Air & Space Conference 2006 and Technology Exposition
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Washington, D.C.

Conference Agenda

Sunday, September 24, 2006
7:00 AM 5:30 PM   Conference Registration
4:30 PM   Air Force Memorial Tribute in Ballroom
5:00 PM   First series of Buses depart for Air Force Memorial Tour and Brown Bag tour of DC
Monday, September 25, 2006
7:30 AM 9:00 AM   Conference Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM     Welcome Remarks by the USAF Chief of Staff General T. Michael Moseley
9:00 AM 10:50 AM   Opening and Awards Ceremonies (Service dress/Business suit)
11:00 AM 11:15 AM   Exhibit Hall Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
11:30 AM 1:00 PM   Exhibit Hall Lunch
1:00 PM 1:45 PM   Conference Address by Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne
2:00 PM 3:10 PM   Professional Development Forums
2:00 PM 3:10 PM   General Seminar Sessions
  • AFA Membership and Legislative Affairs
  • Education and Donor Programs
3:30 PM 4:20 PM   Professional Development Forums
3:30 PM 4:20 PM   Professional Development Workshops
  • Long Term Deployments: Airmen Under Stress, Families in Crisis - John Moore, Professor, American Military University
  • Global Reach: Air Mobility on the Move - Gen Duncan J. McNabb, Commander, Air Mobility Command
3:30 PM 4:20 PM   General Seminar Sessions
  • AFA Membership and Legislative Affairs
  • Education and Donor Programs
6:00 PM 8:00 PM   Annual Reception in Honor of the 12 Outstanding Airmen (Service dress/Business suit)
8:00 PM 10:30 PM   Outstanding Airmen Dinner (Service dress/Business suit)
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
7:30 AM 8:45 AM   Conference Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM 10:00 AM   Congressional Breakfasts on Capitol Hill
8:30 AM 9:20 AM   Professional Development Workshops
  • Force Development - Lt Gen Roger A. Brady, Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower and Personnel
  • The NRO and Global Reconnaissance - Director of the National Reconnaissance Office Dr. Donald M. Kerr
  • The Western Perspectives on the Just War Tradition - Dr. Howard Hensel, Professor, Air War College
  • AFOSI - Deployed, Total Force in Action - Doug Thomas, Executive Director, Air Force Office of Special Investigations
  • What Nonlinear Operations Mean for Airmen - Dr. Rebecca Grant, President, IRIS Research
9:40 AM 10:30 AM   Professional Development Workshops
  • Air Force Reserve’s Expanding Missions - Lt Gen John A. Bradley, Commander, Air Force Reserve Command
  • SOF Goes Mainstream - Lt Gen Michael Wooley, Commander, Air Force Special Operations Command
  • The War Between the Lines: The Military and the Media - Napoleon Byars, Professor, University of North Carolina
  • F-35 and What it Does - Brigadier General Charles R. Davis, Deputy Program Executive Officer for the F-35 Lightning II Program Office
  • Cyberspace, A Warfighting Domain – Dr. Lani Kass, Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff, USAF, and Director of the CSAF’s Cyberspace Task Force
  • The New Air Force Component Headquarters – Brig Gen Frank Gorenc, Director of Operational Plans and Joint Matters
10:45 AM 12:15 PM   Four-Star Forum - Moderated by CSAF General T. Michael Moseley
11:30 AM 1:00 PM   Exhibit Hall Lunch
1:00 PM 2:15 PM   Forum on the Defense Industrial Base - Lt Gen Donald J. Wetekam, Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics; John W. Douglass, President & CEO, Aerospace Industries Association; Dr. Loren Thompson, Chief Operating Officer, Lexington Institute;
2:30 PM 3:20 PM   New Space Pioneers - Gen Kevin P. Chilton, Commander, Air Force Space Command; Rex Geveden, Associate, NASA Admninistrator; Lt Gen C. Robert "Bob" Kehler, Deputy Commander, U.S. Strategic Command
3:40 PM 4:30 PM   Professional Development Workshops
  • Inside the Air Force Budget - Major General Frank R. Faykes, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller
  • Morphing Technologies for Future Aircraft - Anna Maria McGowan, Project Manager, NASA
  • Dying to Win: Strategy and Suicide Terrorism - Dr. Robert Pape, Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago
  • The Truth About Money - Ric Edelman, Financial Consultant
  • Air National Guard at the Forefront - Lt Gen Craig McKinley, Director, Air National Guard
6:30 PM 10:30 PM   Air Force Anniversary Reception and Dinner (Black Tie/Mess Dress)
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
7:30 AM 8:30 AM   Conference Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM 9:00 AM   The Role of Congress in Providing for the National Defense - The Honorable Curt Weldon (R-PA)
9:05 AM 9:55 AM   Forum on Bridging the Gap: Islam and the West - Kenneth R. Timmerman, author and journalist; Dr. Max L. Gross, Senior Research Fellow, Joint Military Intelligence College
10:00 AM 10:50 AM   Redefining Global Security - Thomas Barnett, Senior Managing Director, Enterra Solutions, LLC
11:00 AM 11:50 AM   Conference Address on the Future of Air and Space Power by General T. Michael Moseley
11:30 AM 1:00 PM   Exhibit Hall Lunch
1:00 PM 1:50 PM   Professional Development Session - Making the Most of Difficult Situations, Changing Markets, Changing Times - Garrison Wynn, Motivational Speaker
4:00 PM     Exhibit Hall Closes—Conference Ends