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AFIMSC executes, and participates in, several major events throughout the year. These events help innovators from industry and Airmen/Guardians develop their ideas and connect with the decision makers. These connections help develop new ways to support the Air and Space Forces in the era of Great Power competition.

San Antonio Innovation Summit – January/February

innovation summitThe San Antonio Innovation Summit brings innovation collaboration opportunities to an expanded installation and mission support audience. Registration is free and the summit is open to everyone including military, civilians, community members and industry.

The summit includes speakers and breakout sessions highlighting successes, failures, lessons learned and paths taken to successfully implement innovative projects across the Department of the Air Force and Department of Defense. Additionally, functional experts share their vision about the future of innovation and help innovators pave a path toward sustainment.

Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference (I-WEPTAC) – April

I-WEPTACI-WEPTAC is AFIMSC’s principal innovation platform advancing readiness to fulfill ACS requirements in the National Defense Strategy, align I&MS priorities with the AF Posture Statement 2020, and deliver agile support in dynamic force employment and global mobility operations.

Modeled after the Combat Air Forces WEPTAC, AFIMSC hosted its first I-WEPTAC in 2017. The conference includes mission area working groups comprised of 20-40 cross-functional SMEs from Air Force, Joint, and Combined partners to provide senior leaders with actionable recommendations.

AFIMSC Innovation Rodeo – August

Innovation RodeoEach year, AFIMSC Ventures holds a "Call for Innovation" campaign to help Airmen, Guardians and civilian members of mission support groups around the world pitch their ideas, partner with innovation experts and find funding.

Chosen finalists compete for funding and resources to pursue their ideas, spending a week learning from leading innovators and honing their pitches before trying to convince a board of senior Air Force installation and mission support leaders that their idea is the best during the AFIMSC Innovation Rodeo

AFIMSC Ventures partners with rapid acquisition leaders to convert the winning ideas into reality at record pace.


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