DoD Maintenance Symposium

December 17-20, 2018

Tampa, Florida, USA

Tampa Convention Center


Developed as the maintenance community's primary venue for networking and content sharing, the mission of the 2018 DoD Maintenance Symposium is to create an environment that enables attendees to share relevant information, identify critical issues, discuss key topics, and increase their awareness of Department of Defense maintenance initiatives. Join military, government, industry leaders, and maintainers from all levels at this unique, first class event.

Your unique opportunity to shape the future of DoD maintenance—make plans now to attend!

Who Attends

  • Government and industry maintenance managers of all ranks and levels
  • Defense logistics and resource managers
  • Military and civilian maintainers, including executives, supervisors, technicians, and international counterparts
  • Program managers involved in life-cycle and product support
  • Production, process, and information systems specialists
  • Researchers and product development representatives
  • Commercial maintainers and product support providers
  • Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)
  • Engineers—maintenance, in-service, and process/industrial professionals who contribute to effective DoD maintenance operations

Attire Guidance

Civilians: Business attire is appropriate for both the DoD Maintenance Symposium and Secretary of Defense Maintenance Awards banquet and ceremony.

Military Members: Please refer to the following table for appropriate military attire.

ServiceDoD Maintenance SymposiumMaintenance Awards Banquet and ReceptionSpeakers and Panelists
ArmyClass "B" Class "A"Class "B"
NavyService Khaki E1-E6: Service Uniform Service Dress BluesService Khaki E1-E6: Service Uniform
Marine CorpsService "B" (service sweater or tanker jacket optional)Service "A" (ribbons and badges)Service "B" (service sweater or tanker jacket optional)
Air ForceBlue shirt combinationService DressBlue shirt combination (Long Sleeve Shirt with Tie/Tie Tab)
Coast GuardTropical Blue LongService Dress BlueTropical Blue Long

Emergency Procedures During This SAE Event

During this SAE event attendees are to follow the established emergency guidelines of the facility where the emergency occurs. Based on the location of the incident, report emergencies to the nearest venue representative and/or security personnel if available, or report to the SAE operations office onsite.

Should a catastrophic event occur, attendees should follow the safety and security instructions issued by the facility at the time of the event. This includes listening for instructions provided through the public address system and following posted evacuation routes if required.

In case of an emergency, or a major disruption to the schedule of the event, attendees and exhibitors may call the below number to receive updated information on the status of the event. Updates will also be provided via the SAE website at and event mobile app.

SAE Emergency Hotline