64th Annual Fuze Conference

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  • 5/11/2021 - 5/13/2021
  • Hyatt Regency Lake Washington
    1053 Lake Washington Blvd N
    Renton,  WA  98056
  • Theme : Continued Fuze Advancements amid a Global Pandemic
    Event Type : Conference
    Event Code : 1560


With the changes that have taken place throughout 2020, NDIA and the Fuze Section of NDIA’s Munitions Technology Division are looking forward to hosting the hybrid 64th Annual Fuze Conference.

For 2021, the 64th Annual Fuze Conference has its sights set on the development, production, and performance of fuze advancements as they relate to defense and national security within the time of a global pandemic. While warfare is becoming increasingly complex, the continued and enhanced exploration of fuzing is critical. Through its facilitation of effective and productive collaboration between industry, government, and academia during classified and unclassified sessions, the Fuze Conference advances the field and art of fuzing for the benefit of our current and future warfighters.


At this time, this event is scheduled to be conducted in person just outside of Seattle in Renton, WA, with live streaming options for online attendance.

As conference details are finalized, NDIA will provide full updates for the overall event, including what in-person attendees can expect and what sessions are accessible to virtual attendees—or, through necessity regarding the safety and health of our attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and staff, if the event will transition to be entirely virtual. As these decisions are made, NDIA will be fully transparent and provide email updates. Attendees may also return to this website for updates.

Given the hybrid nature of this event, attendees can expect to hear from top speakers, participate in in-depth conversations, and network with attendees either in person or from the comfort of their homes or offices!


NDIA welcomes thparticipation of both domestic and allied Fuze designers, manufacturers and component suppliers, anresearch organizationalong with government representatives by submitting an abstract for this year’s conference! This years theme is Continued Fuze Advancements amid a Global Pandemic. This conference provides the opportunity to discuss and share ideas on advancements within the Fuze community as well as ways of continuing technological advancements during the pandemic. Please join us and share your successes and lessons learned. More information can be found on the abstract webpage.


  • Hear from and networking with top industry and government speakers during a mix of classified and unclassified breakout sessions (NOTE: Only in-person attendees will have access to classified sessions.* See below.)
  • Dive into the use, development, production, and performance of fuzes as they relate to defense and national security
  • Explore a wide array of in-person tabletop displays featuring the latest and greatest fuze technology and innovations
  • Mingle with other members of the fuze community at two different receptions or connect virtually with attendees through chat sessions

*NOTE: Some concurrent sessions of this conference are restricted to DoD, U.S. DoD Contractors, and DOE Only who are citizens of the United States. Provisions of applicable DoD policies do not permit waiving the DoD and U.S. Citizenship requirements for attending these sessions.




 *Numbers are based on in-person attendance at the Fuze Conference in 2019.

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.


Alissa Meehan
(703) 247-2540

Carizza Rosales
(703) 247-2599

64th Annual Fuze Conference