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 3ACQ - Annual Acquisition Symposium 

3ACQ - Annual Acquisition Symposium 


Framework for Success

Event Number

Event Date

 to 1/14/2013

Event Location
Ritz-Carlton New Orleans

Event Contact
Jennifer Sprinkel, CMP, CGMP at or 703-247-2554


The Procurement Division will hold their Annual Acquisition Symposium which draws in members from all committees and top industry and government speakers and panelists to discuss current issues facing the defense industrial base and network on current challenges facing the acquisition and procurement community.

This year's theme is "Framework for Success" and includes subtopics such as The Shrinking Environment and the Future of Defense Contractors: Sequestration and Budget Cuts, Working Together in a Challenging Environment - EU/UK Procurement, and Contract and Acquisition Management: Subcontracting Challenges.

Invited speakers include: 

Representative Steven Palazzo (MS-4)
Chairman Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee, HASC

David J. Berteau
Director, Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group
Center for Strategic & International Studies

Numerous other panelists and featured speakers will also be in attendance to participate in active discussions.


Download the AGENDA here.

Check back regularly for updated Agenda information.


The Ritz Carlton
921 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70112
Tel: (504) 524-1331

Hotel Accommodations

The group room block is Saturday, January 12 - Thursday, January 17, 2013. Individuals are responsible for making their own hotel reservations.

Cut-off Date:     Saturday, December 22, 2012 

NEW! The hotel will still take reservations for the group at the reduced rate up until the start of the symposium based upon room availability for those who use the group code when making their reservation, NDIA ACQ Symposium. It is still recommended that rooms be reserved by the cut-off date.

Group Rate:       $179.00/night*

*Government per diem rooms have been reserved for our government speakers. Please contact Ms. Jennifer Sprinkel, CMP at with check-in and check-out dates if you are a government speaker and require a sleeping room. 

NEW! Cancellation: Individuals may cancel hotel reservations up to 72 hours prior to check-in without penalty.


Phone: 1.800.241.3333*
     *reference NDIA ACQ Symposium when making your reservation by phone.

Online: **
      **enter code PAGPAGA when making your reservation over the internet.


PLEASE NOTE: Registration for this event does NOT automatically register you for the committee meetings the following day(s). Visit to register for the committee meetings if you plan on attending.

NEW! Online registration Cut-off: Thursday, January 10, 2013.
After this date, registrations will be processed onsite.

Registration Fee: $375
Includes breakfast, AM/PM breaks, luncheon with speaker, and networking reception.

NEW! Cancellation Fee:

Cancellation Policy
You may cancel your registration and receive a partial refund, minus the $50 cancellation/processing fee, if submitted by COB Thursday, January 10, 2013.

If cancellation occurs after the January 10 cut-off date, no refund will be offered. Substitutions are welcome and are encouraged. Please e-mail Ms. Jennifer Sprinkel, CMP at with any cancellations/substitution requests.

Contact information "opt out option"
If you do NOT want to have your contact information (Ph# and e-mail address only) included on the conference attendee registration list that is handed out onsite during registration check-in, you may "opt out" by e-mailing with your request.

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

NDIA POC: Jennifer Sprinkel, or (703) 247-2554.


Affiliate Associations

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