Offset Symposium
Detroit, Michigan. Spring 2022
Second Front’s annual Offset Symposium promotes constructive engagement between the venture-backed innovation ecosystem, traditional defense base, academia, and national security mission users to accelerate the development and scaling of new technologies for national security.
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The upcoming Offset Symposium: Acquisition Warfare is set to take place in Detroit, Michigan, in the Spring of 2022.

Directly linked to the National Defense Strategy, the theme of Acquisition Warfare focuses on mechanisms for technological advances and organizational change to gain competitive advantage through agile acquisition. Acquisition Warfare demands continuous and secure access between commercial and government entities to develop and deploy technological innovations to compete in today’s threat landscape.

Join us and explore the development and deployment of new capabilities for U.S. and Allied national security. New dates will be announced soon.
Where Divergent Worlds Collide and New Concepts Emerge
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Industry Experts
Whether it’s in biotechnology, blockchain, artificial intelligence or defense acquisitions, we bring together the experts at the forefront of their field.
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Cross-Sector Collaboration
By bringing together key stakeholders in national security and the field of focus for our symposium, we create collisions that drive change.
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Technology for National Security
Our attendees are motivated by a common purpose: to deliver technology to where it’s needed most.
2020 REPORT
Biosecurity Insights
The 2020 Offset Symposium Biosecurity Report reflects findings and insights from our exceptional speakers and captivated participants to grow the impact of this cross-sector and knowledge-rich engagement. Areas such as synthetic biology, cyber biosecurity, computational biology and more will have profound implications for national security and geopolitical competition in the years to come.Explore the report to unlock expert-level biosecurity insights.
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BY THE NUMBERS
2020 Offset Symposium:
Biosecurity
440+
Attendees joined our 2020 event from the defense sector and beyond.
15+
Subject matter experts in biosecurity and biotechnology on the future of the industry.
20
Number of sessions, including panels, speakers, roundtables and keynotes.
‘17
First launched by Second Front in 2017 to promote cross-sector collaboration.
2020 SPEAKERS
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Enrique Oti
Second Front Systems
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Austin Walne
Artis Ventures
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A headshot photograph of Diane DiEuliis.
Diane DiEuliis Ph.D
National Defense University
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Alexander Titus
Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI)
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Sterling Sawaya
Geneinfosec
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Dr. Aaron Hansen
GeneInfoSec
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Dr. Matt Goldman
DIU
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Paul Garofolo
Locus Biosciences
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Dr. Ryan Kappedal
Gusto
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J.D. Stanley III
Defense Innovation Network
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A headshot photograph of Julie Willis.
Julie Willis
Defense Innovation Network
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Chris Przybyszewski
US BIOLOGIC
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Kevin Landtroop
Capital Factory
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Kevin Montgomery
IoT/AI
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Peggy Sammon
GeneCapture, Inc.
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A headshot photograph of Will Dickson.
Will Dickson
FedTech
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A headshot photograph of Dr. Sarah Carter.
Dr. Sarah Carter
Science Policy Consulting
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A headshot photograph of Jason Rathje.
Jason Rathje
AFWERX
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A headshot photograph of Brittney Martino.
Brittney Martino
Second Front Systems
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A headshot photograph of Peter Emanuel.
Peter Emanuel
U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command
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A headshot photograph of Dr. Jim Giordano.
Dr. Jim Giordano
Georgetown University Medical Center
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A headshot photograph of Dr. Gigi Gronvall.
Dr. Gigi Gronvall
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Pat Scannell
Technestar
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Dr. David Bray
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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2020 SPONSORS
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JUMP BACK IN
During our 2020 Offset Symposium, we brought together biosecurity experts with startups, the traditional defense base, academia, and venture capitalists.

Check out the the recordings of our panels, keynote speeches and more below.
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