The following events should be of particular interest to the OFRN Community.

UAS Midwest 2019 @ Clark State Community College Hollenbeck Bayley Conference Center
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come see why the FAA authorized Beyond Visual Line of Sight operations to the US Air Force Research Laboratory in the state of Ohio, and how you can fly BVLOS.

This year’s event will reflect the advancements in this fast-paced industry throughout the Midwest, and how Ohio is leading the way in Beyond Visual Line of Sight operations.  As the technology and approvals advance, this regional focus will encourage collaboration and commercial partnerships throughout the Midwest.

See event website for details and registration

OFRN Round 4 SOARING 2.0 RFP release @ OFRN website and via email
Sep 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Ohio Federal Research Network will release the OFRN Round 4 SOARING RFP & Call for White Papers on September 4, 2019.

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The Ohio Defense Forum 2019 @ Westin Great Southern
Oct 7 – Oct 8 all-day

2019 Theme: Ohio’s Defense Ecosystem
“Connecting Ohio’s Military Installations, Defense Communities and Industries”

With Special Guest Congressman Michael Turner

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.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available 
click here to view packages

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.