.g. radar sources, distributed sensing)
    • wireless power transmission (e.g. laser power beaming for cubesats, drones)

  • Wednesday, May 30: Participant Travel, Welcome

    3:00 PM – Early Hotel Check-In Begins – Residence Inn

    4:00 PM – Registration Desk Opens – Residence Inn, First Floor Lobby

    6:00 PM – Welcome Reception – Lucky Fins Grille

    Thursday, May 31: Innovation Workshop

    6:30 AM – Complimentary Breakfast Service Begins – Residence Inn, First Floor Lobby

    7:30 AM – Registration Desk Opens – Residence Inn, 3rd Floor Foyer

    8:30 AM – Welcome – Capitol Room

    9:00 AM – Breakout 1: Brainstorming – Capitol/Dunkley Rooms

    11:15 AM – General Session – Capitol Room

    11:30 AM – Lunch on Your Own*  – Downtown Boise 

    1:00 PM – General Session – Capitol Room

    1:15 PM –  Breakout 2: Expanding Concepts – Capitol/Dunkley Rooms

    4:15 PM – General Session – Capitol Room

    4:30 PM – Adjourn

    5:30 PM – Guest transport to Boise State – Meet in Lobby

    6:00 PM – Innovation Mixer – Stueckle Sky Center, Double R Ranch Room

    8:00 PM – Guest transport to hotel – Meet in first-floor lobby of Stueckle Sky Center

    Friday, June 1: Proposal Development

    6:30 AM – Complimentary Breakfast Service Begins – Residence Inn Lobby

    9:00 AM – General Session – Capitol Room

    9:15 AM – Breakout 3: Refining Proposals – Capitol/Dunkley Rooms

    11:15 AM – General Session – Capitol Room

    11:30 AM – Lunch – Rooftop Deck

    1:00 PM – General Session – Capitol Room

    1:15 PM – Breakout 4: Preparing Presentations – Capitol/Dunkley Rooms

    2:30 PM – General Session – Capitol Room

    3:30 PM – Breakout 5: Finalizing Proposals – Capitol/Dunkley Rooms

    4:30 PM – General Session – Capitol Room

    5:00 PM – Workshop End

    Saturday, June 2: Travel Home

    7:00 AM – Complimentary Breakfast Service Begins – Residence Inn Lobby

    * Lunch will be reimbursed using the federal per diem rate for Boise ($15.75)

  • You’ll receive a printed copy of our guest handbook in your registration packet.  View it online now.

  • Access the digital workspace for this event via google sites.