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 5700 - 19th Annual Expeditionary Warfare Conference 

5700 - 19th Annual Expeditionary Warfare Conference 


“Joint Expeditionary Warfare Challenges and Opportunities”

Event Number

Event Date

 to 11/19/2014

Event Location
Norfolk Waterside Marriott

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


NDIA’s Expeditionary Warfare Conference is returning to the Virginia Tidewater area on November 17 - 19, 2014 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott.

The conference will feature the following sessions with meaningful Keynote Speakers:

  • Naval Expeditionary Warfare
  • Current Expeditionary Issues and Service/Operational Perspectives 
  • Combat Development & Integration
  • Sea-Basing

The Tidewater Area is home to many important Expeditionary Forces and the first 115 Active Duty Military & Federal Government Employees will receive complimentary attendance to this conference. Don’t miss this outstanding event!


Download/Print/View the Current Agenda (as of November 14, 2014) 

We are pleased to announce the following CONFIRMED Keynote Speakers:

  • Lieutenant General Kenneth J. Glueck, Jr., USMC,Deputy Commandant, Combat Development and Integration, and the Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command
  • Major General Andrew W. O'Donnell, Jr., USMC, Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Marine Corps Combat Development Command
  • Major General William C. Hix, USA, Deputy Director, Army Integration Center
  • Admiral Michelle Howard, USN, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy
  • Rear Admiral Cynthia M. Thebaud, USN, Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 2
  • Lieutenant General Richard P. Mills, USMC, Commander, U.S. Marine Forces Reserve; and Commander, U.S. Marine Forces North
  • Mr. Thomas Dee, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Expeditionary Programs & Logistics Management), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development & Acquisition)

9AM - 5:15PM, Registration  
11AM - 5:15PM, Displayers Move-In
12PM, Conference Sessions Begin
12PM - 5:15PM, General Session

7AM - 5PM, Registration
7AM - 8AM, Continental Breakfast
8AM - 12PM, General Session 
12PM - 1:30PM, Lunch with Guest Speaker
1:30PM - 5PM, General Session
5PM - 6PM, Networking Reception in Display Area 
6PM - 8PM, Dinner with Guest Speaker

7AM - 12PM, Registration
7AM - 8AM, Continental Breakfast
8AM - 12PM, General Session
12PM, Conference Adjourns & Displayers Move-Out


Norfolk Waterside Marriott
235 East Main St.
Norfolk, VA 23510
Tel: (757) 627-4200


The NDIA Room Block is now CLOSED. 

THE NDIA ROOM BLOCK HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, November 7, 2014. The NDIA Room block is now open! A block of rooms has been reserved at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel. To make your reservation, please go to the reservation websites below by clicking on the appropriate rate or call the Marriott Reservations Line at 1-800-228-9290. 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 Friday, November 7, 2014 and may sell out before then. Rates are also subject to increase after this date.

Government Rate*: $89.00 (Single/Double)
Industry Rate: $108 (Single/Double)

*The government per diem rate is available only to active duty or civilian government employees.  ID will be required upon check-in.  Retired military ID's do not qualify.

Norfolk Waterside Marriott
235 East Main St.
Norfolk, VA 23510
Tel: (757) 627-4200


Online Registration is now CLOSED. On-site registration will be available, during the listed times under the "Agenda" tab, outside the Hampton Ballroom. Please bring a business card and form of payment to register. Please note the "Government No-Fee" registration will NOT be available on-site, as the slots have been filled. Government employees can register under the "Government" category below at the cost of $535, on-site.

Online Registration Fees





10/04/14- 11/07/14


Government (Federal/Active Duty/Non-Federal/Local) 








Industry NDIA Member




Industry Non-NDIA Member*




Spouse/Guest Dinner Ticket




*Registration fees for non-NDIA (or affiliate) members include a one-year non-refundable NDIA membership — $15.00 will be applied for your 12 month subscription to National Defense magazine.

With your purchase of full conference registration, you are entitled access to:
• General Sessions
• Display Area 
• 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 has been extended past Friday, November 7, 2014, and will now close at 5:00 PM EST on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. You must register onsite after this date.

Cancellations received by Friday, November 7, 2014 will receive a refund minus a $75 cancellation fee.  No refunds will be given for cancellations received after Friday, November 7, 2014. Cancellations must be made in writing to Ms. Molly Holt at Substitutions to this event are welcome in lieu of cancellations. Please note: This policy does not apply to display booth cancellations.

Attendee Information

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

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 Ms. Molly Holt, Meeting Planner at or (703) 247-2572 and reference Event #5700. 

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.

Thank you to our sponsors!

GOLD SPONSOR: Ingalls Shipbuilding, A Division of Huntington Ingalls Industries

SILVER SPONSOR: Lanmark Technology (LMT) Expeditionary Support Services



An area, directly adjacent to the General Session Ballroom, will be available for the
set-up of displays to demonstrate your company or organization’s unique tools or capabilities. Display registration will include two individual conference registrations, a table, (2) chairs and an electrical hook-up, a 200-word company description and logo in the on-site agenda. Space per display shall not exceed 8 ft. wide by 10 ft. deep.

Display registration is no longer available for the 2014 conference.

Thank you to our 2014 Displayers!

  • Austal USA
  • BAE Systems
  • The Boeing Company
  • Bohemia Interactive Simulations
  • FLIR Systems, Inc.
  • U.S. Marine Corps HQ - DPART
  • Ingalls Shipbuilding - GOLD SPONSOR
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center - Panama City
  • Oceaneering International, Inc.
  • SSC Atlantic / SPAWAR Atlantic

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

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


Affiliate Associations

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