Annual Symposium

The NSL Annual Symposium & Industry Update is traditionally accepted by DoD as a Widely Attended Gathering, enabling Active Duty attendance. Presentations are made by Submarine Force leadership with updates on major acquisition and programmatic issues. Active Duty panels provide additional insight into the experiences and needs of today’s submariners. Industry and government agencies present technical papers, discussions, and solutions via exhibit displays. There are continuous opportunities for Navy leadership and Industry networking.


2022 Exhibitor Information
2022 Attendee Information and Parking
2022 Media Inquiries
2022 Sponsor Information

2021 Registration Information (for informational purposes only)
2021 Agenda (for informational purposes only)

Exhibitor Information

Organizations interested in being exhibitors at the 2022 Naval Submarine League Annual Symposium & Industry Update should contact or

2022 Exhibit InfoRMATION:

On or before 7/31/2022 Corporate Members pay $47 per sq. ft. and Non-Corporate Members pay $57 per sq. ft.
8/01/22 – 8/31/22, Corporate Members pay $52 per sq. ft. and Non-Corporate Members pay $62 per sq. ft.
9/01/22 – 10/29/22, Corporate Members pay $57 per sq. ft. and Non-Corporate Members pay $67 per sq. ft.
All exhibitor fees must be paid before setup.

For details about Booth Space, Payment Methods, Cancellation Policy, Security, CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
If you are ready to commit to an exhibit space, and want to be invoiced, CLICK HERE

2021 EXHIBITORS for informational purposes only:
Include Bartlett Maritime Corporation … Carahsoft … Curtiss-Wright … Delphinus Engineering … Draeger … General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems … General Dynamics Electric Boat … General Dynamics Mission Systems … George Wallace (author) … Globe Composite Solutions … HydroGroup Systems … Innovative Defense Technologies … L3Harris Technologies … Lockheed Martin … Major Tool & Machine … Nathan Ostrow (artist) … Naval History and Heritage Command … Naval Postgraduate School … Newport News Shipbuilding, a Division of Huntington Ingalls Industries … NIC Inspection Services … Nord-Lock, Inc … Northrop Grumman … Oceaneering … Orbis … Progeny … Schaefer Electronics … Teledyne Brown Engineering … The Boeing Company … Tom Denton (artist) … USAA … Wärtsilä Defense

Attendee Information

DRESS CODE:  Business casual or uniform of the day for attendees; Service Dress Blue for active duty speakers and awardees.

HOTEL ROOMS: Link to make reservations at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at the discounted NSL Symposium group rate will be posted here.

Parking at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Richmond Hwy, Arlington, VA, is by valet only at a fee of $45 per day.
Public parking is available in surface and underground lots adjacent to the hotel on South Clark Street (one-way going south) and on Crystal Drive.

Media Inquiries

For more information, contact

Organizations interested in sponsoring the 2021 Naval Submarine League Virtual Annual Symposium & Industry Update should contact
Sponsorship recognition includes listing on the NSL website, in NSL mass emails, in The Submarine Review, in the event brochure, on banners at the event, and in remarks by the chairperson during the event.

2021 Sponsorship Info
Diamond Sponsor – $16,540
Platinum Sponsor – $11,040
Gold Sponsor – $7540
Silver Sponsor – $3740

2021 SPONSORS for informational purposes only
Diamond – General Dynamics Electric Boat … Lockheed Martin … Newport News Shipbuilding, a Division of Huntington Ingalls Industries
Platinum – General Dynamics Mission Systems … L3Harris Technologies … Northrop Grumman … Raytheon Technologies
Gold – Bartlett Maritime Corporation … BWXT … General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems … In-Depth Engineering … Leonardo DRS … Penn State Applied Research Laboratory … Progeny … Solerity
Silver – Amentum … Cepeda Associates … HDR … Oceaneering International … Serco … Sonalysts … Systems Planning and Analysis … The Boeing Company … VACCO … Wärtsilä Defense

Amenity sponsorships:
Lobby panels – $2500 each
Escalator panels – $6500 exclusive
Charging stations – $4500 exclusive
Room keys – $4000 exclusive
Session breaks – $2500 each
Audiovisual – $4000 exclusive
Wireless connectivity – $4000 exclusive
Wireless splash page – $1750 exclusive

2021 AMENITY SPONSORS for informational purposes only
WIFI – Giner, Inc.
Brochure – L3Harris … Northrop Grumman … Serco … VACCO

Brochure sponsorships:
Outside back cover – $3840
Inside front cover – $3540
Full page – $2240
Half-page – $1140
Quarter page – $540


Registration Information from 2021 for informational purposes only:

The NSL Annual Symposium and Industry Update has traditionally qualified as a Widely Attended Gathering. This is not a DOD endorsement of the event. DOD personnel may attend business sessions at no cost if their agency determines that their presence at the Symposium is in the best interests of their agency.  DOD personnel should consult with their supervisor or ethics advisor.

2021 Symposium Price Chart

All attendees and exhibitors must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear a mask or clear plastic shield.  Proof of vaccination and a photo ID must be presented upon checking in at the registration desk at the event.

2021 Refund Policy:
All refund and cancellation requests must be submitted in writing no later than November 3, 2021, by sending an email to Refunds on or before November 3, 2021, will be charged a $50 fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations after November 3, 2021. Please contact the office directly to make registration substitutions.

If you are Active Duty or a government civilian employee (not a contractor) and you plan to attend the buffet, luncheon, and/or banquet, register and pay using the MEMBER or NON-MEMBER links below.
If you are government personnel and plan to attend only the business sessions, there is no charge.

Agenda from 2021 for informational purposes only:


Theme: Growing Undersea Capabilities

Go to Day 1 – 17 November  Schedule
Go to Day 2 – 18 November Schedule

Wednesday, 17 November 2021

1030-2130 Exhibit Hall Open
1230-1235 Welcome – ADM Jon Greenert, USN, Ret., Chairman, Naval Submarine League
1235-1300 NSL Annual Meeting — President, Naval Submarine League
1300-1345 Update to Members and Industry – ADM Frank Caldwell, USN, Director, Naval Reactors
1345-1430 Sub Force Vision / Professional Update – VADM Bill Houston, USN, Commander, Submarine Force
1430-1515 Enhancing Combat Capability, Cybersecurity & Resiliency in the Undersea Domain – RDML Ed Anderson, USN, PEO UWS
1515-1800 Network &Technical Exchange with refreshments in the Exhibit Hall
1530-1830 Industry-only networking event with Program Office Representatives — Industry members register to attend
1730-1830 Chairman’s Reception for Awardees (By Invitation Only)
1830-2130 Networking Buffet


Thursday, 18 November 2021

0700-1900 Exhibit Hall Open
0700-0750 Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
0700-0750 President’s Breakfast for Sponsors (By Invitation Only) — Representative Elaine Luria (Va-02)
0755-0800 Remarks by ADM Jon Greenert, USN, Ret., Chairman, Naval Submarine League
0800-0845 Strategic Systems Technical update – VADM Johnny Wolfe, USN, Director for Strategic Systems Programs
0845-0930 Evolving the Attack Submarine Value Chain – RADM David Goggins, USN, PEO SSN
0930-1015 Submarine Financial / Programmatic Insights — RADM Doug Perry, USN, Director, Undersea Warfare (N97)
1015-1050 Networking & Technical Exchange with refreshments in the Exhibit Hall
1050-1120 Aligning for the Strategic Deterrence Mission – RADM Scott Pappano, USN, PEO SSBN
1120-1150 Accelerated Training in Defense Manufacturing – Mr. Tony Simpson, Dir Advance Manufacturing,
Mr. Steven Dobos, President, Butler Weldments, and Ms. Adele Ratcliff (invited), Dir DoD Industrial
Base Analysis and Sustainment Program
Luncheon Speaker: The Honorable Carlos Del Toro, Secretary of the Navy
Presentations to COMSUBLANT / COMSUBPAC Awardees
1400-1430 Networking & Technical Exchange with refreshments in the Exhibit Hall
1430-1515 Submarine Operational Insights – RADM Jeffrey Jablon, USN, Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet
1515-1600 FORCM(SS) Jason Avin, USN, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet
1600-1700 Active duty feedback and networking session
1600-1800 Networking & Technical Exchange with refreshments in the Exhibit Hall
1800-1900 Banquet Reception
1900-2200 Banquet Speaker: ADM Mike Rogers, USN, Ret., former Commander CyberCom
Recognition of Distinguished Submariners, ADM Frank (Skip) Bowman, USN, Ret.
and ADM Rich Mies, USN, Ret. and Distinguished Civilian, Dr. John Huckabay