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3rd East Coast Waterfront Conference

This event is specifically designed for the Surface Warfare community, with a focus on the United States Navy and Coast Guard. The Waterfront Conference offers a unique platform for attendees to engage with experts, network with fellow professionals, and participate in discussions on the latest strategies, technologies, and advancements in surface warfare. With a strong lineup of speakers and panel discussions, this event promises to deliver valuable insights and knowledge that will benefit both active duty personnel and industry partners alike.

Theme: Warships in the Fight

No one under the age of 18 allowed

There is no fee for active duty in uniform or government civilians to attend the session however, there will be a nominal charge for lunch. We do ask that everyone pre-registers to ensure our counts are accurate. If you have NOT registered by Friday, 10 May 2024 at 1600 we cannot guarantee a lunch for you.

We use your email during the registration process to ensure you are eligible for complimentary attendance.

When: May 14, 2024
Where: Mariner Skills Training Center Atlantic, 1860 Truxtun St, Norfolk, VA 23511
Attendees will be responsible for base access.

When: May 15, 2024 - 0830-0930
Where: Cutlass: Bacon Ave BLDG E-13 Norfolk, VA 23511
What:Cup o'Joe with the CPOs
Attendees will be responsible for base access.

When: May 15, 2024 - 1300-1500
Where: ATGLANT Auditorium
Attendees will be responsible for base access.

In conjunction with the SNA Waterfront Conference, Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) will brief the 2024 Surface Requirements Group (SURFRG) Tactical Priorities. This will be conducted at the SECRET classification level. More details on submitting clearances, etc will be provided as a part of the registration process.

Industry participants are highly encouraged to attend and to offer their expertise in solving some of the Surface Force's toughest tactical challenges.

Dress Code

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.

For our Active Duty Attendees: We are recommending NWU Type III or Flight Suits for all including speakers.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received on or before May 5, 2024 will be refunded minus a $5 fee. Cancellations received on or after May 6, 2024 are non-refundable.

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