Center for a New American Security
2019 National Security Conference

This year's CNAS National Security Conference will explore the United States' efforts to sharpen its strategic edge in an era of heightened global competition. From sustaining America's military advantage, to countering high-tech illiberalism, to designing new ways to project U.S. economic power, each session will offer new ideas to elevate the national security debate.


Registration is now closed. 

Please join us via live stream at cnas.org/live on Friday, June 14 to view the conference and join the conversation.

Featured Topics

  • Renewing the National Security Consensus in Congress

  • Maintaining America's Technology Edge 

  • A New Day for Development Finance

  • Digital Freedom and Repression

  • Perceptions of Military Community

  • A Deadly Game: Taiwan Strait Crisis 2030

Luncheon Sessions

  • Fostering Bipartisanship in Intelligence Oversight 

  • American Leadership in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

  • Russia-China: Debating the Significance of the Partnership

  • FinTech and National Security: What’s In Your Digital Wallet?

Afternoon Seminars

  • Addressing China’s Digital Expansion

  • Interactive Tabletop Exercise on the Future of Iran's Nuclear Program

  • Challenges to Force Development in A New American Way of War

  • National Security Lightning Talks and Roundtables


This year's conference will include two separate breakout sessions: 12:00 - 1:30PM and 3:30 - 4:30PM, in addition to the main plenary.

Event Details

Friday, June 14, 2019
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

The Washington Hilton

1919 Connecticut Ave NW 
Washington, DC 20009

Last Year's Conference

To revisit last year's conference, Strategic Competition, click here

Conference Sponsorship

Sponsoring the CNAS 2019 Annual Conference provides a unique branding and networking opportunity that helps companies reinforce their positions as thought leaders and stakeholders in national security. To learn more about corporate sponsorship, click here


For questions regarding the 2019 Annual Conference, please contact:
Sponsorship Opportunities: Anna Saito Carson, asaito@cnas.org
Media: Cole Stevens, cstevens@cnas.org
General Inquiries: Jasmine Butler, jbutler@cnas.org