Registration Opens for AUSA 2022

Registration Opens for AUSA 2022

AUSA Annual Meeting
Photo by: Rod Lamkey for AUSA

Registration is now open for the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2022 Annual Meeting and Exposition.

The in-person event will take place Oct. 10–12 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. 

Attendees also can register for housing, which opened in June.

This year’s theme is “Building the Army of 2030.” Throughout the annual meeting, professional development forums and addresses by top military leaders will focus on the continued transformation of the Army.

In the four years since Army Futures Command was established, the Army’s top priority has been reshaping the force—including equipment, people and doctrine—to meet expected challenges.

The Army faces “very, very challenging times,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said in July.

“I’m not sure, in my 41-plus years of service, I’ve seen a more potentially dangerous time for our country and for our military,” McConville said.

To prepare, the Army is undertaking a sweeping modernization effort to develop next-generation capabilities, creating a data-centric force and modernizing its personnel policies to build and maintain the talent it needs.

The Army is also boosting troop levels in Europe while deploying forces and equipment to the Indo-Pacific in efforts to strengthen joint force integration, promote interoperability and demonstrate combat capabilities.

“It’s a very, very busy time for our military and our Army,” McConville said.

During the annual meeting, attendees will be able to hear keynote addresses from senior Army leaders, participate in a wide range of forums featuring Army, DoD and industry leaders, view Warriors Corner and Innovators Corner presentations and visit more than 650 exhibits spread over five halls. 

Also scheduled are several award presentations, including the winners of the inaugural Best Squad Competition, NCO and Soldier of the Year and the Marshall Medal, AUSA’s highest award for selfless service to the country. 

The 2022 Marshall Medal recipient is Elizabeth Dole, former U.S. senator, two-time cabinet secretary, former American Red Cross leader and advocate for troops and their families.

The meeting is free, but registration is required. Some seated events require separate reservations and may have a fee. Those tickets will be available soon.

Online registration is open until 8 p.m. Eastern Oct. 5. On-site registration will open at the convention center on Oct. 7.

All attendees and exhibitors must be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Updated information will be available here. You can register here. Housing registration is available here.