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Enclave - Las Vegas NV

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AFWERX is a product of the Air Force, directly envisioned by Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson. Her vision of AFWERX is to solve some of the toughest challenges the Air Force faces through innovation and collaboration amongst our nation's top subject matter experts. The world is changing quickly--new technologies, new threats and new opportunities. AFWERX taps into the power of creativity and empowers intentional innovation that unleashes emergent approaches for the warfighter through a community of intrapreneurs, industry, academia, and non-traditional contributors. AFWERX has the ability to bring together our nation's best and brightest to collaborate, innovate, fabricate and present accelerated results to the United States Air Force to better serve our
#1 customer: the warfighter and operators in the Air Force.


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About the Advanced Microelectronics Design & Prototype Showcase Event - Phase I


Protecting national security through investments in assured and trusted microelectronics solutions.
This event is the showcase event for Phase 1 of the Advanced Microelectronics Design & Prototype Challenge. Selected teams from the challenge will be invited to participate in this showcase and show their submissions in hope of being selected to participate in Phase 2.


If selected to enter Phase 2, selected teams will have access to a platform that includes a commercial cloud-based development environment, design and verification tools, IP libraries, design expertise support, and fabrication. Access to the EDA tools and IP libraries is valued at $10M per license. The USAF is offering it FREE to selected participants.

Evaluation criteria

Each of the teams showcasing at this event will be presenting their ideas to design a 14Nm chip that can improve the operations of an autonomous system.


Attending this event will be representatives from each of the teams, USAF and other government agencies, investors, and general attendees. It is hoped that this event will support the development of the microelectronics community in the US.  


Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided at Enclave. If you are a government employee attending, you will be charged $25 for the day. 

Event Location

5810 S. Eastern Avenue

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February 19, 2019
4:00 pm - 7:00 pmAFWERX Innovation HubAFWERX Hosted Kick-off Social (optional)
4:00 pm - 7:00 pmAFWERX Innovation HubExhibitor Registration (optional)
February 20, 2019
8:00 am - 10:00 amEnclave - Toccata RoomBreakfast Available
8:00 am - 10:00 amEnclave - Madrigal RoomExhibitor Setup and Registration
10:00 am - 5:00 pmEnclave - Madrigal RoomExhibit Floor Open
12:00 pm - 2:00 pmEnclave - Toccata RoomLunch Available
4:00 pm - 7:00 pmEnclave - The GardenAFWERX Social
February 21, 2019
9:00 am - 10:00 amEnclave - Toccata RoomDoors Open - Breakfast Available
10:00 am - 3:00 pmEnclave - Madrigal RoomExhibit Floor Open
12:00 pm - 2:00 pmEnclave - Toccata RoomLunch Available
3:00 pm - 6:00 pmEnclave - Madrigal RoomExhibitor Teardown and Further Discussions
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To register for the Advanced Microelectronics Challenge Showcase, click the button below.
You will receive a confirmation email to the email address used during registration.
If you do not receive this email, please check your junk or spam folder.

Deadline to Register: 1:30PM on Friday, February 15, 2019


New Registration      Modify Registration
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We are in the final stages of confirming our keynote and session speakers. 
As soon as they are confirmed, they will be posted to the schedule and their bios (if available) and pictures will be shown below.  

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General Stephen Wilson [More Info]
Vice Chief of Staff
U.S. Air Force
Jeff Schumacher [More Info]
Founder & CEO
BCG Digital Ventures
Mark Rowland [More Info]
Laurie Moncrieff [More Info]
Executive Director
Doolittle Institute
Brian Maue [More Info]
Jason Korman [More Info]
Co-Founder & CEO
Gapingvoid Culture Design Group
Lt Gen Jerry Harris [More Info]
Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Plans & Requirements
Headquarters Air Force
Lt Col Dave Harden [More Info]
Maj Gen Peter Gersten [More Info]
U.S. Air Force Warfare Center
Nolan Bushnell [More Info]
Social Entrepreneur
John Bunch [More Info]
Technical Advisor to the CEO
Tambrein Bates [More Info]
Joey Arora [More Info]
Director of Community Development
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Hotels located within 2-miles of the AFWERX-Vegas facility are listed below. For a pdf version of these options, click here.


Residence Inn - Hughes Center
370 Hughes Center Dr, 89169
Phone: (702) 650-0040 



Springhill Suites by Marriott
2989 Paradise Rd, 89109
Phone: (702) 433-5880 


SLS Las Vegas
2535 S Las Vegas Blvd, 89109
Phone: (702) 761-7000


Fairfield Inn by Marriott - Airport
3850 Paradise Rd, 89169
Phone: (702) 791-0899 



Candlewood Suites Las Vegas
4034 Paradise Rd, 89169
Phone: (702) 836-3660 



Westgate Hotel
3000 Paradise Rd, 89109
Phone: (702) 732-5111 



The Venetian
3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, 89109
Phone: (702) 414-1000



Hard Rock Hotel
4455 Paradise Rd, 89169
Phone: (702) 693-5000


Caesars Palace
3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, 89109
Phone: (866) 227-5938 


Westin Las Vegas
160 E Flamingo Rd, 89109
Phone: (702) 836-5900


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  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: How do I register for the event?
A: Click on the "New Registration" button under the register tab, or on the home banner.  Registration closes February 15, 2019.

Q: Is there a registration fee to sign-up?
A: No, this event is free of charge for all attendees.

Q: Can I register onsite?

A: Yes, if you miss the online registration cutoff, Feb 15, onsite registration will be available at the AFWERX Vegas Innovation Hub on Feb 19, from 4:00 - 7:00 PM, and again on Feb 20 at Enclave beginning at 8:00 AM (exhibitors must register on February 19 at AFWERX Vegas).  If you are an exhibitor, someone from your team must register prior to Feb 15 so we know your team will be in attendance.

Q: How do I register my exhibitor booth staff?

A: A unique expo password was sent to your team when your challenge submission was accepted. You must use this password to register as an exhibitor.


Q: Is there parking at the Enclave?
A: Yes, there is plenty of free parking on-site.

Q: Is there wifi in the venue?
A: Yes, the network is: Enclave Public, and the password is: Enc!ave4U$


Q: Are meals provided at the event?
A: Meals are provided for exhibitors and non-government attendees.  Due to government regulations, food will be available for purchase for government attendees (breakfast, lunch, beverages and light snacks).

Q: Do you have a menu of the food that will be served?
A: Yes, the menu will be posted as soon as it's available.


Q: What is the recommended dress?
A: Casual or business casual for civilians and UOD for military. 

Q: Is the social mandatory to attend?
A: Although it is not mandatory to attend the hosted social, we highly encourage participation.  This is a great way to network with other exhibitors and possible future stakeholders in a casual environment.

Expo Participants

Q: What stakeholders will be in attendance?
A: We will be inviting members from each branch of service that may provide feedback to your project, along with the project management office and AFWERX team.  If there's someone (or an organization) you'd like for us to invite, there is a question on your registration form to provide that information.


Q: Am I allowed to take photos and video?
A: Yes, photography and videography are allowed.


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We will continue to update the website with additional details as they become available.


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