Attendee Information

Monday, May 8: 8:00 am – 5:45 pm
Tuesday, May 9: 7:00 am – 4:45 pm 
Wednesday, May 10: 7:00 am – 4:30 pm  

At registration check-in, please be prepared to present the following:

  • Government: Government employee ID badge
  • Military: Military ID
  • Industry and Academia: Government issued form of ID (driver’s license or passport)

Each attendee will receive a name badge that must be worn at all times. 

Appropriate dress for the conference is business for civilians or uniform of the day for military personnel.

Appropriate dress for the conference is business for civilians and uniform of the day or preferred dress for military personnel.   

There will not be a printed copy of the program onsite. A digital version will be sent to all attendees prior to the event. Mobile app and download instructions will also be sent to registered attendees prior to the conference.

Valet Parking: $32/day

Self Parking: $22/day

Benihana Steakhouse and Sushi
Hours of Operation: Mon-Thurs: 4pm-10pm
 Fri-Sun: 2pm-9pm

Covington Mill
Hours of Operation: Daily breakfast: 7am-11am
 Daily Lunch: 11:30am-2pm

John T's Lounge
Hours of Operation: Daily 4pm-11pm

Mainstreet Market Grab and Go
Hours of Operation: Daily 6am-1am

Rum Largo Poolside Bar & Café
Hours of Operation: Daily 11am-6pm (Weather Permitting)

In-Room Delivery
Hours of Operation: Daily breakfast: 7am-11am
 Daily dinner: 4pm-11pm

As of November 1, 2022, NDIA will no longer require proof of vaccination status or negative test result in order to attend a NDIA in-person meeting, conference or event. Mask-wearing at NDIA meetings and events will be optional.

NDIA expects attendees to take the responsibility to follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on measures to reduce infection from COVID-19 and to protect against severe complications.  The CDC recommends that everyone over age 12 receive the updated bivalent vaccine as soon as they are eligible to do so.  For more information, please review the guidelines at  Attendees who are not feeling well are asked to take an at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen test before traveling to a NDIA meeting and should not attend if they test positive or have symptoms of COVID-19.  NDIA asks all attendees to act responsibly and with consideration for the health and safety of others.

NDIA reserves the right to adjust these guidelines, as necessary. 

NDIA’s Event Code of Conduct applies to all National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), National Training & Simulation Association (NTSA), and Women In Defense (WID) meeting-related events, whether in person at public or private facilities, online, or during virtual events. NDIA, NTSA, and WID are committed to providing a productive and welcoming environment for all participants. All participants are expected to abide by this code as well as NDIA’s ethical principles and practices. Visit to review the full policy.

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), National Training & Simulation Association (NTSA), and Women in Defense (WID) are committed to providing a professional environment free from physical, psychological, and verbal harassment. NDIA and its affiliates, NTSA and WID, will not tolerate harassment of any kind, including but not limited to harassment based on ethnicity, religion, disability, physical appearance, gender, or sexual orientation. This policy applies to all participants and attendees at NDIA, NTSA, and WID conferences, meetings, and events. Harassment includes offensive gestures and verbal comments, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, inappropriate photography and recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriately physical contact, and unwelcome attention. Participants requested to cease harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately, and failure will serve as grounds of revoking access to the NDIA, NTSA or WID event.