The Purpose of Athena East 3.0 is to connect Sailors with ideas to an audience of professionals from the military, academia, industry, and the community who are supportive of military problem solving and problem ownership. We want to develop a cadre of forward-thinking, creatively confident Sailors for the Fleet of tomorrow and build a diverse, supportive network to help them move forward. Build a sense of problem ownership, where a Sailor sees a problem and develops a solution, and presents to leadership to get specific support.
Athena East 3.0 is an informal gathering to hear, support, and celebrate Service-members and/or DoD civilians acting on their passion to improve their unit or service. Presenters have 5 minutes to pitch their idea and 5 minutes of Q&A with a panel of experts and the audience. The audience votes for the winner of the Admiral Sims Award for Intellectual Courage, representing the most impactful, actionable, and best presented concept.
Are you a Sailor or DoD employee that wants to pitch an idea? Send an e-mail to email@example.com