31st Annual NDIA SO/LIC Symposium

Special Operations-Low Intensity Conflict
  • 3/31/2020 - 4/1/2020
  • Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
    400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
    Washington,  DC  20001
    Tel: (202) 734-1234
  • Theme : Special Operations Forces and Great Power Competition
    Event Type : Symposium
    Event Code : 0880


For the 31st year in a row, NDIA’s Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict Division is organizing the SO/LIC Symposium. However, the upcoming symposium has been newly redesigned to enhance the attendee experience and maximize the facilitation of important discussions.

Centered around the theme of “Special Operations Forces and Great Power Competition,” the 31st Annual SO/LIC Symposium will explore diversity in Special Operations Forces, cyber-related concerns, countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, SOF Acquisition Agility, and more!

*Please note: This event is open to the press.


  • Create space for partnerships and alliances among Congressional leaders, the SOF enterprise, industry, the IC, Think Tanks, and the interagency
  • Inspire innovation in strategic options and tactical next steps against revisionist, revanchist, and rogue state actors
  • Educate on cutting-edge technologies and how they can be used to mitigate emerging national security challenges
  • Share stories from the public sector and private industry about how organizations are seeking out a more diverse and inclusive talent pool to enhance capabilities
  • Fuel a sense of agency and urgency as attendees grapple with the new threat environment and strive to understand emerging national security challenges facing our nation


*Please note: Percentages are based on 2019 event attendance.


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.


Trish Wildt - Conference Logistics
(703) 247-2586