Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium 2024

Enhancing Joint Defense, Readiness & Coordination Against CBRN Threats

March 13-14, 2024 - Washington, DC, United States

The 12th Annual Joint Civil and DoD CBRN Symposium will explore the continued efforts of the CBRN community to advance the defense, readiness, and response to current and emerging chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats. The 2024 Symposium will aim to advance an innovative, joint CBRN community essential to counter and defend the nation from CBRN events.

Topics to be covered at the 2024 Symposium:

  • Leading DoD efforts to defend against current & future nuclear, chemical, & biological threats
  • Deterring & preventing strategic attacks against the U.S. & allies
  • Generating cost-effective & innovative capabilities to safeguard the Warfighter from CBRN threats
  • Adapting & modernizing to provide rapid response to CBRNE threats
  • Local response to CBRN incident in major U.S. city
  • Investigating & preventing CBRN & explosive weapon threats to the U.S. & global partners
  • Utilizing emerging tech to aid response & recovery in a CBRN affected dense urban environment
  • Improving coordination with state & local partners to advance CBRN preparedness

Why You Should Attend This Symposium:

With the increasing complexity of the global security environment, the threat of an accidental or intentional chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear attack on the U.S. is becoming a growing threat. Developing the technologies and solutions necessary for ensuring the nation is prepared to mitigate and respond is critical to combat any CBRN threat. Attendees will gain valuable insights into the continued development of capabilities to increase the resiliency and preparedness of DoD, Federal, State & Local entities to understand, protect, and mitigate CBRN incidents and hazards.

This year's Symposium will convene senior level experts from across the military, federal government, state and local responders, and academia to explore effective CBRN incident detection, protection, and recovery strategies amid a dynamic threat environment. The 2024 Symposium will also feature a panel that will highlight the utilization of emerging technologies and capabilities to bolster recovery and response in a CBRN affected densely populated urban environment. The discussion will highlight the challenges of operating in an urban environment and the implementation of innovative tech such as AI, ML, unmanned/autonomous platforms, and microsensors that can strengthen detection for CBRN releases. Attendees at the 12th Annual Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium will have the unique opportunity to hear from key decision makers and subject experts in the CBRN community regarding defense, mitigation, and response to current and emerging CBRN threats and challenges.

The team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Symposium's content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in the CBRN defense community, industry, and academia as well as key policy makers across military and civilian offices for a critical discussion on challenges of countering CBRN threats. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

At Our Symposium You 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 engage in constructive dialogue among all in attendance and discover some of the latest technologies related to CBRN Defense.

Influence: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are encouraged to address our speaker faculty and each other with their questions, comments or ideas.

Exhibit and Sponsorship Information:

The 2024 Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium provides opportunities for exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, luncheon, and cocktail receptions.
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2024 Confirmed Speakers:

  • HON Frank Rose, Principal Deputy Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration
  • Mary Ellen Callahan, Assistant Secretary, CWMD Office, DHS
  • Darryl Colvin, SES, Program Executive Officer, JPEO-CBRND
  • Ian Watson, SES, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Chemical & Biological Defense, DoD
  • Michael Bailey, SES, Director, DEVCOM Chemical Biological Center
  • Charles Hughes, Deputy to the Commanding General, 20th CBRNE Command
  • Susan Ferensic, Assistant Director, WMDD, FBI
  • Col Zeb Beasley, USMC, Commanding Officer, Chemical Biological Incident Response Force
  • CAPT Gerald Burke, USN, Director, Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute

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1201 15th St NW, 20005
Washington, DC, USA

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