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Secretary Of The US Army Will Provide Keynote At DARPA Forward Conference

Registration for the regional conference at Texas A&M University ends in early November; no walk-ins will be admitted.
By Texas A&M University Research Communications and Public Relations October 19, 2022

Secretary of the United States Army Christine Wormuth
Secretary of the United States Army Christine Wormuth

U.S. Army/William Pratt

Secretary of the United States Army Christine Wormuth will deliver the keynote address for DARPA Forward: Advancing the Horizons of National Security, a regional conference at Texas A&M University.

DARPA Forward will be held Nov. 15-16 at the Texas A&M Hotel & Conference Center. The conference is one of six regional events presented by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) at major research universities across the United States during 2022. Wormuth’s speech begins at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 16.

Wormuth is the senior civilian official within the U.S. Department of Defense responsible for all matters relating to the U.S. Army. She received senate confirmation as the 25th secretary of the army in 2021. Prior to that, Wormuth was the director of the International Defense and Security Center at the RAND Corporation. Wormuth grew up in College Station before attending Williams College in Massachusetts. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Maryland.

In-person registration attendance will end on Friday, Nov. 4, at 4 p.m. CT. No walk-ins will be accepted during the conference. Organizers also reserve the right to close registration early if DARPA Forward reaches its capacity. Registration for virtual attendance will end on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 4 p.m. CT.

General attendance is $350 for the two-day conference, $275 for faculty, researchers, students and other academic representatives as well as for Defense Department employees. Participants may also attend virtually for $25 per conference event.

The conference will include presentations, demonstrations, briefings and panel discussions as well as networking events. Representatives from DARPA, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Department of Defense, private companies and major U.S. research universities including Texas A&M will be featured.

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