Secretary of the U.S. Army to Deliver Keynote Address at DARPA Advanced Conference

Secretary of the United States Army Christine Wormuth

US Army/William Pratt

US Army Secretary 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 November 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 leading research universities across the United States in 2022. Wormuth’s keynote begins at 3:30 p.m. on November 16.

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

Attendance for in-person registration will close Friday, November 4 at 4:00 p.m. CT. No walk-ins will be accepted during the conference. The organizers also reserve the right to close registration early if DARPA Forward reaches capacity. Registration for virtual participation will close on Tuesday, November 8 at 4:00 p.m. CT.

General participation is $350 for the two-day conference, $275 for professors, researchers, students and other university representatives as well as Department of Defense employees. Attendees can also attend virtually for $25 per talk.

The conference will include presentations, demonstrations, information sessions and panel discussions as well as networking events. Representatives from DARPA, the US military, the US Department of Defense, private companies and major US research universities, including Texas A&M, will be present.

About Research at Texas A&M University
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