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16th Annual Acquisition Research Symposium

May 8-9, 2019 to be held in Monterey, California

Annual Acquisition Research Symposium


Registration for the 16th Annual Acquisition Research Symposium on May 8-9, 2019 in Monterey, California at Embassy Suites Hotel Monterey Bay – Seaside is now open. The program, lodging, registration and other details can be found at www.researchsymposium.com.


We are pleased to announce that The Honorable Ellen M. Lord, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (A&S) will kick-off the event.


The purpose of the Annual Acquisition Research Symposium is to provide a forum for the presentation of scholarly acquisition research, as well as for dialogue between scholars and acquisition policy-makers and practitioners. Research papers and presentations are given on recently completed and on-going Departments of Defense and US Navy (DoD/DON)-sponsored projects conducted by researchers at a variety of research institutions. Senior DoD/DON acquisition officials serve as panel chairs and present their critiques and comments on research papers and priorities.


Although attendees come from many U.S. locations, as well as from some international locales, a large number are from Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) where faculty members and graduate students engage in acquisition-related research.  In particular, NPS graduate students are an integral component of the research and dialogue. The Symposium serves an essential part of their graduate learning experience and provides them the opportunity to meet with senior policy-makers, practitioners, and distinguished scholars.


Note: Attendance is limited to the first 300 individuals who register. No conference fee will be collected.


We hope to see you in beautiful Monterey for what is sure to be an exciting and productive symposium!