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On May 7th and 8th, SCSP will host its first-ever AI Expo for National Competitiveness – alongside the second Ash Carter Exchange on Innovation And National Security – at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. We envision this expo becoming the place to convene and build relationships around AI, technology, and U.S. and allied competitiveness. The AI Expo is meant to serve as a forum for industry, government, and academic research entities to exhibit some of the latest technological breakthroughs — in AI, biotech, energy, networks, compute, microelectronics, manufacturing, augmented reality, and beyond — and discuss their implications for U.S. and allied competitiveness.


Witness firsthand the groundbreaking innovation shaping technological leadership on the world stage. We want you and the organizations you represent to be a part of this accessible, dynamic experience in the nation’s capital, where ideas are shared, strategic collaborations are formed, and the gap between cutting-edge innovation and safeguarding our national security is bridged.

Registrations are closed

The power of convening.

Who is the AI Expo for? 

The Expo is for everyone. Technologists, students, investors, policymakers, government stakeholders at all levels in the United States and among allies and partners, will convene, build relationships, and learn about cutting-edge technology. You do not want to miss this event. 

Private Sector

Showcase your capabilities, educate attendees about emerging tech, meet other leaders in industry, and promote cross-collaboration.


Demo technologies, discover emerging technologies and developments across the innovation ecosystem, engage your international counterparts, and strengthen  public-private partnerships.


Showcase educational programs, explore industry partnerships, present research, and identify new ways to collaborate.

Public Sector

Forge new partnerships and relationships, expand your network, share your expertise, and promote cross-cutting collaboration.


Discover new startups and entrepreneurs, network with industry leaders, gain insight in emerging technologies.

Travel & Logistics

Getting to the Expo has never been easier. Take the Washington D.C. Metro, use a ride-share app, or discover parking nearby. 

Royal Dupont Hotel Dc.

Looking for a place to stay? Check out the Royal Sonesta at Dupont Circle and the Crowne Plaza in Crystal City. Rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Mt. Vernon Square Metro Station

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is steps away from the Mt. Vernon Square Metro Station, found on the Green and Yellow Lines.

Attendees will receive an email to download our mobile app featuring interactive agendas and public transportation information to maximize your Expo experience.

About The Special Competitive Studies Project (SCSP)

About The Special Competitive Studies Project (SCSP)

The Special Competitive Studies Project (SCSP) is a non-partisan, non-profit project with a clear mission: to make recommendations to strengthen America’s long-term competitiveness as artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies are reshaping our national security, economy, and society. We want to ensure that America is positioned and organized to win the techno-economic competition between now and 2030, the critical window for shaping the future.

Washington, D.C.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

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