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32nd National Symposium


Join experts and decision makers in the military, industry, and congress. Leadership will discuss how the Surface Force is a critical element of national defense and security in an era of great power competition. With 80+ exhibitors, 3,000+ attendees, this is one of the most influential professional development and networking opportunities in the defense community.


Where: Hyatt Regency Crystal City
When: January 14-16, 2020
Theme: Surface Warfare: Owning Tomorrow's Fight Today


Hotel Information


Non-Government Hotel Reservation
Government Hotel Reservation

For Active Duty & Civilian Government only

If calling the hotel directly to make a reservation, please state you are with 'SNA 2020'.

No one under the age of 18 allowed


Parking


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It is important to note that parking enforcement in Crystal City is robust and timely. The Early Bird parking at the two parking garages is the best value for a workday event at the Hotel.


Dress Code


Attendees (Active Duty/Reservist in Uniform): Khakis or SDBs are appropriate for all events EXCEPT the Banquet on Thursday evening. Banquet is Service Dress Blues with ribbons.

Attendees (All Others): Business Attire for all events including the Banquet.

Awardees (Active Duty/Reservist in Uniform): Service Dress Blue for Awards Luncheon & Banquet. Khakis or SDBs for all other events.

Awardees (All Others): Business Attire

Speakers (Active Duty/Reservist in Uniform) Service Dress Blues or equivalent.

Speakers (All Others): Business Attire


Media


We highly encourage members of the media to attend the Symposium. Members of the media should register using the Registration link.

Members of the media may attend the seminar sessions at no charge. We DO NOT provide free meals to media, however, if you wish to just cover the International Navies Lunch we do set up a media table at the back of the room. If you are ordering a meal, please pay the $20 rate as indicated on the Registration Form.

The following events are NOT open to the Media:

  • Retired Flag Brief
  • Junior Officer/Midshipman Roundtable & Lunch
  • Enlisted Roundtable
  • Commander/Commanding Officer Session
  • VP/Program Managers Breakfast
  • Captain & Commander's Brief
  • CEO/Flag Officer Luncheon/Brief
  • Cuttermen's Call

A media lounge will be open Tuesday Afternoon to Thursday. Please pick up registration materials on-site at the Registration Area located in the hotel lobby.


Cancellation Policy


An administrative fee of $20 will be charged if you cancel on/before 1200 EST, January 8, 2020. After that time there are no refunds.

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