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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.

We invite you to explore the Archived Events page to learn about past DARPA events. We also encourage you to peruse our D60 magazine. This 60th-anniversary edition, which we published during our D60 symposium in early September 2018, chronicles some aspects of the agency's past, present, and future.


 

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January 13, 2020, 8 A.M. EST
DARPA Conference Center
The Tactical Technology Office is holding a Proposers Day to provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of the No Manning Required, Ship (NOMARS) program in anticipation of a planned Broad Agency Announcement. The No Manning Required, Ship (NOMARS) program seeks to design a ship that can operate autonomously for long durations at sea, enabling a clean-sheet ship design process that eliminates design considerations associated with crew.
Subterranean (SubT) Challenge Urban Circuit
February 18-27, 2020
Satsop Business Park
DARPA’s Subterranean (SubT) Challenge seeks to better equip warfighters and first responders to explore uncharted underground environments that are too dangerous, dark, or deep to risk human lives. In three circuit events and one final event, participating teams will deploy autonomous systems to attempt to map, navigate, and search various underground environments. Teams earn points by correctly identifying artifacts placed within those environments. The Urban Circuit, the second scored event of the SubT Challenge, will take place in February 2020.