The Race is On!


New for 2019:

  • New tracks focused on installation resilience and technology
  • New projects and ideas shared through the new Partnership Laboratory
  • Special track designed for installation commanders and staff

With an evolving threat environment, assertive near-peer competitors and technology that is transforming the battlefield at light speed, our installations and defense infrastructure are in a battle to keep up. Staying ahead will require a greater level of collaboration among the military, communities and industry that leverages resources and know-how to uncover new approaches that can serve as national models. Innovation will provide the key to adapting to looming challenges and that begins with ADC’s Installation Innovation Forum 2019.

IIF is the only professional development forum designed to bring together installation leadership with their community counterparts and top industry experts to share ideas and learn about tangible ways to advance innovation at your base and community. Last year’s sold out event included senior leadership from over 100 military installations and 150 communities, states and regions. Registration is now open.
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Are We Ready? The Future of Installation Resilience

In the last year, military installations have faced multiple natural and man-made disasters. Hear firsthand from the communities and bases impacted what recovery looks like and what lessons have been learned that can help shape installation resiliency in the future.

Installation Innovation Town Hall with the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment

Join Secretary McMahon for a unique opportunity to discuss the issues facing our installations and your ideas for how to drive innovation.

Installation Innovation Leadership Roundtable

A joint panel of senior leadership from the services’ installation management commands will discuss their current priorities and areas of focus, including a discussion of how communities and states can best support their goals.

Innovators 2019

ADC once again highlights the stories of innovation from around the country told by the people who have made it happen. These diverse projects provide ready-to-implement ideas for your community or installation.

Base of the Future Today

Top installation officials and thought leaders discuss their vision of the base of the future from a variety of perspectives.

From around the corner and the globe, we share great ideas that can help us create the next innovation:

  • International Base Management Case Studies – What we can learn from our international neighbors
  • Encroachment – Solving unique issues
  • Building Regional Partnerships to Support the Defense Industrial Base
  • Market-Driven Installation Management
  • Future of the Defense Industry

This new training track is designed for installation leaders to provide a unique perspective on engaging with local and state partners, and supporting critical issues such as quality of life:

  • An Installation Leadership Guide to Local and State Governments
  • Engaging with Your K-12 Schools to Promote Quality Education
  • Best Practices in Supporting Spouse Employment and Quality of Life
  • Special Installation Leadership Town Hall with Hon. Robert McMahon, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment
  • Joint Service Intergovernmental Support Agreement Workshop

Dive into case studies of innovation from around the country in ADC’s Partnership Laboratory. Highlighted projects include:

  • Mercer University and Robins AFB: Training the next generation of military engineers
  • Fort Polk Innovation: A regional approach to intergovernmental support agreements
  • Finding a Way: developing intergovernmental support agreements at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany
  • Solving Ellsworth AFB Encroachment: A unique approach that worked for everyone
  • Can I Borrow Your Hammer? A public works intergovernmental support agreement at NWS Earle
  • Improving Health Care: A look at successful community-installation medical partnerships
  • Home Builders Initiative: A partnership between the  National Association of Home Builders, Home Depot and the Army to provide training in skilled trades to transitioning service members and their families at Fort Bragg and Fort Stewart
  • Resources for Improving Schools Serving Military Children
  • Fort to Port: How Fort Hood and Central Texas are preparing for large-scale deployments

Technology is driving innovation on our installations and beyond. Hear about some of the newest ideas for innovation in a special technology track.

  • Coding Innovation: The Phoenix Spark Challenge
  • 5G and Its Impact on Installations
  • Need a Lyft? Ride sharing on bases
  • DoD Tech Scouts: How to get exposure for the entrepreneurs in your community
  • Creating the Joint Northern Virginia Cyber Response
  • Installation neXt: The future of Marine Corps installations
  • Future of Installation Force Protection
  • Great Lakes Naval Base 5G Pilot Program

Resiliency has become a major focus for DoD. This year IIF will feature a special track highlighting innovative solutions to improve the resiliency of our installations and communities.

  • When Disaster Strikes: What community and installation leaders need to know about emergency response at the local level
  • One Team One Fight: Building joint emergency response centers
    • Maryland Joint Response Center
    • Charleston, S.C., Joint Response Center
  • Stormwater – An emerging issue in need of community and industry solutions
  • Energy Resiliency Partnership Case Studies
  • Resilient Joint Land Use Studies

Join ADC for these special offerings during IIF:

  • ADC Legislative and Policy Update
  • OEA Town Hall
  • REPI (DoD’s Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration program) Town Hall
  • Military Service Installation Management Pre-Conference Workshops
  • Florida Welcome Reception

Keynote Speaker


Hon. Robert McMahon
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment



James Balocki
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Installations and Facilities

Bradley Becker

Lt. Gen. Bradley Becker
Commanding General, Installation Management Command

Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham
Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management


Brig. Gen. John Kubinec 
Commander, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, Robins Air Force Base


8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Army Installation Commanders Workshop

Air Force Community Partnership Workshop

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Working Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Opening General Session

2:00 – 2:15 PM

Networking Break

2:15 – 3:15 PM

Concurrent Sessions

3:15 – 3:30 PM

Networking Break

3:30 – 4:30 PM

General Session

5:00 – 7:00 PM

IIF Welcome Reception

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM

Breakfast Sessions

8:45 – 9:00 AM

Networking Break

9:00 – 9:45 AM

Concurrent Sessions

9:45 – 10:00 AM

Networking Break

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Concurrent Sessions

11:00 – 11:15 PM

Networking Break

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Concurrent Sessions

12:15 – 1:30 PM

Lunch General Session

1:30 – 2:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

2:30 – 3:00 PM

Networking Break

3:00 – 4:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

4:00 – 4:15 PM

Networking Break

4:15 – 5:15 PM

Concurrent Sessions

5:00 – 6:30 PM

Networking Reception

7:30 – 8:30 AM

Breakfast Sessions

8:30 – 8:45 AM

Networking Break

8:45 – 9:45 AM

General Session

9:45 – 10:00 AM

Networking Break

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Concurrent Sessions

11:00 – 11:15 AM

Networking Break

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

12:15 PM

Conference Ends

Location & Date

March 4-6, 2019

Hyatt Regency Miami
400 South East Second Avenue
Miami, FL 33131

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Innovation happens in Florida and IIF19 Miami will feature innovation from defense communities across the state. From every part of the state’s diverse defense portfolio, Florida is setting the gold standard on how to use collaboration to build a defense infrastructure ready for today and what comes next.

The ADC Installation Innovation Forum 2019 will be held at the Hyatt Regency Miami.

Any registrants eligible for a government per diem rate should contact Vincent Levin at to book their rooms. Please use your government/military email address.


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