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AUSA Now Features Big Speakers Over 4 Days

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Big speakers are lined up for the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2020 virtual annual meeting, AUSA Now, which begins in just three weeks.

On Tuesday, Oct. 13, Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy will speak during the opening ceremony. The first day of AUSA Now also will feature an afternoon initiatives forum by Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston and contemporary military forums about diversity and inclusion in the Army, spurring more industrial base innovation, and readiness initiatives.

On Wednesday, Oct. 14, Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville will give a noon address. Wednesday’s schedule includes a morning family forum on spouse employment, a homeland security seminar on the Army’s response to COVID-19, and contemporary military forums about personnel programs, Project Convergence and the regional alignment of readiness and modernization.

On Thursday, Oct. 15, Defense Secretary Mark Esper will be the first speaker on a day that includes other major forums. Army leaders will host a town hall meeting focused on family issues, and another forum is planned on permanent change-of-station moves. Contemporary military forums are scheduled on talent management as well as sustainment issues, and there is a professional development forum for NCOs.

The fourth and final day of AUSA Now will be focused on AUSA regional and chapter events.

North America’s premier landpower exposition will include additional programs each day, with simultaneous streams from the virtual exhibits. Programs include seminars for the National Guard, Army Reserve, small businesses, warrant officers, Army civilians and retired or retiring soldiers. 

There will also be topical presentations from the Army’s Warriors Corner and demonstrations by competitors in the Army’s xTechSearch technology competition.

Registration and program details are available here.