Dr. Brandi Vann Confirmed as Wednesday Keynote | 2021 CBRN Defense Conference & Exhibition, NDIA,

2021 CBRN Defense Conference & Exhibition

Join us in person from August 16 – 18, 2021, for the 2021 CBRN Defense Conference & Exhibition in Baltimore, MD. With the theme “Responding Now – Preparing for Future CBRN Threats,” anticipate in-depth discussions on evolving threats, requisite future capabilities and capacities for response and pandemic preparedness, acquisition reform, and the future of warfighter training and readiness.

We are excited to announce our Wednesday keynote speaker!

Dr. Brandi Vann

Dr. Brandi Vann
Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear,
Chemical, & Biological Defense Programs

Take a moment to look at our draft agenda, now available.


Exhibits and Sponsorships

Looking to gain visibility and increase your brand exposure? Showcase your products or services by exhibiting. Visit the exhibits website to secure your booth space today! Sponsorship opportunities are coming soon; don’t hesitate to reach out to Abby Abdala at aabdala@NDIA.org to discuss custom opportunities!

Have a weather durable product and/or vehicle? We have outdoor space for you to display! Contact Abby Abdala at aabdala@NDIA.org with your product/vehicle images, dimensions, and weight to obtain approval to display in this unique space.

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.



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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