Complete Summit Schedule Released!

Complete Summit Schedule Released!

The 2018 Defense Communities National Summit will feature a total of 35 sessions, including keynote addresses, pre-conference workshops, town halls and concurrent sessions. Check out the complete schedule on the Summit website. Special events include:

  • Keynotes by Navy Secretary Richard Spencer; Lucian Niemeyer, assistant secretary of defense for energy, installations and environment; and Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.)
  • Military Family Policy Town Hall — How to Build Community Support for Military Families
  • Building Great American Defense Communities, with Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson
  • A Celebration of Great American Defense Communities
  • Defense Community Awards Lunch

Other highlights include:

  • The Future of Force Protection and Cyber Security, with Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.)
  • PFOS/PFOA Forum
  • Building Installation Resiliency, with Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.)
  • Developing Military-Compatible Energy Development Policy
  • Encroachment Management Tools and Strategies Town Hall (pre-conference session)

The Summit, the nation’s leading forum on the policy and trends impacting military installations and defense communities, will be held June 18-20 in Washington, D.C., and will highlight the theme, Strengthening America’s Defense Infrastructure. To learn more, visit the Summit website.

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