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4th Waterfront Symposium
In-Person & Virtual Event

Explore the Waterfront. Located at Naval Base San Diego, join leaders from both military and industry. With 30+ exhibitors, over 600 attendees, this is an excellent forum for professional development and networking for the defense community.

Where: Waterfront, Pier 2 Naval Base San Diego
When: September 13-14, 2023
Theme: Sharpening Our Competitive Edge

No one under the age of 18 allowed

Advance Registration

All registered attendees are eligible to access the event app. To guarantee this access is available prior to the start of the event, we do require registration to be completed by 1000 pacific time on 11 September 2023. Any registrations after that time will not be guaranteed immediate access as staff have limited connectivity while at the event. For those attending in person, we highly encourge pre-registration as lunch option is not guaranteed if you sign up onsite.

Dress Code

Inside the tents as well as outside it can get quite hot. Due to this 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. We are also recommending Uniform of the Day for our military attendees including speakers.


Media must be credentialed and can only attend virtually due to base restrictions.

Cancellation Policy

Attendee: Cancellations must be received on or before 4 September for a refund. All notifications on or after September 4, 2023 are non-refundable. If you go from Virtual Only to In-Person registration you will be charged the difference. No refunds will be issued when you switch from In-Person to Virtual Only registration.

Exhibitor/Sponsor/Advertiser: Prior to August 9, 2023, once invoiced the Association will refund 50% of the total invoiced. After August 9, 2023, the sponsor forfeits the entire invoiced amount.

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