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

Ohio Space Forum @ virtual
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Ohio Space Forum will bring together federal, military, industry, and academic leaders in the dynamic fields of space research, operations, intelligence, exploration and defense. Speakers will address Ohio’s space history, and how the state continues to play a leading role. Learn more about growth opportunities for businesses in Ohio as we continue to support our nation’s vital space missions.


Wright Dialogue with Industry 2021 @ Dayton Convention Center (Dayton, OH)
Jul 20 – Jul 22 all-day

ANNOUNCEMENT from DaytonDefense WCI Chair

Hello Everyone,

I hope this note finds everyone well during these challenging times.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, DaytonDefense has been working diligently to plan and replan our annual Wright-Dialogue with Industry (WDI) event evaluating many options for in-person and virtual event formats. WDI has grown significantly over the years and our goal throughout the replanning has been to ensure that we can provide a high level of quality, foster critical dialogue, and provide significant benefit for every participant’s time.

After evaluating many options for WDI 2020 we have unfortunately decided that it is best to cancel WDI 2020 altogether. Feedback from our recent attendee survey, our personal safety concerns of attendees and their families, continued restrictions on travel and meeting attendance for government and industry, and the inability to conduct meaningful discussions on sensitive technical research and development topics in a virtual online environment all led to this decision.

Although WDI 2020 has been cancelled, please continue to visit our website and view our email announcements for important upcoming events where you can learn about WPAFB needs, requirements, and plans across a multitude of technology and acquisition sectors.

We have already started planning our next WDI. Mark your calendars for July 20-22, 2021 here in Dayton, Ohio!

On behalf of our volunteer-based DaytonDefense organization, please take care and stay safe.

Ron Dexter
DaytonDefense WDI Chair

Go to the event website for updates and details.