Future of Software-Enabled Statecraft
Now On-Demand
If you weren't able to join us or maybe you did and just want to relive the moments, you can now watch Second Front's Offset Symposium 2024 on-demand! Check out what made this an impactful and thought-provoking event on the future of national security.
Attendees spanning industry, tech, government, venture and more.
Speakers discussing the future of software enabled statecraft.
2F customers showcasing their accredited solutions.
Build a Safer tomorrow together
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top-tier speakers and attendees
Join us to make innovation more than a buzzword and actually deliver for national security.
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8:00 - 9:00am
Registration & Breakfast
9:00 - 9:05am
Welcome to Offset Symposium
with Sam Gray
9:05 - 9:45am
Defense Modernization Caucus Fireside Chat
Panelists: U.S. Representative Rob Wittman, U.S. Representative Pat Ryan
Moderator: Tyler Sweatt
10:00 - 10:20am
AUKUS and the Future of Global Defense Collaboration
with The Hon. Scott Morrison
10:20 - 11:00am
The New War - Narrative Attacks Created By Misinformation And Disinformation
Panelists: Wasim Khaled, Dr. Andrea Hickerson, Hon. Ellen McCarthy
Moderator: Heather McMahon
11:00 - 11:20am
11:20am - 12:00pm
Software Agility as a Competitive Advantage
Panelists: Daniel Ridge, Corey Jaskolski, Derek Strausbaugh
Moderator: TJ Rowe
12:00 - 1:00pm
1:00 - 1:45pm
2030 and Beyond: Building for the Next Ridgeline
Panelists: Bonnie Evangelista, Dave Michelson, Chee Gansberger
Moderator: Marjorie Censer
2:00 - 2:45pm
Delivering Tech Capability to Warfighters and the Future Global Landscape
Panelists: Schuyler Moore, Lauren Knausenberger
Moderator: Jacqueline Tame
2:45- 3:00pm
3:00 - 3:45pm
The Role of SIs and Venture in DoD Software Adoption
Panelists: Steven Escaravage, Alex O’Toole, Guy Filippelli
Moderator: Jackie Davalos
4:00- 4:45pm
The Path Forward
Panelists: Justin Fanelli, Katie Sutton, Jared Summers
Moderator: Enrique Oti
4:45 - 5:00pm
Closing Remarks
with Tyler Sweatt and Sam Gray
5:00 - 6:30pm
Happy Hour
Event Pricing
(April 1 - May 16)
GOV, Student,
(Now - May 16)
8:00 - 9:00 am
10:25 - 10:30 am
The New War - Narrative Attacks Created by Misinformation and Disinformation
In an eye-opening discussion, this panel explains the global threat of misinformation & disinformation adversarial campaigns and how to enable warfighters to mitigate them.
10:35 - 11:00 am
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Closing Remarks
4:15 - 4:30 pm
Happy Hour
4:30 - 6:30pm
Waldorf Astoria, Washington DC
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When and where is the Offset Symposium taking place?
Where? Waldorf Astoria located at
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, United States
When? May 16, 2024 from 8am - 7pm
What is the cost of attending the Offset Symposium?
$75 Early Bird Pricing (until April 1st)
$99 General Admission (April 1st and beyond)
$25 for Government Officials, Students, and Nonprofits
How do I register for the Offset Symposium?
Through our eventbrite page.
Is there a deadline for registration?
There’s no deadline to register; however tickets are limited so the earlier the better before we sell out!
What is the cancellation policy?
Cancellation policies are handled on a case-by-case basis. Please follow the instructions on the eventbrite registration confirmation email to request a refund.
Do you provide parking?
Due to limited parking in the area, we suggest ride sharing or carpooling.
If you choose to drive, here are your parking options:

$20-$25 Options:
  • 415 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, United States
  • 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, United States
  • 555 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, United States
$45 Onsite Valet Parking (very limited)
Is there a dress code for the Offset Symposium?
We encourage you to be yourself! But if you're looking for guidance, we expect Business Casual to be the vibe.
The most important question: Will there be food?
Food and beverage will be provided for Breakfast, Lunch, Breaks, and Happy Hour.
If you have any dietary restrictions, please note them in the registration form so we can make sure you have something to eat.
Do you offer any scholarships or financial assistance for attending the Offset Symposium?
Scholarships and financial assistance further than those provided for Government, Students, and Nonprofits will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Please email offsetsymposium@secondfront.com for more information.
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