WEST 2023 Sponsorship and Branding Opportunities


AFCEA and the U.S. Naval Institute have developed an enhanced sponsorship program for WEST 2023 that will offer maximum visibility to those who participate! What better way to make sure you stand out and increase your exposure than at this foremost event in which industry leaders can learn about military requirements and connect with decision makers and operators, where senior military and government officials can gain feedback from sea service warfighters, and where industry thought leaders will discuss and demonstrate sea service solutions? Sponsorship opportunities are offered at a several investment levels, ensuring your ability to participate.

Browse available options below, or jump to specific categories: Patron Packages, Individual Sponsorships and Advertising Opportunities. Branding Opportunities will be available soon.

Have an idea for a sponsorship not listed below? We are here to ensure you have the best conference experience. We are happy to create a custom sponsorship package to meet your specific needs. Let us know your vision, objective and budget and we’ll create a customized opportunity just for you.

The deadline to submit contracts and sponsor artwork is Friday, January 13th.

Sunday, February 12, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Room: Hall D Lobby
Tracks:

    Monday, February 13, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    • Room: Hall D Lobby
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      Tuesday, February 14, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

      • Room: Hall D Lobby
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        Tuesday, February 14, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

        • Room: Hall D
        Speaker(s)
        Keynote (confirmed)
        Gen David H. Berger, USMC
        Commandant
        U.S. Marine Corps
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          Tuesday, February 14, 9:15 AM - 5:00 PM

          • Room: Halls EFG
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            Tuesday, February 14, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

            • Room: Hall H
            Speaker(s)
            Moderator (confirmed)
            ADM William F. Moran, USN (Ret.)
            Former Vice Chief of Naval Operations
            Panelist (confirmed)
            VADM Kelly Aeschbach, USN
            Commander
            Naval Information Forces
            Panelist (confirmed)
            LtGen Karsten S. Heckl, USMC
            Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command
            Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration
            Panelist (confirmed)
            RADM Jeffrey T. Jablon, USN
            Commander
            Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet
            Panelist (confirmed)
            VADM Roy L. Kitchener, USN
            Commander, Naval Surface Forces
            Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet
            Panelist (confirmed)
            VADM Kenneth R. Whitesell, USN
            Commander, Naval Air Forces
            Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet
            Tracks:

              Tuesday, February 14, 10:50 AM - 11:50 AM

              • Room: WEST Theater
              The invasion of Ukraine highlights the importance of commercial technology, speed to delivery, and how tomorrow's conflicts can be waged in new ways. This panel will discuss opportunities, continued challenges and lessons learned from a variety of different points of view, including DoD, acquisition and private investment companies....
              Tracks:

                Tuesday, February 14, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

                • Room: Hall D
                Speaker(s)
                Keynote (invited)
                ADM Samuel J. Paparo, USN
                Commander
                U.S. Pacific Fleet
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                  Tuesday, February 14, 1:40 PM - 2:40 PM

                  Tuesday, February 14, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

                  • Room: Hall H
                  Speaker(s)
                  Moderator (confirmed)
                  ADM Scott H. Swift, USN (Ret.)
                  Former Commander
                  U.S. Pacific Fleet (2015-2018)
                  Panelist (confirmed)
                  LtGen James W. Bierman Jr., USMC
                  Commanding General, III Marine Expeditionary Force
                  Commander, Marine Forces Japan
                  Panelist (confirmed)
                  VADM Craig A. Clapperton, USN
                  Commander, Fleet Cyber Command
                  Commander, TENTH Fleet
                  Panelist (confirmed)
                  VADM Daniel W. Dwyer, USN
                  Commander, SECOND Fleet
                  Commander, Joint Forces Command Norfolk
                  Panelist (confirmed)
                  LtGen George W. Smith Jr., USMC
                  Commanding General
                  I Marine Expeditionary Force
                  Panelist (confirmed)
                  VADM Andrew J. Tiongson, USCG
                  Commander, Pacific Area
                  Commander, Coast Guard Defense Force West
                  Panelist (invited)
                  VADM Michael E. Boyle, USN
                  Commander
                  THIRD Fleet
                  Panelist (invited)
                  VADM Karl Thomas, USN
                  Commander
                  SEVENTH Fleet
                  Tracks:

                    Tuesday, February 14, 2:50 PM - 3:50 PM

                    Tuesday, February 14, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

                    Wednesday, February 15, 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

                    • Room: Hall D Lobby
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                      Wednesday, February 15, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

                      • Room: Hall D
                      Tracks:

                        Wednesday, February 15, 9:15 AM - 4:30 PM

                        • Room: Halls EFG
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                          Wednesday, February 15, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

                          • Room: Hall H
                          Speaker(s)
                          Moderator (confirmed)
                          VADM Kevin McCoy, USN (Ret.)
                          Former Commander
                          Naval Sea Systems Command
                          Panelist (confirmed)
                          VADM Carl P. Chebi, USN
                          Commander
                          Naval Air Systems Command
                          Panelist (confirmed)
                          VADM William Galinis, USN
                          Commander
                          Naval Sea Systems Command
                          Panelist (confirmed)
                          RDML Chad L. Jacoby, USCG
                          Director of Acquisition Programs & Program Executive Officer
                          United States Coast Guard
                          Panelist (confirmed)
                          RADM Douglas Small, USN
                          Commander
                          Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR)
                          Panelist (confirmed)
                          BGen David C. Walsh, USMC
                          Commander
                          Marine Corps Systems Command
                          Tracks:

                            Wednesday, February 15, 10:50 AM - 11:50 AM

                            • Room: WEST Theater
                            The Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Michael Gilday, has proposed that tomorrow’s U.S. Navy grow to 500 ships, to include 350 crewed vessels and 150 unmanned maritime vehicles. While the composition of the future Navy’s crewed vessels is relatively well understood – based on ships being built and being planned – what those unmanned maritime vehicles will look like, let alone what they will do, remains opaque. This panel will shed light on missions these unmanned craft might perform and what role AI can play in making them “smart wingmen.”...
                            Speaker(s)
                            Moderator (confirmed)
                            CAPT George Galdorisi, USN (Ret.)
                            Director, Strategic Assessments and Technical Futures
                            Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific
                            Panelist (confirmed)
                            CDR Jeremiah Daley, USN
                            Commanding Officer
                            Unmanned Surface Vessel Division
                            Panelist (confirmed)
                            Bruce Hanson
                            Chairman & CEO
                            MARTAC
                            Panelist (confirmed)
                            Jamie Lukos, Ph.D.
                            Business Portfolio Manager, Battlespace Awareness
                            Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific
                            Panelist (confirmed)
                            CAPT Sam J. Tangredi, USN (Ret.), Ph.D.
                            Professor and Leidos Chair of Future Warfare Studies
                            U.S. Naval War College
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                              Wednesday, February 15, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

                              • Room: Hall D
                              Speaker(s)
                              Keynote (confirmed)
                              VADM Andrew J. Tiongson, USCG
                              Commander, Pacific Area
                              Commander, Coast Guard Defense Force West
                              Tracks:

                                Wednesday, February 15, 1:40 PM - 2:40 PM

                                Wednesday, February 15, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

                                • Room: Hall H
                                Speaker(s)
                                Moderator (confirmed)
                                LTG Susan S. Lawrence, USA (Ret.)
                                President & Chief Executive Officer
                                AFCEA International
                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                RADM Christopher A. Bartz, USCG
                                Assistant Commandant, Communications, Computers and Information Technology (CG-6)
                                U.S. Coast Guard
                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                LtGen Matthew G. Glavy, USMC
                                Deputy Commandant for Information
                                Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps
                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                VADM Jeffrey E. Trussler, USN
                                Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare
                                Director of Naval Intelligence
                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                Aaron Weis
                                Chief Information Officer
                                U.S. Department of Navy
                                Panelist (invited)
                                RDML Susan BryerJoyner, USN
                                Deputy J-6 for JADC2/ Deputy Director (DDJ6)
                                The Joint Staff
                                Tracks:

                                  Wednesday, February 15, 2:50 PM - 3:50 PM

                                  Wednesday, February 15, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

                                  Wednesday, February 15, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

                                  • Room: Hall D
                                  Join Women in AFCEA for our annual Women’s Appreciation Event. All are invited to enjoy for drinks and light refreshments while networking with senior leaders in the Sea Services information technology, C4 and cyber community. The event will conclude with the presentation of the AFCEA women's appreciation awards. Please join us – everyone is welcome!...
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                                    Thursday, February 16, 6:30 AM - 12:30 PM

                                    • Room: Hall D Lobby
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                                      Thursday, February 16, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

                                      • Room: Hall D
                                      The San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) is once again hosting their signature monthly breakfast in conjunction with WEST. After breakfast and networking, SDMAC breakfast attendees will remain in place to hear the WEST keynote speaker. * Separate breakfast ticket purchase is required. Tickets can be purchased through WEST registration. Capacity is limited....
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                                        Thursday, February 16, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

                                        • Room: Hall D
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Keynote (confirmed)
                                        The Hon. Carlos Del Toro
                                        Secretary of the Navy
                                        Department of Defense
                                        Tracks:

                                          Thursday, February 16, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

                                          • Room: Halls EFG
                                          Tracks:

                                            Thursday, February 16, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

                                            • Room: Hall H
                                            Speaker(s)
                                            Moderator (confirmed)
                                            ADM Jonathan W. Greenert, USN (Ret.)
                                            Former Chief of Naval Operations
                                            Department of Defense
                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                            RADM John E. Gumbleton, USN
                                            Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Budget/Director, Fiscal Management Division, N82
                                            Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                            LtGen Christopher Mahoney, USMC
                                            Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources
                                            Headquarters, Marine Corps
                                            Panelist (invited)
                                            RDML Mark J. Fedor, USCG
                                            Assistant Commandant for Resources and Chief Financial Officer
                                            U.S. Coast Guard
                                            Tracks:

                                              Thursday, February 16, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                                              Thursday, February 16, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

                                              • Room: Hall D
                                              Speaker(s)
                                              Keynote (confirmed)
                                              ADM Michael M. Gilday, USN
                                              Chief of Naval Operations
                                              U.S. Navy
                                              Tracks: