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 6WI1 - 2016 Women In Defense Annual HORIZONS Scholarship Dinner 



WIDs 2016 HORIZONS Scholarship Dinner is an opportunity to celebrate and grow the WID HORIZONS Scholarship fund.

Event Number

Event Date
3/8/2016   to 3/8/2016 

Event Location

Crystal Gateway Marriott hotel
Arlington, VA

Event Contact
Ms. Adrienne White, or (703) 247-2570 


The Women in Defense HORIZONS Scholarship Dinner is an opportunity to celebrate and grow the WID HORIZONS Scholarship fund.   Through the HORIZONS Scholarship, Women In Defense encourages women to pursue careers related to the national security and defense interests of the United States and to provide development opportunities to women already working in national security and defense fields. We will receive a short HORIZONS update and hear from a recent HORIZONS Scholarship winner on how this program is helping in her studies

VADM Jan Tighe, Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command, Commander, U.S. 10th Fleet, is our guest speaker for the evening program and will speak share with us how US Fleet Cyber Command is “Driving Innovation” to advance women within the Command.



Tuesday, March 8, 2016

6:00pm - 7:00pm      Networking and Silent Auction
7:00pm - 7:10pm      Welcome & Presentation of Colors
7:10pm - 7:15pm      HORIZONS Program Update
                                     HORIZONS Scholarship Speaker
                                     Ms. Elizabeth Irwin, Georgetown University
7:15pm - 7:45pm      Dinner
7:45pm - 8:20pm      Keynote Presentation
                                     VADM Jan Tighe, Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command, Commander, U.S. 10th Fleet
8:20pm - 8:30pm      Wrap Up
8:30pm                       Adjourn


Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Arlington, VA 22202
Tel: (703) 920-3230

On-site parking, fee: $13 USD/hour, 27 USD/day,
Valet parking, fee: $32/USD day
No vans over 6'3

Crystal City Metro Stop - Blue & Yellow Lines

Check-in & Check-out
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM

High-Speed Internet Access
Guest rooms:
High Speed: Check email and browse the Web for $12.95 USD/day
Enhanced High Speed: Video chat, download large files + stream video for
$15.95 USD/day
Lobby and public areas:
Complimentary Wireless

Nearby Airports
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
- DCA (2 miles NW)
Free Airport Shuttle Service, Shuttle Phone: 1 703 9203230
$3.10 est. Subway Fare
$10 est. Taxi Fare

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport -
BWI (37 miles)
Super Shuttle est. $51 USD (one way); reservation required
$90 est. taxi fare

Washington Dulles International Airport - IAD (27 miles SE)
Washington Flyer est. $45 USD (one way); reservation required
$45 est. taxi fare

Car rental is recommended.


Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202

Room Rate: $299

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. In order to ensure the discounted rate, you must make your reservations early and ask for the “Women In Defense” room block.  Rooms may not be held after Friday, February 19, 2016, and may sell out before then. Rates are also subject to change after this date.

To make your reservation, please vist or call 703-920-3230.


Online Registration is now CLOSED! Registration will be available onsite.

Registration Fees:

  • Individual - Member = $175
  • Individual - Non-Member = $225
  • Corporate Table = $1,800

Corporate table purchase included a reserved table with seating for ten, listing in the dinner program, verbal recognition during the program, and recognition on table supporter signage.

Individual ticket holders have open seating.

**Please note that there is an additional fee to attend the 2016 Women In Defense National Conference. In order to register, please visit the event website at  

Cancellation Policy

There will be no refunds given for this event. Substitutions are welcome in lieu of cancellations. Cancellations and substitutions must be made in writing to Adrienne White at


Sponsorship POC: Ms. Dina Flynn -

Download/Print/View the Conference Sponsorship Agreement form. Please return completed agreements to Ms. Adrienne White at

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Reception Sponsor - $1000 (2 Available)
• Logo and link to your company on event web site
• Company description (100 words) in the conference program
• Signage recognizing sponsorship level & Sponsor ribbons
• Podium recognition throughout the event

Contact Ms. Dina Flynn,, to customized a sponsorship that is suited to your organization.

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