Washington, D.C.

About American Dynamism Summit

Join a16z for our inaugural American Dynamism Summit, which will bring together the innovators and leaders driving meaningful progress in American society. Throughout this one-day event, we’ll discuss and champion the ideas that will advance our future — from national security and aerospace to public safety and housing.

Programming will be followed by an evening reception at the newly renovated National Air and Space Museum.

RSVP as space is limited. Confirmation details will be sent upon registration.


November 17 - Thursday
  • 8:30am ET Check in & Breakfast
  • Welcome Remarks & American Dynamism Introduction

    Katherine Boyle & David Ulevitch (Andreessen Horowitz)

  • Keynote Presentation: How Silicon Valley is Disrupting the Defense Industrial Base

    Palmer Luckey (Anduril Industries)

  • Panel Discussion: AI & The Future of Modern Warfare

    Brian Schimpf (Anduril Industries), Brandon Tseng (Shield AI), Adam Bry (Skydio)
    Moderator: Roger Zakheim (Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute)

  • Lightning Talk: Driving Toward a World of Autonomous Vehicles

    Qasar Younis (Applied Intuition)

  • Panel Discussion: Fighting Crime Without Bullets: The Future of Public Safety

    Rick Smith (Axon), Garrett Langley (Flock Safety)
    Moderator: David Ulevitch (Andreessen Horowitz)

  • 11:15am ET Break
  • Fireside Chat: How Technology is Modernizing Logistics and the Supply Chain

    Ryan Petersen (Flexport)
    Moderator: David George (Andreessen Horowitz)

  • Lightning Talk: Improving Access to Early Education

    Chris Bennett (Wonderschool)

  • Panel Discussion: The 4th Estate: How Media is Changing in Washington, D.C.

    Chris Best (Substack), Jim VandeHei (Axios), Bari Weiss (Journalist and Author)
    Moderator: Katherine Boyle (Andreessen Horowitz)

  • Lightning Talk: How Space Tech is Improving Internet Connectivity

    John Gedmark (Astranis)

  • Lightning Talk: Ready for Launch: The Future of Space and the Defense Industrial Base

    Chris Power (Hadrian)

  • Panel Discussion: Autonomy and Defense Policy in the 21st Century

    Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-WI), Chris Brose (Anduril Industries)
    Moderator: Jacob Helberg (Best-selling author, tech investor & national security scholar)

  • 1:00pm ET Lunch
  • Panel Discussion: Easing the Housing Crisis by Building Better Tools

    Adena Hefets (Divvy Homes)
    Moderator: Katherine Boyle (Andreessen Horowitz)

  • Lightning Talk: How Apps Can Improve America's Safety Net

    Jimmy Chen (Propel)

  • Panel Discussion: The CHIPS Act & Reshoring American Manufacturing

    Ronnie Chatterji (White House CHIPS coordinator)
    Moderator: Bob Swan (Andreessen Horowitz)

  • 3:00pm ET Closing Keynote: Marc Andreessen in Conversation

    Marc Andreessen

  • 7:00–10:00pm ET Reception

    National Air and Space Museum


Adam Bry Skydio
Adena Hefets Divvy Homes
Bari Weiss Author
Brandon Tseng Shield AI
Chris Bennett Wonderschool
Chris Best Substack
Chris Power Hadrian
David Ulevitch Andreessen Horowitz
Garrett Langley Flock Safety
Jimmy Chen Propel
John Gedmark Astranis
Katherine Boyle Andreessen Horowitz
Marc Andreessen Andreessen Horowitz
Qasar Younis Applied Intuition
Rick Smith Axon Enterprise
Roger Zakheim Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute
Ronnie Chatterji White House CHIPS coordinator 
Ryan Petersen Flexport

Venue Information

Waldorf Astoria Washington D.C.
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20004