31st Annual NDIA SO/LIC Symposium

Join Mission Essential as we host the awards ceremony reception on Oct 2, 2020.

With the theme “Special Operations Forces and Great Power Competition,” this symposium will champion new, innovative ideas to meet the national security challenges of the 21st century by covering a wide variety of topics:

Diversity in Special Operations Forces
Cyber-Related Concerns
Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
SOF Acquisition Agility
And more!
You won’t want to miss the many opportunities that the 31st Annual SO/LIC Symposium has to offer you. Not only will the symposium feature a keynote speech and provide ample opportunities to network with members of government, industry, and academia, it will also host a dinner where individuals will be honored with the R. Lynn Rylander, DeProspero Lifetime Achievement, and Superior Achievement Awards for their contributions to the SO/LIC community and its mission in the last year.


Oct 01 - 02 2020


Hyatt Regency on Capital Hill
Washington, DC