Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update

AFCEA Bethesda continues to monitor and assess new developments pertaining to the Novel Coronavirus through updates from the CDC. The health and safety of our attendees, speakers and sponsors is our top priority.

Due to growing concerns with the novel coronavirus, AFCEA Bethesda has decided to postpone our Young AFCEA Winter IT Luncheon. There is much we are learning about this virus that we do not understand and therefore, we feel that the prudent thing to do is to err on the side of safety for our members, their families and the greater community.

We are working with the National Press Club to secure a new date for the Luncheon and hope to announce the new date soon. We anticipate the event will be held in May or June 2020. All current attendee registrations will be transferred to the re-scheduled event. If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact Therese Holland, the Young AFCEA Bethesda president, at or Lauren Strayhorn, the Winter IT Luncheon Chair, at

We strongly encourage attendees to follow the guidance of the CDC for everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. In addition, we suggest visiting the World Health Organization and Center for Disease Control websites, which are constantly being updated with the latest information and tips.

Young AFCEA Bethesda 
Winter IT Luncheon
Reschedule Date TBA
National Press Club
529 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20045
This event has been postponed. We will announce the new date soon.
Industry Member:
Advance: $145
Onsite: $175
Industry Non-Member:
Advance: $185
Onsite: $205
Government/Military* Member:
Advance: $5
Onsite: $10
Government/Military* Non-Member:
Advance: $10
Onsite: $15
*Reserved for current government and active duty military – excludes government contractors.

Young AFCEA Bethesda is proud to host:
Winter IT Luncheon

The YAFCEA Winter IT Luncheon is an opportunity for government and industry to discuss how we can apply digital transformation best practices and emerging technologies to lead sustainable change and innovation across the government.


During lunch, two federal agency leaders (paired with an industry representative) will be seated at each table to lead a roundtable discussion on one of the following topics: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Cloud and IT Modernization, Cybersecurity, Innovative Acquisition Approaches, User Experience and Human-Centered Design, and Workforce Development and Enablement.


If you have questions about the event, reach out to Lauren Strayhorn, the Winter IT Luncheon Chair, at


Thursday, March 26, 2020
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Government Reception (Invite Only)
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Registration and Seating
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Lunch and Roundtable Discussion
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Closing Remarks and Networking Reception