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, February 12, 2020, to be cleared for access.
  • Once you pre-register (by February 12, 2020) 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.
  • Directions tip: If you put River's Edge Catering and Conference Center into your GPS, it should take you to the right gate and direct you to the correct location.



  • 5:30 am – 6:30 pm on weekdays; closed on weekends and holidays
  • For the morning rush hour commute from 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 9:00 am.



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 February 4, 2020.