8th Annual Norwegian-American Defense Conference 2020

As we monitor the ongoing COVID-19 situation and comply with the recommendations and restrictions set forward by the US and Norwegian authorities, we regret to inform that the 8th Annual Norwegian-American Defense Conference will be postponed. All ticket purchases will automatically be transferred to the rescheduled conference planned for the fall 2020, and we look forward to your continued participation.  



8th Annual Norwegian-American Defense Conference 


You are hereby invited to register for the Norwegian-American Defense Conference taking place on April 2, 2020.

We hope you will participate in this important forum to hear from respected thought leaders on defense and security issues, and to learn more about how Norway and the United States are collaborating on national security innovation. The theme this year is:


Winning the Innovation Contest

Forging International Partnerships for a Resilient Innovation Base 


We have entered an era of competition for technological superiority, waged between the national innovation bases of the world’s great powers. The topic underscores the importance of bolstering the collective innovation capacity of closely allied nations.

The forum has become the most influential bilateral defense summit between Norway and the United States. More than 200 representatives from Norwegian and American industry, government, and military participate each year. A significant portion of the program is dedicated to B2G and B2B meetings to support industrial participation and cooperative innovation initiatives, such as the newly launched Hacking 4 Allies program.

Please join us on April 2 at the newly launched House of NADIC in Rosslyn, with terrific panoramic views of Washington, D.C. The event will be followed by a networking reception for conference participants at the Norwegian Ambassador’s Residence.