[Meet and interact with representatives from the Department of Defense.]
Department of Defense

The Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines have long been proving grounds for technology advancements. We’re hosting representatives from each of these tech-forward organizations, and exploring the short- and long-term opportunities for light- and sound-based innovations. The LSI Conference is where ideas and opportunities converge. Learn how those collaborations can help warfighters stay safe and complete their missions in the years ahead.


Topics Include:

  • Meet MD5, the organization building the largest collaborative community of national security innovators in the world. Hear how MD5 is accelerating the dissemination of innovation throughout the DoD, increasing the number and viability of dual-use ventures that serve the needs of our warfighters.
  • The Defense Innovation Lab (DiLab) Takes Your Technology from Concept to Prototype to Low-Rate Production. DiLabs supports entrepreneurs working on defense and government focused technology.  They bring start-ups, laboratories, academia and industry together to deliver innovations to the warfighter—faster.
  • Learn how the Air Force is engaging small and medium-sized business to integrate solutions into the needs of the armed forces.

Track Leader:

Alyson Slack, Vice President – NYSTAR Business Development
Empire State Development – Division of Science, Technology & Innovation

Experienced Speakers

Hear inspiring talks in an intimate setting with the best minds in the field.


Take part in closed-door demonstrations from military supply manufacturers, technology developers and integrators.

Track Venue

Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center