30th Annual SO/LIC Symposium & Exhibition

One SOCOM: Synchronizing Policy, Modernization and Operations

For 17 years – and counting – of combat operations, the business of Special Operations has evolved through policy, technology and lessons learned. Emerging threats from near-peer adversaries, changes in administrations, politics and policy all challenge stakeholders in unique ways. Through it all, it remains one SOCOM.  

The 30th Annual SO/LIC Symposium and Exhibition will focus on that entire, singular SOCOM enterprise. Operators’ success is dependent on collaboration among all contributors, whatever their roles or means of mission.

Join us at this event for industry and community, where all operators, past and present, meet with innovators to shape ideas and technology for the future. Be part of this active and collaborative gathering, sharing ideas and concepts that help save lives and keep the global commons safe.

Among this year's highlights:

  • Free admission for all active-duty military.
  • A dinner to honor Retired Navy Adm. Eric Olson and retired Navy Vice Adm. John Maquire, the respective recipients of the R. Lynn Rylander and the DeProspero Lifetime Achievement Award. 
  • Sessions showcasing SOCOM leaders.
  • Owen West, assistant defense secretary for special operations and low-intensity conflict, discusses the hot-bed issues of the field. 
  • Andrew Knaggs, deputy assistant defense secretary for special operations and low-intensity conflict, talks information warfare and the National Defense Strategy.
  • Panel discussions on countering weapons of mass destruction, information warfare, artificial intelligence, mobility modernization, advanced manufacturing processes, and special operations forces in the Indo-Pacific. 
  • Numerous networking opportunities and an exhibition of the latest tools and technologies.

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Tue-Thu, Feb 5-7, 2019

Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
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