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2020 JETC – SAME Centennial Kickoff Celebration

Mark your calendars for May 27-29, 2020, in Washington, D.C. The 2020 Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo (JETC) will be SAME’s Centennial Kickoff Celebration and be held right in the nation’s capital at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

As SAME's Annual Meeting, JETC brings together members, partners, and stakeholders from across the country and around the world to learn, share, and collaborate. In addition, each year JETC features activities, awards presentations, and networking opportunities that recognize the commitment and dedication of SAME members to the nation, and the profession.

The 2020 JETC will both celebrate SAME’s Centennial while kicking off the Society’s second century of service! More information will be available in the coming months. 

CONFERENCE LOCATION: Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Marriott Marquis Washington


Important Dates & Reminders

BOOTH LOTTERY: Opens Mid-October | BOOTH SALES: Opens Early November | CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: Opens Early November | REGISTRATION: Opens Mid-January


2020 JETC Agenda & Highlights

In addition to a robust education and training schedule, the 2020 JETC will feature special events, programs, and ceremonies to honor our 100th Anniversary and most importantly, to showcase the enduring contributions of our members, partners, and stakeholders to national security.

The 2020 JETC will provide general sessions and keynote speakers that highlight how SAME and our partners and stakeholders are making an impact. Education and training sessions will include presentations addressing the broad technical nature of SAME’s membership. 

The Exhibit Hall will be the center of activity during the week. Exhibit booths will be complemented by historical enhancements, including engineering achievements over the past century, profiles of SAME’s named awards, and even historic vehicles to symbolize the era of 1920 in which we were formed. 

The 2020 JETC will be highlighted with a special presentation of the Golden Eagle Awards, bringing the Academy of Fellows’ distinguished awards into the Society’s Centennial Celebration. Finally, a collection of supporting events and activities will be offered before and during JETC, including tours of area attractions. (NOTE: scheduled events is tentative; subject to change).

General Sessions

  • Keynote Address on Leadership
  • Collaborative Panel on Talent Management
  • Keynote Address on Support to Veterans

Awards Presentations

  • Society Ball & Awards Gala
  • Golden Eagle Awards Presentation
  • Posts Awards & Society Recognition

Education & Training

  • Over 60 Hours of Education and Training Sessions
  • Table Top Exercise, featuring the Joint Staff and Combatant Commands
  • Uniformed Service All-Hands Meetings

Celebratory Events

  • Exhibit Hall featuring Historical Enhancements
  • Fellows & Young Members Luncheon
  • SAME National President’s Reception
  • Academy of Fellows Investiture Ceremony
  • Society Centennial Kickoff Event & Reception

Tours & Special Activities

  • “Run to 2020 and Beyond” 5k Fun Run
  • Tours of Capital Region Attractions
  • Student STEM Activity - Army National Museum
  • Local Posts Golf Tournament
  • Memorial Day Arlington Cemetery Observance

“I have been a member for 35 years and the one thing I cherish the most is the many friends I have created through my involvement. When I go to an event, it’s like going to a reunion. I see familiar faces, many that I have either served with or worked on projects together with. I would much rather work with someone I have a relationship with than to pick up the yellow pages and search for a new partner. There is no better organization anywhere to create those long-lasting relationships—to build that trust—than through SAME.”

–Col. Marvin Fisher, LEED AP, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), SAME National President 2018-2019