Held every October in Washington, D.C., the AUSA Annual Meeting is the largest land power exposition and professional development forum in North America. The Annual Meeting consists of informative presentations, panel discussions on pertinent military and national security subjects, workshops and important AUSA business meetings. Over 500 Army & Industry exhibitors occupying more than 250,000 net square feet of exhibit space. Attendees in recent years have included the Vice President of the United States, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army. Professional development forums are held throughout the three days for soldiers, NCOs, officers, Army family members, and industry executives.