Attendee Information


Appropriate dress for the conference is as follows:

Civilian: Business Attire
Air Force: Service Uniform
Army: Class B
Coast Guard: Tropical Blue Long
Marine Corps: Class C
Navy: Service Khaki


During conference registration, each attendee will be issued a conference badge. Please be prepared to present a valid picture I.D. Badges must be worn at all conference functions.


On Friday, April 17 (Conference Day 3), the 21st Annual Science & Engineering Technology Conference will feature a classified session, held at The United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) Headquarters building. This session is classified as Secret U.S. Level; you must be a U.S. Citizen holding a secret clearance or higher. 

For information on how to submit clearances, please visit the Classified Session page

U.S. Southern Command
9301 NW 33rd Street
Doral, FL 33172

Transportation and Gate Access
Non-CAC card holders must enter through Gate 2. Those who do have CAC cards may enter through either Gate 1 or Gate 2. Please see here for reference. 

Complimentary parking is available on the property in non-reserved parking spaces. Alternatively, shuttle services will be provided; please visit the bus schedule page.

Prohibited Items

Attendees will not be allowed to take briefcases, bags, electronic devices, or other personal property into auditoriums excluding woman’s handbags; however, handbags will be inspected upon entry into all sessions. An electronic device is defined to include cell phones, two-way radios, AM/FM radios, personal digital assistants (PDAs) such as tablets, palm pilots, Fitbits, Smart Watches, and blackberries; laptop computers; cameras; video/audio recording equipment, pagers, or any other transmitting device.



Overnight Self-Parking is $7 (West-Side of Hotel) with in and out privileges. 

Daily Self-Parking is $5 per vehicle 

Valet parking is $12 (Hotel Entrance)

*rates are subject to change without prior notice as parking is operated by a third party



NDIA supports the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Attendees with special needs or allergies/dietary restrictions should contact Andrea Lane at (703) 247-2554 or upon registration and no later than Friday, March 27, 2020.