August 12, 2008
AFA Announces Speakers at 2008 Air & Space Conference; Media Sign-up Now Available Online
Arlington, VA – The Air Force Association today announced forums with Assistant Secretary of Defense Michael Vickers and Dr. Neil Daswani, an Internet security expert from Google, at this year’s upcoming Air & Space Conference.
Advance media registration is now available online for the Air Force Association’s 2008 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition next month.
Among this year’s highlights:
- Dr. Neil Daswani, a top mind at Google, will address emerging Cyber-threats on the Web including next-generation phishing and how cyber-criminals monetize their cyber-attacks.
- Retired senior Air Force Leaders, General Richard Hawley, General Ronald Keys, General Richard Myers, and General Michael Ryan will hold a panel discussion on the evolution of fighter aviation.
- Mr. Michael Vickers is currently the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict & Interdependent Capabilities. In the mid-1980s, he was the principal strategist for the largest covert action program in CIA’s history: the paramilitary operation that drove the Soviet army out of Afghanistan. He will address the challenges the Air Force faces in meeting the requirements of the QDR and the GWOT.
- Best selling author Dale Brown will participate in a panel of former Airmen who went on to have successful civilian careers.
The three-day event, September 15-17, 2008, is a full slate of nearly three dozen speakers including forums, professional development workshops, addresses by the Air Force’s senior leaders and the Four Star Forum.
More than 6,500 people attended last year’s Conference & Exposition, which featured 137 exhibitions showcasing the latest in aerospace technology developments.
For your convenience, please register in advance online at http://www.afa.org/events/Conference/2008/media.asp.
Plan now to attend at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC. Your first stop should be the Media Room at Room 8228 at the hotel. Media badges giving you access to all the forums and additional press availabilities will be available for reporters showing valid credentials from your news agency, photo ID and a business card. Freelancers need a letter from the editor of the assigning publication.
For a listing of more than 30 confirmed speakers, go to http://www.afa.org/events/conference/2008/Conference2008_speakers.asp.
Contact: Joel Hannahs at 703.247.5847 or JHannahs@AFA.org.
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