WEST 2020 Sponsorship and Branding Opportunities


AFCEA and the U.S. Naval Institute have developed an enhanced sponsorship program for WEST 2020 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, Advertising Opportunities, Branding Opportunities.

Saturday, February 29, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: Hall A/B Lobby
Tracks:

    Sunday, March 01, 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    • Room: Hall A/B Lobby
    Tracks:

      Monday, March 02, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

      • Room: Hall A/B Lobby
      Tracks:

        Monday, March 02, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

        • Room: Hall A
        Speaker(s)
        Keynote (invited)
        The Hon. Mark Esper, Ph.D.
        Secretary of Defense
        Tracks:

          Monday, March 02, 9:15 AM - 5:00 PM

          • Room: Halls A-C
          Tracks:

            Monday, March 02, 9:40 AM - 10:40 AM

            • Room: Hall B, 800 aisle
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker (confirmed)
            RADM Christian "Boris" Becker, USN
            Commander, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command
            Speaker (confirmed)
            VADM Brian B. Brown, USN
            Commander, Naval Information Forces
            Speaker (confirmed)
            VADM Matthew Kohler, USN
            Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare and Director of Naval Intelligence
            Tracks:

              Monday, March 02, 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

              • Room: Hall C
              Speaker(s)
              Moderator (confirmed)
              ADM William Moran, USN (Ret.)
              Vice Chief or Naval Operations (2016-2019)
              Panelist (confirmed)
              VADM Brian B. Brown, USN
              Commander, Naval Information Forces
              Panelist (confirmed)
              VADM Richard A. Brown, USN
              Commander, Naval Surface Forces, and Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet
              Panelist (confirmed)
              LtGen Eric M. Smith, USMC
              Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command
              Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration
              Panelist (invited)
              VADM Daryl L. Caudle, USN
              Commander, Naval Submarine Forces; Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet;
              Commander, Allied Submarine Command
              Panelist (invited)
              VADM DeWolfe H. Miller III, USN
              Commander, Naval Air Forces and Naval Air Force
              U.S. Pacific Fleet
              Tracks:

                Monday, March 02, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

                • Room: Hall B, 2200 aisle
                Tracks:

                  Monday, March 02, 10:50 AM - 11:50 AM

                  • Room: Hall B, 800 aisle
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker (confirmed)
                  Manuel N. Hermosilla
                  Executive Director
                  U.S. Fleet Cyber Command / U.S. TENTH Fleet
                  Tracks:

                    Monday, March 02, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

                    • Room: Hall A
                    Speaker(s)
                    Keynote (invited)
                    The Hon. Thomas B. Modly
                    Acting Secretary of the Navy
                    Tracks:

                      Monday, March 02, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

                      • Room: Halls A-C

                        Monday, March 02, 1:40 PM - 2:40 PM

                        • Room: Hall B, 800 aisle
                        Speaker(s)
                        Speaker (confirmed)
                        John W.R. Pope III
                        Executive Director and acting Program Executive Officer for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, and Space Systems (PEO C4I & SS)
                        Tracks:

                          Monday, March 02, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

                          • Room: Hall C, 100 aisle
                          The MCTSSA Naval Integration Team has made great strides over the past several years in improving Naval C5I System readiness.  Through a systematic testing approach, the Naval Integration Team has developed and implemented an end-to-end C5I shipboard System-of-Systems Operability Test (SOT) that is now a standard pre-deployment evolution for MEUs and embarked SPMAGTFs. The team’s Subject Matter Expertise across all Marine afloat C5I systems has been crucial in verifying interoperability, designing afloat integration engineering solutions, and identifying systemic naval integration shortfalls. With the recently declared Initial Operational Capability of the Marine F-35B and its inaugural MEU deployment, MCTSSA has focused recent... ...read more...
                          Tracks:

                            Monday, March 02, 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

                            • Room: Hall C
                            Speaker(s)
                            Moderator (confirmed)
                            ADM Scott H. Swift, USN (Ret.)
                            Former Commander
                            U.S. Pacific Fleet (2015-2018)
                            Panelist (confirmed)
                            VADM Linda Fagan, USCG
                            Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area
                            Commander, Coast Guard Defense Force West
                            Panelist (confirmed)
                            VADM Andrew Lewis, USN
                            Commander, SECOND Fleet/ Commander, Joint Forces Command Norfolk
                            Panelist (confirmed)
                            LtGen Joseph L. Osterman, USMC
                            Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force
                            Panelist (confirmed)
                            RADM Phillip G. Sawyer, USN
                            Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans, and Strategy
                            (N3/N5)
                            Panelist (confirmed)
                            VADM Timothy J. White, USN
                            Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and Commander, U.S. TENTH Fleet
                            Panelist (invited)
                            VADM Scott Conn, USN
                            Commander, Third Fleet
                            Tracks:

                              Monday, March 02, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

                              • Room: Hall B, 800 aisle
                              Speaker(s)
                              Speaker (confirmed)
                              VADM Brian B. Brown, USN
                              Commander, Naval Information Forces
                              Tracks:

                                Monday, March 02, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

                                • Room: Halls A-C

                                  Tuesday, March 03, 7:00 AM - 4:45 PM

                                  • Room: Hall A/B Lobby
                                  Tracks:

                                    Tuesday, March 03, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

                                    • Room: Hall A
                                    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....

                                      Tuesday, March 03, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

                                      • Room: Hall A
                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Keynote (confirmed)
                                      The Hon. Ellen M. Lord
                                      Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment
                                      Tracks:

                                        Tuesday, March 03, 9:15 AM - 4:45 PM

                                        • Room: Halls A-C
                                        Tracks:

                                          Tuesday, March 03, 9:40 AM - 10:40 AM

                                          • Room: Hall B, 800 aisle
                                          Speaker(s)
                                          Speaker (confirmed)
                                          Christopher C. Page
                                          Command Information Officer, Naval Intelligence Activity
                                          Office of Naval Intelligence
                                          Tracks:

                                            Tuesday, March 03, 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

                                            • Room: Hall C
                                            Speaker(s)
                                            Moderator (confirmed)
                                            Hon. James F. Geurts
                                            Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition
                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                            RADM Christian "Boris" Becker, USN
                                            Commander, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command
                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                            RDML Nathan A. Moore, USCG
                                            Assistant Commandant for Engineering and Logistics
                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                            BGen Arthur J. Pasagian, USMC
                                            Commander, Marine Corps Systems Command
                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                            VADM G. Dean Peters, USN
                                            Commander, Naval Air Systems Command
                                            Panelist (invited)
                                            RADM David J. Hahn, USN
                                            Chief of Naval Research
                                            Panelist (invited)
                                            VADM Thomas J. Moore, USN
                                            Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command
                                            Tracks:
                                              • Room: Hall B, 2200 aisle
                                              Few would argue that artificial intelligence is one of the biggest technological breakthroughs in a generation. AI is slowing gaining purchase in the military sphere as warfighters recognize its potential to provide an edge in combat. While there is a deluge of information regarding commercial uses of AI, far less is known regarding whether - and how - it can be adopted for military use. This panel will examine the challenges and opportunities AI presents in the military context and features several panelists who are contributors to the forthcoming USNI Press book, AI at War: How Big Data, Artificial Intelligence... ...read more...
                                              Speaker(s)
                                              Moderator (confirmed)
                                              CAPT George Galdorisi, USN (Ret.)
                                              Director, Strategic Assessments and Technical Futures
                                              Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NIWC), Pacific
                                              Panelist (confirmed)
                                              Sam Tangredi, Ph.D.
                                              Professor, Strategic and Operational Research Department
                                              U.S. Naval War College
                                              Panelist (invited)
                                              Jamie Lukos, Ph.D.
                                              Head of Intelligent Sensing Branch
                                              Naval Information Warfare Center, Pacific
                                              Panelist (invited)
                                              LCDR Connor McLemore, USN
                                              Principal Operations Research Analyst and Section Head
                                              Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Assessment Division (OPNAV N81)
                                              Tracks:

                                                Tuesday, March 03, 10:50 AM - 11:50 AM

                                                • Room: Hall B, 800 aisle
                                                Speaker(s)
                                                Moderator (confirmed)
                                                Delores S. Washburn
                                                Chief Engineer
                                                Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC Pacific)
                                                Panelist (confirmed)
                                                Steve Crosson
                                                Assistant Program Executive Officer (APEO) for Engineering
                                                PEO C4I
                                                Tracks:

                                                  Tuesday, March 03, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

                                                  • Room: Hall A
                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                  Keynote (confirmed)
                                                  ADM Philip S. Davidson, USN
                                                  Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command
                                                  Tracks:

                                                    Tuesday, March 03, 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

                                                    • Room: Halls A-C

                                                      Tuesday, March 03, 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

                                                      • Room: Hall C
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Moderator (confirmed)
                                                      LtGen Robert M. Shea, USMC (Ret.)
                                                      President & CEO
                                                      AFCEA International
                                                      Panelist (confirmed)
                                                      RADM David M. Dermanelian, USCG
                                                      Assistant Commandant, Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology and
                                                      Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Cyber Command
                                                      Panelist (confirmed)
                                                      VADM Matthew Kohler, USN
                                                      Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare and Director of Naval Intelligence
                                                      Panelist (confirmed)
                                                      LtGen Loretta E. Reynolds, USMC
                                                      Deputy Commandant of Information, U.S. Marine Corps
                                                      Panelist (invited)
                                                      VADM Nancy A. Norton, USN
                                                      Director, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
                                                      Commander, Joint Force Headquarters - Department of Defense Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN)
                                                      Tracks:

                                                        Tuesday, March 03, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

                                                        • Room: Hall C, 100 aisle
                                                        The MCTSSA Support Center provides immediate and responsive C4I troubleshooting and support for Marine Corps’ programs of record within the Fleet Marine Force. With an emphasis on system-of-systems integration, the Support Center provides a self-service website, a 24/7 service desk, and remote or on-site Subject Matter Expert support to Marines and the Joint force around the globe.  Whether a Marine finds their answer by watching a “TechTube” video on the set-up and configuration of a VSAT terminal, or receiving over-the-shoulder guidance for setting up a digital fires net over MUOS before a major exercise, the answer is always a phone-call or... ...read more...
                                                        Tracks:
                                                          • Room: Hall B, 2200 aisle
                                                          While its other activities like island building have gotten most of the headlines, China’s decisive line of effort in the South China Sea is the forcible imposition of Beijing’s vision of maritime sovereignty on local civilian mariners.  China is waging a maritime insurgency to overturn the prevailing U.S.-backed regime of international law that upholds the freedom of the sea, a fundamental U.S. national interest for which the United States has gone to war no less than six times.  The United States and its allies must now reorient their strategy to one of maritime counterinsurgency—positioning forces to protect civilians as they... ...read more...
                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                          Moderator (confirmed)
                                                          Hunter Stires
                                                          Fellow, John B. Hattendorf Center for Maritime Historical Research
                                                          U.S. Naval War College
                                                          Tracks:

                                                            Tuesday, March 03, 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

                                                            • Room: Hall A
                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                            Moderator (confirmed)
                                                            The Hon. Robert O. Work
                                                            former Deputy Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense (2014-2017)
                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                            Gen David H. Berger, USMC
                                                            Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps
                                                            Panelist (confirmed)
                                                            ADM Karl L. Schultz, USCG
                                                            Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard
                                                            Panelist (invited)
                                                            VADM Michael M. Gilday, USN
                                                            Confirmed as next Chief of Naval Operations
                                                            Tracks:

                                                              Tuesday, March 03, 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM

                                                                All are invited to join Women in AFCEA for drinks and light refreshments while networking with senior leaders in the information technology, C4 and cyber community. The event continues with a keynote by Brigidier General Lorna Mahlock, Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) and the Deputy Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer (CIO)  of the Marine Corps. The event will conclude with the presentation of the AFCEA women’s appreciation award. ...
                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                Speaker (confirmed)
                                                                BGen Lorna M. Mahlock, USMC
                                                                Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4)
                                                                Deputy Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Marine Corps