“Who will be first to lash together industry, commerce, and military strength to unleash new horizons of national prosperity? In this new space race there won't be many prizes for second place.”
– Lieutenant General Steven Kwast
Don’t miss imerge 2019!
EDPA's annual conference and event showcases, celebrates and stimulates innovation to drive the economic growth and future of Alabama. It's the largest and most comprehensive innovation event in the state. Through talks, discussion, entertainment, awards and networking it brings thought leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and other stakeholders together to imagine, innovate and inspire.
The Black Jacket Symphony
will perform Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon!
Live in surround sound!
The 2019 Apollo 11 movie clips and conversations with technical producers Robert Pearlman and Stephen Slater
Lieutenant General Steven Kwast
Sharing the future vision for space as a frontier in cyber security protection, telecommunications, manufacturing and defense.
Alabama’s and America’s space pioneers will be honored
for their Lifetime Achievement in Innovation.
Dr. Wernher von Braun
Dr. Katherine Johnson
Dr. Joyce Neighbors
Alabama Launchpad Pitch Competition Finale
$150,000 will be awarded!
Concept Track Finalists
Seed Track Finalists
Thanks to All of Our Sponsors
Special Thanks to
4:00 pm – Doors open
4:30 pm – imerge 2019 begins
Alabama Launchpad Cycle 3 Pitch Finale
The Black Jacket Symphony performs
Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon
Awards for Lifetime Achievement in
Innovation (including Hidden Figures)
2019 Apollo 11 movie clips and
conversations with technical producers
Keynote speaker: Lt. General Steven Kwast