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33rd 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.

The Surface Navy Association is at the center of Surface Warfare, representing the Surface Warfare Community providing members with support, programs, and various activities to enable professional growth, personal satisfaction, and camaraderie.

2019 Attendance Report
Exhibitor Info Sheet
Ad Mechanics
Target Plan

Booth Information

Exhibits are set up throughout the hotel and are available mostly in increments of 10 feet. Some spaces are irregular and we do have some 8x10 feet spaces. The height of the ceiling varies in many places; however, we do not guarantee more than an 8 foot celling in any location.

Having a space previously does not guarantee that you will return to that same location. Intent Forms should be submitted as soon as possible but no later than April 30th. Priority placement is given to our Corporate Members. If you send in a request after the deadline you will be assigned to the waiting list to receive a booth assignment as they become available. While we try to be as creative as possible with our space assignments, we only have a limited amount of space where we are able to put displays.

Banquet Policy

We close the Symposium with our Annual Banquet. Due to space limitations we can only fit 100 tables in the room. If you purchase a table for your corporation we will provide you with 6 tickets to seat your employees. We use the remaining 4 tickets to seat our invited guests who are active duty/government individuals. If you would like to purchase a table, please email us at,

Tables reserved after October 31st are on a space available basis. In order to be listed in the banquet program all reservations must be made by December 10th. If a reservation is made after that time, we can not guarantee that your corporation will be listed in our banquet program.

Security Information

While we provide additional security for this event (monitor, access, crowd control, etc.), we can not be responsible for unsecured laptops or any unsecured items left unattended during open exhibit hours, set-up, or breakdown of the event.

Federal Sites
Library of Congress Social Security Administration United States House of Representatives United States Senate
Getting Started
DefenseLINK News and information about DoD Naval History and Heritage Command Navy Jobs U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Navy The official Navy website with an overview of the organization, ships, etc.
Major Installations/Regions
Commander Fleet Activities, Yokosuka Military OneSource One-stop shopping for information on bases around the world. A great resource for PCS time. Naval Base Kitsap Naval District Washington Naval Station Norfolk Naval Station Rota Naval Station San Diego, CA Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy Pearl Harbor/Hickam
BUMED TRICARE Latest information on the health services program for military personnel and their families. United Concordia Military's Dental Plan
Navy-Related Sites
Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society Navy Memorial Navy Mutual Aid Association Navy Veteran Locator U.S. Naval Institute
Fleet Forces Command Naval Forces, Central Command Naval Forces, Japan Naval Forces, Korea Naval Forces, Marianas U.S. 3rd Fleet U.S. 4th Fleet U.S. 6th Fleet U.S. 7th Fleet U.S. Atlantic Fleet U.S. Pacific Command U.S. Pacific Fleet
Department of Veterans Affairs Destroyers Online Fleet Reserve Association Historic Naval Ships Association (HNSA) Marine Corps Mine Warfare Association Naval Order of the U.S. Naval Historical Foundation Naval Technology Navy League Military Officer Association of America U.S. Navy Cruiser Sailors Association Vietnam Veterans
Defense Finance and Accounting Service The military pay section has the latest pay charts and allowances information. Naval Personnel Command
All Hands Naval Reservist News Navy Directives Navy News Service The principal news service of the DoN. Surface Warfare Magazine
Anchor Scholarship Foundation
Naval Vessel Registry Official registry of U.S. Naval Ships. Navy Surface Forces USS CONSTITUTION USS CONSTITUTION Museum
Warrior-Scholar Project Site of the Warrior-Scholar Project. Naval Education and Training Site of the Navy's training gurus. NJROTC A program for high school students seeking the Navy experience. NROTC All about the program that turns college students into officers. NTC Great Lakes