Mark your calendar for the 13th Annual Nuclear Deterrence Summit!

August 3-5, 2021 | The Westin Alexandria | Alexandria, VA

The Summit brings together U.S. and international leaders, experts, and industry executives involved in the field of nuclear deterrence to discuss the management of the nuclear complex, the security of the stockpile, arms control negotiations, and strategic policy.

Agenda topics include:

  • Budget and Policy Updates
  • Updates From the National Laboratories
  • Cyber Security
  • National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Warhead Refurbishment Activities 
  • Infrastructure Modernization
  • Nuclear Smuggling
  • Proliferation Challenges: North Korea, China, Russia, & Iran
  • Nuclear Triad Modernization 
  • Congressional Outlook 
  • And more! 

Check back for more information on agenda topics, speakers, AND sponsorship opportunities.



Gather information through conference sessions, such as deterrence outlook, modernization strategy, updates from the National Nuclear Security Agency labs, Congressional initiatives and more!


Speakers from top government agencies and cutting-edge industry leaders alike come together at the Summit to share updates and projections for 2021.


Reach more than 400 industry professionals over 3 days of the conference, with time built in for attendees to visit the exhibits.

Pre-Conference Workshop

Bridging Gaps and Overcoming Challenges Emerging in the NSE Nuclear Modernization Effort

Nuclear modernization requires unprecedented action to meet critical mission schedules and achieve extensive infrastructure improvements. This seminar offers a deep dive into the innovative management and operations strategies, approaches, and best practices from throughout the NSE to meet schedule and mission requirements. Speakers will discuss mission challenges, operational barriers, and share success stories associated with:

  • Evolving Workforce Capabilities and Capacity
  • Leveraging Existing Partners and their Resources
  • Upgrading Equipment and Technology
  • Testing and Evaluation of Components
  • Sourcing Strategically and Supply Chain Surety
View Pre-Conference Agenda *The pre-conference workshop is an add-on to your full conference registration of $140.

2021 Speakers

Industry and government experts will inspire, present updates, and discuss business opportunities that you will be able to act on.

2021 will include speakers from the NNSA, the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, National Laboratories, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Defense, contractors, and more.

Check out this year’s speakers here!

2021 Sponsors

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Contact Us

General Questions and Customer Service:

Tel: 1-888-707-5814

Conference and Speaking Opportunities:

Nancy BerlinProgram ManagerTel: 703-527-2764Cell: 703-868-3129

Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities:

David BrumbachAccount ExecutiveTel: 301-354-1774

Marketing and Registration:

Beth WagnerAssoc Brand DirectorTel: 301-354-2016

Senior Operations Director:

Jessica DavisOperations DirectorTel: 301-354-1667

Group Publisher:

Brian NessenGroup PublisherTel: 713-705-1512