The Ohio Defense Forum 2019

October 7-8, 2019 - Columbus, Ohio

Hosted at the Westin Great Southern

With Special Guest U.S. Congressman Michael Turner

"Connecting Ohio’s Military Installations, Defense Communities and Industries"


The DDC, along with many key partners and sponsors, hosts the annual state-wide Ohio Defense Forum. The Forum is for defense installation leadership, community leaders, industry representatives, and elected officials to connect, build awareness, and gain a deeper understanding of the current defense environment, and the role they play in supporting all facets of national defense. Event networking opportunities allow stakeholders to interact and discuss key issues with top level officials.

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Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Click below to view packages or contact Rachel Castle (above) for more information.

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The Ohio Defense Forum Attire

Civilian: Business | Military: Uniform of the Day


Advance registration is STRONGLY encouraged.
Due to security considerations and space limitations, on-site registrants may not be guaranteed admittance. All attendees will be asked to show a government-issued photo identification card to enter the event.

Contact Us


Maurice "Mo" McDonald
Executive Vice-President,
Aerospace & Defense

Dayton Development Coalition
900 Kettering Tower
Dayton, OH 45423
P: (937) 229-9085 – direct line
P: (937) 222-4422 – main
E: mmcdonald@daytonregion.com

2019 ODF Agenda

See who is speaking at the Ohio Defense Forum 2019, and make planning your visit to ODF and productive as possible.

ODF Registration

Register for the Ohio Defense Forum today and save some money! Also, special rates for Government and Elected Officials.

Become a Sponsor

The Ohio Defense Forum has sponsorship opportunities for every budget. Get your organization signed up today!