Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of the Surface Navy Association’s 30th annual national symposium, Jan. 9-11, in Crystal City, Va.

This year’s theme, “Surface Forces and Cross-Domain Integration” highlights common procedures and combined exercises across the air, land, maritime, space and cyberspace domains in preparation for a more powerful and integrated Naval Surface Force.

The symposium provides an opportunity for naval leaders, government officials and members of private industry to discuss a broad range of professional and career issues for the surface community.

Join the social media conversation using #SNA2018 and watch the following sessions and panels. All times are Eastern Standard.

 Tuesday, Jan. 9

1 p.m.
Welcome
Surface Navy Association President Vice Adm. Barry McCullogh (Ret.)

 

1:10 p.m.
The Surface Navy Today
Vice Adm. Tom Rowden

 

2:10 p.m. 
Updating the Surface Navy Vision
Rear Adm. Ronald Boxall and Maj. Gen David Coffman

 

4 p.m.
Keynote Address
Adm. John Richardson

 

Wednesday, Jan. 10

10:15 a.m.
U.S. Marine Corps Update
Lt. Gen. Brian Beaudreault

 

2:15 p.m.
Surface Warfare Domains Panel

 

3:45 p.m.
Preserving Our Naval Advantage: Investing for the Future Panel

 

Thursday, Jan. 11

8:30 a.m.
Keynote Address
Adm. Phil Davidson

 

10:15 a.m.
Shipbuilding Panel

 

2:15 p.m.
Ship Maintenance Panel