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22nd West Coast Symposium

Located at the heart of the waterfront at Naval Base San Diego, join leaders from both military and industry for a unique one-day only event. With 30+ exhibitors, over 600 attendees, this is an excellent forum for professional development and networking for the defense community.

Where: Waterfront, Pier 2 Naval Base San Diego
When: Thursday, August 27, 2020
Theme: TBD

No one under the age of 18 allowed

Base Acess

The base access list will be posted at Gates 2 & 6 under "2020 WEST COAST SYMPOSIUM." Vendor trucks should use Gate 6A. We ask that all of our attendees register before August 7th in order to guarentee access to the base.

All registrations made to us after August 7th will not be on access list and will NOT be permitted on base without an escort.

Please remember that all persons in the vehicle must have a photo ID and must be a government issued ID, such as driver’s license or official state issued ID, or official federal government issued ID. The driver must have a current automobile registration.

Dress Code

Inside the tents as well as outside it can get quite hot. Due to this we recommend business casual for all our civilian attendees. Leave the jacket and tie at home! Casual button-down shirt or golf shirt and trousers. We are also recommending Khakis for our military attendees including speakers.


We are in the process of reviewing our media policy for this event. Please check back in June for updates.

Golf Tournament

The RADM James G. Prout II Memorial Golf Tournament benefits Surface Warrior dependents by funding the Prout Scholarship and additional Anchor Scholarship Foundation scholarships. Details will be made available closer to the event.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received on or before August 14, 2020 for a refund. All notifications on or after August 15, 2020 are non refundable.

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