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Events

Since its inception in 1958, DARPA has been catalyzing advanced capabilities that have significantly changed outcomes for U.S. national security, repeatedly showing that what had seemed impossible was in fact doable. By design, DARPA reaches for transformational change instead of incremental advances. But DARPA does not perform its engineering alchemy in isolation. It works within an innovation ecosystem that includes academic, corporate and governmental partners, with a constant focus on the Nation’s military Services, which work with DARPA to create new strategic opportunities and novel tactical options.

One way DARPA aims to spur technology breakthroughs is by hosting events that bring together partners from across the science & technology ecosystem. Through workshops, symposia, proposers days, prize challenges and other special events, DARPA aims to engage thought leaders in diverse technical disciplines. The goal of these interactions is to build interdisciplinary synergy for tackling vexing technical challenges and sparking technological leaps forward.

For reference, past DARPA events can be viewed on the Archived Events page.


 

Ocean of Things Proposers Day
January 4, 2018
DARPA Conference Center
DARPA will host a Proposers Day in support of an upcoming DARPA BAA HR001118S0013, Ocean of Things, on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at the DARPA Conference Center (675 N. Randolph St, Arlington, VA 22203) from 8:00am to 5:00pm EST. Participants must register for the Ocean of Things Proposers Day through the registration website by December 27, 2017 at 12:00pm EST. The purpose of this meeting is to provide information on the Ocean of Things program, promote additional discussion on this topic, address questions from potential proposers, and provide an opportunity for potential proposers to share their capabilities and ideas for teaming arrangements. DARPA BAA HR001118S0013 is expected to be released prior to the Proposers Day.
Spectrum Challenge Collaboration
2016-2019
To Be Determined
Over the next three years, DARPA’s Microsystems Technology Office will hold a series of competitive events as the Agency’s next grand challenge—the Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2)—unfolds. SC2 is the first-of-its-kind collaborative machine-learning competition to overcome scarcity in the radio frequency spectrum. Today, access to the spectrum is managed by dividing it into rigid, exclusively licensed bands.