31st Annual NDIA SO/LIC Symposium

To protect the health and safety of attendees, this event has been rescheduled due to COVID-19 concerns. 

New Dates: 10/1-10/2/2020

The SOLIC Symposium team continues to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Currently, the SOLIC Symposium is scheduled to occur as published. The health and safety of our event participants, members, and partners remains our top priority and we are committed to following the guidelines and precautions as outlined by the CDC.

NDIA is fully prepared to adjust any and all plans if the situation changes. We are following – and will remain in compliance with – all city, state and federal guidelines. If the direction from the federal, state or local official public health authorities does changes between now and the conference, we will adhere to that guidance and act upon it immediately and will update everyone.

The NDIA team recognizes the importance of convening the national security and defense communities to promote the best policies, practices, products, and technology for warfighters and others who ensure the safety and security of our nation. Thank you for continuing to support and we hope to see you soon.

For more information and updates from NDIA about Covid-19, please refer to the NDIA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update Page.

With the theme “Special Operations Forces and Great Power Competition,” this symposium will champion new, innovative ideas to meet the national security challenges of the 21st century by covering a wide variety of topics:

  • Diversity in Special Operations Forces
  • Cyber-Related Concerns
  • Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • SOF Acquisition Agility
  • And more!

You won’t want to miss the many opportunities that the 31st Annual SO/LIC Symposium has to offer you. Not only will the symposium feature a keynote speech and provide ample opportunities to network with members of government, industry, and academia, it will also host a dinner where individuals will be honored with the R. Lynn Rylander, DeProspero Lifetime Achievement, and Superior Achievement Awards for their contributions to the SO/LIC community and its mission in the last year.

What To Expect
October 1
- Opening Networking Reception and Annual Awards Dinner
October 2- Full Program and Closing Networking Reception


Original Event Date Registrations: Attendees that registered for the March 31st/April 1st dates will be automatically registered for the rescheduled event being held on October 1 -2, 2020. If you are not able to attend on the new dates, please let us know and we can either issue a substitution or refund your registration


*Please note: This event is open to the press.

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DOD & Military

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Thu-Fri, Oct 1-2, 2020


Government (U.S. Civilian/DoD):  $100.00

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
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