Annual Symposium

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

Exhibitor Information

Companies and government agencies interested in being exhibitors can find information here:
2018 Exhibit Info
2018 Exhibitors

Sponsor Information

Corporate Members of the NSL interested in sponsoring the Annual Symposium can find a list of opportunities here:
2018 Sponsorship Info
2018 Sponsors


Agenda at a glance:
Exhibit Hall open – 1030-2130
Business Session – 1230-1645
Chairman’s Reception for Awardees (by invitation only) – 1730-1830
Networking Reception – 1830-2130
Exhibit Hall open – 0700-1900
Business Session – 0755-1100
Fleet Awards Luncheon – 1200-1400
Business Session – 1430-1800
Reception and Banquet – 1800-2200

2018 Annual Symposium Draft Agenda

Registration Information

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 24, 2018. All refund and cancellation requests must be submitted in writing no later than October 24 by sending an email to . Refunds on or before October 24 will be charged a $50 fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations after October 24.

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.

11/7 — 11/8

NSL MEMBER After 10/24 NON-MEMBER After 10/24
ENTIRE SYMPOSIUM Regular Registration (Includes Business Sessions, Networking Reception, Awards Luncheon, and Banquet) $330 $390 $365 $425
BUSINESS SESSIONS ONLY as an Individual Event (No Meals) $110 $130 $145 $165
ENTIRE SYMPOSIUM (Government Employees/Active Duty Military Rate) $255 $310 $255 $310
BUSINESS SESSIONS ONLY as an Individual Event (Government Employees/Active Duty Military Rate) Free Free


NETWORKING RECEPTION as an Individual Event (Self) $92 $112 $92 $112
NETWORKING RECEPTION as an Individual Event (Guest) $92 $112 $92 $112


AWARDS LUNCHEON as an Individual Event (Self) $47 $57 $47 $57
AWARDS LUNCHEON as an Individual Event (Guest) $47 $57 $47 $57
BANQUET as an Individual Event (Self) $116 $141 $116 $141
BANQUET as an Individual Event (Guest) $116 $141 $116 $141


NSL Member Registration      Non-NSL Member Registration

Hotel Information

The Symposium meetings and exhibits will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202. A block of discounted rooms is available until 10/15.  To make a reservation, click here or copy and paste this link:

Attendee Information

Civilians: 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.

Media Inquiries

For more information, contact