About the Annual Meeting

Held every October in Washington D.C., the AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition is one of the largest land warfare expositions and professional development forums in the world. The Annual Meeting consists of informative presentations, panel discussions on pertinent military and national security subjects, workshops and important AUSA business meetings. The three day event also includes over 700 industry and military exhibits occupying over 500,000 square feet of exhibit space. Presentations on the state of the Army and related defense subjects are given by the Secretary of the Army, the Army Chief of Staff and other senior Army and Department of Defense representatives.

Each year over 30,000 attendees, including senior leaders from the Army, DoD and congress, as well as foreign dignitaries participate in the Annual Meeting. The event provides a unique opportunity to showcase defense industry products and services to key Army and DoD decision-makers, discover new developments in defense technology and meet with colleagues from the world-wide defense community.

Speaking opportunities at AUSA’s Annual Meeting are not readily available to anyone outside the Army and the defense community. The speakers for ILW’s Contemporary Military Forums and other events at AUSA’s Annual Meeting will be determined in coordination with the office of the Army Chief of Staff. Once the panel leaders have been identified, the composition of each panel will be determined either by the office of the Chief of Staff or by the panel leaders themselves.