Thank you for your interest in the 2018 WMD Center Symposium,
"Weapons of Mass Destruction: Weapons of Intimidation, Coercion, and War."
Registration for this event is now open.
The 2018 Symposium focuses on the evolving role of WMD within the geopolitical strategies, defense policies, and military plans of potential U.S. adversaries. From Great Powers to violent extremist organizations (VEOs), numerous actors view WMD as a means to threaten the United States and its allies and partners, and to attempt to deter or combat U.S. military power. The event will feature expert assessments of current and emerging WMD threats and the policies, strategies, and capabilities necessary to counter them at home and abroad.
The overall classification of the symposium will be SECRET REL FVEY. Symposium registration is limited to personnel from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States who possess the requisite security clearance.
The symposium fee must be paid at the time of registration. All payments (VISA, Mastercard, American Express) must be made online through this website.
Through 1 June 2018, the early registration fee of $110.00 will apply. Starting 11 June 2018 a fee of $125.00 will be charged. The fee covers the costs of catering and other administrative expenses.
Registration may be cancelled without penalty on or before 11 June 2018. After that date, registration fees will not be refunded. We regret no fee reduction can be made if you are unable to attend all of the events at the symposium.
If you have any payment questions, please email WMDCenter_Symposium@ndu.edu.
Symposium Discussion Policy
The National Defense University maintains a strict policy of non-attribution. Without the expressed permission of the speakers, nothing will be attributed directly or indirectly in the presence of anyone who was not authorized to attend the conference. For the full NDU non-attribution policy, click here.
Business attire for civilians and Service equivalent uniform (Class B) for military.
Classified Information Security Procedures and Materials
The symposium will be held at the SECRET REL FVEY level. No electronic devices that are able to transmit, receive, or record will be allowed in the auditorium. This includes laptops, cellular phones, personal digital assistants, pagers, or any other communications devices. Attendees may leave their electronic devices at the registration desk or in their vehicle.
If attendees take any notes that are classified, symposium staff can take possession of the notes and ensure that proper security procedures are followed for delivery.
The conference facility opens at 7:15 a.m. All attendees and participants are required to present photo identification and sign in at the registration desk to obtain a badge. Attendees must wear the badge visibly at all times while at National Defense University.
For your convenience, incoming messages may be left at 202-433-6382. All incoming calls to attendees will be posted on a message board at the registration desk. Symposium staff will call an attendee out of the symposium in an emergency.
The overall classification of the symposium will be SECRET REL FVEY. Symposium registration is limited to personnel from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States who possess the requisite security clearance. To complete the registration process, your security office must send verification of your security clearance to NDU’s Security Office by 13 June 2018, POC Mr. Yong-Bee Lim. U.S. nationals need to submit their clearance to NDU per the instructions below. Non-U.S. nationals need to submit a Foreign Visit Request through their embassies to the DoD Foreign Liaison Office.
Sending Clearances by Fax
If your security office sends security clearance verification by fax, the NDU Security Office fax number is 202-685-3765. Have the verification sent ATTN: Yong-Bee Lim. Mr. Lim can be reached by phone at 202-685-3451 or 202-685-2343 by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The purpose is: WMD Center Symposium 2018. Please include the following information in your fax:
DoD JPAS System
If you will be submitting your clearance using the Department of Defense JPAS System, the National Defense University SMO is W37WAA6. Please list the POC as: Yong-Bee Lim, 202-685-3451, email@example.com.
At the conference badging area, you will be required to provide photo identification (driver’s license, passport, military ID, civilian federal employee CAC or PIV).
NDU’s full mailing address:
Mr. Larry Morales
Marshall Hall, Room 198A
300 5th Avenue SW
Fort Lesley J. McNair
Washington, DC 20319-1600
Phone: (202) 685-2160
Fax: (202) 685-3765
National Defense University
Fort Lesley J. McNair
Lincoln Hall Auditorium
Washington, DC 20319
Take the Green Line to Waterfront-SEU Station. Exit the Waterfront-SEU station to the parking lot. Cross M Street and walk down 4th Street. Immediately after 4th Street bends to become P Street, you will come across Ft. McNair’s Ceremonial Gate. The Ceremonial Gate is open for entry ONLY between the hours of 6:00-9:00 AM and ONLY for visitors possessing a Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC). All other visitors must enter through the 2nd Street Gate. To reach the 2nd Street Gate, continue walking east on P Street and then turn right when you reach 2nd Street. The 2nd Street gate is about 200 yards down 2nd Street across from Q Street. Note that individuals and vehicles entering Ft. McNair are subject to search.
The walk and security procedures will take up to 20-30 minutes from the time you exit the Metro station.
Coming from Northwest DC:
From Constitution Ave. going east toward the Capitol, turn right on 7th street, which brings you to Maine Ave. Turn left on Maine Ave. Maine Avenue turns into M Street near Arena Stage, which is on the left. Turn right on 4th Street (Waterfront-SEU Metro/Safeway is on the left). Go through one light and the road turns to become P Street immediately before the front (or Main) gate of Fort McNair. Proceed past this gate and continue along P Street to the end of the block. At the intersection, turn right onto 2nd Street SW. Proceed south along 2nd Street SW for about ¼ mile. The entrance to Ft. McNair will be to your right.
Base Access and Parking
All visitors will be required to show the guard a valid driver’s license, passport, or other government-issued identification; each registered participant will be given an event pass to help facilitate installation access. Those entering Ft. McNair are subject to search. Please allow for up to 15 minutes to clear the 2nd Street Gate as security procedures for vehicles and the high volume of traffic can cause delays.
Visitors with a Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC) or valid military ID card (active duty, retiree, or dependent) may enter through the main ceremonial gate, which is located at 4th and P Streets, SW, and open between the hours of 6:00-9:00 AM.
All other visitors must enter through the 2nd Street Gate, which is located on 2nd Street just South of P Street.
Inside Ft. McNair, parking is extremely limited because of student, staff, and faculty parking and events running concurrently to our own. Please see the map above for open parking locations on the installation. Do not park illegally; illegally parked vehicles will be ticketed or towed.