Recent And Upcoming Events


June 10 Autonomy, robotics, and the future of defense technology talk to the Lone Star Chapter of the NDIA.

June 2 Atlantic Council narrative and strategy discussion event with Cole and Max Brooks.

May 28 Book talk with Cole and Singer for #ScribdChat. Zoom.

May 27 Cole and Singer presentation on BURN IN to the US Army Mad Scientist program. Zoom.

May 27 BURN IN talk to Defense Entrepreneurs Forum DC Agora. Zoom.


May 22 BURN IN and the future of conflict with The Team Room live podcast with Jack Murphy.


November 7-8 Conversation with Adm. Bobby Inman (ret.) at SparkCognition’s Time Machine 2019 conference. Austin, TX.

September 17 Presentation and discussion of commisioned ARCTIC NIGHT short story at Norwegian Army annual summit. Oslo, Norway.

June 4-5 Speeches on GHOST FLEET, future warfare, as well as a FICINT writing workshop, with III Marine Expeditionary Force. Okinawa, Japan.

May 8 Lecture to University of Washington ROTC on GHOST FLEET, defense innovation, and the future of warfare. (VTC)

May 2 “Data Is the New Ammunition” presentation on ethics, future technology, and warfare at US Special Operations Command Sovereign Challenge conference. Pittsburgh, PA.

April 8 US Military Academy panel on The Emerging Environment in the Indo-Pacific Region: Drivers, Directions, and Decisions. West Point, NY.

March 8 SXSW Film 2019 panel, “Hacker Heroes and Villains: Evolving Role in Media.” Austin, TX.

February 4-5 Leangkollen Security Conference speech on technology and the future of nation-state conflict and a panel disucssion featuring the short story, ANGRY TRIDENT. Oslo, Norway.


November 6-7 Speaking on AI and narratives at SparkCognition TimeMachine 2018 conference. Austin, TX.

October 31 Speech on technological disruption at the Joint Staff/NATO “International Concept Development and Experimentation” conference. Washington, DC.

October 13-14 Speech on #FICINT at Defense Entrepreneurs Forum annual conference. Denver, CO.

October 10 Speech at US Naval Institute “The New China Challenge” conference, “Thinking the Unthinkable: How Fiction and Other Narratives Can Teach Us About Future Conflict.” Annapolis, MD.

September 21 Book talk on STRATEGY STRIKES BACK at MITRE Corp. Bedford, MA.

September 6 Narrative futures workshop with MGMWERX/US Air Force Air University Blue Horizons fellows. Montgomery, AL.

April 25 Speaking to the Department of Defense Exoskeleton Technical Interchange on future trends. Natick Research Development and Engineering Center. Natick, MA.

April 24 Speaking to the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum UK on short fiction (UNDERBELLY, etc.), technology, and future conflict. jHub, London. (VTC)

April 18-19 Speaking/participating at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Labratory Tactical Advancements for the Next Generation (TANG) workshop. Palo Alto, CA.

March 8 Addressing students at the Australian Defence Forces Intelligence School on the narrative and human elements of technology and future conflict. (VTC)

February 21-23 US Naval Institute and AFCEA International annual WEST conference: Panelist for talks on “Hyperwar” and future unmanned rotor-aircraft. San Diego, CA.


November 8: AI on stage immersive theater and technology policy event with the Atlantic Council, Royal United Services Institute and Central St. Martins. London.

June 21-22: Presenting lectures on the future of great power conflict, military technology, and propaganda and art in future conflict at Norwich University on Ghost Fleet and future conflict. Northfield, VT.

March 7-8: Presenting to the US Army Mad Scientist conference at Georgia Tech. Atlanta, GA.

February 13: Joining military writing panel discussion with writers Phil Klay, Matt Gallagher, Nathan Finney at West Point’s Modern War Institute. West Point, NY.

February 9: Speaking to Naval War College Stockdale Course on the future of warfare. Newport, RI.

January 11: Moderating Atlantic Council panel, “Science Fiction, Marines and the Future of Conflict,” featuring the Art of the Future Project’s work with the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab, at the Atlantic Council. Washington, DC.


December 8: Discussing how art and artists can inform strategic thinking and international security insights. “Death of the White Paper” talk at Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs. London, England.

December 8: Speaking to the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum, Australian Defence College (VTC presentation). Canberra, Australia.

December 7: Presenting on the future of conflict in Europe at the NATO Allied Rapid Reaction Corps. Imjin Barracks, England.

October 12, 2016. St. Botolph Club. Boston, MA.

September 7, 2016: Moderating a panel “Breakthrough Technologies: Changing the Art of the Possible” at the AFCEA Intelligence & National Security Summit. Featuring Nate Fick/CEO of Endgame, Will Roper/Director of DOD’s Strategic Capabilities Office, Steven Walker/Deputy Director of Darpa and Jason Matheny/Director of IARPA. Washington, DC.

June 15, 2016: Discussing “Ghost Fleet and the Challenges of Future Warfare” on a panel with writer Larry Bond at the inaugural Naval Strategists Symposium. Naval War College. Newport, RI.

June 7, 2016: Presenting cyber and space lessons-learned from Ghost Fleet at the High Technology Crime Investigation Association. Carbon Black, Waltham, MA.

May 18, 2016: Attending workshop with the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group, Naval War College. Newport, RI.

May 2, 2016: Moderating a keynote conversation with Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work on the “Third Offset” strategy at the Atlantic Council Global Strategy Forum. Washington, DC.

April 16, 2016: Participating on a panel at the Annapolis Book Festival. Annapolis, MD.

March 29, 2016: Briefing Ghost Fleet to the U.S. Naval War College’s Gravely Naval Warfare Research Group workshop on future surface combatants. Newport, RI.

March 16, 2016: Presenting Ghost Fleet and lessons from the next world war at the Royal Australian Air Force’s 2016 RAAF Air Power Conference. Canberra, Australia.

March 5, 2016: Hosting a workshop at the Tufts University Fletcher School Conference on Managing Political Risk. Medford, MA.

February 15-17, 2016: Giving talks and participating in events at the Army Maneuver Center of Excellence. Fort Benning, Ga.

February 3, 2016: Leading a Science Fiction Futures Workshop. Marine Corps Warfighting Lab. Quantico, Va.

Nov. 18, 2015: Presenting at Surface Navy Association luncheon, Navy cyber defense command speech and Old Dominion University roundtable. Norfolk, VA.

Nov. 12, 2015: Moderating Atlantic Council “After the War” panel with Elliot Ackerman, Gayle Tzemach-Lemmon, Maxwell Neely-Cohen and VA Assistant Secretary Linda Schwartz. Washington.

Nov. 7, 2015: Presenting Defense Entrepreneurs Forum annual conference DEF Talk “Art of Future Warfare.” Chicago.

Oct. 1, 2015: Giving Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy Ghost Fleet talk with P.W. Singer. Medford, MA.

Sept. 15, 2015: Presenting WorldBoston / Harvard Club “Chat and Chowda” Ghost Fleet talk. Boston.