DON IT Conference, East Coast 2019

Jun 3-5, 2019

Hilton Norfolk The Main
100 Main Street
Norfolk, VA 23510

The DON IT Conference has been approved for June 3-5, 2019, at the Hilton Norfolk The Main in Norfolk, VA.

Please note, the conference ends at 12:00 PM on Wednesday.

The DON IT Conference is typically held in fleet concentration areas on the West Coast and East Coast each year to minimize cross-country travel by participants.


Walk-in registration will be available for three categories of attendees: 1) Non-TDY DON civilian and military attendees; 2) local and TDY government support contractors who provide a CAC or contact information of government sponsor; and 3) local and TDY non-DON government attendees.

Walk-in registration and early badge pickup with be available on Sunday, June 2 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm, in addition to regularly scheduled registration times during the conference.

The purpose of the DON IT conference is to:

  1. Share information about new and emerging IT policy and initiatives, including those that support statutory requirements, cybersecurity, privacy, and electromagnetic spectrum.
  2. Provide IT-related training that will provide credits toward continuous learning per SECNAVINST 1543.2, which requires that Cyberspace/IT workforce members have 40 hours of continuous learning per year.
  3. Hear firsthand from DON IT Leadership and provide the opportunity for discussions between DON IT leaders and the DON IT community responsible for implementing policies and processes at the working level.


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Dress Code

Military participants should wear the uniform of the day for all events. Civilians and contractors should wear appropriate business attire.

Conference Approval

Approval for the conference by DON AA was predicated on the following: rental cars are not authorized for those traveling by air and attendees must use the lowest cost travel options in booking their flights and accommodations. Attendees must remember to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars when attending this event, and request approval for travel and attendance from their individual commands.

Hotel Information

The following hotels will offer the government per diem lodging rate to government employees and contractors with a government badge. Please note, the per diem rate rooms are limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The DON CIO does not endorse any hotels.

Norfolk Waterside Marriott

  • 235 E. Main St., Norfolk, VA 23510
  • Tel: (855) 396-8934
  • Located next door to the Hilton Norfolk The Main
  • Group Code: "DON IT Conference"

Courtyard Norfolk Downtown

  • 520 E. Plume Street, Norfolk, VA 23510
  • Tel: (757) 963-6000
  • Located .3 miles from the Hilton Norfolk The Main
  • Group Code: "DON IT Conference"

DON IT Conference, East Coast 2019 Descriptive Schedule DON IT Conference, East Coast 2019 Signed Approval Memo

DON IT Conference, East Coast 2019 Schedule

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