**VIRTUAL** **CONFERENCES**

With the number of conferences shifting from an in-person to virtual platform, the Department of the Navy Directorate for Administration, Logistics, and Operations (DOLA), formerly DON/AA, has put out clarifying guidance stating that when no travel expenses are incurred (i.e. virtual conferences) then conference approval is not required.  This means that an approved SECNAV 5050-2 is not required when attending a virtual conference.

SECNAV 5050-2 not required if there are no travel expenses
 

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Once approval is received, conference registration may be processed.

FY22 Tier 1 and Tier 2 Conferences

Stay informed with conference updates and notifications though the Conference Travel channel 

Conference Title

Approval Level

Start Date

End Date

Submission Deadline

         
XPONENTIAL, AUVSI Tier 1 - SECNAV 4/25/2022 4/28/2022 TBD
American Association of Endodontists Annual Meeting Tier 2 - NPS President 4/26/2022 4/29/2022 3/27/2022
Directed Energy Symposium Tier 2 - NPS President 5/1/2022 5/30/2022 4/1/2022
Mega Rust Tier 2 - NPS President 5/1/2022 5/30/2022 4/1/2022
National Restaurant Association Show Tier 2 - NPS President 5/21/2022 5/24/2022 4/21/2022
Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association Tier 1 - SECNAV 5/22/2022 5/26/2022 TBD
The American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition Tier 2 - NPS President 5/23/2022 5/23/2022 4/23/2022
Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America Tier 2 - NPS President 5/23/2022 5/27/2022 4/23/2022
American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) National Professional Development Institute Tier 1 - SECNAV 6/1/2022 6/30/2022 TBD
Military Operations Research Society (MORS) Symposium Tier 1 - SECNAV 6/1/2022 6/30/2022 TBD
The Society of American Federal Medical Laboratory Scientists/Clinical Laboratory Management Association Knowledge Lab Tier 2 - NPS President 6/1/2022 6/30/2022 5/2/2022
National Security Agency Information Assurance Symposium Tier 2 - NPS President 6/1/2022 6/30/2022 5/2/2022
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Employment Laws (EXCEL) Conference Tier 2 - NPS President 6/1/2022 6/30/2022 5/2/2022
Federal Planning Training Workshop and the American Planning Association Tier 1 - SECNAV 6/6/2022 6/9/2022 TBD
American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference Tier 2 - NPS President 6/21/2022 6/26/2022 5/22/2022
National Association Family Child Care Institute Annual Conference Tier 2 - NPS President 6/23/2022 6/25/2022 5/24/2022
GSA SmartPay Training Forum Tier 1 - SECNAV 7/1/2022 7/31/2022 TBD
Black Hat Tier 1 - SECNAV 7/1/2022 7/31/2022 TBD
International Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life Conference Tier 2 - NPS President 7/10/2022 7/15/2022 6/10/2022
Environmental Systems Research Institute User Conference Tier 2 - NPS President 7/11/2022 7/15/2022 6/11/2022
Association of Government Accountants – Professional Development Training Conference Tier 1 - SECNAV 7/17/2022 7/20/2022 TBD
The Energy Exchange Tier 1 - SECNAV 8/1/2022 8/30/2022 TBD
Bird Strike Committee USA Meeting Tier 2 - NPS President 8/1/2022 8/30/2022 7/2/2022
Annual Threat Management Conference Tier 2 - NPS President 8/1/2022 8/30/2022 7/2/2022
International System Safety Conference Tier 2 - NPS President 8/1/2022 8/30/2022 7/2/2022
Blacks in Government (Annual National Training Institute) Tier 2 - NPS President 8/1/2022 8/30/2022 7/2/2022
National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) Annual Professional Development and Training Conference Tier 2 - NPS President 8/1/2022 8/30/2022 7/2/2022
Federal Dispute Resolution Conference Tier 2 - NPS President 8/8/2022 8/11/2022 7/9/2022
DEF CON Tier 2 - NPS President 8/11/2022 8/14/2022 7/12/2022
Tailhook Tier 1 - SECNAV 9/1/2022 9/30/2022 TBD
National Organization for Victim Assistance Annual Training Event Tier 1 - SECNAV 9/1/2022 9/30/2022 TBD
FABTECH Tier 2 - NPS President 9/1/2022 9/30/2022 8/2/2022
Shock and Vibration Symposium Tier 2 - NPS President 9/1/2022 9/30/2022 8/2/2022
Annual National Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association (VPPPA) Annual Safety and Health Conference Tier 2 - NPS President 9/1/2022 9/30/2022 8/2/2022
The Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) Working Group Annual Conference & Educational Symposium Tier 2 - NPS President 9/1/2022 9/30/2022 8/2/2022
American Society of Safety Professionals Professional Development Conference Tier 2 - NPS President 9/1/2022 9/30/2022 8/2/2022
National Safety Congress and Expo Tier 2 - NPS President 9/19/2022 9/21/2022 8/20/2022
International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference Tier 2 - NPS President 10/15/2022 10/18/2022 9/15/2022
Oceans Tier 1 - SECNAV 10/17/2022 10/21/2022 TBD

Approval Authorities

Conference Attendance Pages

Conference Policy

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This document serves as Department of Defense (DoD)’s official conference policy. It supersedes and cancels DoD Conference Guidance 3.0. This policy supplements conference provisions in applicable ethics regulations and the Joint Travel Regulations. This guidance is effective June 26, 2016.

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This instruction establishes Department of the Navy (DON) policy for confernece management in accordance with DoD Conference Guidance.