Registration Now Open | Future Force Capabilities Conference and Exhibition

2021 Future Force Capabilities Conference & Exhibition

Early Registration for In-Person and Virtual is Now Open

In-person and virtual registration options are available for the first-ever Future Force Capabilities Conference and Exhibition, scheduled for October 18 – 21, 2021, in Columbus, GA. Joining together the Armaments, Robotics, Munitions, and Global EOD communities, this event will convene a variety of attendees to foster creative interdisciplinary conversation and collaboration. Registration is required to participate in this event both in person or virtually. By registering today, you can take advantage of the early bird discount and further maximize your event participation.

The Future Force Capabilities planning team is currently evaluating all hybrid event options. If you are interested in attending virtually, please register by Thursday, August 26. Depending on interest levels, NDIA will decide to move forward with a hybrid event.RegisterHotel Exhibit, Sponsorship, & Live Fire Demo Opportunities

The deadline to submit an application to participate in the Live Fire Demonstration is this Friday, July 23.
Don’t miss the opportunity to demonstrate your products or new technology during this unique and interactive event, taking place on the last day of the conference, Thursday, October 21. For more information, please visit the Live Fire Demonstration website.

Looking to gain visibility and increase your brand exposure in front of the Armaments, Robotics, Munitions, and EOD communities?
Showcase your products or services by exhibiting. Visit the exhibits website to secure your booth space today!

Sponsorship opportunities are now available! Below you will find a few highlighted opportunities. Have something in mind that is not listed? Please reach out to create a customized sponsorship package that best fits your needs.

  • Networking Breaks | $4,500 per day
    • Reach attendees with your brand as they break for refreshments while mingling and building connections. Available Tuesday and Wednesday; includes both morning and afternoon breaks.
  • Mobile App | $6,000
    • The mobile app gives attendees access to exhibitor listings, product categories, education session information, and more. This sponsorship provides your company visibility before, during, and after the conference.
  • Networking Breakfast | $3,000
    • Reach attendees with your brand as they start their day off with breakfast while networking with conference attendees. Available: Tuesday and Wednesday.

Contact Sarah O’Hanley at for more information in becoming an Exhibitor, Sponsor, or Live Fire Demonstrator.Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

The Future Force Capabilities Conference and Exhibition planning team continue to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Currently, the Future Force Capabilities Conference and Exhibition is scheduled to occur in person. 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


October 18 – 21, 2021


Columbus Georgia Convention & Trade Center
801 Front Ave
Columbus, GA 31901


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

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

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