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 6880 - 27th Annual SO/LIC Symposium & Exhibition 

6880 - 27th Annual SO/LIC Symposium & Exhibition 


Countering Hybrid Threats in a Complex World

Event Number

Event Date

 to 1/21/2016

Event Location
Washington Marriott Wardman Park

Event Contact
Ms. Leah Oleszewski at or 703-247-2540


Join us for the 27th Annual SO/LIC Symposium & Exhibition, "Countering Hybrid Threats in a Complex World"!

The speed, lethality, and cost of modern warfare make major state-on-state conflict involving the U.S. or our allies a very dangerous, yet unlikely, possibility.  We will most likely encounter adversaries who exploit all instruments of national power short of war to their achieve objectives. Tactics such as subversion, propaganda, employing proxies and surrogates, and "lawfare" often negate the significant military advantage of the U.S. and our allies. Previously, the realm of non-state actors, hybrid conflict is now a tool of major world powers.  Anticipating, preventing, and defeating hybrid threats will require a shift in U.S. policies, authorities, and resources. This year's Symposium will examine those requirements and solutions.

Experience the 27th Annual SO/LIC Symposium & Exhibition!

  • Engage with senior-level Speakers, decision-makers, and subject-matter experts from throughout the SO/LIC community
  • Visit the Exhibition Hall to see the latest in SO/LIC-related technologies and products
  • Explore requirements, policies and technology solutions to support persistent SOF operations across the globe


 Download/View the Agenda (as of 1/16/2016)

Confirmed Speakers:
o The Honorable Michael Lumpkin, ASD, SO/LIC
o GEN Joseph Votel, III, USA, Commander, USSOCOM
o AMB James F. Jeffrey, Philip Solondz Distinguished Visiting Fellow, The Washington Institute For Near East Policy

2016 Awardees

 Rylander:  LTG Francis H. Kearney, III, USA (Ret)
 DeProspero:  Mr. Tom Corbett
 USA:  SFC Christopher Bagwell, USA
 USMC:  MSgt Clifton Anstey, USMC
 USN:  LT Samuel Lehner, USN
 USAF:  MSgt Todd Chandler, USAF
 USCG:  LT Kevin Keefe, USCG
 Civ:  Mr. Robert Presler




Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 328-2000

The closet Metro stop is Woodley Park Zoo/Adams Morgan, which is accessible via the Red line.

The hotel is offering discounted self parking rates: $27 overnight / $22 daily for Symposium Attendees.

Atrium - Exhibit Hall Foyer

Thurgood Marshall Ballroom

Exhibit Hall C


Please call the hotel directly to make your reservation. 

Our housing block closed on January, 12, 2016. Reservations: toll free (877) 212-5752

Hotel Information:
The closet Metro stop is Woodley Park Zoo/Adams Morgan, which is accessible via the Red line.
The hotel is offering discounted self parking rates: $27 overnight / $22 daily for Symposium Attendees.

Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 328-2000

Subject to Availibility Government Rate*: Prevailing government per diem (Single/Double)
Industry Rate: $275.00 (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.


Online Registration is now CLOSED.

Registration Fees





12/05/15 - 1/01/16



(NON federal DoD government entities and NON active duty military personnel)
*Excludes Banquet Ticket




(Active duty military, 1st responders and DoD Civilian Employees
*NOT contractors
*Excludes Banquet Ticket





(Banquet Included)





Industry NDIA Member
(Banquet Included)




Industry Non-NDIA Member
(Banquet Included)




Banquet Session Fees*

Government Banquet Ticket




Spouse/Guest Banquet Ticket




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

  • General Sessions
  • Exhibit Hall
  • Continental Breakfasts, Networking Breaks, Networking Luncheons
  • Tuesday 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.

Cancellations received by Friday, January 8, 2016 will receive a refund minus a $75 cancellation fee.  No refunds will be given for cancellation received after Friday, Janurary 8, 2016.  Cancellations must be made in writing to Ms. Leah Oleszewski at  Substitutions to this event are welcome in lieu of cancellations.  Please note: This policy does not apply to display booth cancellations.


To view the floor plan and purchase your booth, please visit

Cost to Exhibit
Corporate Member Rate*: $27.00 / sq. ft.
(Note: your corporate member dues must be current to be able to get the member rate).
*Rate also applies to bona-fide U.S. government agencies and academic institutions.

Non-Corporate Member Rate: $32.00 / sq. ft.

Exhibit Rate Includes*:

  • All networking social functions
  • All scheduled meal events including breakfasts, lunches, etc.
  • Two complimentary full registrations for exhibit personnel, per 10' x 10'
  • Company profile online
  • 24 hour security
  • Fabric back and side walls and 7" x 44" ID sign

*An Exhibits and/or Conference Badge is required for access to any above referenced benefit.

For information, please contact Ms. Allison Hitchner, CEM, CMP, Associate Director, Exhibits, at or (703)247-2573.

New Cancellation Policy!
There is a 100% penalty fee on all cancelled or reduced exhibit space. All cancellations or reductions in exhibit space must be in writing. For all cancelled or reduced space, exhibitor badges assigned to that space will be automatically relinquished.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Attendee Information

Appropriate dress for the Symposium and Annual Awards Banquet is business for civilians and Class A uniform or uniform of the day for military personnel.

During Symposium 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 Symposium functions.
Proceedings will be available on the web through the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) two weeks after the Symposium. 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. Leah Oleszewski, Meeting Planner, Operations, at and reference Event #6880.

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

Sponsorship Information

Thank You to Our Gold Sponsor:
Thank You to Our Silver Sponsor:
Visual Awareness Technologis & Consulting, Inc. 
Thank You to Our Patriot Sponsor:
BAE Systems

Please contact Allison H. Carpenter, CEM, CMP, Associate Director of Exhibits, at 703-247-2573, or to discuss other opportunities.

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

Ms. Leah Oleszewski at  or (703) 247-2540.

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