- Why is it called
AvengerCon started in 2016 as an internal training event hosted by the A Company
Avengersin the 781st Military Intelligence Battalion at Fort Meade. Each year since it has grown to include more and more of the US Cyber Command units and partners, but the name has stuck.
- What's with the World War II aesthetic?
In the long history of warfare, cyberspace is a new and exciting domain that challenges our understanding of tactics, strategy, organization, and culture. However, innovation is endemic to the battlefield and there are many examples of technology changing the face of war. One example that we've chosen to examine is the Interwar Period between the major World Wars. From mobile tanks to bombing planes, the U.S. Army had much to learn about the future of fighting. To represent this period of technological innovation which drove organizational and cultural changes in the U.S. military, we've selected a visual theme for this year's event centered on the Interwar Period and its lasting effects on warfare.
- I do not have a
.milemail address, can I attend?
Anyone with a
.milemail address can attend AvengerCon. Others who support the US CYBER COMMAND mission may request to attend, using the Comments section of the registration form. Please provide a description of your role, organization, and a government contact who can verify your support. We will reach out at a later date if verified.
- What is the schedule for AvengerCon V?
The first day, November 30th, will be a day of ONLY workshops. Workshop registration will be held separately at a later date and will be open to all registered attendees of AvengerCon.
The second day, December 1st, will be the main day of AvengerCon V. This will consist of presentations, virtual villages and activities, and attendee social interactions.
- Where will this year's event be held?
In cyberspace! This year's event will be virtual, due to concerns about COVID-19. All registered attendees will receive an email prior to the event with instructions for accessing the virtual event.
- Is the event free of charge?