DARPA Improv Proposers Day

Improv Program Objective and Description

The DARPA/DSO Improv program is seeking prototype products and systems that have the potential to threaten current military operations, equipment, or personnel and are assembled primarily from commercially available technology. The technology scope of Improv is broad, and the program is structured to encourage participation by a wide range of technical specialists, researchers, developers, and skilled hobbyists. Performers may reconfigure, repurpose, program, reprogram, modify, combine, or recombine commercially available technology in any way within the bounds of local, state, and federal laws and regulations. Use of components, products, and systems from non-military technical specialties (e.g., transportation, construction, maritime, and communications) is of particular interest.

Registration Information

The Improv Proposers Day webcast is pre-recorded and will be available for viewing on two dates: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Note: all times listed in this announcement and on the registration website are Eastern Time. There is no registration fee for the Proposers Day webcast.

Registration opens: As of publication of this announcement.
Registration and, if applicable, DARPA 60 submission (non-U.S. Citizen) deadline: March 21, 2016 at 5:00 PM.

Advance registration is required in order to receive access to the webcast and is mandatory for every individual intending to view the webcast either alone or as part of a group. Only confirmed registrants may access and view the webcast. Interested parties must register through the Proposers Day website: www.sa-meetings.com/ImprovProposersDay.

Registrants will receive email correspondence containing important details regarding the webinar URL and instructions 24 hours prior to the webinar session for which they are registered.


Viewing the Improv Proposers Day webcast is open to individuals who are U.S. Citizens, U.S. Permanent Residents, and Foreign Nationals.

All registrants who are not U.S. Citizens must complete and submit a DARPA Form 60 (U.S. Permanent Resident and Foreign National Visit Request) no later than 5:00 PM on March 21, 2016. This form and submission instructions are provided on the registration website and in the registration confirmation email.


March 29, 2016 or March 30, 2016

Improv Overview
DARPA Contracting Overview

Contact Information

All questions regarding the Proposers Day webcast should be sent to Improv@darpa.mil.  Please refer to the Improv Proposers Day webcast in all correspondence. 

  • Technical Point of Contact is Dr. John Main, Program Manager, DARPA/DSO.

Disclaimers and Important Notes

Viewing the Improv Proposers Day webcast is voluntary and is not required to propose to the anticipated Improv BAA. Interested parties to this notice are cautioned that nothing herein obligates the Government to issue a solicitation. The Proposers Day webcast does not constitute a formal solicitation for proposals or abstracts. This announcement is issued solely for information and program planning purposes and is not a Request for Information (RFI). Since this is not an RFI, no submissions against this notice will be accepted by the Government. No classified, ITAR-controlled, or proprietary information shall presented or discussed during the Proposers Day webcast. DARPA will not provide reimbursement for costs incurred to participate in this Proposers Day webcast. Recording of the Proposers Day webcast is not permitted.