The Air Force Association’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference returns as a live, in-person event Sept. 20-22 at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, Md. “The nation’s premier Air Force and Space Force professional development event is back!” said Gerald Murray, AFA Chairman and the 14th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force. “With most COVID-19 restrictions now lifted by national, state, and local authorities, we can once again look forward to greeting each other in-person this September.”

Registration and hotel reservations will open in July. A full agenda of speaker presentations and a robust technology exposition will greet thousands of visitors. AFA is working closely with Department of the Air Force leadership to create a truly memorable event for Airmen, Guardians, and their industry partners in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of AFA’s founding.

The conference theme this year will be “Air, Space & Cyber Leadership for our Nation – Today and Tomorrow,” and our speaker lineup will include top leaders from the Air Force, Space Force, industry and more. AFA’s Air, Space, and Cyber 2021 will feature:
​Top leaders from the Air Force, Space Force, the Department of Defense, industry, and more An expanded exhibit hall with more than 100 exhibitors Unparalleled networking opportunities A live-streamed virtual attendance option for those unable to attend in person

And, like past AFA conferences that featured keynote participants like Neil deGrasse Tyson, Elon Musk, Sir Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, and Mark Cuban, notable surprise guest speakers will be announced soon. AFA will continue to carefully monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation and follow local, state, and federal guidance for a successful and safe event. Be on the lookout for more details as they become available—see you in September!