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 4700 - 18th Annual Expeditionary Warfare Conference 

4700 - 18th Annual Expeditionary Warfare Conference 


“Expeditionary Warfare in an Era of Uncertainty”

Event Number

Event Date

 to 10/31/2013

Event Location
Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Conference Center

Event Contact
Mrs. Christy J. Mason, CMP at or (703)247-2586


This conference continues to serve as the premier venue for Defense and Industry Expeditionary Warfare Leaders to assemble each year and discuss the issues and challenges facing the forces of today and tomorrow. 

•  Engage in presentations by Commander, U.S. Pacific Command; Director,  Expeditionary Warfare, OPNAV N95; and Chief Executive Officer, CNAS

•  Discuss Current Expeditionary Issues and Service Perspectives; Emerging Technologies: Autonomous Systems/ C4ISR/Network Architecture/Cyber Support to Expeditionary Warfare; New Concepts and Political Reality: QDR, Mine Warfare and Air/Sea Battle; and Naval Expeditionary Warfare Update.

•  Hear the services present clear statements of their requirements and intent to industry, service laboratories, and other interested parties


Download/Print/View the current Agenda - As of 10/25/13

We are pleased to announce the following CONFIRMED Keynote Speakers:

  • Mr. Thomas Dee, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Expeditionary Programs & Logistics Management), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development & Acquisition)
  • Admiral William E. Gortney, USN, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces
  • Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, USN, Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy
  • Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, USN, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command
  • Lieutenant General Rick Tryon, USMC, Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command

Session Topics include:

  • Current Expeditionary Issues and Service Perspectives
  • Emerging Technologies: Autonomous Systems/C4ISR/Networking Architecture/Cyber Support to Expeditionary Warfare
  • New Concepts and Political Reality: QDR, Mine Warfare and Air/Sea Battle
  • Naval Expeditionary Warfare


NEW LOCATION – NDIA’s Expeditionary Warfare Conference has moved to the Virginia Tidewater area, home of the following Naval activities key to Expeditionary Force employment:

  • Expeditionary Strike Group 2
  • Joint Staff South
  • NATO’s Allied Command Transformation
  • Navy Expeditionary Combat Command
  • U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area
  • U.S. Fleet Forces Command
  • U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command 

Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Conference Center
425 Water Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704
(757) 673-3000


*Hotel room block is now closed.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Conference Center.  In order to ensure the discounted rate, you must make your reservations early and ask for the “National Defense Industrial Association” room block. Rooms will not be held after Friday, October 11, 2013 and may sell out before then. Rates are also subject to change after this date.

To make your reservation, please call the hotel directly at (757) 673-3000. 

Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Conference Center
425 Water Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704
(757) 673-3000

Government Per Diem Rate: $89
Industry Room Rate: $109

*The government per diem rate is available only to active duty or civilian government employees. ID will be required upon check-in.



Online registration is now CLOSED. Onsite registration will be accepted.

Cancellations received by Friday, October 18, 2013 will receive a refund minus a $75 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after Friday, October 18, 2013. Cancellations must be made in writing to Substitutions to this event are welcome in lieu of cancellations. 

Registration Fees




(Before 09/14/2013)

(09/14/2013 -

(After 10/18/2013)

(Dinner Ticket Available for $62)




Industry NDIA Member
(Dinner Ticket Included)




Industry Non-NDIA Member
(Dinner Ticket Included)




Additional Fees

Government Dinner Ticket




Spouse/Guest Dinner Ticket




With your purchase of full conference registration, you are entitled access to:
• General Sessions
• Displays
• Continental Breakfasts, Networking Breaks, Networking Luncheon, Networking Reception 
• Onsite Agenda and Meeting Materials
• Post-event Online Speaker Proceedings (if releasable by Speaker)

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, October 18, 2013. You must register onsite after this date.

Table Top Displays

Display space will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Please submit all display registration information and payment to secure your display space. You will be assigned a display location once all payment information has been received.

2013 Conference Displayers

  • ADS, Inc.
  • Amphibious Warship Industrial Base Coalition (AWIBC)
  • Austel/General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems
  • The Boeing Company
  • Dense Pack Access and Retrieval Transit (DPART)
  • DOT/Maritime Administration
  • FLIR
  • G4 Synergetics, Inc.
  • Hydroid
  • Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Oceaneering International
  • Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic
  • Yulista Holding, Inc.

Display Cost
The display registration fee is $5,000 (Industry) and includes:

  • Two conference registrations
  • A 6 foot skirted table, two chairs, electrical hook up, pipe and drape, and a waste paper basket
  • A 200-word company description in the on-site agenda
  • Your company’s logo in the on-site agenda 

Display Requirements & Shipping
Space per display shall not exceed 8 ft. wide by 10 ft. deep. A formal decorating company, Arata Expositions, Inc., will be utilized. Arata will be able to help with set up or dismantle for Displayers, if needed.

You must ship your display and materials to Arata Expositions, Inc.
Company Name, Booth #
Expeditionary Warfare Conference
c/o Arata Expositions, Inc.
15928 Tournament Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Dates to receive: September 16, 2013 through October 18, 2013

Display Hours
Displays are to be set up by 12:00PM on October 29, 2013 and should remain in place until 1:00PM (after lunch) on October 31, 2013. Displays must be removed by 4:00PM on October 31, 2013.

Display Questions
Please contact Mrs. Christy J. Mason, CMP, Director, Operations, at or (703) 247-2586.

Attendee Information

Appropriate dress for both the conference and the Wednesday night dinner is business casual for civilians.
Active Duty Military Dress:
USA - Class B
USMC - Class C
USN - Service Khakis
USAF - Service Uniform
USCG - Tropical Blue Long

ID Badge
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.

Special Needs
NDIA supports the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. For more information, please contact NDIA and reference Event #4700. For more information, please contact Mrs. Christy J. Mason, CMP, Director, Operations, at or (703) 247-2586.

National Defense
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.

Sponsorship Information


Huntington Ingalls Industries


By enhancing your brand with a sponsorship at NDIA’s 18th Annual Expeditionary Warfare Conference, you will build a stronger perception from the audience and stand out from the crowd. Sponsorships are a powerful tool which you can use to maximize your company’s message while enhancing your marketing strategy. As a Sponsor of the 18th Annual Expeditionary Warfare Conference, you have access to and the attention of 500 industry leaders and top government Attendees.

GOLD Sponsorship - $5,000

  • Two complimentary conference registrations
  • Logo prominently displayed onsite as a Gold Sponsorship
  • Company specific onsite signage
  • Logo included in onsite agenda
  • 400-word company description in onsite agenda
  • Logo with link to company website on the conference website
  • Podium Recognition

SILVER Sponsorship - $2,500

  • One complimentary conference registration
  • Logo prominently displayed onsite as a Silver Sponsorship
  • Logo included in onsite agenda
  • 200-word company description in onsite agenda
  • Logo on conference website
  • Podium Recognition

BRONZE Sponsorship - $1,000

  • Logo included in onsite agenda
  • Logo prominently displayed onsite as a Bronze Sponsorship
  • Podium Recognition

To secure your Sponsorship, please contact Mrs. Christy J. Mason, CMP, Director, Operations, at or (703) 247-2586.

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

NDIA POC: Mrs. Christy J. Mason, CMP, Director, Operations, at or (703) 247-2586


Affiliate Associations

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