Sear Air Space - The Navy League's Global Maritime Exposition

Thank You for an Amazing Event - Join Us Next Year:
May 6 - 8, 2019

Gaylord National Convention Center
National Harbor, MD

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Navy League of the United States

Sea Air Space

Sessions & Events

Agenda current as of April 8, 2018 and includes invited panelists and moderators unless otherwise noted as confirmed.

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6:30 AM
  1. Ballroom Pre-function Area
    660 mins
9:00 AM
  1. 480 mins
  2. 15 mins
9:30 AM
  1. 120 mins
10:45 AM
  1. Potomac CD
    75 mins
    What are the challenges and opportunities for our sea services in the Arctic region as other nations stake claims, extract resources and conduct patrols?
  2. Maryland CD
    75 mins
    The panel will focus discussion on how the respective Services cooperate among regional and global partners to affect the myriad of maritime security challenges.
12:15 PM
  1. Potomac AB
    90 mins
1:00 PM
  1. 120 mins
2:00 PM
  1. Potomac CD
    75 mins
    What are the challenges and opportunities for our sea services in the Pacific region as threats of war continue to increase.
5:00 PM
  1. 90 mins
7:30 AM
  1. Ballroom Pre-function Area
    690 mins
9:00 AM
  1. Potomac CD
    90 mins
    Warfighting is becoming faster, and the services need to innovate more rapidly to respond to asymmetric advances by peer competitors. What needs to be done to keep ahead of the threat?
  2. Potomac AB
    90 mins
    Fighting wars overseas depends on a robust strategic lift capability. What is being done to keep this capability modern and capacity adequate? 
  3. 450 mins
  4. Maryland CD
    90 mins
    Advances in robotics and big data are on the threshold of bringing AI into warfighting. What are the ethical, technological and operational challenges of AI that confront the military?
9:30 AM
  1. 120 mins
10:45 AM
  1. Potomac 1-3
    75 mins
     Coming so shortly after her anticipated confirmation, the panel involving the new ASN (EI&E)  Phyllis Bayer will give her a chance to frame and outline her priorities as ASN.
  2. Potomac CD
    75 mins
    Warfighters depend on logistics to sustain capabilities in theater. What innovations are in the works to make logistics more responsive, lighter and more relevant?
  3. Maryland CD
    75 mins
    The sea services are devoting increased resources to cyber warfare —both on offense and defense. Learn what the challenges are and what the sea services are doing to maneuver and fight in the cyber do ...
1:00 PM
  1. 120 mins
2:00 PM
  1. Potomac CD
    75 mins
     The continuing relationship with industry to create greater efficiencies in how we build ships.
  2. Maryland CD
    75 mins
    The number, skills and training of military personnel must be constantly managed to meet the evolving threat. What can be done to match the workforce with the challenges of ever-changing requirements?
  3. Potomac 1-3
    75 mins
    Cybersecurity Challenges - Protecting the Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity is critical to protecting our nation and our defense industrial base.  In this year's panel DoD Cybersecurity Subject Ma ...
3:00 PM
  1. 60 mins
3:30 PM
  1. Potomac 1-3
    75 mins
    “Semper Gumby”-  What it takes to always be flexible in the ever changing world as the spouse of one of the top sea services leaders of today.
  2. Potomac CD
    75 mins
    Gaming environments are changing what is possible in warfighter training, yielding opportunities to blend what has traditionally been taught in the classroom with what warfighters otherwise learn in o ...
  3. Maryland CD
    75 mins
    Warfare is no longer just in the air, land and sea. Space and the electromagnetic maneuver — including cyber — are increasingly important domains that must be integrated with the traditional domains. 
5:00 PM
  1. Exhibit Floor
    90 mins
6:45 PM
  1. Potomac AB
    150 mins
8:30 AM
  1. Ballroom Pre-function Area
    330 mins
9:00 AM
  1. 390 mins
9:15 AM
  1. Maryland CD
    75 mins
    Given that 2017 was the worst hurricane season for the United States and islands nearby, what did our sea services do in response? What lessons were learned and what is being done to prepare for the 2 ...
  2. Potomac CD
    75 mins
    Hear from the top enlisted officers in each sea services. What are the challenges they face today? What is being done to make sure that recruitment levels are sufficient in the coming years?
  3. Potomac AB
    75 mins
    Panelists will explore how these capabilities can integrate into the future of distributed maritime operations. 
9:30 AM
  1. 120 mins
10:45 AM
  1. Potomac 1-3
    75 mins
    The Jones Act is a crucial component of the U.S.-flag fleet and plays an important role in homeland security, economic activity, American shipbuilding and sealift capacity. Last year, the Jones Act re ...
  2. Potomac CD
    75 mins
    What paths must our maritime forces take to be more innovative, efficient and agile in an ever-changing maritime environment. This panel will look at those emerging technologies and research trends th ...
  3. Maryland CD
    75 mins
    Defense acquisition often is too slow to respond to the needs of the warfighter. What can be done to make acquisition more agile to keep ahead of evolving threats?
2:00 PM
  1. 60 mins

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