This is a public attendance event for anyone with an interest in employment opportunities in any career field. Our program theme for this year is "Emerging Careers In Robotics and Artificial Intelligence", and our program is designed to introduce public school and college students, and parents to the vast career options involving robotics, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, drones, and other career fields. Our keynote speaker is Mr. Maynard Holliday, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense, Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Critical Technologies (DCTO(CT)). Mr. Holliday has oversight of 11 principal directors assigned to those critical technology portfolios and their roadmaps — the comprehensive strategies to manage, provide oversight and guide choices for each critical technology area. These critical technology areas include 5G; Advanced Computing & Software; Directed Energy; Human-Machine Interfaces; Hypersonics; Integrated Network Systems-of-Systems; Integrated Sensing & Cyber; Microelectronics; Renewable Energy Generation & Storage; Space Technology; and Trusted Artificial Intelligence & Autonomy. With over 30 years of professional experience, Mr. Holliday has led technological innovations, in both government and the private sector and was a Senior Engineer at the RAND Corporation working on autonomous vehicle safety metrics and policy, explainable artificial intelligence, swarm robotics and drone defense. Contact email@example.com for sponsorship and vendor tables. You can also visit our website at www.nstepforward.com.