SPECIAL EVENTS & EDUCATION

The following events and educational sessions will be held during Modern Day Marine 2023. There will also be events that will premiere at the show that are not listed below. Follow Modern Day Marine on social media for show announcements and updates. Multiple events require registration to attend. Registration will open this April.

Advance Planning Brief to Industry

 

Advance Planning Brief to Industry

 

Monday, 26 June 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

The Advance Planning Brief to Industry (APBI) will entail a full day of interactive key leader presentations from across the scope of Marine Corps Systems Command and Program Executive Office Land Systems Portfolios & Programs. Lunch will be provided, and a mixer will take place upon conclusion of the event. APBI in person attendance will be available to the first three hundred qualified individuals, with the opportunity to attend virtually open to an unlimited number of qualified registrants. All presentations will be live streamed. The APBI is an unclassified forum, but participation is only available to U.S citizens currently employed by U.S. based corporations. Attendance is restricted to exhibitors, non-exhibitors, and Marine Corps Association members. 

Main Briefing Center Seminars

 

Wargame Convention

 


Tuesday-Thursday, 27-29 June
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The Wargame Convention will provide a focused venue for demonstrations, game play, and networking among military wargaming practitioners, designers, and industry. More information to follow.

Main Briefing Center Seminars

 

Main Briefing Center Seminars

 

Tuesday-Thursday, 27-29 June 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM & 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

​The Main Briefing Center will host numerous speakers from the military and civilian communities to discuss current trends and future procurement issues. Led by MAGTAF and Marine Corps Systems Command, briefings are used by attendees and exhibitors alike to formulate their strategies. Former speakers include the Commandant of the Marine Corps, Secretary of the Navy, Commanding General Marine Forces Reserve, and Deputy Commandant Information & Logistics.

Main Briefing Center Seminars

 

Marines Luncheon & Awards Ceremony

 

Tuesday, 29 June 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

The Marine Corps League Enlisted Awards Luncheon is designed to provide special recognition for the exceptional contributions of six outstanding U.S. Marines and Sailors currently serving with the Marine Corps. The ceremony will include performances by elements of the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, Drum & Bugle Corps, and the Color Guard of the Marine Corps, and will be attended by Marine Corps leaders, invited foreign dignitaries, a wide range of DoD officials and Industry representatives, as well as the collective leadership of the MDM co-host organizations (the Marine Corps League & the Marine Corps Association). View the list of past award recipients here. Attendance is restricted to members of the U.S. and foreign militaries, DoD civilians, military family members, and retired general officers.

Spouses Employment Brunch

 

Marine Zone Semper Fi Mixer

 

Tuesday, 27 June 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Please join us for an informal networking event to close the show in the Marine Stage area for all industry and DoD constituent groups. Mixer will include beer, wine, nonalcoholic beverages and appetizers.

Tun Tavern

 

Military Spouses Employment Brunch

 

Wednesday, 28 June 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Military spouses are invited to attend the inaugural Military Spouses Employment Brunch at this year’s expo. Spouses seeking employment will be given the opportunity for networking and education in the military industry and beyond. The event will include a buffet brunch, keynote speaker panel moderated by Air Force spouse and comedian Ashley Gutermuth, and a networking and resource fair. Attendance is restricted to members of the military and their family members.

Grand Banquet

 

Tun Tavern Talks

 

Wednesday, 28 June 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Thursday, 29 June 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Active-duty military members will enjoy a complimentary lunch while listening to distinguished speakers share their military and life experiences. This year’s speakers are CDR Becky Calder, USN(Ret), the first female pilot to graduate from TOPGUN, and Cpl William “Kyle” Carpenter, USMC(Ret), the youngest living Marine Medal of Honor recipient. Learn more about the event and register to attend here. Attendance is restricted to members of the military and their family members.

Main Briefing Center Seminars

 

Grand Banquet

 

Wednesday, 28 June 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

The Grand Banquet, held at the Marriott Marquis, is a high value ancillary networking opportunity for exhibitors to connect with Marine Corps leadership, Marine Corps Systems Command personnel and their influencers in the government space. The event will commence at 6:30 PM with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner at 7:30 PM where we will honor the Dickey Chappelle and the Iron Mike Award recipients. Also in attendance will be Enlisted Award recipients and collective leadership from the MDM co-hosts, the Marine Corps Association and the Marine Corps League. All guests will enjoy the pomp and circumstance of the Color Guard of the Marine Corps as well as a performance by “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. Learn more about the Dickey Chappelle and Iron Mike Awards and past recipients here. Attendance is restricted to exhibitors and members of the military.

Main Briefing Center Seminars

 

Congressional Breakfast

 

Thursday, 29 June 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

The Modern Day Marine Congressional Breakfast will focus both lawmaker and appropriator attention on the conceptual strategic value of Force Design 2030 as a service level roadmap for rapid transition to a 21st century, naval integrated, “stand in force” for deterrence in restricted seas and complex littoral terrain. Invited guests will include the lawmakers, appropriators and affiliated professional staff who are most instrumental to informing and resourcing the Commandant of the Marine Corps’ vision for Force Design 2030. The breakfast will be followed by a private expo hall walk through and wargame demonstrations and game play. Attendance is restricted to exhibitors, non-exhibitors, and members of the military.

 

Marine Zone Stage Presentations

 

Tuesday-Thursday, 27-29 June

The “Marine Stage” is a new expo hall presentation and networking venue in the midst of the “Marine Zone.” The Marine Zone is the area of the floorplan designated for Marine Corps research, experimentation, requirements & acquisitions organizations to display prototypes and interact with MDM participants in a centralized location. The Marine Stage provides Marine Corps and DoD subject matter experts and program managers with a purpose driven forum for short presentations followed by informal networking sessions that will build awareness of programmatic requirements, gaps, and opportunities so that industry can see where they fit and how they can help. The intent is to highlight Service level equity areas critical to the emerging Marine Corps mission set in order to spark substantive questions & meaningful discussion. Four presentations will occur each day of the expo.