Attendee Information

*Please note: This event is open to U.S. citizens only. You must be a U.S. citizen to attend this event.

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

During meeting 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 event functions.

All registrants must be cleared for base access. Those with base access may register onsite; however, those without base access must register by 4:00 PM on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 to be cleared for access. Once you pre-register, by August 14, 2019, you will automatically be added to the base access gate list. Upon arrival, present your ID and state you are here for the "NDIA Patuxent River Speaker Series" event. The best entrance point for all visitors is Gate 2.

NAS Gate 2
Great Mills Road/Cedar Point Road and MD Route 235-Three Notch Road

  • Located 3/4 mile south of Gate 1 on the left-hand side of MD Route 235 Southbound. 
  • Landmarks to look for include offices and businesses on the right side of the road along with the NAS fence line on the left. After passing Shangri-La Drive, there are two lanes to the left entering the base.
  • If you do not need to stop at the Pass Office, you may enter Gate 2 at this point. If you need services at the Pass Office, you should stay in the right line that turns left.


5:30 am to 6:30 pm weekdays; closed weekends and holidays.

For the morning rush hour commute, 6:00 - 9:00 am on weekdays, Gate 2 has three inbound lanes and one outbound lane. The normal inbound/outbound traffic configuration at Gate 2 resumes at 9 a.m.

There is a large parking lot in front of River's Edge Catering & Conference Center. Ample complimentary parking is available.

NDIA supports the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Attendees with special needs or allergies/dietary restrictions should contact Jessica Lewton at (703) 247-2588 or by August 1, 2019.