In light of the COVID-19 crisis, ADC is rescheduling its Defense Communities National Summit to the fall. Look for details on the new dates in the coming weeks, as well as communication on what to do if you have already registered to attend.

The relationship between the military and the communities and states that host installations, missions and military families is more important – and stronger – than ever. There is an increasing recognition that military readiness requires the broad support of communities and states. This is the mission and commitment that will redefine the future of America’s defense communities and the ability of military forces to fight and meet the demands of their missions.

Developing an in-depth understanding of the current and future issues that define readiness is critical to ensuring defense communities and states are prepared for impending challenges. ADC’s 2020 Defense Communities National Summit is the leading policy-focused event that provides communities, states and partners with the most comprehensive look at the issues that will define our military’s readiness.

Select Topics

  • What does 5G and artificial intelligence mean for the military and defense communities?
  • Will there be defense policy and budget stability in 2021?
  • How will military child education and spousal employment impact basing decisions?
  • How will the readiness requirements of new missions and weapon systems impact basing decisions?
  • How will the new Defense Community Infrastructure Program (DCIP) work?
  • How will DOD, communities and states meet the workforce and infrastructure needs of the Defense Industrial Base Sector?
  • How do we ensure that on and off base housing does not impact military readiness?
  • What is the depth of the childcare crisis and what does this mean for defense communities and the military?
  • What is the state of the water crisis and what are future challenges for military and defense communities?
  • What are the primary cyber threats and how will they impact military and defense communities?


9:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Pre-Conference Workshops

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Kick-Off Keynote/Awards Luncheon

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Breakout Sessions

2:30 PM – 4:45 PM

General Session

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Welcome Reception

8:15 AM – 8:45 AM

Morning Keynote

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM

General Session

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Breakout Sessions

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM


11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Lunch On Your Own

12:45 PM – 3:00 PM

General Sessions

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Breakout Sessions

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

General Session

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

GADC Reception

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM

ADC Leadership Breakfast

8:15 AM – 10:30 AM

General Sessions

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Breakout Sessions


Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

400 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001


Attendees needing a per diem room should contact Vincent Levin at





Community Member Early Bird


Community Non-Member Early Bird


Industry Member Early Bird


Industry Non-Member Early Bird

If you are unsure of which category to register under or have any questions, contact Dante Orlandini at


Contact Vincent Levin at for more information.

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