April 7-8, 2021 | National Harbor, MD

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.


2021 Confirmed Speakers:

Dr. Robb Wilcox
ST Lead for Human Systems Performance
Combat Capabilities Development Center Soldier Center

Dr. Elizabeth (Elise) P. Van Winkle, SES
Executive Director of the Office of Force Resiliency for the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(P&R))

CAPT Erik Thors, USN
Commanding Officer
Recruit Training Command


COL Troy Morton, USA
U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine

Dr. Rajesh Naik
Chief Scientist
711 Human Performance Wing

Brian McGuire, Col USMCR (Ret)
Director, Human Performance Office
US Marine Corps Training and Education Command

Download the 2021 Agenda


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.