Mississippi Gulf Coast
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Mississippi is quickly establishing itself as a center for excellence in naval technology and defense innovation. The Gulf Coast is home to critical missions that are driving new technologies and unique partnerships. Supporting these missions requires new thinking, so community, industry and military leaders are forging innovative partnerships that can be models for other communities and installations across the country.
Join us in Gulfport, MS for special two-day event that will bring together key leaders from DOD, Gulf Coast defense communities, and industry leaders to explore the issues and innovative partnerships that are defining the future of Gulf Coast defense communities.
Assistant Secretary Phyllis Bayer
Energy, Installations & Environment, U.S. Navy
Congressman Steven Palazzo
(MS-04), Member of the House Armed Services Committee
Monday, December 3
|8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.||Registration Open
|12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.||Office of Economic Adjustment Town Hall
This session will allow you to learn about some of the work the Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) conducts, information about OEA’s programs of assistance, as well as present some of its past and current initiatives in Mississippi.
|1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.||Mission Briefs
Join us for briefs on the Services’ operations around the state.
Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg
Columbus Air Force Base
Keesler Air Force Base
Naval Air Station Meridian
Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport
Naval Meteorology & Oceanography Command
Naval Small Craft Instruction & Technical Training School
Special Boat Team 22
|3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.||CONCURRENT MEETINGS
Commander’s WorkshopMississippi Military Communities Council
|5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.||Networking Break
|5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.||Welcoming Keynote|
|6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.||Welcoming Reception
Join us for a unique opportunity to network with various stakeholders and installations from across the state in a relaxed environment.
Tuesday, December 4th
|8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.||Registration Open|
|8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.||Breakfast|
|8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.||General Session: Interview with Keynote Speakers
Hear from top leaders in DoD brief their vision for the future of Mississippi’s installations and the role communities can play in supporting current missions and military families.
|9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.||Networking Break|
|9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.||Utility Resilience – Energy, IT and Water
Hear from experts who will explore the Services’ energy, information technology and water resiliency goals and the strategies they will employ to achieve them.
|10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.||Networking Break|
|11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Unmanned Systems
With near-peer adversaries evolving in their unmanned capabilities hear how Mississippi companies are responding by developing cutting edge technologies that will increase the warfighter’s lethality on future battlefields.
|12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.||Lunch & Keynote Speaker|
|1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.||Quality of Life for Military Families
|2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.||Networking Break|
|2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.||Defense Diversification Initiative
|3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.||Networking Break|
|4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Statewide Military Support Organizations
Hear about the different ways statewide military support organizations have collaborated with local defense communities to maintain and grow DoD’s footprint within the state
|5:00 p.m.||Conference Ends|
(Early Bird Rate)
Early Bird Complimentary Registration only applies to DOD Personnel attending in an official capacity, before. Please register with your .mil email.