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.

The information below about the 2017 Symposium, “U.S. Submarine Force – Getting Faster,” is for informational purposes only and may be different for the 2018 Symposium.  2018 information will be posted when it is available.

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


Agenda at a glance:
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Exhibit Hall open – 1030-2130
Business Session – 1230-1730
President’s Reception for Awardees (by invitation only) – 1730-1830
Networking Reception – 1830-2130
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Exhibit Hall open – 0700-1900
Business Session – 0755-1100
Fleet Awards Luncheon – 1100-1230
Business Session – 1245-1800
Banquet – 1800-2200

DETAILED 2017 Annual Symposium Agenda is available here

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 17, 2017.  All refund and cancellation requests must be submitted in writing no later than October 17 by sending an email to or fax to 703-642-5815 Attn: Symposium.  Refunds on or before October 17 will be charged a $50.00 fee.  There will be no refunds for cancellations after October 17.

SYMPOSIUM EVENTS 11/01 — 11/02

NSL MEMBER After 10/17 NON-MEMBER After 10/17
ENTIRE SYMPOSIUM (Includes Business Sessions, Networking Reception, Awards Luncheon, and Banquet) $330 $390 $365 $425
BUSINESS SESSIONS ONLY (No Meals) $110 $130 $145 $165
ENTIRE SYMPOSIUM (Government/Active Duty) $250 $305 $250 $305
BUSINESS SESSIONS ONLY (Government/Active Duty) Free Free


NETWORKING RECEPTION (Self) $90 $110 $90 $110
NETWORKING RECEPTION (Guest) $90 $110 $90 $110


AWARDS LUNCHEON (Self) $45 $55 $45 $55
AWARDS LUNCHEON (Guest) $45 $55 $45 $55
BANQUET (Self) $115 $140 $115 $140
BANQUET (Guest) $115 $140 $115 $140

Hotel Information

The Symposium meetings and exhibits were held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202.
A block of discounted rooms  was until 10/11/17 (earlier if sold out).
Ask for the “NSL 35th Annual Symposium.”
To make reservations, call 1-800-421-1422 or click this link:
Hyatt Passkey Registration

Attendee Information

Industry: 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

Companies and government agencies interested in being exhibitors can find information here:
2017 Exhibit Info
2017 Exhibitors – To Date

Sponsor Information

Corporate Members of the NSL interested in sponsoring the Annual Symposium can find a list of opportunities here:
2017 Sponsorship Info
2017 Sponsors – To Date

Media Inquiries

For more information, contact