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Wright Dialogue with Industry (WDI)

At the Wright Dialogue with Industry (WDI), participants have the opportunity to hear from senior decision makers, leadership, and technical directorates from across the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), who bring the latest information on their upcoming priorities and challenges. 

This year's event features keynote presentations, panel sessions, and forecast briefings. 

NOTE: This is a distribution-limited event; attendees are required to have a valid DD-2345.

We look forward to seeing you this July 20-22. 


Update from Ron Dexter, WDI Chair

1 April 2021

Hello everyone,

Thank you for your interest in the 2021 Wright Dialogue with Industry (WDI). We are pleased to announce that we are moving forward with planning an in-person event to be held July 20-22, at the Dayton OH Convention Center.  

Please stay tuned to our website and your email for updates, registration information, and COVID-19 protocols.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us at

Take care and stay safe, 

Ron Dexter

DaytonDefense WDI Chair

AFRL collaborates with industry at DaytonDefense Wright Dialogue with Industry Event

23 July 2019

DAYTON, Ohio – Nearly 600 people attended the 14th annual Dayton Defense Wright Dialogue with Industry event at the Dayton Convention Center July 16-18.

The event provided Air Force Research Laboratory leaders, scientists, and engineers an opportunity to engage with not only Ohio companies, but industry representatives from across the nation as well. Through the event... [READ MORE]


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