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Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium

5 March, 2018 - 6 March, 2018, Alexandria, VA, United States

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Main room seating now closed. Registrations are available for overflow room seating. Overflow room seating share all breakfast, lunch and networking time with main room attendees. Overflow registrants will be seated in an adjacent conference room with full audio/visual of main room speakers & microphones for Q&A during the live sessions.

The 2018 Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium will provide a forum for members of the DoD, Federal Government, State and Local Government, Private Industry, Academia, and other relevant CBRN stakeholders to discuss the latest updates from key organizations involved in advancing a Whole of Government approach to improving CBRN defense, readiness, response and recovery.

Topics to be Covered at the 2018 Symposium:

  • Maintaining Core Competencies to Rapidly Develop, Test and Field Defense CBRN Capabilities
  • Enabling Real Time, Informed Decision Making at Multiple Levels of Leadership
  • Improving CBRN Readiness and Response Capabilities
  • Technology Supporting Enhanced Warfighter Protection from CBRN Threats
  • Driving Medical Countermeasures Development to Limit Adverse Health Effects of CBRN Incidents
  • Managing and Maintaining Biosurveillance Systems
  • R&D Supporting Advanced Threat Decontamination
  • Developing and Identifying Strategies for Improved First Responder CBRN Response

Why You Should Attend this Year's Symposium:

Our Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium will provide the latest updates from key organizations involved in enhancing CBRN response, defense, preparedness, technology, and readiness. At this forum, senior level official will detail crucial insights on future capability development for CBRN defense to include R&D initiatives, updates on Joint CBRN requirements, as well as partnership building efforts within the CBRN defense community.

The objective of this Symposium is to examine the efforts and opportunities to enhance CBRN preparedness, prevention, and response across the full spectrum of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high yield explosive threats whether at the National or Local level. Our invited speakers will provide key insights on their organization’s high-level initiatives to better support CBRN defense in the Homeland.

Our team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Symposiums' content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in the CBRN defense community from operational leaders, intelligence providers, key policy-makers, as well as solution providers from Industry and Academia. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all involved organizations bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

Only ''overflow room'' seating available!

At our Summit you will have the ability to:

  • Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing the Civil & DoD CBRN community.
  • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover some of the latest technologies related to Chemical and Biological Defense.
  • Impact: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. Our town hall format is your opportunity to address our speakers with questions or comments on the current mission.


Mary M. Gates Learning Center
701 N. Fairfax St.
Alexandria, VA, 22314

801 North St. Asaph Street
Alexandria, VA 22314\suitesalexandria

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(Two walking blocks from the Mary M. Gates Learning Center.)Only ''overflow room'' seating available!

The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.

Only ''overflow room'' seating available!

2018 Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Guy Roberts, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense, Office of the ASD(NCB), DoD
  • James McDonnell, Acting Assistant Secretary for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, DHS
  • Douglas Bryce, SES, Joint Program Executive Officer, Chemical and Biological Defense
  • MG Richard J. Gallant, USA, Commander, Joint Task Force Civil Support, United States Northern Command
  • Douglas Bryce, SES, Joint Program Executive Officer, Chemical and Biological Defense
  • Dr. Ronald Hann, SES, Director, Chemical and Biological Technologies Department, DTRA
  • COL Daryl Hood, USA, J8/Joint Requirements Office – CBRND, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff


Event details

Defense Strategies Institute
5 March, 2018
6 March, 2018
Mary M. Gates Learning Center
United States


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