The 86th Symposium will be held on 18-21 June 2018 in Monterey, California at the Naval Postgraduate School.  This year’s sessions will be conducted at the classified and unclassified clearance level with FOUO options.  Corresponding portions of the Symposium are open to U.S. Citizens with or without a clearance and cleared “Five EYES” (FVEY) participants with some restrictions. 

The keynote for the 86th MORSS is Retired Vice Admiral Ronald A. Route, President of the Naval Postgraduate School.  For his full bio please visit here.

The 86th Symposium will include 500+ sessions taking place in 33 Working Groups, 7 Composite groups, Distributed Working Groups, Special Sessions, Demos, Tutorials and CEU Courses over the four-day program.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity at the 86th Symposium to present your work and get valuable feedback from your colleagues across the National Security community.  The submission deadline is 16 February 2018.  MORS Service Sponsors are actively working on conference approvals for the 86th Symposium.  

Payment Options Instructions

The "Invoice Me" option can only be used for the registration fee.  This option won't appear if you have social tickets, CEU courses or tutorials in your cart.  If you need assistance registering please contact Ms. Tina Yan at

There are very limited lunch options on campus, 86th participants are encouraged to purchase lunch in advance. You can purchase lunch tickets by clicking the Register Now button.

Important Dates

15 November- Registration Opens

2 March- Deadline for Abstract Submission

16 March- Co-Chair Review Deadline

30 March- Chair Review Deadline

2 April- Selected Presenters Notified

23 April- Chair Scheduling Deadline

13 April- Presenters Notified of Schedule

15 May- Regular Registration Ends

6 June- Deadline for Disclosure Forms

6 June- Deadline for Clearance & Visit Requests

6 June- Presentation Upload Deadline (Classified & Unclassified)

11 June- Deadline to Pay Invoiced Registrations