23rd Annual Expeditionary Warfare Conference

Expeditionary Warfare Conference Image of Marines in Landing Craft Expeditionary Warfare
  • 10/16/2018 - 10/18/2018
  • Westin Annapolis
    100 Westgate Circle
    Annapolis,  MD  21401
    Tel: (410) 972-4300
  • Theme : Expeditionary Operations – Forces in Contact
    Event Type : Conference
    Event Code : 9700



Where can you hear about the latest advances in expeditionary warfare, network with government and industry representatives in the expeditionary warfare field, and see the latest technology on display? The NDIA Expeditionary Warfare Conference in Annapolis, MD will feature all of this and more!

Expeditionary Operations - Forces in Contact is the theme that will drive the content of this year's conference, including current operations, capabilities development, resource sponsors, information warfare, autonomous systems and more.


  • NETWORK with 300+ colleagues in industry and government
  • LEARN about the latest updates from warfighters, policy experts, and defense leaders
  • INTERACT with displayers showcasing pertinent technology and information
  • EXPLORE expeditionary warfare topics further in a half-day classified session
  • CELEBRATE with the recipient of the Smith-Turner Expeditionary Operations Award at the Tuesday evening awards banquet


Numbers based on 2017 conference attendance.


Thomas Modly
Thomas Modly
Under Secretary of the Navy
James Geurts
James Geurts
Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, & Acquisition
LtGen David Berger
LtGen David Berger
USMC, Commanding General,
MCCDC/Deputy Commandant, CD&I

The preliminary agenda is now available and will be updated as speakers are confirmed.

Note: the conference will run from October 16 - 17, with a half-day classified session on the morning of October 18. No concurrent unclassified session will be offered on October 18.

The NDIA has a policy of strict compliance with federal and state antitrust laws. The antitrust laws prohibit competitors from engaging in actions that could result in an unreasonable restraint of trade. Consequently, NDIA members must avoid discussing certain topics when they are together - both at formal association membership, board, committee, and other meetings and in informal contacts with other industry members: prices, fees, rates, profit margins, or other terms or conditions of sale (including allowances, credit terms, and warranties); allocation of markets or customers or division of territories; or refusals to deal with or boycotts of suppliers, customers or other third parties, or topics that may lead participants not to deal with a particular supplier, customer or third party.


Kimberly Williams
(703) 247-2578