ADC’s 2022 Defense Communities National Summit aims to maximize the influence of America’s defense communities to advance policies and ideas that address the key challenges facing installations, military families and the communities they call home.

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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

Over 800 attendees representing DOD, defense industry and nearly every defense community and state in the country.


2019 Featured speakers included:

Dr. Mark Esper, Secretary of the Army

Gen. David Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force

Hon. Thomas Modly, Undersecretary of the Navy

Mrs. Karen Pence, Second Lady of the United States

Sen. James Inhofe, (OK), Chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee

Rep. John Garamendi, (CA-10), Chairman, House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee

Rep. Doug Lamborn, (CO-5), Ranking Member, House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee

Hon. Robert McMahon, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment

Hon. John Henderson, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Energy, Installations and Environment

Hon. Alex Beehler, Assistant Secretary of the Army Installations, Energy and Environment

Sen. Mike Rounds, (SD), Senate Armed Services

Rep. Derek Kilmer, (WA-6), House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee

Todd Mellon, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy Energy, Installations and Environment

Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, Superintendent, U.S. Air Force Academy

LTG Gwen Bingham, U.S. Army Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management

  • FY2023 NDAA and Defense Budget
  • DoD Installation Resilience Policy
  • Military quality of life, including childcare and education, military spouse licensure, and housing
  • DoD climate resiliency planning and programs
  • The future of defense energy and water sustainability policy
  • How evolving weapon systems and missions will impact basing decisions
  • Defense industry opportunities and challenges
  • Cyber resilience and critical infrastructure


Monday, March 7

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM     Preconference Sessions

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM    Hill Day Kickoff/Defense Infrastructure Talking Points Bootcamp

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM      Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM       Opening General Session

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM       Networking Break

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM       Breakout Sessions

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM      Networking Break

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM      General Session

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM      Reception

Tuesday, March 8

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM       Breakfast Breakout Sessions

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM      Networking Break

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM    General Session

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM   Networking Break

10:15 AM – 11:30 AM    Service Workshops

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM    General Session

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM      Networking Break

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM      General Session

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM     Networking Break

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM     General Session

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM      Networking Break

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM      General Session

5:15 PM – 6:15 PM      Reception

Wednesday, March 9

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM     General Session

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM      Networking Break

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM    Breakout Sessions

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM   Networking Break

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM   Breakout Sessions


Community Member Early Bird
Community Non-Member Early Bird
Industry Member Early Bird
Industry Non-Member Early Bird

Must register using a .mil email address. Military and federal contractors with .ctr in their email address do not qualify.


Early Bird pricing ends December 17th.

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