Attending as a Military Member or DND Employee

Register as Military

Online Registration System Now Live!

To register online, click on the button above and then select one of the "Military Pass" options under the SELECT YOUR ATTENDEE CATEGORY dropdown, depending on whether you will be on-site attending the entire event OR attending virtually.

If you are attending DEFSEC Atlantic presented by the Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association as an ACTIVELY SERVING member of the Canadian Forces (CF) or another foreign military OR you are a civilian employee of the Department of National Defence (DND), then you will be registered under this category.  Each individual in this category, regardless of whether multiple employees of that department will be attending, will need to register individually using our online system.

You should be ready to present ID upon request when checking in at the Registration Desk. We should make it clear that this pass is ONLY for those who are actively serving members of their respective military, whether it be Regular Force or Reserve Force OR a civilian DND employee.

Please remember that retired military members are NOT eligible to attend under this pass. Neither the NDI75, nor the CFOne card will be considered acceptable identification to attend DEFSEC Atlantic under this pass. The only acceptable passes are the NDI10 (Temporary ID Card), the NDI20 (Canadian Forces ID Card), the NDI30 (Allied Force ID Card) or the NDI21 (Civilian ID Card).

It is important to note that a Military Pass does NOT include access to any meals or receptions.

Full On-Site Pass

Once registered for a Military On-Site Pass, the non-transferable bearer gains admission for one, at no cost, to the following:

  • Access to the Exhibition Halls, B2B Zone and Presentations Pavilion on Wednesday and Thursday
     
  • Access to the Digital Show Guide & Event App, Registration & Presentations Web Platform and B2B Meetings Platform

Virtual Pass

For those military units who have employees who cannot attend in-person, there is still an option for them to attend virtually using our digital platforms.

Once registered for a Military Virtual Pass, the non-transferable bearer gains admission for one, at no cost, to the following:

  • Access to the Digital Show Guide & Event App, Registration & Presentations Web Platform and B2B Meetings Platform


Military Members and DND Employees will have one option for on-site meals, otherwise there are a variety of restaurants in downtown Halifax which attendees can choose from:

  • There is the option of purchasing a meal ticket, for one or both days, for $25 + HST per meal for a "Sponsored Lunch". The meal includes one salad, one hot entree, a roll & butter, one dessert, and fresh brewed coffee or tea. It will take place in the ACADA Presentation Pavilion during the designated lunch time (2 hours each day) and MUST be consumed while seated in the ACADA Presentation Pavilion. There is a maximum capacity per day for each meal and tickets will be sold on a first-come, first served basis using the Online Registration System.