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

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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

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

Keynote Speaker

Sen. James Inhofe
Chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee; Senator for Oklahoma

Featured Participants & Attendees

Todd Harrison circle

Todd Harrison
Director of Defense Budget Analysis & Director of the Aerospace Security Project, CSIS

Agenda

Sunday, June 9

4:00 – 6:00 PM

Registration

Monday, June 10

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Registration

10:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Summit HQ Exhibit Hall Open

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Pre-conference Meetings/Workshop

10:30 – 11:30 AM

Summit Pre-Show: Ready for the Hill

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Summit Kick-Off: Keynote Session and Defense Community Awards Lunch

1:00 – 1:30 PM

Networking Break

1:30 – 2:15 PM

Issue Briefs

2:15 – 2:45 PM

Networking Break

2:45 – 3:30 PM

Issue Briefs

3:30 – 4:00 PM

Networking Break

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Keynote Session

5:00 – 6:00 PM

Networking Reception in the Summit HQ

Tuesday, June 11

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Registration

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Summit HQ Exhibit Hall Open

7:45 – 8:30 AM

Breakfast Roundtables

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Keynote Session

10:00 – 10:30 AM

Networking Break

10:30 – 11:30 AM

Defense Trends Forums

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Lunch Break (on your own)

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Defense Trends Forums

2:00 – 2:30 PM

Break

2:30 – 3:30 PM

Defense Trends Forums

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Keynote Session

5:00 – 7:00 PM

Taste of America Reception – Celebrating America’s Defense Communities

Wednesday, June 12

7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Registration

7:45 – 8:30AM

Breakfast Roundtables

7:30 – 11:00 AM

Summit HQ Exhibit Hall Open

8:45 – 9:45 AM

Policy Symposium Kickoff Sessions

10:00 – 10:15 AM

Break

10:15 – 11:00 AM

Symposium Breakout Sessions

11:00 – 11:15 AM

Break

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Symposium Wrap-up

12:00 PM

Summit ends

Location

June 10-12, 2019

June 10-12, 2019

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

400 New Jersey Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20001

Book a Room

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

This new location is 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.

Please note: we have secured all rooms at per diem pricing. All registrants, regardless of affiliation, can secure their room using the link provided. Contact Vincent Levin at vlevin@defensecommunities.org with any issues.

Registration

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

Community Member
EARLY BIRD
$595

Community Non-Member
EARLY BIRD
$795

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Industry Member
EARLY BIRD
$845

Industry Non-Member EARLY BIRD
$1,045

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DOD/Federal EARLY BIRD
$150

Applies to only DOD/Federal personnel attending in an official capacity. Please register with your .mil or .gov email.
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BECOME A SPONSOR

MAXIMIZE YOUR INVOLVEMENT IN THE SUMMIT

Highlight your support for defense communities and military installations by becoming a Summit partner. Click here to download the 2019 sponsorship packet or email Vincent Levin for more information at vlevin@defensecommunities.org

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EXHIBIT IN SUMMIT HQ

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. Contact Vincent Levin at vlevin@defensecommunities.org for more information about exhibiting at the 2019 National Summit.

CALL FOR SESSIONS

ADC is now accepting session idea and topic proposals. Share your ideas today or volunteer to serve on the program team, contact Matt Borron at mborron@defensecommunities.org

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