Annual Symposium




18-19 NOVEMBER 2020
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Richmond Highway
Arlington, VA 22202

The purpose of the NSL Annual Symposium and Industry Update is to facilitate the exchange of business, technical, and professional information relevant to undersea warfare.


The 2020 theme will be provided by COMSUBFOR.

The two-day NSL Annual Symposium and 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, discussion, and solutions via exhibit displays. There are continuous opportunities for Navy leadership and Industry networking.

Exhibitor Information
Sponsor Information
Media Inquiries
Registration Information
Hotel Information
Attendee Information

2019 Agenda (for reference only)

To view the 2019 Annual Symposium and Industry Update Agenda, click here.

2020 Draft Agenda for the Annual Symposium & Industry Update (Coming Soon)



Non-member registration fees include a one-year membership in the Naval Submarine League with a hard copy subscription to The Submarine Review. To see other membership options to join the Naval Submarine League, click here.
All refund and cancellation requests must be submitted in writing no later than November 3, 2020 by sending an email to . Refunds on or before November 3 will be charged a $50 fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations after November 3, 2020.
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.

Registration for the 2020 Annual Symposium will open in September.

Hotel Information

The Symposium meetings and exhibits will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Richmond Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.  A group rate is available until 10/27/20.
To make a reservation for dates 11/17-11/20 at the group rate, please click this link:
For additional assistance, call Hyatt at 877-803-7534.

Attendee Information

A shuttle will run from Navy Yard
6th Street Gate to the hotel on the hour each day from 1000.  Return shuttles will leave the hotel on the half hour until 1730.
If taking the Metro, take the yellow or blue line to Crystal City and there is a circulator bus that goes to the south end where the hotel is.
Hyatt Regency also offers a complimentary shuttle to and from the Crystal City Metro, leaving the hotel every 15 minutes, starting at the top of the hour.  Pick up at the metro station is about 5-7 minutes later.
Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport only offers valet parking at a rate of $45 per day, with unlimited in-and-out privileges. *Clearance is 6’ 8” in their underground parking garage.
Valet Parking
Up to 2 hours – $18
2-4 hours – $28
4-6 hours – $38
6+ hours – $45 /Daily
Offsite Parking
There are several garages located in the vicinity of the hotel:


Civilian attendees and exhibitors: Business casual
Active Duty Military: Khakis
Military Speakers: Service Dress Blue
Civilian Speakers: Coat and Tie
ID Badge
During conference registration, each attendee will be issued a conference badge.  Please be prepared to present a valid picture ID.  Badges must be worn at all symposium functions.
Transcripts of most of the presentations will be published in a future issue of The Submarine Review.

Exhibitor Information

Organizations interested in being exhibitors at the 2020 Naval Submarine League Annual Symposium & Industry Update can find information and the Intent Form here:

2020 Exhibit Info — Please submit an Exhibitor Intent Form (link to form appears at the bottom of the information page) as soon as possible. The first round of location assignments will be made on July 1. Preference is given to NSL Corporate Members. If your Exhibitor Intent Form is received after July 1 your assignment will be based upon available space in the order of receipt.

2019 Exhibitors (For Reference Only)

Sponsor Information

Organizations interested in sponsoring the 2020 Naval Submarine League Annual Symposium & Industry Update can find a list of opportunities and the Intent Form here:

2020 Sponsors

2020 Sponsorship Info – To claim a sponsorship opportunity, submit a Sponsor Intent Form (link to form appears at bottom of the information page) or contact

2019 Sponsors (For Reference Only)

Media Inquiries

For more information, contact