ENVIRONMENT

This calendar mingles Fast Rope Meetings in different geographies, along with general industry events that are of interest to Fast Rope Members. The non Fast Rope events are published as they come to our attention. If you would like us to publish your event, just let us know.


Calendar of Events

    • 02 Mar 2021
    • (EST)
    • 04 Mar 2021
    • (EST)
    • Hilton Hawaiian Village
    • 08 Mar 2021
    • (EST)
    • 11 Mar 2021
    • (EST)
    • Virtual
    • 11 Mar 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EST)
    Register

    FAST ROPE - APG(Aberdeen Proving Group) (0800 EST) - VIRTUAL ONLY

    Agenda:

    • 8:00-8:25:  Industrial Representatives Association (IRA) Pat Mullin

    • 8:25-9:00:  Introductions/Need & Leads

    Due to the increased spread of the COVID-19 virus, and uncertainty about further spreading, we will be taking necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of our members by making all meetings that were previously scheduled to be on site a virtual call until further notice. Please note if there are any presentations to be presented make sure you join via the link and not just the dial in; otherwise, the information to join is below:

    Join Microsoft Teams Meeting                     

    https://tinyurl.com/FastRope                                                   

    Join Microsoft Teams Meeting +1 571-429-4595 United States, Arlington (Toll) Conference ID: 265 985 54#

    *General Housekeeping please mute yourself when you are not speaking to avoid background noise*


    • 12 Mar 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EST)
    Register

    FAST ROPE - Dayton (0800 EST) - VIRTUAL ONLY

    Agenda:

    • 8:00-9: Introductions/Need & Leads

    Due to the increased spread of the COVID-19 virus, and uncertainty about further spreading, we will be taking necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of our members by making all meetings that were previously scheduled to be on site a virtual call until further notice. Please note if there are any presentations to be presented make sure you join via the link and not just the dial in; otherwise, the information to join is below:

    Join Microsoft Teams Meeting                       

    https://tinyurl.com/FastRope                                                  

    Join Microsoft Teams Meeting +1 571-429-4595 United States, Arlington (Toll) Conference ID: 265 985 54#

    *General Housekeeping please mute yourself when you are not speaking to avoid background noise*


    • 17 Mar 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 25 Mar 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Virtual

    Register: https://web.cvent.com/event/5bcc54bc-661a-41a4-896d-a59ed315e4d1/summary

    Agenda:

    Wednesday, March 17, 2021

     1000 – 1015     Welcome, Introductions and Administrative Remarks

                              Mr Jamie Thurber, Lexington-Concord Chapter, First Vice President and Lockheed Martin

     

    1015 – 1145      Former ESD and ESC Commanders Panel – “Leading in Times of Great Change”

                              Moderators: Tim Ceteras, Collins Aerospace and Phyllis DiTocco, The Boeing Company

                              Panelists: Lt Gen (Ret) Ted Bowlds

                              Lt Gen (Ret) Charles Davis

                              Lt Gen (Ret) Gordon Fornell

                              Lt Gen (Ret) Charles Franklin

                              Lt Gen (Ret) Charles Johnson

                              Gen (Ret) William Looney

                              

    1145 – 1200      Break

     

    1200 – 1400      PEO C3I & Networks

                              Brigadier General Michael Schmidt, Program Executive Officer

                              Senior Materiel Leaders

     

    1400 – 1445     PEO C3I & Networks Post Game Analysis

     

    1445 – 1500      Break

     

    1500 – 1600      Keynote Speaker - USSTRATCOM

                              Admiral Charles Richard, Commander

     

     Thursday, March 18, 2021

     1100 – 1200     Air Force Rapid Capability Office

                              Mr Randall Walden, Director and Program Executive Officer

                              Moderator: Mr David Hiltz, BAE Systems

     

    1200 – 1300      PEO C3I & Networks Fireside Chat

                              Brigadier General Michael Schmidt, Program Executive Officer

                        Brigadier General Chad Raduege, Director of Cyberspace and Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Air Combat Command

                              Ms Lauren Knausenberger, Deputy Chief Information Manager, USAF

                              Mr John Vona, Deputy Director of the Plans, Program and Requirements Directorate, Air Combat Command

     

    1300 - 1400     Industry Panel - Feedback: Embracing the Digital Trinity  

                            Moderator: Mr Bud Vazquez, Vazquez Leadership LLC

                            Panelists: TBD

     

    Tuesday, March 23, 2021

    1030 – 1145    Gold Circle Breakfast – COVID and the New Normal Future Workspace

                            Dr. Jay Schnitzer, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Medical Officer The MITRE
                            Corporation


    1145 – 1200    Break

     

    1200 – 1400    PEO Digital

                            Mr. Steven Wert, SES, Program Executive Officer

                            Senior Materiel Leaders

     

    1400 – 1500    PEO Digital Post Game Analysis

     

     Wednesday, 24, 2021

     1100 – 1200   Keynote Speaker

                            The Honorable Ashton Carter, former Secretary of Defense (invited)

                            Director of the Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School

     

    1200 – 1300    PEO Digital Fireside Chat

                            Mr Steven Wert, SES, Program Executive Officer

                            Mr John Vona, Deputy Director of the Plans, Program and Requirements Directorate, Air Combat Command

              Maj Gen Angela Cadwell, Director Cyberspace Operations, North American Aerospace Defense and U.S. Northern Command

     

    1300 – 1315    Break

     

    1315 – 1415    Innovation Panel - Accelerating Change Across the Services

                            Moderator: Mr Mike McGinley, Google Cloud

                            Panelists: TBD

     

    Thursday, March 25, 2021

    1200 – 1300    PEO Nuclear Command, Control and Communications (NC3)

                            Col Amanda Kato, Program Executive Officer

     

    1300 – 1330   PEO Nuclear Command, Control and Communications (NC3) Post Game Analysis

     

    1330 – 1400    Break

     

    1400 – 1430    PEO Nuclear Command, Control and Communications (NC3) Fireside Chat

                            Col Amanda Kato, Program Executive Officer

                            TBD

     

     1430 – 1445   New Horizons Wrap-Up & Closing Remarks

                            Mr Jamie Thurber, Lexington-Concord Chapter, First Vice President, and Lockheed Martin 


    • 18 Mar 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

    SPEAKER Brigadier General Heather L. Pringle, Commander, AFRL, AFMC, Dayton, Ohio.  

    Brig. Gen. Heather L. Pringle is responsible for managing a $2.5 billion Air Force science and technology program and an additional $2.3 billion in externally funded research and development. She is also responsible for leading a government workforce of approximately 6,000 people in the laboratory's nine component technology directorates and the 711th Human Performance Wing.

    Register: https://daytonwrightafcea.wildapricot.org/event-4114658/Registration

    • 18 Mar 2021
    • 11:30 AM (CDT)
    Register

    Fast Rope San Antonio (CT) Virtual ONLY 

    2021 Fast Rope

    • Speaker

    • Introductions/Need & Leads

    Due to the increased spread of the COVID-19 virus, and uncertainty about further spreading, we will be taking necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of our members by making all meetings that were previously scheduled to be on site a virtual call until further notice. Please note if there are any presentations to be presented make sure you join via the link and not just the dial in; otherwise, the information to join is below:

    Join Microsoft Teams Meeting                     

    https://tinyurl.com/FastRope                                                    

    Join Microsoft Teams Meeting +1 571-429-4595 United States, Arlington (Toll) Conference ID: 265 985 54#

    *General Housekeeping please mute yourself when you are not speaking to avoid background noise*

    Any questions please reach out to Joe.

    Joe Diana  Joe.Diana@calibresys.com


    • 19 Mar 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EDT)
    Register

    FAST ROPE - NCR (0800 EST) - VIRTUAL ONLY

    Agenda:

    • 8:00-9:00 Introductions/Need & Leads

    Due to the increased spread of the COVID-19 virus, and uncertainty about further spreading, we will be taking necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of our members by making all meetings that were previously scheduled to be on site a virtual call until further notice. Please note if there are any presentations to be presented make sure you join via the link and not just the dial in; otherwise, the information to join is below:

    Join Microsoft Teams Meeting             

    https://tinyurl.com/FastRope                                                            

    Join Microsoft Teams Meeting +1 571-429-4595 United States, Arlington (Toll) Conference ID: 265 985 54#

    *General Housekeeping please mute yourself when you are not speaking to avoid background noise*


    • 25 Mar 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (CDT)
    Register

    Fast Rope St Louis (0800 CT) Virtual ONLY 

    2021 Fast Rope

    Any questions please reach out to Connie.

    Connie Crome  connie.crome@diligent-us.com


     

    Virtual Dial in 

    Virtual: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting                                                           

    https://tinyurl.com/FastRope

    *General Housekeeping please mute yourself when you are not speaking to              avoid background noise*


    • 12 Apr 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 14 Apr 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Gaylord National Harbor, MD
    • 04 May 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 05 May 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Dayton, Ohio
    • 04 May 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 05 May 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Hope Hotel & Conference Center, Dayton, Ohio
    • 24 May 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 27 May 2021
    • (EDT)

    Save the Date

    • 24 May 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 26 May 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Hilton Norfolk
    • 20 Jul 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 22 Jul 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Dayton Convention Center, Dayton, Ohio
    • 01 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 04 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • National Harbor, MD
    • 03 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 05 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Dayton, Ohio
    • 30 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 02 Sep 2021
    • (EDT)

    Save the Date

    https://www.afitc-event.com/

    • 18 Sep 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 22 Sep 2021
    • (EDT)
    • National Harbor
    • 28 Sep 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 30 Sep 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Huntsville, AL
    • 11 Oct 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 13 Oct 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Washington, DC
    • 18 Oct 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 20 Oct 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Washington, DC
    • 09 Nov 2021
    • (EST)
    • 11 Nov 2021
    • (EST)
    • Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, HI
    • 15 Nov 2021
    • (EST)
    • 18 Nov 2021
    • (EST)
    • Virtual


    • 13 Jan 2022
    • (EST)


    • 16 Feb 2022
    • (EST)
    • 18 Feb 2022
    • (EST)
    • San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA
    • 21 Feb 2022
    • (EST)
    • 24 Feb 2022
    • (EST)
    • The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO
    • 15 Aug 2022
    • (EDT)
    • 18 Aug 2022
    • (EDT)
    • Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, Augusta, GA
    • 01 Nov 2022
    • (EDT)
    • 03 Nov 2022
    • (EDT)
    • Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, HI