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AETC Innovation Summit set for Nov. 10

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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas-- The 6th Innovation Summit (iSummit) will be hosted virtually by Air Education and Training Command officials Nov. 10 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The theme for the event is, “Innovation Accelerators You Need to Know.”  The iSummit is designed to advance collaboration by providing AETC Airmen at all levels.  It’s also a platform to share experiences on innovation activities and replicate success stories, while identifying potential internal/external business partners to discuss and counter obstacles to innovation. 

This iSummit introduces AETC innovators to processes and platforms that can help them quickly bring their innovations to the end-user, thus having a more immediate impact on our ability to fly, fight, and win.  

“This quarter’s theme supports AETC innovators who are looking for people or processes that can help quickly get their game-changing projects from idea to innovation to impact,” Col. Tom Wegner, director of AETC’s Analysis and Innovation, said.  “I strongly encourage all First Command innovators to dial in to learn about these innovation accelerators.”

The iSummit will include an AFWERX representative who will provide innovators with the resources, support, and scaling opportunities available through the AFWERX organization.  Officials from AETC/A6 will cover the pathfinder process to expedite authority to operate on Air Force networks, as well as the resources and expertise A6C offers innovators.  Experts from Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) will share valuable information on Platform One, a DoD-wide path to accreditation of commercial off-the-shelf or government off-the-shelf software via development, security, and operations.  

Airmen interested in attending the event can contact members of the Innovation Advancement Division team at