MILCOM imageMILCOM offers senior military and industry leaders along with distinguished researchers the platform to describe the problems and solutions underlying coordinated action in multiple domains. Keynotes, panels, presentations and focused networking insure all will have a voice and a role in addressing the theme of this event. Join in this critical conversation, unique convening, and important event as government, industry and academia help define Multi-Domain Command and Control.

Join military and industry communications professionals in this evolving conversation November 12-14, 2019, Norfolk, VA. MILCOM features outstanding technical presentations, discussions and tutorials, as well as industry demos and displays of cutting edge technologies. Experts in C4I and cyber issues as well as science and technology developments will lead more than 200 unclassified and restricted sessions.

MILCOM Frequently Asked Questions

  Who attends MILCOM?

Global military communications professionals who face command, control, communications, computing, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) challenges participate in MILCOM. The conference also enables industry to describe and demonstrate their products and services to potential customers and professional partners.

Visit our website to see a current list of exhibiting companies and an interactive floor plan.

  When/where does MILCOM take place?

The event takes place November 12-14, 2019 at the Hilton Norfolk The Main, 100 East Main Street, Norfolk Virginia. More information is available here.

  Visiting the Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hours


Tuesday, November 12 - 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM


Tuesday, Nobember 12 - 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday, Nobember 13 - 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Thursday, Nobember 14 - 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM


Thursday, November 14 - 12:00 PM –6:00 PM

  Where is the exhibit hall located?

Exhibits will be displayed in the Hilton Norfolk The Main near the Main Ballroom on the fourth floor and the Granby Ballroom on the third floor.
Hilton Norfolk The Main
100 East Main St.
Norfolk, VA 23510

View the 2019 Floor Plans.

Registration and Program Questions

  How much does it cost to attend?
Click here for all pricing options for MILCOM 2019.

  Where can I find the Conference Agenda?
See what's happening at this year's MILCOM. Click here for a comprehensive look at this year's conference sessions, keynotes, panels and more.

  How do I register?

You can register online or at the conference center. Click here for a complete list of conference registration pricing.

  Additional Featured Programming

Technical papers will be presented as part of the unclassified technical program and the restricted access program. Additional information will be included in the agenda.

Know Before You Go

  Where do I pick up my badge?

All badges must be picked up on site at the registration desk. All registrants will receive a confirmation notice via email. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact the MILCOM Registration Center at (703) 631-6200 or milcomregistration@spargoinc.com.

  Where can I park?

The Hilton Norfolk The Main offers self-parking and valet parking services for attendees. Additional area parking inforation is available online.

  What is the recommended attire?

Professional business attire is suggested. Military personnel are encouraged to wear the appropriate uniform of the day.

Active duty military speakers are encouraged to wear Army Service B Uniform (USA), Air Force Service B Uniform (USAF), Khaki Uniforms with Ribbons (USN), Service B “Bravo” (USMC) or Tropical Blue (USCG). Civilian presenters are encouraged to wear equivalent professional business attire.

  How can I receive a pre and post-show attendee list?

AFCEA does not release their pre or post show attendee lists. Lead retrieval units will be available for rental.

  Who should I contact for accessibility assistance?

AFCEA supports the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Attendees with special needs should call (703) 631-6238 or email events@afcea.org.

  Photography/Videography/Audio Recording Policy

Attendees are not permitted to photograph, record or videotape any portion of the MILCOM proceedings. Working members of the press are required to check in at the press desk at registration to photograph and/or videotape at the show.

Exhibit personnel may photograph and/or videotape only their personnel and equipment within the confines of their booth.

Failure to comply with this policy will result in confiscation of devices or material and administrative action under applicable government guidelines.

Attendees understand that AFCEA and their authorized representatives (show management) may conduct interviews and may take photographs and/or videotape in any part of the conference and exhibit hall. These photographs, videos and recordings are for use by show management in publications or other media material produced for the purposes of conference promotion, including but not limited to: brochures, invitations, books, newspapers, magazines, television and websites. Attendee and exhibitor registration grants show management permission and consent for use of this photography and video.

  What are the public transportation options?

Information on transportation to and around the Norfolk area is available online.

  Are there any age restrictions to get into the exhibit hall?

No one under the age of 18 is allowed in the exhibit hall at any time.

Exhibit & Sponsor Information

  How can I exhibit and/or sponsor?

Check out the Exhibiting Opportunities and Sponsorship Opportunities that are currently available.

Contact our Sales Team with additional questions:

Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales/Sponsor Opportunites
888-215-2241 / 703-995-2567

A current list of exhibitors and a look at the exhibit hall floor plans are available online.

  What additional resources are available?

The Exhibitor Service Manual can be found here.

Prepare to be Aware

Conferences present opportunities for America's adversaries to target U.S. government employees, academia, defense industry and other personnel to collect our critical information. Be a hard target! Use good OPSEC practices to protect yourself and your organization's mission.


  • Be aware of your surroundings when discussing sensitive unclassified critical information during the conference and after hours, in common/public areas (e.g. social gatherings, networking mixers, etc.).
  • Be suspicious of strangers. Even though they sound like they belong at the conference, don't assume they are there for the same purpose as you.
  • Use caution when sharing information with someone you don't know. Ask others to confirm a person's identity before sharing critical information about your organization's past, ongoing or future operations/activities/events. Protect your personal information, such as your room number and daily schedule. Don't give out your business cards freely, particularly when outside the United States. Remember, phishing is still the #1 adversary threat vector into your personal and government computers/devices/networks.
  • If you use a laptop or other portable electronic device (personal or government-owned), use it cautiously. Disable the Bluetooth and WLAN/Wi-Fi connections when not in use, and if you use this type of connectivity, understand that you may expose personal and work-related critical information to an adversary. Be especially cautious when using unencrypted/unsecure WLAN/Wi-Fi hotspots.