ShipTech 2020: March 26-27, 2020 in Charleston, SC

Transitioning Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Accelerating Capabilities for an Affordable Fleet

The ShipTech 2020 conference is cancelled.

The Office of Naval Research has made the difficult decision to cancel the biennial ShipTech 2020 conference scheduled to take place on March 26-27, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina.

Please visit the official ShipTech 2020 web page for cancellation guidance and for follow-on information on abstracts selected for the ShipTech technical session.

USS Ralph JohnsonShipTech 2020 is sponsored by the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR’s) Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Program. The two-day event targets the domestic shipbuilding industry, its supplier base, U.S. Navy Program Offices, and Navy-sponsored shipbuilding research programs. A forum to exchange information on the developments generated by Navy ManTech through its Centers of Excellence, as well as the related initiatives conducted by the National Shipbuilding Research Program, industry, and academia, the conference mission is to reduce acquisition and total ownership costs of naval ships, accelerate the delivery of capabilities to the warfighter, and enhance the competitiveness of the U.S. shipbuilding industry.

Rear Adm. David J. Hahn, Chief of Naval Research, will serve as a keynote speaker for ShipTech 2020. Speakers will address:

  • the gaps in technology on the acquisition side
  • the role S&T plays in supporting acquisition
  • how to accelerate capabilities to the warfighter
  • total ownership cost and its impact on delivering the number of ships to the fleet that the Navy needs.

Technical sessions will focus on innovative systems, processes, and technologies that improve U.S. ship manufacturing and repair processes, reduce total ownership cost, and accelerate the delivery of capabilities to the warfighter.

Event Details:

Visit the ShipTech 2020 web page to view the agenda, registration details and all other event information.

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