It’s a changing world where threats from great powers and regional conflicts are driving our nation’s military strategy. At the same time, our own fiscal realities and the long list of competing demands are requiring new approaches to free up resources and allow investment back into priorities. At the heart of the solutions and strategies to these complex challenges is innovation. And that innovation begins with the foundation of our military readiness – our nation’s military installations.

Innovation is a big idea and it is already at work as defense communities and installation forge new partnerships. But the future of this innovation can’t be limited by just talking about where we have been, it has to be about creating new ideas and defining where we are headed.

The future of innovation is our destination at ADC’s Installation Innovation Forum 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. More than 700 leaders from 100+ installations, 200 communities and states and top industry experts will gather for three days focused on defining the future of innovation and sharing what works today. From infrastructure support and base operations to resiliency and quality of life, IIF 2020 will provide an in-depth look at the great ideas that are ready to work in your community and installation.


IIF2020 brings an all new program featuring nearly 50 in-depth discussions, workshops and briefings. Packed with new partnership case-studies, innovative community and installation led resilience initiatives, groundbreaking base management concepts and technologies, as well as how-to training workshops this program is represents ADC’s most ambitious attempt yet to provide our members and stakeholders with a comprehensive professional development program.

Providing Adequate on-and-off base Housing for Military Families: How are communities, installations and the private sector addressing Issues with housing quality, availability and affordability?

The Future of Installation Resilience: How Will the Services Address Emerging Threats to Installations?

Taking Care of Today’s Service Members: Senior Enlisted Perspective on Quality of Life

Installation Innovation: What’s Next

Meeting the Readiness and Environmental Challenge Initiative Challenge: Kings Bay, GA

Alamo Area Regional Intergovernmental Support Agreement: Joint Base San Antonio and San Antonio region, TX

Big Impact, Small Community: Vance Air Force Base and Enid, OK

Using Technology to Facilitate Future Joint Planning: Aberdeen Proving Ground & Harford County, MD

Clear Zone Success: Joint Base Lewis-McCord and Lakewood, WA

War Eagle meets Warriors: Fort Benning and Auburn University, AL

Advocating for Safe Families: Fort Benning and Columbus, GA

Spark Pitch Day: Robins Air Force Base and the Warner Robins Community, GA

Winds of Change: Texas Wind Energy Program

Code Breaker Crews: Pensacola Naval Air Station, FL

Taking Care of the Kids: National Guard’s Camp Rotary in Great Falls, MT

Building a STEM Future: Society of American Military Engineers Training Camps for Defense Community Children

Innovating Compatibility: Camp Williams, UT

Improving Water Infrastructure: Fort Leonard Wood and the Fort Leonard Wood Region, MO

Promoting Energy Resilience: A New Partnership between the Wisconsin National Guard and Regional Utility Companies

Installations Prepared for the Future, Part I: Tyndall Air Force Base, FL and Offutt Air Force Base, NE

Installations Prepared for the Future, Part II: Camp Lejeune, NC and Parris Island, SC

Norwich University Energy Resilience Program

Spousal Employment – From Talk to Action, Best Practices from Across the Country

Finding untapped Resources: A Look at Alternative Financing Options for Defense Infrastructure

Installation Energy: New Ideas for Advanced Sources

Meeting the Challenge of Resilience and Emerging Threats: How to Prepare for the Future

Protecting Our Military Families: Why Financial Readiness Matters and what you can do to help

Remote and Innovative: Ideas to Support Innovation at Isolated / Rural installations

The Big Housing Challenge: Innovating Off-base Housing in Defense Communities

Conquering the Child Care Challenge

Army National Guard Study to Consolidate Readiness Centers

Getting Organized to Maximize Innovation: Strengthening your Community’s Defense Team

Growing your States Defense Industrial Base

Partnership Primer (101)

What You Need to Know to Understand Basing Decisions

Partnerships Plus: How to Leverage Partnerships for More Partnerships

Understanding Communities and State: 10 Things Military Leaders Need to Know

Army Futures Command: Basing and Manpower Innovation

NextGen Schools Serving Military Children

Smart Base in Action

Using Technology to Advance Compatibility

How Analytics can Make Your State/Community More Military Friendly

Visualization: Grow Your Defense Economy by Connecting the Dots

How to Measure your Community’s Resilience

PFOA / PFOS: Contaminant Clean-up in Action

DOD Innovative Readiness Training Program

Army Corps of Engineers Research Projects Community Grants Program


As in past years, Army and Air Force Installation Management Headquarters will be leading their own special pre-conference workshops. These training events have proven to be extremely popular and continue to grow in size and scope, and for the first time Marine Corps Installation Command and the National Guard Bureau will also be holding the special pre-conference workshops. These service led workshops will run from 8am to 12pm on the opening day of the forum and are open to all IIF registrants. Space will be limited however so please plan to arrive early.


8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Military Service Pre-Conference Workshops

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Lunch (On Your Own)

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Opening General Session

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Breakout Sessions

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM

Networking Break

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Breakout Sessions

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

General Sessions

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Welcome Reception

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Breakfast Sessions

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

General Session

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Networking Break

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

Breakout Sessions

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Networking Break

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Breakout Sessions

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Lunch Buffet

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

General Session

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM

Networking Break

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Breakout Sessions

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Networking Break

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Breakout Sessions

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM

Networking Break

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Breakout Sessions

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Networking Reception

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Breakfast Sessions

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

General Session

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Networking Break

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

Breakout Sessions

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Networking Break

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Breakout Sessions


February 10-12, 2020

Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk

123 Losoya St
San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 222-1234

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