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17th Annual Acquisition Research Symposium

May 13-14, 2020 to be held in Monterey, California

Hosted by the Naval Postgraduate School. Official DoD Sponsored Event.

Annual Acquisition Research Symposium


The Graduate School of Defense Management at the Naval Postgraduate School announces the 17th Annual Acquisition Research Symposium to be held May 13 -14, 2020 in Monterey, California. 


This symposium serves as a forum for the presentation of acquisition research and the exchange of ideas among scholars and practitioners of public-sector acquisition.  We seek a diverse audience of influential attendees from academe, government, and industry who are well placed to shape and promote future research in acquisition. 

For additional information, please visit www.researchsymposium.com


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!