Defense Maintenance and Logistics Exhibition

The 2021 DoD Maintenance Symposium Has Been Canceled, 2022 Coming Soon

Due to continuing uncertainty around several issues, including travel and capacity restrictions remaining from the pandemic as well as industry concerns, the Department of Defense and SAE International have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 DoD Maintenance Symposium, originally scheduled for December 6-9, 2021, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Planning is in progress for a full 2022 DoD Maintenance Symposium, in December 2022. More details will be available soon on the dates and location for the next event.

If you already registered to exhibit or sponsor the at the 2021 Defense Maintenance and Logistics Exhibition and have questions, please contact your SAE Event Sales Rep, or contact Customer Service.

See you in 2022!

Hotel Information

Kansas City Marriott Downtown

200 West 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105 United States

Driving Directions and Transportation

Alert: Room Reservations

SAE International and our housing partners do not solicit hotel room reservations via telephone, email, or fax. Any claims by any company stating otherwise are not true. Please be sure you are booking directly through the links on this page or directly with a specific property.

Message to Attendees

The success of the Department of Defense Meeting depends on registrants and exhibitors using the contracted hotel to offset the sizable cost of producing the meeting. In general, hotels require groups to fill at minimum 90% of the contracted number of hotel rooms at their property. If we do not meet that minimum, we are required to pay for that empty room at the standing nightly hotel rate. This is called an attrition fee. Unfilled rooms can cost the meeting thousands of dollars. Not only do these financial penalties hurt the current year’s conference, but the future meetings cannot negotiate as beneficial a hotel contract. In both cases, the registration fee is then under pressure to increase. What if we don’t contract for sleeping rooms? Attendees will pay more to stay at the conference hotel. The hotel will not hold a block of rooms for attendees, which may leave some people quite a distance from the conference venue. Please support the meeting and SAE International by staying at the contracted hotels.

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