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 3950 - Global Explosive Ordnance Disposal Conference and Exhibition 

3950 - Global Explosive Ordnance Disposal Conference and Exhibition 


"Closing the Gaps on Persistent Engagement in the New Strategic Environment"

Event Number

Event Date

 to 5/2/2013

Event Location
Emerald Coast Convention Center

Event Contact
Ms. Laura Yuska at or (703)247-2596


NDIA and the EOD Warrior Foundation present the Global Explosive Ordnance Disposal Conference & Exhibition

The purpose of the event is to provide a public forum to discuss the utility of Army, Navy, Marine, and Air Force EOD forces across the full spectrum of conflict – particularly in the areas of homeland defense, irregular warfare, stability operations, security force assistance and major combat operations.

Attendees will gain a greater understanding of the role of EOD forces in our national security strategy; how these forces are integrated within our national military structure; and how they conduct joint, interagency, and multinational interoperability operations.

The conference will facilitate contact and cooperation between industry and the EOD community with the goal of ensuring EOD forces have access to the ideas and technologies that originate in our nation’s industrial and academic base. Further, the event will facilitate the sharing of industry and academic viewpoints, recommendations, and advice on EOD support concepts, policies, plans, programs, requirements, and technologies, and assess the potential impacts of pending legislation, regulations, and procedures.


Download/Print/View the agenda. (as of 4/26/2013)

Agenda at a Glance

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

7:00am - 6:30pm      Registration
7:00am - 8:30am      Continental Breakfast
8:30am - 12:00pm    General Session
12:00pm - 1:30pm    Networking Lunch
1:30pm - 5:00pm      General Session
5:00pm - 6:30pm      Networking Reception

Thursday, May 2, 2013

7:00am - 3:30pm       Registration
7:00am - 8:00am       Continental Breakfast
8:00am - 12:00pm     General Session
12:00pm - 1:00pm     Networking Lunch
1:00pm - 3:30pm       General Session
3:30pm                     Conference Concludes

- Representative Rick Crawford (R-AR), Co-Chair, Congressional EOD Caucus
- LTC (P) Dean Meinert, USA, Chief, EOD and Humanitarian Mining Action, OASD for SO/LIC
- CAPT Joseph Polanin, USN, Commanding Officer, Naval School Explosive Ordnance
- RADM Michael Tillotson, USN, Commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command

The EOD Memorial Foundation - Memorial Weekend
Memorial Weekend Schedule


Emerald Coast Convention Center
1250 Miracle Strip Pkwy, SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 609-3800


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Four Points by Sheraton. To make your reservation, please call the hotel directly at (800) 874-8104. In order to ensure the discounted NDIA rate, you must make your reservations early and ask for the "NDIA" room block.  Rooms will not be held after Saturday, April 20, 2013 and may sell out before then. Rates are also subject to increase after this date.

Four Points by Sheraton
1325 Miracle Strip Parkway, SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(800) 874-8104

King/Courtyard: Prevailing Per Diem Rate
Beachfront: $160.00


Online registration is now CLOSED. Only onsite registrations will be accepted.

Registration Fees


After 04/19/2013

Active Duty Military/First Responders (Active Duty, Law Enforcement, First Responder - EMT, Fire, Rescue, etc.)                  $100

Government/Academia (Government Agency - CIA, FBI, HLS, DEA, etc. employees and Academia)


Industry NDIA Member


Industry Non-NDIA Member


The Active Duty/First Responder registration category is limited to Active Duty, Law Enforcement, First Responder (EMT, Fire, Rescue, etc.), and the Government/Academia registration category is limited to Government Agency (CIA, FBI, HLS, DEA, etc.) employees and Academia.

Cancellations received by Friday, April 19, 2013 will receive a refund minus a $75 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after Friday, April 19, 2013 2013. Cancellations must be made in writing to Substitutions to this event are welcome in lieu of cancellations. Please note: This policy does not apply to exhibit booth cancellations.

With your purchase of full Conference registration, you are entitled access to:

  • General Sessions
  • Exhibit Hall
  • Continental Breakfasts, Networking Breaks, Networking Luncheons
  • Wednesday Networking Reception
  • Onsite Agenda and Meeting Materials
  • Post-event Online Speaker Proceedings (if releasable by Speaker)

Please contact Ms. Laura Yuska, at to inquire about Press Registration. Please Note: Press Credentials must be presented onsite at the NDIA Registration Desk in order to obtain a Conference ID Badge.

Please register with a complete and accurate e-mail address. You will receive an e-mailed confirmation as soon as your registration has been processed.

Payment must be made at the time of registration. Registrations will not be taken over the phone.

Please register with the correct form of payment. A $25 fee will be applied to those wishing to switch forms of payment.

Online registration will close at 5:00 PM EST on Friday, April 19, 2013. You must register onsite after this date.


Please visit the exhibits webpage for information. Please contact Ms. Luellen Hoffman, Director of Exhibits, at or (703) 247-9460 with any inquiries.

No photography is allowed in the Exhibit Hall. Cameras and cell phones will be confiscated by security if they are used to photograph any exhibit without prior consent from NDIA management.

No one under the age of 18 will be permitted in the Exhibit Hall.

Attendee Information

Appropriate dress for the conference is business casual for civilians and Class B uniform or uniform of the day for military personnel.

During conference registration and check-in, each Attendee will be issued an identification badge. Please be prepared to present a valid picture ID. Your badge must be worn at all conference functions.

Proceedings will be available on the web through the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) two weeks after the Conference. All registered Attendees will receive an email notification once the proceedings are available.

NDIA supports the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. For more information, please contact Ms. Laura Yuska, Meeting Planner, at and reference Event #3950.

Advertise in National Defense and increase your organization’s exposure at this event. National Defense will be distributed to Attendees of this Conference, as well as other NDIA events. For more information, please contact Mr. Dino Pignotti, VP Advertising, at or (703) 247-2541.


Many of the NDIA events offer category exclusive sponsorships to fit your budget. By enhancing your brand with a sponsorship at our events, you'll build a stronger perception from the audience and stand out from the crowd.

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Please contact Ms. Luellen Hoffman, Director of Exhibits, at or (703) 247-9460 for additional information.


  Sierra Nevada Corporation
  Warrior Chip

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

Conference POC: Ms. Laura Yuska, Meeting Planner, or (703) 247-2596
Exhibits POC: Ms. Luellen Hoffman, Director of Exhibits, or (703) 247-9460


Affiliate Associations

The Association for Enterprise Information    National Training and Simulation Association    Precision Strike Association    Women in Defense