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2017-02-27 9:25 am - 2017-03-01 5:00 pm
Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk, 123 Losoya St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
Address: Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk, 123 Losoya St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA

Welcome to Installation Innovation 2017
If you have a connection to a military installation and believe innovation matters, Installation Innovation Forum 2017 is your event. Explore new concepts, interact with top leaders, share your own ideas and be part of the nation’s largest gathering focused on continuing innovation of our military installations

8:00AM – 5:00 PM
Registration Opens

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Air Force Community Partnership Event
This special pre-conference event will highlight how Air Force Installations and communities are mutually benefiting from partnerships to meet community needs and mission requirements. Military and community leaders will share their successes, challenges and best practices in taking these partnerships from working ideas to implemented agreements. This seminar is free and open to all Installation Innovation Forum attendees and other interested parties. To learn more about the Air Force Community Partnership Seminar contact Yvonne Fernandez at:

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
Welcome/ “The Innovators”

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM
Networking Break

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Innovative Case Studies (Round 1)
Free Parking – How leaders from Oklahoma and the Air Force came together to build a new KC-46A Tanker Sustainment Campus at Tinker AFB.
Solving Traffic Woes – Redstone Arsenal and Huntsville develop a joint-solution to the areas transportation needs.
New Jersey MarketShift – Using a special grant from OEA, leaders in New Jersey are leveraging their military installations, missions and defense industry to drive economic development.

2:45 PM – 3:15 PM
Networking Break

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM
Innovative Case Studies (Round 2)
At the Head of the Class – Hear how one installation worked with their host community to develop a world class STEM program for the local school district.
Opening the Flood Gates – Learn how the San Antonio community, the State of Texas and Joint Base San Antonio all came together to address a series of water challenges.
Mapping Out Success – Hear experts from the Sonoran Institute as they explain how they were able to identify encroachment areas in Arizona and the innovative land use solutions they developed.

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Networking Break
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Installation Leadership Roundtable (General Session
Hear from the generals responsible for managing their respective services installation portfolios. They’ll discuss current challenges and opportunities as well their thoughts on the future of P3 and P4 partnerships.
5:15 PM
Networking Reception

Tuesday, February 28

7:15AM – 5:00 PM
Registration Opens

7:30 AM – 8:45 AM

7:30 AM – 9:00 PM
State Advisors Council Breakfast Meeting

8:00 – 9:15 AM
Partnership Bootcamp (General Session)
In this special workshop attendees will hear from each of the services partnership leads, base commanders and community leaders on how communities can work with their installations to get deals done and projects off the ground.

9:15 AM – 9:30 AM
Networking Break

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
The Future of Installation Support—A Multi-Service Vision of What Comes
Next (General Session)
Fiscal realities are challenging all military services to re-think many facets of installation support. Innovative approaches underway include evaluating: which support activities have the most impact on mission readiness; ways to reduce the facility, infrastructure, and services footprint organically maintained and provided; methods to analyze defense community capacity for providing services valued by military installations; and initiatives to reduce the costs of operating and maintaining installations.

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Networking Break

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions (2)
P4 Success Stories You Can Use Today – An Interactive Discussion of How to Make Partnerships Work
You’ll hear from community and installation leaders as they examine their own unique P4 projects and the requirement for a successful partnership.
Military Community Law Enforcement Challenges
Hear from service and community leaders as they discuss how they work together to address the hard issues of military family support.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Working Lunch – Grab, Go and Network!

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions (3)
Driving Economic Development Through Military-Community Partnerships
Join this interactive discussion to learn how a community can tailor their partnership efforts to advance their economic and workforce development goals.
Where and How to Begin Reinvestment in Our Defense Infrastructure
With the new administration announcing its intent to invest more money into defense, we must begin to look at how and where that money should be spent to ensure our installations remain effective power projection platforms.
Ensuring Water Security and Quality
This session will explore the new technologies and strategies being used by communities and utilities to build the water resiliency of military installations.

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Networking Break

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Concurrent Sessions (3)
How P3s Can Revolutionize Quality of Life for Military Families and Service Members
DoD must take a hard look at what services they provide and if determine if this is the best use of their time and resources. This discussion will focus on how industry partners could many of the current manage installation MWR and quality of life programs more effectively and efficiently, and how such a shift could provide significant partnership opportunities for communities.
State and Local Strategies for Expanding and Protecting Training Space
New technologies, urban growth and environmental challenges are putting growing pressure on our nation’s training ranges. Hear from community and state leaders as they discuss their efforts to protect and expand vital training space.
How the Reserve Component is Driving Innovation
As the role of the guard and reserve has increased over the past decade so has their need to effectively manage their facilities and training space. By leveraging state, local and private sector stakeholders the reserve component has developed unique partnerships that have allowed it to meet new demands and challenges.

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Networking Break

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions (3)
REPI Town Hall – Leading the Way On Land Management
Hear from REPI program leaders as they discuss their current projects and what land and space use challenges lie ahead.
Diversifying Energy Sources to Promote Installation Resiliency & Efficiency
As energy demands intensify and threats from natural and man-made disasters increase, installation leaders are searching for new energy sources to increase resiliency and efficiency.
Community-Installation Workforce Development Partnerships
New missions and increased reliance on technology and high-skilled labor in both the military and the defense sector are driving communities and installations to look at new ways to build a skilled and educated workforce.

5:00 PM
Networking Reception

Wednesday, March 1

7:15AM – 11:00 AM
Registration Opens

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Future of Installation Innovation – What’s Next? (General Session)
A panel of installation management experts will explore the big ideas that could redefine the future of defense infrastructure and the way DoD manages bases.

9:30 – 10:30 AM
OEA Town Hall – Continuing its Mission to Support the Defense Community of the Pas, Present, and Future (General Session)

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Networking Break

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Concurrent Session (2)
Diversifying and Improving Defense Industry
Hear from private sector leaders and economic development experts as they discuss how a community can improve the quality and capacity of its defense sector.
State and Community Investment in Defense Infrastructure – What’s Next?
Over the past several years states and communities have invested significant resources into on-base and off-base infrastructure and support services. Is such a model sustainable? How are the services responding? And what are the ramifications of this investment if it continues to grow grander in scope?

12:00 PM
Conference End