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April 10 - 11, 2024

Black Hills Defense & Industry Symposium

Date: April 10 - 11, 2024
The Box Elder Events Center
631 Watiki Way
Box Elder, SD 57719

Tiffani Robertson


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The Public is invited to learn how to do business with the military at the Black Hills Defense and Industry Symposium!

The Black Hills Defense and Industry Symposium is coming to The Box Elder Events Center, April 10- 11, 2024. This annual event will bring leaders of academia, research, industry, military, and the Black Hills communities together for meaningful dialogue on the importance of defense investment in western South Dakota. Leaders will discuss how attendees can contribute to solutions for stronger national defense and bolstered regional economic development.

The 2024 Symposium will feature high level discussions and breakout sessions regarding PFOS/PFOA, critical minerals, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), partnerships between prime and sub-contractors, military family quality of life, along with important information regarding the B-21 Raider. We encourage all Black Hills residents to register and attend.

Kick off will be April 10th beginning at 12:00pm followed by the PFOS/PFOA technical seminar and an elite opportunity with a panel of military and civilian experts who are participating in a simulation called The Perils of Theater Nuclear Escalation War Games will share their thoughts. Following these opening presentations on April 10th, the BH Symposium will feature a high-level military featured speaker at 4:30pm. All Symposium guests and dignitaries are invited to the South Dakota Mines Welcome Reception that evening beginning at 5pm in the Foyer.

The featured speakers for the morning of Thursday, April 11, will be Congressman Dusty Johnson and Major General Mark Morrell, the Adjutant General of the South Dakota National Guard. Thursday’s afternoon featured speakers will be Lieutenant General Caroline Miller, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia.

Registration is now open at www.bhsymposium.com

For more information contact: Tiffani Robertson, events@tnteventmanagement.biz