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MEDIA ADVISORY - ERDC to host Innovation Summit

US Army Engineer Research and Development Center
Published Sept. 12, 2019

In order to maintain a competitive edge, the Department of Defense must have state-of-the-art technology for both military and civil missions. Next week, more than 400 people from across the country will make their way to Vicksburg, Mississippi, for the first U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Innovation Summit, where they will have a chance to collaborate on that technology.

Facilitated by ERDCWERX, the Innovation Summit will be held at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) September 17-18, 2019. Key USACE leaders will attend, as well as other government, industrial, and academic partners—all with a goal of working together to solve the Nation’s toughest problems in military programs, civil works, geospatial support, contingency operations, research and development, and interagency and international services.

Keynote speakers will include Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, 54th Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of USACE; Charles “Ray” Alexander, USACE Director for Contingency Operations; Lloyd Caldwell, USACE Director of Military Programs; and James Dalton, USACE Director of Civil Works.

Where:  ERDC Headquarters, 3909 Halls Ferry Road.

When:  September 17-18, 2019

What:  Innovation Summit featuring USACE leadership, along with other government academia, and industry


For more information, and to confirm attendance, media are asked to contact Michelle Stewart, acting director of public affairs, 601-218-7440


The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) solves the Nation’s toughest engineering and environmental challenges. ERDC develops innovative solutions in civil and military engineering, geospatial sciences, water resources, and environmental sciences for the Army, DOD, civilian agencies, and our Nation’s public good. Find out more on our website: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

Michelle Stewart
Mary Margaret Halford

Release no. 19-103