Agenda Highlights | 32nd Annual NDIA SO/LIC Symposium

32nd Annual NDIA SO/LIC Symposium

Register now to join NDIA’s Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict (SO/LIC) Division for the 32nd Annual NDIA SO/LIC Symposium where we will gather as a mission-driven community to collaborate, educate, and foster partnerships.


The 32nd Annual NDIA SO/LIC Symposium will explore a wide variety of topics:

  • Accelerating AI Capabilities in Strategic Competition
  • SOF Way Forward – Culture, Talent and Organizational Agility
  • Exploring SOF’s PEO Pathway – Adaptive Acquisition Framework (AAF)
  • A New Era of Cognitive Conflict – the Central and Strategic Role of IW and IO
  • SOF Requirements in a Competitive Environment
  • Securing our Supply Chain in an era of Renewed Strategic Competition
  • A Look Back on the Last 20 Years as SOF Sets a Vision Forward
  • And more!

For the full agenda, visit

Room Block Closes on October 13

The deadline to book your hotel room is fast approaching! Secure your accommodations at the JW Marriott Washington, DC before rooms sell out. The room block closes on October 13 and rooms can’t be guaranteed so book your reservation today!


Sponsorship Opportunities

Want to increase your exposure within the SOF community? Purchase a sponsorship for this year’s symposium! Below, you will find a few highlighted packages. Have something in mind that is not listed? Please reach out to create a customized sponsorship package that best fits your needs.

Opening Reception | $8,000
Reach attendees with your brand during the symposium’s opening reception as event participants network and build connections.

Mobile App | $6,000 each
The mobile app gives attendees access to the full agenda, education session information, speakers, and more. This sponsorship provides your company visibility before and during the symposium.

Networking Break | $2,500 each
Reach attendees with your brand as they break for refreshments while networking and building connections. Two opportunities are available.

Contact Sarah O’Hanley at or (703) 247-9460 for more information.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

The 32nd Annual NDIA SO/LIC Symposium planning team continues to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation as the health of our event participants, members, and partners remains our top priority. We are committed to following the guidelines and precautions as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Attendees can expect to see the following at NDIA events:

PROOF OF VACCINATION: All attendees will be required to provide proof of vaccination or proof of negative COVID-19 test within three (3) days of arrival. Details for securely providing documentation will be provided shortly on the event website.
MASKS: Currently, in D.C., masks are required indoors regardless of vaccination status. Accordingly, all participants at the 32nd Annual NDIA SO/LIC Symposium will be required to wear face masks at all times, except when actively eating or drinking. Please plan ahead and bring your own face mask. A very limited supply of disposable masks will be available onsite.
WAIVER: All registrants are required to sign the COVID-19 waiver during the online registration process. Attendees may disclose their vaccination status at the time of signing.
SOCIAL DISTANCING: Additional venue space will be available to allow for attendees to spread out. Timed badge pick-ups will be implemented to reduce crowding at registration.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE: Food and beverage areas will be designed to minimize touch points utilizing individually packaged or attended stations.

For a full list of precautions to expect at the 32nd Annual NDIA SO/LIC Symposium please visit our event Health and Safety FAQ.

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

Questions? Contact Trish Wildt at

November 3 – 4, 2021

JW Marriott Washington, DC
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004

Trish Wildt
Associate Director, Meetings
(703) 247-2586

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

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