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North Carolina Defense Summit 2023
September 26 - September 27
The North Carolina Defense Summit 2023 (NCDS) builds our military, community, defense industry through sharing state and national best practices. The Summit presents “best practices” in advancing North Carolina as the most military, Veteran and defense industry friendly state in the nation.
- Advocate for individual, community & installation resilience
- Build installation and military host-community partnerships
- Coordinate installation, defense sector, education, research
- Installation and Garrison Opportunities
- Host-Community Communications and Partnerships
- Public/Private Initiatives
- Military Childcare Opportunities
- Military K-12 Education
- Installation Scorecard
- Business Opportunities with Government
- Military Transition Assistance
- Military/Defense Research
- Military License Portability
- Military Spouse Employment
- Transitioning Military Veteran Hiring Event
Tentative times below. More information coming soon.
SEPTEMBER 26 | 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Registration Opens 8–9 a.m.
Breakfast 9–9:45 a.m.
Welcome & Presentations 9:45–10:15 a.m.
Networking Break 10:15–11:30 a.m.
Breakout Sessions 11:30 a.m. – noon
Networking Break noon – 2 p.m.
Lunch, Keynote, Presentations 2–2:30 p.m.
Networking Break 2:30–3:45 p.m.
Breakout Sessions 3:45–4 p.m.
Networking Break 4–5:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions 5:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Networking Break 5:30 p.m.
SEPTEMBER 27 | 8 a.m. – noon
Breakfast 9–9:30 a.m.
Networking Break 9:30–10:45 a.m.
Breakout Sessions 10:45–11:15 a.m.
Networking Break 11:15 a.m.
Awards & Closing