Common Threads Huntsville: Space, Defense, and Strategic Challenges

April 17 to 18, 2024 Huntsville, Alabama

Registration Fees

Unclassified Program - Gratis for All! (Advance registration required)

Classified Program (Secret clearance required!)

INSA BoD/AdCom: Gratis!

INSA Members: $135

Nonmembers: $175

Gov't/Mil: Gratis!

Event Contact

Toya Rich

INSA returns to Huntsville on April 17-18 for the 5th Common Threads Huntsville program, featuring both classified and unclassified sessions.

Program Overview

April 17: Welcome Reception & Keynote
Join us at the Jackson Center for a GRATIS welcome reception featuring keynote remarks by Janice Glover-Jones, Director for Mission Services, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). Ms. Jones will discuss key DIA mission priorities and take audience Q&A. Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle will also deliver brief remarks! The session closes with a festive dessert reception

April 18: Classified (secret) Breakfast and Panel Discussion
Kicking off Thursday morning will be a CLASSIFIED (Secret) breakfast and panel discussion on "Space and Counterspace: The Emerging Battlefield."

New this year: Career Conversations Networking/Career Fair

Join INSA and for an exciting addition to this year's event - a GRATIS networking/career fair on Wednesday, April 17, from 4:00-6:00 pm CT. Don't miss out on this terrific chance to connect with some of the IC's top employers. You will gain insights into in-demand skillsets, learn about opportunities in Huntsville and around the nation, and build valuable professional relationships. 

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Supporting Partners


About Career Conversations 

ClearanceJobs and INSA are pleased to partner on a new career networking event designed with the Intelligence Community and National Security workforce in mind. Because every career starts with a conversation, Career Conversations will bring together some of the best employers in the national security hiring space for 2-hours of networking and relationship building, followed by the INSA Common Threads Huntsville Welcome Reception. Bring your resume and come ready to meet with top employers in the IC! 

Register for Career Conversations on the site.


Keynote Speakers

All Speakers



Wednesday, April 17 | 4:00-7:15 pm CT

Career Conversations & Unclassified Networking Reception and Keynote

Jackson Center
6001 Moquin Dr. NW
Huntsville, AL 35806

4:00-6:00 pm CT - Career Conversations w/
5:00-6:00 pm CT - Welcome Reception
6:00-6:05 pm CT - Welcome Remarks from Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle 
6:05-6:45 pm CT - Keynote Address from Janice Glover Jones
6:45-7:15 pm CT - Dessert Reception

Gratis onsite parking

Dress Code:

Thursday, April 18 | 8:00-10:00 am CT

Classified Panel Discussion: Space and Counterspace: The Emerging Battlefield
Secret Clearance Required

1002 Explorer Blvd
Huntsville, AL 35806

8:00-8:45 am CT - Registration & Breakfast Reception
8:45-9:45 am CT - Panel Discussion
9:45-10:00 am CT - Closing Remarks & Networking

Gratis onsite parking

Dress Code:

  • Community Champion

  • Host (Classified)

  • Community Champion

  • Patriot (Classified)

  • Welcome Reception (Unclassified)