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Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory

Futures Directorate

Quantico, VA

2018 Marine Corps Innovation Symposium

"Make Innovation part of our service culture and processes." 

About the Innovation Symposium
Background of the Innovation Symposium

Background of the Innovation Symposium

SYMPOSIUM BACKGROUND: The deputy commandant for combat development and integration sponsors the annual Marine Corps innovation symposium to bring together individuals from across the service to address challenges and to inform senior leaders of alternative approaches to enable organizational change. This year, the 3rd annual Marine Corps innovation symposium will be co-hosted by the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory and the Next Generation Logistics (NEXLOG) Innovation Cell. Photograph by Matt Lyman
Purpose of the Symposium

Purpose of the Symposium

PURPOSE OF THE SYMPOSIUM. During this year’s innovation symposium, we will explore how to instill innovation as part of our service culture and processes. Participants from across the Marine Corps will come together in Quantico, VA from 24-26 July 2018 to educate the force, promote organizational transformation, and identify actionable recommendations and actions to make innovation part of the Marine Corps culture and processes. Photograph taken by: Lance Cpl. Robert Alejandre
Collaboration Sites

Collaboration Sites

Any active duty or reserve marine, marine civilian, or sailor serving with marines are welcome to collaborate on each of the working group topics. Topics: - Cultural Changes for Empowering Innovation - Emerging Technologies - Innovating Policy, Planning & Acquisition - Enhancing Human Resources - What challenges does your unit face?
Sponsor for this year's Innovation Symposium - MD5

Sponsor for this year's Innovation Symposium - MD5

MD5 is accelerating the dissemination of innovation knowledge and methods throughout the DoD workforce. We are building new communities of innovators to create a novel capacity for national security problem solving. We help generate and increase the number and viability of dual-use ventures that serve the needs of our warfighters.
USMC Innovation Symposium July 2018
USMC Innovation Symposium July 2018 - Capt. Steenberge.
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Directions to Symposium

Military and DoD personnel must present DoD identification to enter the base. Marine sentries assist visitors arriving at the base; visitors are issued vehicle passes and given directions to their destination. Proper identification, such as a state driver’s license, is required to get onto base.

From I-95: Take exit 150, Quantico/Triangle. Take route 619 east to the entrance of the base. Pass through the gate and follow Fuller Road for approximately 3 miles. Bear right. Fuller Road becomes Barnett Avenue. Turn left at the second traffic light (before the Quantico Fire Station) onto Martin Avenue, and go underneath the railroad bridge. Turn right at the stop sign (traffic circle) onto Broadway Street. (Parking is available on the right)

 

 

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Sponsor

This year's Innovation Symposium is sponsored by:

     

        MD5: Defense Innovation Accelerated