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 4720 - 15th Annual Science & Engineering Technology Conference/Defense Tech Exposition 

4720 - 15th Annual Science & Engineering Technology Conference/Defense Tech Exposition 


"Leveraging the DoD Science and Technology Program to Create Future Warfighting Capabilities Through Rapid Prototyping and Emerging Concept Demonstration"

Event Number

Event Date

 to 4/10/2014

Event Location
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

Event Contact
Ms. Molly Holt at or 703-247-2572



On February 20, 2014, Mr. Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, & Logistics released a memo regarding DoD attendance at S&T conferences. Part of the memo is highlighted here: "[he asks prospective Attendees] to give appropriate consideration to the importance of attendance at technical symposia and conferences that enhance communication between DoD acquisition professionals and their industry counterparts ... The Department is the single largest employer of scientists and engineers in the United States. Maintaining professional currency is an important part of this investment in human capital. Science and Technology (S&T) conferences and symposia, at which technical data and information is exchanged, are potentially beneficial both for maintaining technical competence and for the professional development of DoD scientists and engineers."

To read the full memo, go here: Download/Print/View the full memo


Disruptive military capabilities such as low observability, precise timing and location, and “owning the night” were developed through strategic DoD and industry IR&D investment.  These advancements were in “out of the box” emerging technology development and demonstration efforts, which are proving difficult to continue under the changing climate and uncertain budgets. Everyone involved in science and engineering development must proactively pull together to show the decision makers, requirement generators, and operators the immeasurable value in DoD S&T and industry IR&D. The value has been and can continue to be demonstrated through emerging operations concepts and rapid innovative prototyping. Advanced technology is a force multiplier and has been leveraged to produce new or enhanced military capabilities. During this time of rapidly changing global security and a declining defense budget, it is increasingly important that we identify capabilities to meet future challenges and enable development of supporting technologies.

Agenda At-a-Glance

Download/Print/View the current Agenda - As of 04/07/14

We are pleased to announce the following Keynote Speakers:

  • The Honorable Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics
  • The Honorable Patricia Falcone, Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs, The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Mr. Brett Lambert, Senior Fellow, NDIA; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy

7:00AM - 6:30PM, Registration
8:00AM - 9:45AM, Keynote Speaker and Special Remarks
10:00AM - 12:30PM,  FY 2015 President's Budget Request for DoD S&T Program
12:30PM - 1:30PM,  Networking Lunch
1:30PM - 2:00PM,  FY 2015 President's Budget Request for DoD S&T Program (cont.)
2:00PM - 5:15PM, Air Force S&T Program Session
5:15PM - 6:30PM, Networking Reception

7:00AM - 5:00PM, Registration
8:00AM - 9:00AM, Keynote Speaker
9:00AM - 12:30PM, Naval S&T Program Session
12:30PM - 1:30PM, Networking Lunch
1:30PM - 5:00PM, Army S&T Program Session

7:00AM - 12:00PM, Registration
8:00AM - 10:00AM, International Science and Technology Session
10:15AM - 11:45AM, Extended Insights on Science and Technology Session
11:45AM - 12:00PM, Best Poster Announcement and Closing Remarks
12:00PM, Conference Adjourns      


College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
3501 University Blvd., East
Hyattsville, MD 20783
(301) 985-7300

The hotel was formerly known as The Marriott Inn & Conference Center, University of Maryland University College.


The NDIA Hotel Block is now CLOSED!
A block of rooms has been reserved at College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center (formerly known as The Marriott Inn & Conference Center, University of Maryland University College). To make your reservation, please call the hotel directly at (301) 985-7300 or call the national Marriott Reservations line at 1 (800) 228-9290 or visit the reservation webpage here. In order to ensure the discounted NDIA rate, please ask for the NDIA room block. Rooms will not be held after Tuesday, March 18, 2014 and may sell out before then. Rates are also subject to increase after this date.

College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
3501 University Blvd, East
Hyattsville, MD 20783
(301) 985-7300
Reservations: toll free 1 (800) 228-9290
Reservation Link

Rate: $189.00 (Single/Double)


Online Registration is now CLOSED! We will be accepting registrations on-site, outside of Chesapeake Ballroom A/B on the first floor of the conference center. If you need to register on-site, we suggest you bring a business card to quicken the registration process.

Registration Fees




Before 3/1/14

3/1/14 -

After 3/28/14





Industry NDIA Member




Industry NDIA Non-Member




With your purchase of full conference registration, you are entitled access to:
• General Sessions
• Exhibit Hall
• Continental Breakfasts, Networking Breaks and Networking Luncheons
• Tuesday Night 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, March 28, 2014. You must register onsite after this date.

Cancellations received by Friday, March 28, 2014 will receive a refund minus a $75 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after Friday, March 28, 2014. Cancellations must be made in writing to Ms. Molly Holt, Meeting Planner, at Substitutions to this event are welcome in lieu of cancellations. 



For more information, please visit the exhibits website at

Please contact Ms. Allison Hitchner, CEM, CMP, Associate Director, Exhibits, at or (703) 247-2573 with any questions.

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 this conference is coat & tie for civilians and Class A 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. Molly Holt, Meeting Planner, at or (703) 247-2572 and reference Event #4720.

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.


Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

Ms. Molly Holt, Meeting Planner, or (703) 247-2572.

Ms. Allison Hitchner, CEM, CMP, Associate Director, Exhibits, or (703) 247-2573.


Affiliate Associations

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