April 7-8, 2021 | Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA

The 3rd Annual Human Performance and Biosystems Summit will provide a forum to discuss the current evolution of human capabilities due to advances in human performance research and the development of new biological technologies. This year’s Summit will feature the latest updates and innovations in the areas of personalized assessment, education, and training, system interfaces and cognitive processes, and protection, sustainment, and warfighter performance.

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2020 Speakers Included (2021 Coming Soon!):

William Bushman
Performing the Duties of Deputy Under Secretary of Defense
Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel Readiness

MG Lonnie Hibbard, USA
Commanding General, Center for Initial Military Training

Dr. Patty Deuster
Director, Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP)
Uniformed Services University

Dr. J. Corde Lane, SES
Director, Human Research and Engineering Directorate

James Smith, SES
Acquisition Executive
US Special Operations Command

Dr. Patrick Mason, SES
Department Head, Warfighter Performance, Code 34
Office of Naval Research

Download 2020 Agenda Here


Why You Should Attend This Summit:

DSI’s Human Performance and Biosystems Summit will focus on opportunities to improve human capabilities through advanced research and development in the areas of training, cognition, nutrition, medical care, and machine-human interfaces. Speakers will highlight departmental efforts to develop and deliver technologies which enable, sustain, enhance, and quantify human performance for improved mission effectiveness.

As the global environment shifts towards great power competition the stresses and requirements placed on the Warfighter will require advancements in training, cognition, nutrition, medical care, and human-machine teaming. Modern Warfighters will need to be mentally and physically to resilient to the challenges that they will face while deployed and at home. Emerging technologies and research will enable the US military to maximize the capabilities and performance of its Warfighters across the full spectrum of operations.

Speakers at the 2021 Human Performance and Biosystems Summit will focus on efforts to leverage these emerging technologies to better prepare, train, and care for the warfighter. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to engage with senior policy makers, technology developers, and acquisition professionals about the capabilities most urgently needed by the military community.

DSI’s team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summit's content and focus areas. We will assemble the most respected minds in the human performance community, including operational leaders, key policymakers, DoD labs, industry, and academia. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all involved organizations bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers. ___________________________________________________________________________________

*Summit is Closed to The Press/ No Recordings*

Topics to be covered at the 2021 Summit:

- Leveraging Holistic Health and Fitness to Prepare Soldier for Multi-Domain Operations

- Developing Fit and Capable Sailors Prepared for Future Naval Operations

- Advancing Soldier Readiness and Fitness to Enhance Mission Performance

- Embracing Biology to Support the Warfighter Achieve Operational Success

- Maximizing Soldier Effectiveness so they Can Dominate in Multi-Domain Operations

- Optimizing Warfighter Health and Performance through Medical Research

- Advancing Soldier & Squad Lethality and Combat Readiness


At Our Summit You Have the Ability To:

Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the most complex issues facing the DoD and Federal Government as it relates to human performance and biosystems.

Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover some of the latest operational energy priorities of interest to the DoD and Federal Government.

Influence: Help foster ideas. Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. Our town hall format is your opportunity to address our speakers with questions or comments on the current mission. __________________________________________________________________________________

Exhibit and Sponsorship Information:

The 2021 Human Performance and Biosystems Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.

Download the 2021 Sponsorship Prospectus Here


Operating Guidance for Government Attendees:

DSI’s Summit directly supports DoD & Federal Government priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their organization’s overall mission success, at no charge to the government, and in an efficient expenditure of time.

DSI’s Summit will provide a forum to address and improve internal and external initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, increase visibility within the larger community, and generally support their mission.

The Summit is open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal Government employees and is considered an educational and training forum. ___________________________________________________________________________________