PONI 2018 Fall Conference
- This event will take place offsite at the Air Force Academy from October 10th at 9:00 a.m. to October 11th at 6:00 p.m. (MDT).
- Due to base access, foreign nationals interested in attending will need to register early and will receive additional communication.
Please contact Simone Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
This event is the second conference in the 2018-2019 PONI Conference Series. We are thrilled to partner with the U.S. Air Force Academy to host the conference on October 10-11 at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.
The two-day conference will feature presentations from emerging nuclear experts covering topics such as emerging technology, nuclear policy and strategies, arms control and proliferation challenges, and deterrence.
The PONI Conference Series, now in its fifteenth year, is unique in its emphasis on featuring rising experts and young professionals in the nuclear field. The Conference Series draws emerging thought leaders from across the nuclear enterprise and policy community and provides them with a visible platform for sharing their new thinking on a range of nuclear issues.
We have a hotel block at the Drury Inn Hotel, 1170 InterQuest Parkway. If you would like to stay at the hotel you can do individual reservation. Individual Call-In reservations can be made by reserving online, www.druryhotels.com, then enter Group number of 2352760. Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to the Group number of 2352760.
Individual reservations must be cancelled prior to 12:00 p.m. on the confirmed date of arrival in order to avoid a fee equal to one night’s room rate plus tax. We require a valid credit card and photo ID to be presented at check in. Check In Time: 3:00 p.m. Check Out Time: 11:00 a.m. Arrangements may be made for baggage storage with the Hotel’s front desk staff. The cutoff date for the room block in the hotel is Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
Draft Agenda**Please note this is not a final and some items are subject to change
October 10-11, 2018
Day One: Wednesday, October 10
8:00 Shuttle Departs from Hotel to USAFA
8:45 Conference Check-in
9:00 Conference Welcome
11:15 A Mystery Inside an Enigma: Deciphering Russian Nuclear Policy
Colonel Russell S. Williford, PhD, Director, Squadron Revitalization, Air Force Strategic Integration Group
5:45 End of Day One/Shuttle Returns to Hotel
Day Two: Thursday, October 11
7:30 Shuttle Departs from Hotel to USAFA
8:00 Welcome by AFSPC Leader (TBD)
8:15 AFSPC Mission Briefing and Conversation on Missile Warning and Space Operations
8:30 Emerging Technology Interactive Exercise
The exercise will examine how the introduction of situational awareness enhancing technology might impact relations on the Korean Peninsula.
12:15 Lunch and Keynote (USAFA)
2:00 Tour of Museum
3:30 Depart for USAFA
4:00 End of Conference