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  • About FMMS 2021
  • Meeting Information
  • Registration
  • Call for Papers
  • Sponsorship
  • Exhibits
  • Virtual

ASNE's Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium (FMMS) is coming to the San Diego Convention Center!
October 17-19, 2021


The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) is excited to return to the West Coast and the San Diego Convention Center for the 2021 Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium (FMMS). The FMMS Committee has been busy creating a three-day agenda to include senior military keynotes, industry speakers, panels, live streaming sessions with Q&A, along with technical paper presentations. The symposium will take place October 17-19. Best of all, exhibitors and attendees will have a great Exhibit Hall with multiple networking opportunities!

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium is an annual event, alternating between Hampton Roads and San Diego, bringing together the entire naval ship maintenance and modernization community like no other forum. ASNE's FMMS allows for an open forum of communications and exchange of technical information on ship maintenance and modernization between the Maritime Services, Fleet Forces Command, NAVSEA, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, industry, academia, deck plate users, and you.

This forum seeks to engage everyone who has a stake in building, repairing, sailing, innovating, updating, training, fighting, and winning on or from the sea on a US or allied military vessel. We are stronger when people with different backgrounds, education, jobs, trades, and experience discuss issues and solutions facing the fleet.

What are some of the intersections of communications from the fleet, industry, and academia of this forum?

  • learn what new technology can do and how best to integrate into a ship's systems
  • work with other disciplines and stakeholders to ensure that engineering considerations are built into all phases and lifecycle process
  • share effective repair strategies based on collective data and deck plate experience to help eliminate the cost and time of rework
  • understand what ship designs and systems can be modernized with durable and proven technology
  • train others and share historical knowledge that can be collected for the next generation
  • leverage partnerships between small and large businesses to facilitate technology transition to the fleet

FMMS 2021 will include prominent guest speakers, panelists and paper presentations from the Navy, Coast Guard, industry and academia; providing a unique opportunity to interact with senior military and civil service decision makers, ship and craft operators and maintainers, repair and maintenance personnel, designers, builders, planners, engineers, program managers, life cycle engineers, equipment suppliers and other technical experts.

Meeting Information

FMMS 2021 Venue

San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101


Helpful Attendee Information

Click this link for information on getting around, directions and parking, things to do in San Diego!



Attendees: Business Attire/Uniform of the Day
Presenters (Non-Military): Business Attire
Presenters (Military): Summer White or Service Equivalent
USCG: Tropical Blues


Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium (FMMS) 2021 Attendee Registration
October 17-19, 2021

Click here to Register Online


  • ASNE Member Early Bird: $495
  • ASNE Member Standard: $595
  • ASNE Non-Member Early Bird: $695
  • ASNE Non-Member Standard: $795
  • Join & Attend Early Bird: $640
  • Join & Attend: $740
  • U.S. Federal Government Employee (non-contractor): $195
    Please note: Government employees are defined as active-duty U.S. military, or civil service U.S. federal government employees.
  • Author: $195
  • ASNE Member Virtual Only Early Bird: $95
  • ASNE Member Virtual Only Standard: $195
  • ASNE Non-Member Virtual Only Early Bird: $265
  • ASNE Non-Member Virtual Only Standard: $365
  • Join & Attend Virtual Only Early Bird: $240
  • Join & Attend Virtual Only: $340
  • U.S. Federal Government Employee Virtual Only (non-contractor): $50
  • Full-Time Undergraduate or K-12 Student: $0
  • U.S. Active Duty Enlisted Personnel: $0
  • Press and Media (with credentials), please email ASNE HQ to register.
Terms & Conditions

FMMS 2021 Call for Papers OPEN


Theme: Improving Fleet Readiness through Sustainment, Technology and Self-Sufficiency


Suggested Topic Areas:
  • Effective availability planning and execution to meet on-time commitments
  • Integrating modernization into alongside opportunities across the OFRP
  • Planning and provisioning to support the integration of life cycle maintenance across the entire OFRP
  • Long term solutions for logistic planning and procurement tied into life cycle maintenance
  • Maintenance infrastructure support for future ship classes
  • Innovations in maintenance training for sailors
  • Contracting strategies that yield improved readiness
  • Modernizing for Energy Reduction
  • Novel approaches to deployed continuous maintenance employment in the era of operational unpredictability
  • Modifying equipment inspection and maintenance requirements to support the 36 month operational cycle
  • Predicting cost implications of increased operational cycles
  • Employing Model Based System Engineering and Architecture to support Modernization and Sustainment
  • Innovative methodologies for developing the network, infrastructure, data architecture, tools, and analytics to support the future operational environment
  • Tools and methodologies to accelerate the delivery of innovative concepts and capabilities to the fleet

Submit a one page abstract or proposed outline as directed below prior to July 1, 2021.
The submission should include:

  • Proposed title
  • Author(s') name(s)  and organization(s)
  • Primary Point of Contact, mailing address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address
  • 1 page description which includes a problem statement or introduction, an outline of the key points to be made in the paper, and conclusions or recommendations that the paper will address.


Key Dates:

  • Abstracts Due: July 1, 2021
  • Paper Selection and Notification: July 16, 2021
  • First Drafts of Papers Due: August 7, 2021
  • First Draft Review Complete: August 23, 2021
  • Final Drafts of Papers Due: September 15, 2021


For additional information and details on paper submission, see the ASNE Technical Papers Guidelines or contact the FMMS 2021 Technical Papers Chair, Thomas Hekman at FMMS@NavalEngineers.org.

FMMS Sponsorship

Interested in showcasing/promoting your brand and supporting FMMS? Many unique opportunities are available to market and showcase your company both on-site and virtually. Become a sponsor of FMMS today! Please email: Sponsorships@NavalEngineers.org or call (703)836-6727 to discuss the best opportunity for your organization.

To become a sponsor, please complete this Sponsorship Application PDF and submit to Sponsorships@NavalEngineers.org


There's no better place to show off your latest products and services than FMMS! Whether on-site or online, you won't want to miss this opportunity to showcase your organization. To learn more, please email: Exhibits@NavalEngineers.org or call (703)836-6727 to discuss the best opportunity for your organization.

To become an exhibitor, please complete this Exhibitor Application PDF and submit to Exhibits@NavalEngineers.org. Please include 3 preferred choices for your booth(s)

If you are transferring a booth from the previously scheduled in-person FMMS 2020 to FMMS 2021, please contact Sam Hall at SHall@NavalEngineers.org or (703)836-6729.

Exhibit Hall Map (Login Required) | Download Exhibitor Application

FMMS 2021 Rates:

  • Premium Exhibit Booth Rate at $3,750
  • Standard Exhibit Booth Rate at $3,125
  • Virtual Exhibit Booth Rate at $1,980

Virtual Exhibits

ASNE is very excited to host the FMMS Virtual Exhibit Hall, which provides our virtual attendees a professional and state of the art Exhibit Hall engagement. Get ready to engage, network, chat, video one-on-one and see the industry’s latest.

Virtual Exhibiting at FMMS 2021
Don't miss this opportunity to promote your latest products or services at Virtual FMMS! With our Virtual Exhibit Hall, you can showcase products/services with video demonstrations, presentations, photos, and virtual literature. Exhibitors can engage and connect with FMMS virtual attendees through robust features, including live video or text chat and lead retrieval.

Virtual Exhibit Booth Setup
Set up is simple with our step-by-step guide found here and our virtual exhibitor guidelines PDF— you will be underway making connections in no time!

Questions: Please email VirtualEvents@NavalEngineers.org or call (703)836-6727.

Virtual FMMS

Unable to join us in San Diego this year? Not to worry— ASNE is pleased to announce FMMS 2021 will be a hybrid event! Sign up to attend with a virtual registration and experience FMMS from the comfort of your own home or office. Virtual attendees can join ASNE’s livestream of the event hosted on Boomset.com where you can chat, visit virtual exhibitors, and network 1-1 with other Virtual FMMS attendees.

Make sure to review the technical requirements to ensure your participation and for best practices. Click here for technical requirements.

*IMPORTANT for our US Government / Military Virtual Attendees - Unfortunately, NMCI and government computers’ security (firewalls, VPN, NETWARCOM, etc.) do not allow live streaming of our virtual event. The only alternative is the use of a personal computer or personal device (phone or tablet) and the Boomset event app.

Virtual Symposia Guide, Best Practices and FAQs

Learn the “how-to” by reviewing our events guide: click here for Virtual Symposia Guide

Event Invitation

Once registered, an email invitation to join the Virtual Event will be sent from reservations@boomset.com with a personal access link to the event and login information. This is your entrance pass so whitelisting the Boomset domain and removing filtering in email may be needed. Please also check Spam or junk mail if you expected the registration email and it was not received.

Questions: Please contact ASNE at VirtualEvents@NavalEngineers.org or (703)836-6727.