WEST 2019 Sponsorship and Branding Opportunities

AFCEA and the U.S. Naval Institute have developed an enhanced sponsorship program for WEST 2019 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.

Special Events

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Navy Information Warfare Engagement Zone

New to the IW pavilion this year is the IW engagement zone. Situated right in the middle of the IW pavilion, the engagement zone gives attendees the opportunity to informally meet with more than two dozen program managers, business portfolio managers and subject matter experts from multiple IW commands for short blocks of time. The full schedule can be found here. No appointment necessary.

National Security Technology Forum and Exhibition

Arriving in San Diego early? Why not join AFCEA International and the University of California, San Diego for this new and innovative session on Tuesday, February 12th at 1:00 p.m. at the San Diego Convention Center? Separate registration is required. More information and registration details available here.

Meeting Date & Time:
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Room 1B, San Diego Convention Center

Mini Boot Camp: PenTest+ and Cybersecurity Analyst Certifications

Join CompTIA and General Dynamics IT for a sneak preview of the recently released PenTest+ certification and the Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) certification. This 3-hour mini boot camp will give you a glimpse into the world of the modern pen tester and security analyst. Participants will earn 3 CEUS for attending.

The mini boot camp covers:

  • The modern pen tester and cybersecurity analyst job roles
  • Latest penetration testing skills needed to determine a network’s resiliency against attacks
  • Essential security analyst skills to identify suspicious behavior

Bonus! Solve a Surprise Lab exercise and be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of two FREE PenTest+ or CySA+ exam vouchers as well as Official CompTIA content for the exams.

Meeting Date & Time:
Thursday, February 14, 2019
1:30pm – 4:30pm

San Diego Convention Center, Bayside Mezzanine Level, Room 15B

Registration with CompTIA and a $5 registration fee is required: https://www.comptia.org/events/view/comptia-cysa-pentest-mini-boot-camp-west-2019. Please contact Jacqueline Rojas at jrojas@comptia.org or CompTIAregistration@comptia.org with any questions.

AFCEA Women's Appreciation Reception

Join Women in AFCEA for our annual Women’s Appreciation Event focused this year on Women in the Sea Services. Starting with drinks and appetizers and a chance to network with senior leaders in the Sea Services community, the event is then highlighted by a fireside chat with senior women leaders, moderated by the Chair of the AFCEA International Board. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity as these senior leaders share their insights on challenges and successes experienced throughout their distinguished careers. The event will conclude with the presentation of the women’s appreciation awards.

Full details on the AFCEA Women’s Appreciation reception and fireside chat.

Read more about Women in AFCEA.

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Date & Time:
Thursday, February 14, 2019
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Exhibit Hall A, San Diego Convention Center

San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) Breakfast

The San Diego Military Advisory Council is holding their signature monthly breakfast in conjunction with WEST 2019 on Friday, February 15th at 7:30 a.m. in Hall A. Separate registration is required. Advance tickets can be purchased online during WEST registration or directly at www.sdmac.org.

Meeting Date & Time:
Friday, February 15, 2019
7:30 a.m.

Exhibit Hall A, San Diego Convention Center