2013 Defense Communities National Summit
NATIONAL SUMMIT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
For the first time, the Defense Community Awards will be presented at a special Congressional Breakfast on Capitol Hill. Members of Congress, DoD officials, and leaders from across the country will be invited to attend this special event to recognize leadership and excellence in supporting defense communities and the military. Limited sponsorships of this special event are now available. Download the 2013 Defense Community Awards Packet to see which opportunities are still available.
Walmart, ADC Partner to Address Service Member and Military Family Transition Issues at National Summit
ADC and Walmart will co-host a special forum featuring key leaders from defense communities and states, Congress, DOD, VA, nonprofit organizations and other policy leaders next month at the Defense Communities National Summit. This forum will focus on identifying the key elements necessary to improve the transition process by creating ‘landing spaces’ for service members and their families. As defense communities, we are the first place where that process plays out and our community support is vital to the long-term of transitioning veterans. Join us for this discussion on Wednesday, June 12. National Summit program of events webpage.
ADC Announces National Summit Registration Fee Waiver for All Military Service, DoD Civilians and Federal Agency Employees.
Recognizing the need of our members to connect with government and military officials, ADC has decided to waive all registration fees for military service members, DoD employees and federal agency employees.
Mobile Workshop attendees will get an up-close look at projects in the Washington D.C. area. To secure your free spot at mobile workshop, please select either of the mobile workshops when you register for ADC’s 2013 Defense Communities Summit.
The former Walter Reed Army Medical Center offers a unique opportunity for economic and community development. Summit attendees will be able to explore the former Army hospital during a mobile workshop and see first-hand this unique, urban redevelopment project.
The White Oak project utilizes advanced microgrid technology, enabling the entire facility to operate mission critical functions working with the existing energy grid while having the ability to seamlessly switch to its own independent energy generators at a moments notice. Summit Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the on-site microgrid utilities and infrastructure, getting an up-close look at the facility, including a tour of the generator housing area, and a detailed briefing from the project director.
OUR NATION’S DEFENSE INFRASTRUCTURE IS AT A CROSSROADS
Budget battles and efficiency measures are already having an impact on how installations are managed and maintained. For transitioning installations, limited resources are slowing timelines and creating new obstacles. As these challenges intensify in the coming years, it is critical for defense communities, the military, and industry to advance new ways of thinking and to forge a deeper collaboration. It is also critical that together, we are advocating for the importance of supporting, sustaining and transitioning our nation’s defense infrastructure.
This June, ADC will host its first-ever Defense Communities National Summit – our new Washington, D.C.-based annual conference. This three-day event will bring together hundreds of leaders from communities, states, military and industry to:
- Focus attention on the issues of defense communities and military installations with policymakers in DoD, Congress and the Administration.
- Provide an opportunity for policymakers to brief attendees on key issues impacting defense communities and installations.
- Create a venue to bring together leaders from the military, communities, states and industry to encourage interaction and share best practices.
- Offer educational/training opportunities around topics in five issue areas.
NATIONAL SUMMIT PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: