Held every October, the AUSA Annual Meeting is the largest land power exposition and professional development forum in North America. This event consists of informative presentations, panel discussions on pertinent military and national security subjects, workshops and important business meetings.

There will be dozens of professional development events, seminars and presentations during this event including:

  • AUSA Institute of Land Warfare (ILW) Contemporary Military Forums
  • AUSA Military Family Forums
  • Sergeant Major of the Army NCO and Soldier Forum
  • Small Business Forum
  • Warrant Officer Professional Development Seminar
  • Army National Guard Seminar
  • Chief, Army Reserve Seminar
  • Pre-Retirement/Survivor Benefit Plan Briefing
  • Numerous International Networking events
  • Department of the Army Civilian Professional Development Seminar


  • Over 26,000 attendees from around the world
  • 600 displays in five halls located on both levels of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center
  • Close to 300,000 net square feet of display space
  • Nine international pavilions: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Korea, Turkey and the United Kingdom
  • New AUSA Homeland Security Pavilion
  • Small Business Pavilion
  • Veterans Career Hiring Pavilion organized by the American Freedom Foundation
  • Army Display with multiple messages set up by TRADOC
  • Army Warriors Corner – Included presentations from senior personnel supporting key Army Themes
  • Army Acquisition Rally Point – Occupied by ASA(ALT) personnel for meetings/visits and outreach.
  • Installations, Energy & Environment (IEE) Rally Point


“Really, AUSA is the premier opportunity for industry to come out full force to showcase the biggest, baddest, most jaw-dropping systems being developed for the Army. And if the Pentagon didn’t walk away impressed, everyone else certainly did.”

Jill R. Aitoro, Senior Staff Reporter of the Washington Business Journal

“I attend numerous shows in a large variety of industries and associations across the globe but have yet to experience one that is so well planned and attended. Judging not by the sheer number of attendees, but by the diversity of committed professionals from each company, globally.

The AUSA Annual Meeting is an event where the long-term value received far exceeds the investment and any immediate effort put forth.”

Ecem Elci, Business Development, Banneker Industries

Key Information about AUSA’s Annual Meeting

  • Over 600 Army & Industry exhibitors occupying more than 250,000 net square feet of exhibit space
  • Attendees in recent years have included the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Secretary of Defense, the Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Army, and Director of the FBI
  • Professional development forums are held throughout the three days for soldiers, NCOs, officers, Army family members, and industry executives