2019 Defense Communities National Summit | June 10-12, 2019 | Washington, DC


Strengthening the Foundation of Readiness

Our nation’s defense infrastructure and its sustainment are critical to our ability to maintain our force’s competitive edge.  These key assets are the foundation that supports our military’s readiness. Strengthening this foundation can only be achieved through a partnership that brings together the military, defense communities, states and the private sector.

One event brings together our installations, defense industrial base, training ranges, private sector supporters and community/state partners: ADC’s 2019 Defense Communities National Summit. Join more than 800 of the country’s leaders, defense experts and decision makers for the only national event that focuses on ensuring that our nation’s defense infrastructure remains resilient.

New Program

Our NEW PROGRAM format is designed to give you the broadest look at the big issues that will impact your community and base, delivered through a carefully-crafted agenda that features:

  • Decision makers and top leaders headline three days of Keynote Sessions
  • Eye-opening Breakfast Roundtables, provide a unique look at news and views from Washington, D.C. and beyond
  • Interactive Issue Briefs will provide you with valuable information on the top trending issues impacting defense policy
  • Defense Trends Forums will give you an in-depth look at the big issues the military is confronting

Our Policy Symposiums allow you to engage with policy makers on the challenges our military faces

Select Topics

Topics for the 2019 Defense Communities National Summit will include:

  • Policy Trends Impacting Tactical Air & Land Forces
  • Military Personnel Policy Trends
  • The Future of On Base Services
  • Enhancing Readiness – What’s Next
  • The Future of Sea Power & Projection Forces
  • Trends Impacting our Strategic Forces
  • What You Need to Understand about Emerging Threats & Capabilities
  • Defense Budget Deep Dive
  • Long-Term Defense Budget Trends
  • What is the Future for DOD Reform Efforts?
  • Understanding Cyber Security Policy
  • Impact Aid Policy
  • Military Family Policy Update
  • Defense Community Infrastructure Program
  • Current Issues Impacting Military Housing
  • Military Child Education – Opportunities and Challenges
  • Installation Utilities Policy
  • DOD Resiliency Policies and Initiatives
  • PFOS/PFOA and the Impact on Defense Communities
  • Update on Spouse Employment & License Reciprocity
  • Future Basing: Strategic Basing for New Weapon Systems
  • DoD’s New Healthcare Landscape


June 10-12, 2019

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20001

The ADC Defense Communities National Summit will be held at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, located at 400 New Jersey Ave.

The new hotel is located just blocks from the Hill making your outreach to legislators simple and is within walking distance of the best restaurants and transportation. ADC has secured a block of rooms for the discounted rate of $253. Click here to book a room or call the hotel at (202) 737-1234 and mention the ADC Defense Communities National Summit.


ADC offers special discounts for members and those who register early. ADC is also offering group discounts for public sector members attending the Summit; these options can provide substantial savings for large groups. Opportunities to take advantage of these prices are limited. For more information, contact registration@defensecommunities.org



Highlight your support for defense communities and military installations by becoming a Summit partner.


Showcase your brand. ADC knows that one of the most valuable benefits our events offer is the opportunity to network with your peers. With more than 800 attendees, including DoD, community officials, and private sector leaders, Summit HQ is the ideal venue to position your community as a strong military and defense community partner.


ADC is now accepting session idea and topic proposals. Share your ideas today or volunteer to serve on the program team.

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