All California Defense Forum

All California
Defense Summit

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Building Strong California Defense Communities

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Join us August 7-8 in Sacramento, California!

Hosted By: The Governor’s Military Council of California & The Association of Defense Communities

With nearly 200,000 active-duty service members and over 30 military installations and one of the largest defense supply chains in the nation, California is the top defense state in the country. In order to support such a large defense footprint, it is imperative for state, community and industry leaders to understand the issues impacting installations, missions and military families.

Join the Governor’s Military Council of California and the Association of Defense Communities for a special two-day Summit that will bring together key leaders from DOD, the Governor’s Office and the defense industry to explore the issues and innovative partnerships that are defining the future of California’s defense communities and installations.

LOCATION


Sheraton Grand Hotel
1230 J Street
Sacramento, CA
95814

The discounted room block at the Sheraton Grand is sold out; however, market rate rooms are available. Please click below to book your room online.


If you have any questions regarding the hotel, please contact Samantha Trentham at strentham@defensecommunities.org.

AGENDA

Tuesday, August 7th

All day Legislative Office Visits by Support Organizations and Installation Commanders

By Request Only

Community attendees are encouraged to use the first day of the Summit, Aug. 7, to engage with the California State Legislature. The Governor’s Military Council of California will be facilitating Capitol office visits for participants. Should you wish to participate in meeting with your representative in the California Legislature, contact Gareth Smythe at gareth.smythe@opr.ca.gov or 916-322-6034.

 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Welcoming Reception at California Department of Veterans Affairs
Medal of Honor Room, 1227 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Join us for a unique opportunity to network with various stakeholders and installations from across the state in a relaxed environment.

Wednesday, August 8th

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Registration Open
9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. First Networking Opportunity
9:40 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. Welcome/Opening Session
10:10 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Best Practices on Military-Civilian Support Organization Collaboration
Learn about new ways military installations successfully engaged their support organizations for innovative problem resolutions.
11:10 a.m – 11:20 a.m. Networking Break
11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Education and Workforce Development in the California Defense Industry
Explore how California’s education and industry sectors are adapting to meet the demands of evolving defense challenges.
12:20 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Networking Break- Lunch Service Begins
12:30 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. Working Lunch – California Veterans and Military Families
Learn about challenges facing military families in California and the collaboration between the military services, local and state government, and private organizations to develop resolutions.
1:40 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. Networking Break
1:50 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Best Practices – P4 Partnerships
Hear about successful government – private sector and intragovernmental partnerships that have achieved affordable housing for service members, families and civilian personnel around base and how to create those agreements.
2:50 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Networking Break
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. California Military Infrastructure and Encroachment Challenges
Speakers explore how installations and communities need to evolve to support readiness, new missions and emerging challenges.
4:00 p.m. – 4:10 p.m. Networking Break
4:10 p.m. – 4:35 p.m. Closing Remarks

REGISTRATION

DoD Personnel

Complimentary Registration

Applies to only DOD Personnel attending in an official capacity. Please register with your .mil email.

Standard Registration

$100

This registration is for all attendees who are not DOD personnel attending in an official capacity.

State Employee

Complimentary Registration

Applies only to State Personnel attending in an official capacity. Please register with your ca.gov email.


If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Samantha Trentham at strentham@defensecommunities.org.

LEGISLATIVE OUTREACH DAY

Community attendees are encouraged to use the first day of the Summit, Aug. 7, to engage with the California State Legislature.  The Governor’s Military Council of California will be facilitating Capitol office visits for participants. Should you wish to participate in meeting with your representative in the California Legislature, contact Gareth Smythe at gareth.smythe@opr.ca.gov or 916-322-6034.

Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

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Community Partners

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SPONSORSHIP

Questions about Sponsorship?

For details, contact Aleksandar “Pav” Pavlovich at:
apavlovich@defensecommunities.org for more information.

-Photo by Staff Sgt. Tim Morgan, 102d Public Affairs Det. 05.31.2017