Annual Symposium

The 2019 theme, “Accelerating in a New Direction,” has been provided by COMSUBLANT to highlight our successful industry partnerships while stressing the importance of our people/support base within industry and academia in maintaining our undersea dominance. Presentations will highlight the processes that must move faster to accelerate change.

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 Annual Symposium Agenda 

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


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.
Late fees apply after October 22, 2019. All refund and cancellation requests must be submitted in writing no later than 23 October by sending an email to . Refunds on or before October 23 will be charged a $50 fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations after October 23.
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 2019 Annual Symposium is now closed.

Hotel Information

The Symposium meetings and exhibits will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202. To make your reservations, please visit

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 Crystal City at Reagan National Airport offers valet only parking at a rate of $45 per day, with unlimited in-and-out privileges. *Clearance is 6’ 8” in underground parking garage.
Valet Parking
Up to 2 hours
2-4 hours
4-6 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 can find information here:
2019 Exhibit Info
2019 Exhibitors

Sponsor Information

Organizations interested in sponsoring the Annual Symposium can find a list of opportunities here:
2019 Sponsorship Info
2019 Sponsors
2018 Sponsors (For Reference)

Media Inquiries

For more information, contact