WEST 2022 Sponsorship and Branding Opportunities

AFCEA and the U.S. Naval Institute have developed an enhanced sponsorship program for WEST 2022 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.

The deadline to be included in sponsor signage is Friday, January 21st.

Health and Safety Plan

Current as of January 3, 2022 – WEST 2022 will be held in-person at the San Diego Convention Center. Facial Coverings and Proof of Full Vaccination Required

AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute are committed to holding a rewarding WEST 2022 conference at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA on February 16-18, 2022. Our Health and Safety Plan will continue to evolve as we follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and work closely with the San Diego Convention Center, vendors, hotels, and other properties to create a safer experience for participants. All participants must abide by our WEST Well-being Code of Conduct while attending the conference.


  What can I expect at the venue?

The San Diego Convention Center has industry-leading approaches to cleaning, disinfection, ventilation, and employee training. Additionally, their food and beverage partner, Centerplate, earned a hygiene verification label, Rise SAFE, that is specifically for catering operations. Additional information on protocols for cleaning, sanitation and air filtration at the venue is available here.

  Are there restrictions on the number of people in the exhibit hall, in session rooms or at networking events?

The San Diego Convention Center does not have distancing requirements or capacity limits in place currently. Physical distancing is highly encouraged. We will space out the seating at all activities, where possible.

  Should participants wear masks?

Yes, the California Department of Public Health requires masks to be worn by all individuals in all indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status. Please bring your own facial covering. A limited supply will be available at main registration.

Surgical masks or higher-level respirators (e.g., N95s, KN95s, KF94s) with good fit are recommended by the CDPH.

  Is proof of vaccination required?

Yes. Proof of full vaccination and a valid photo ID must be verified to attend the in-person at the San Diego Convention Center. Therefore, each attendee must pick up their own badge. Badges cannot be distributed without this documentation.

  How will proof of vaccination be verified?

Participants will show proof of vaccination onsite during the normal badge pick-up process. Please have your government issued photo ID and physical copy of your vaccine card ready. A picture on your mobile device or proof of vaccination via an app is also acceptable.

  What qualifies as full vaccination?

Individuals must have received the second dose of a two-dose vaccine series (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca-SK Bio) or a single-dose vaccine from Johnson & Johnson/Janssen at least two weeks prior to the event. Only the vaccines noted above, which have been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO), shall be acceptable to meet the vaccination requirement.

  Can someone else pick-up my badge?

No, participants must show proof of vaccination and a government issued photo ID to pick-up a conference badge. A picture on your mobile device or proof of vaccination via an app is also acceptable.

  Are there any exceptions?

Yes, current state and local regulations allow participants who are not able to be fully vaccinated to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test in lieu of proof of full vaccination. Testing must be conducted within 24 hours before event start time for an antigen test and within 2 days for a PCR test.

Results of the test must be available prior to entry into the event or venue. A printed document from the test provider or laboratory, or an electronic test result displayed on a phone or other device from the test provider or laboratory are required. The information must include the person's name, type of test performed, and negative test result. Masks are required for all participants.

  Will the conference content be available virtually?

Yes, we will post approved conference sessions to YouTube. Plenary sessions will be streamed live, when possible. Additional program sessions will be recorded and posted within a week of the conference dates. We will not have a fully, interactive virtual platform like you saw in June 2021.