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Mask up!

As the 2021 Space and Missile Defense Symposium approaches, the health and safety of our attendees, staff, speakers and exhibitors remains our top priority. The Centers for Disease Control and Preventionrecommends all individuals wear a mask indoors, in public, in areas of substantial or high transmission levels to maximize protection and prevent spreading to others. In consultation with our industry and government stakeholders, the SMD Executive Committee requires all individuals to wear a mask at the 2021 SMD Symposium, regardless of vaccination status. You must wear a mask to enter. Masks must be worn for the duration of the symposium, unless you are eating, drinking or speaking on stage at the podium. Please frequently sanitize your hands and practice social distancing where possible. We look forward to hosting you safely in Huntsville, and we will continue to monitor guidance from the CDC and the Alabama department of Public Health to maintain the health and safety of our guests.

SMD Small Business Showcase call for presentations!

Join Huntsville Association of Small Businesses in Advanced Technology (HASBAT) as we host the first-ever, SMD Small Business Showcase! The event will be held August 10-12, 2021, at the Von Braun Center (VBC) East Hall as part of the 2021 Space & Missile Defense Symposium. Participating companies will have the opportunity to present their innovative solutions to all SMD Symposium Government and Industry Attendees.

SMD-HASBAT Small Business Showcase Call for Presentations - AR edits

vSMD 2020

Good afternoon,

Our executive committee appreciates your support and patience as we have worked to plan for the 2020 Space and Missile Defense Symposium. With the ongoing uncertainty and spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), our committee wanted to ensure whatever path we chose maintained the health and safety of all involved.

We now have a strong path forward, and we are excited to bring you vSMD Symposium 2020: Integration of Space and Missile Defense Capabilities Across All Domains, a virtual professional development symposium.

vSMD will virtually deliver government and industry updates from the space and missile defense community beginning Tuesday, August 4 at 8 a.m. Invited session speakers will include the Commanders of the U.S. Strategic Command and U.S. Space Command, the Commanding General of the Space and Missile Defense Command, Directors of Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office and PEO Missiles and Space.

Patrons and exhibitors will have the opportunity to sponsor this year’s vSMD, with updated sponsorship costs and benefits. A new benefit we are adding this year will be allow for our attendees to view our sponsors’ messages both during and after the virtual symposium. The sponsorship levels, ranging from $1,000 – $3,500, are posted on our website,

There will be no exhibit component to this virtual forum. Exhibitors will have the opportunity to seamlessly roll their purchase over to next year’s symposium or receive a full refund for the price of their exhibit space.

Attendees can visit the website to register for the virtual forum at the new cost of $100 for industry attendees and $50 for those in academia. Attendees who have already submitted paid registrations can opt to keep their registration in place and receive a partial refund.

We will be issuing a press release on Monday morning with the details to the public.

Again, we appreciate your support, and look forward to a successful virtual symposium on Tuesday, August 4.


Executive Committee

The MDA Wargames are back for 2019!

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Warfighter Operational Support Directorate is please to announce the Space and Missile Defense (SMD) Symposium Interactive Wargame 2019, presented at the Von Braun Center East Ballroom.  There will be fourteen sessions offered between 6-8 August 2019.  Each session will last 50 minutes.  The MDA SMD Symposium Wargame is an unclassified interactive simulation based on a notional representation of the 2029 Ballistic Missile Defense System.  Link available upon completion of registration.