CBRN Awards Nominations Now Accepted | CBRN Defense Conference and Exhibition

2021 CBRN Defense Conference & Exhibition

Nominations Open for NDIA CBRN Awards

NDIA is accepting nominations for the two Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Division Awards for presentation at the 2021 CBRN Defense Conference and Exhibition, scheduled for August 16 – 18 in Baltimore, MD. Deadline to submit nominations is June 1.

The Honorary William C. Baugh CBRN Defense Excellence Award recognizes the individual who has made the greatest overall contribution to CBRN defense programs during their lifetime. Achievements for which this award will be considered may relate to any of the many components that make up this highly diverse, complex, vital commodity:

  • Research and development through the acquisition of capabilities needed by the warfighters and first responders;
  • Identification of the ever-growing threats; or
  • The innovations for training to the current or future fight and identifying readiness initiatives for business opportunities.

Baugh Form

The Joseph D. Wienand NDIA CBRN Division STEM Excellence Award is in recognition of the greatest overall STEM achievement and/or efforts of an individual that most significantly impacted CBRN defense programs. This award recognizes the individual who, in the judgment of the panel, demonstrated outstanding accomplishment through their own personal innovation and creativity in the areas of STEM. Example areas include but are not limited to:

  • Scientific, technological, engineering, or mathematical improvement; or
  • Enhancement of a CBRN defense-related product, system, or process for the current year.

Wienand Form

The awards will be presented at the 2021 CBRN Defense Conference and Exhibition. We value this opportunity to showcase the great work that has been done in the CBRN community in the last year and look forward to recognizing all the achievements!Poster Abstracts Now Accepted

In addition to award nominations, we invite high-quality professional posters that reflect the theme of “Responding Now – Preparing for Future CBRN Threats.” Submit your abstract by the deadline of Friday, May 21.

Poster categories include:

  • Autonomy & Robotics
  • Advanced Protection
  • Decision Support
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
  • Simulated Training Environment

For complete details on the poster submission process, visit the event website.SubmitExhibits and Sponsorships

Gain visibility and increase your brand exposure by becoming a conference exhibitor or sponsor!

Contact Abby Abdala at aabdala@NDIA.org to be notified once more information is available.Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

The CBRN planning team continues to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Currently, the CBRN Defense Conference and Exhibition is scheduled to occur as published. The health and safety of our event participants, members, and partners remain our top priority. 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 federal, state, or local official public health authorities changes, we will adhere to the new guidance, act upon it immediately, and update everyone. We are fully prepared to adjust our plans as needed.

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. We thank you for your continued support and 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.

More information about the event will follow, so please continue to visit the event website for updates.

Questions? Contact Meredith Mangas at mmangas@NDIA.org.


Date August 16 – 18, 2021


Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor
401 W. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201


Meredith Mangas
Associate Director, Meetings
(703) 247-9467

National Defense Industrial Association
2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22201

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