June 29-30, 2022 | The Sunset Room, National Harbor, MD

The 4th Annual Human Performance & Biosystems Summit will bring together DoD, Military Research Labs, Industry, & Academia to have a ‘Town-Hall’ style discussion on current/future initiatives toward advancing human capabilities with innovative research and development in the areas of training, cognition, nutrition, medical care, and machine-human interfaces. At this forum, senior level leaders from across the military services will detail departmental efforts towards developing & delivering technologies to enable, sustain, enhance & quantify human performance for measurably improved mission effectiveness.

2022 Speakers Included:

Dr. Terry Rauch
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
for Health Readiness Policy and Oversight


CCM Gregory Smith, USAF
Senior Enlisted Leader


COL Kevin Bigelman, USA
Division Chief for the Holistic Health and Fitness (H2F) System
United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC)


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


COL Melissa Givens, MD, USA (Ret.)
Executive Director
Consortium for Health and Military Performance, Uniformed Services University


Dr. Rob Wilcox, ST
Chief Scientist
DEVCOM Solider Center


Dr. Gaurav Sharma, ST
Chief Scientist, 711th HPW
Air Force Research Laboratory


Download the 2022 Agenda


Why You Should Attend This Summit:

The FY 2022 budget request for DoD S&T maintained Basic Research program funding at $2.3 billion, which supports traditional fields of interest and emerging fields, such as artificial intelligence/machine learning, understanding human and social behavior, & engineered biology. The 2022 Human Performance & Biosystems Summit will detail efforts across the DoD to assess and optimize performance, nutrition, cognition, and integration with manned, unmanned, and autonomous systems for seamless operation in all domains. Attendees at this event will have the chance to hear from senior level leaders that will explain how sustaining the combat effectiveness of Soldiers and Human–System teams for extended durations in austere, isolated, ambiguous, rapidly evolving environmental extremes is vital. They will also delve into the opportunities that biotechnologies offer & how to enhance Warfighter cognitive capabilities to increase effective decision making.

As the global environment shifts towards strategic competition, the stresses and requirements placed on the Warfighter will require advancements in training, cognition, nutrition, medical care, and human-machine teaming. Speakers at this event will examine how modern Warfighters will need to be mentally and physically resilient to the challenges that they will face while deployed and at home. They will also examine some of the emerging technologies and research being leveraged to enable the US military to maximize the capabilities and performance of its Warfighters across the full spectrum of operations. Lastly, this year’s program will feature a panel of experts from NASA, who are currently working to discover the best methods & technologies to support safe, productive human space travel.

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 covered at the 2022 Summit:

– Ensuring superior Warfighter lethality & performance through innovative research & S&T policy

– Driving initiatives to transform soldier physical & mental readiness

– Integrating Soldier performance initiatives to optimize Soldier & Squad lethality and combat readiness

– Optimizing & sustaining SOF mission readiness, longevity, & performance through integrated,holistic human performance programs

– Exploiting biological, medical & cognitive S&T to optimize/protect the Warfighter’s capabilities to fly, fight & win in Air,Space & Cyberspace

– Accelerating the transition of commercial innovation & human systems technologies to government/defense personnel

– Developing civilians into smartly disciplined, physically fit, & basically trained Sailors to meet the needs of the Fleet

– Discovering the best methods & technologies to support safe, productive human space travel


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 2022 Human Performance and Biosystems Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.

Download the 2022 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.


Past Participating Organizations:

KORR Medical, Pear Sports, Conflict Kinetics, Reef Systems, AirBoss Defense Group, CoachMePlus, LMR Technical Group, MilTech/Montana State University, The Geneva Foundation, Fort Bragg Research Institute, FitOps Foundation. JHU/APL, MilTech, Venesco/ Lovelace Research Institute, National Strength and Conditioning Association, TIAG, Amp Human, University of Iowa Technology Institute, UC San Diego/ ARMOR Lab, Serco Inc, FSR, Magellan Federal, The Citadel, BeaverFit, Easy Day Sports, LLC, L3Harris, BridgeAthletic, Titus Human Performance, Improve Group, US Army Special Operations Command, KBR, HigherEchelon, Maestro Games, SPC, RTI International, Embr Labs, UES/Air Force Research Lab, Liberty University, MIG GOV, NeuX Technology, Schmidli Enterprises, Leidos, WHOOP, Fusion Sport, ADS, VALD Tactical, Batelle, SOS, DripDrop, Sparta Science, DFND, OUSD (R&E), U.S. Army TRADOC, CCDC Army Research Laboratory, CCDC Soldier Center, AFRL, ONR, DARPA, DIU, USU, USSOCOM, US Marine Corps Training and Education Command, NASA HRP & many more…!