The Ohio Defense Forum 2019

October 7-8, 2019 - Columbus, Ohio

Hosted at the Westin Great Southern

2019 ODF Agenda

- Tentative Agenda, Subject to Change
- Speakers added upon confirmation of appearance.

Monday, October 7, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Desk Open / Display Table Set Up
Venue Sponsor: The Ohio State University College of Engineering
11:00 - Noon Buffet Lunch (Provided)
Noon - 12:30 PM Welcome/Opening Ceremonies
- National Anthem
- U.S. Congressman Michael Turner, Ohio 10th District, The Ohio Defense Forum Special Guest
12:30 - 1:00 PM Keynote Address
- Hon John Henderson, Assistant Secretary of the USAF for Installations, Environment and Energy
12:30 - 1:00 PM ODF Panel 1:
Ohio’s Military Installations
This session will feature military installation commanders from Ohio’s active duty, National Guard and Reserve installation inventory. Commanders will share what is coming up in 2020 regarding installation operations, challenges, strategy, and what the Ohio defense community can do to support their installations and missions.

2:00 - 2:30 PM Keynote Address
- Maj Gen John Harris, Adjutant General, Ohio National Guard
2:30 - 3:00 PM Networking Break
3:00 - 3:30 PM Keynote Address
3:30 - 5:00 PM ODF Panel 2:
State of National Defense
Leading defense industry experts will weigh in on the current state of national defense and will share their thoughts on where the industry is headed in 2020 and beyond.

5:00 PM Closing Comments
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Networking Reception (Refreshments Provided, Cash Bar)
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
7:00 - 11:00 AM Registration Desk Open
7:00 - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast (Provided)
8:00 - 8:05 AM Opening Comments
- U.S. Congressman Michael Turner, Ohio 10th District
8:05 - 9:00 AM ODF Panel 3:
Research & Defense

9:00 - 10:00 AM ODF Panel 4:
State of Defense in Ohio
This session features state and defense policy experts and officials who will discuss the current state of defense and draw conclusions applicable to the state of Ohio. They will also share their thoughts on where defense is headed in 2020 and beyond and highlight the important issues of which stakeholders should be aware.

10:00 - 10:30 AM Networking Break
10:30 - 11:30 AM ODF Panel 5:
Installation Workforce Solutions
A panel of experts from installations across Ohio will share their workforce pipeline challenges, and some solutions being considered or implemented in order to build the defense installation workforce for the future.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ODF Panel 6:
Ohio Defense Communities
Representatives from some of the major defense regions in Ohio will share updates on current happenings in their defense communities.

12:30 - 12:45 PM Closing Comments
12:45 PM Forum Adjourns