General Information

30th Annual National Symposium


Where: Hyatt Regency Crystal City
When: January 9-11, 2018
Theme: Surface Forces & Cross-Domain Integration

No one under the age of 18 allowed
Please check Frequently Asked Questions before contacting us


Important Links

Dress Code
Parking Information
Media Information
Cancellation Policy

Non-Government Hotel Reservations
Government Hotel Reservations
For Active Duty & Civilian Governement only


Note: If calling the hotel directly to make a reservation, please state you are with "SNA 2018".

Dress Code

Attendees Uniform of the day is appropriate for all events EXCEPT the Banquet on Thursday evening. Banquet is Service Dress Blues with ribbons. Civilian attire for all events is business.
Awardees Service Dress Blue for Awards Luncheon & Banquet. Uniform of the day for all other events.
Speakers Service Dress Blues or equivilent.

Parking Information

parking map

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.

Media Information

We highly encourge members of the media to attend the SNA National 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 either the Awards or 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 room will be open Tuesday Afternoon to Thursday. Please pick up registration materials onsite at the Registration Area located in the hotel lobby.

Cancellation Policy

Attendees An administrative fee of $20 will be charged if you cancel on/before January 3, 2018. On/after January 4, 2018 there are no refunds.






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