Our Mission Continues.

Big Elections. Partisan divisions. Congressional deadlock. Global conflicts. Budget madness . The outside forces bearing down DoD and America’s defense communities are strong. What happens in the year ahead will determine the future of our nation’s military in profound ways. Despite this turbulence, the mission our servicemembers, installations and community partners make happen every day continues without disruption.

Bringing together the top DoD and Congressional decision makers and diverse experts from all sectors, ADC’s 2024 Defense Communities National Summit is your guide to the year ahead and beyond. Our new program will focus on the big issues that will define defense policy for the next decade and what defense communities need to know to remain mission-ready for years to come.

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Unique opportunity to engage with senior leaders from DoD and Congress

Network with your peers from across the country

Over 40 sessions, meetings and networking engagements over the course of three days



8:00 AM – 5:15 PM


9:00 – 11:00 AM 

Pre-Conference Sessions

10:00 – 11:00 AM 

ADC Membership Meeting

11:00 – 12:30 PM 

Council & Membership Meetings

12:00 – 1:00 PM 

Lunch (On Your Own)

1:00 – 3:00 PM 

Opening General Session

3:00 – 3:15 PM 

Coffee Break 

3:15 – 4:00 PM 

Breakout Sessions

4:00 – 4:15 PM 

Networking Break 

4:15 – 5:00 PM 

General Session 

5:00 – 6:00 PM 

Opening Reception  


7:30 – 8:15 AM 

Networking Breakfast

8:30 – 9:15 AM 

Breakout Sessions

9:15 – 9:30 AM 

Networking Break

9:30 – 11:30 AM 

General Session

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM 

Networking Break

12:00 – 1:30 PM 

Lunch (provided) & General Session

Defense Community Champions Award Ceremony

1:30 – 1:45 PM 

Networking Break

1:45 – 2:30 PM 

Breakout Sessions

2:30 – 3:00 PM 

Coffee Break

3:00 – 5:00 PM 

General Session

5:00 – 6:00 PM 

Defense Community Champions Celebration
Sponsored by Navy Federal Credit Union


8:30 – 10:00 AM 

Breakfast General Session

10:00 – 10:15 AM 

Networking Break

10:15 – 11:15 AM 

Breakout Sessions

11:30 AM

Conference Ends.



Enjoy the convenience and networking opportunities you can only experience by staying overnight at the Summit hotel. Book your room at the Crystal Gateway Marriott today to take advantage of ADC’s discounted conference rates. Note: Government per diem rooms are only available for attendees that provide a government or military email address.


Registration for Defense Communities National Summit will open at a later date. Please check back for more details.


Sponsoring the 2024 National Summit is an excellent way to promote your brand’s visibility with key leaders at the community, state and national levels. Sponsorships include complimentary registrations, your logo on digital and print signage, the opportunity to be involved in one of our sessions and more.

Ready to secure your sponsorship? Download the IIF Sponsorship Packet to review the selection of partnership packages or contact Kelsey Judd at kjudd@defensecommunities.org for more information.

Past Sponsors
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