October 17th - 19th, 2019


Springfield, VA


Less Than 5 Tickets

NMSN Summit 2019 / what's going on?

Are you a professional military spouse looking to grow personally and professionally while managing the demands of the military lifestyle? Looking to stay up to date on all the resources and legislation affecting your life, but overwhelmed by all the information out there?

Take a break from your hectic schedule and invest in your personal and professional development. Join us for a well curated event that will provide the tools, skills and knowledge you need to maintain a career on the move. Expect to be among fellow go-getters who are accomplished and established in their own careers and businesses.

Our three separate summit events provide a custom experience specifically geared toward the unique and targeted needs of both traditional career and entrepreneurial spouses. This format brings you the highest value networking to radically uplevel your career. Our commitment to bringing you high value, targeted content and accomplished speakers, ensures that you will walk away empowered with actionable items to further your goals and ambitions.

There are lots of conferences out there, but what sets the NMSN Military Spouse Career Summit apart is that we’re not for everyone. Our community consists of the segment of military spouses who aren’t served by many of the DoD programs because they either already hold multiple degrees or have already started their own businesses. They’re incredibly resilient professionals, highly effective under pressure and hungry for the opportunity to be around other passionate and driven military spouses who are leaders in their community. The right attendees mixed with top tier speakers and an intimate environment sets the stage for networking and collaborating in a safe and judgment-free zone; making this event the most impactful conference you’re likely to attend!

Join us October 17th, 18th and 19th in Northern Virginia for the Capital Military Spouse Career Summit!

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Event Schedule / what's happening at the summit?

Networking Event

Not sure what you what to do when you grow up? Looking to transition out of your current career field? This is a great opportunity to chat with representatives from both the public and private sector, learn about the culture of their workplace, opportunities available and what you can expect. Casual evening among friends, enjoying great food and company while doing a little market research for your next career move.

Think Out Loud! Jumpstart Your Vision for 2020

Can you believe that 2020’s right around the corner?!?! As we inch closer to the Year of Vision, have you thought about the vision for your business?

Marketing Ground School

Whether you are a fortune 500 company or a one-person show, marketing basics are the same -- how do you best get your message to your market? From community

Don’t Make Me Think: Critical Skills for Business Owners

There are many excellent resources on small business and entrepreneurship; but there is no one-size-fits-all how-to handbook that covers every eventuality an entrepreneur will face when starting and growing

Panel: Your Business Hive Mind

No one is in business alone… we all need the help of experts and mentors around us. This panel is your opportunity to hear about business basics from

Effective Storytelling

When it comes to becoming known in a world in which everyone is competing for attention, being an effective storyteller is a pivotal way to stand out. Whether

Embracing Your Non-Traditional Career Path

From the struggles with identity and self-worth to the epiphany that led her to take control of her career, Erin will share her journey to embracing her non-traditional career

Salary & Compensation Negotiation

This workshop format session will dive into how to negotiate your compensation package in the private sector. Learn best practices and strategies from real world examples and scenarios.

Presenting Your Best Self

Presenting your best self, whether it be on social media, in a pitch for television or for a speaking gig can be overwhelming, especially when media and video is

Event Sponsors / thank you!

We’re still looking for great sponsors for our events! Become a sponsor today and increase your visibility in the military space!

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Event Speakers

Cachet Prescott

Business Strategist + Mindset Coach

Psychology-driven business strategist and mindset coach, Cachet Prescott helps busy, overwhelmed

Charles McCaffrey

Founder/CEO The McCaffrey Group

Charles McCaffrey is a Navy Veteran with 30 years of military,

Maria Miglioretti

Marketing Professional

Maria Miglioretti has more than 20 years experience in marketing, public

Megan Santos

Massage Therapist

Employed at Massage Envy in Burke, Va for the last 10

Rich Cardona

Founder/CEO Rich Cardona Media

Rich Cardona is a first generation American and retired Marine Corps

Sarah Holley

Innovation Manager at Nestle

Sarah Holley is an Innovation Manager at Nestle where she works

Rheanna Berard

Blogger, Freelance Writer and Social Media Manager

Rheanna has been a blogger and freelance writer for ten years,

Tara Palacios

Director, BizLaunch

Tara R. Palacios is the Director of BizLaunch, Arlington’s Small Business

Kathleen Kelley

Shareholder, Bean Kinney & Korman

Kathleen Kelley is a lawyer at Bean, Kinney & Korman focusing

Erin Kidd

Program Manager, Thompson Greenspon

Erin Kidd spent over 21 years as an Army spouse and

Event Pricing

3 Event Summit Pass


We know how difficult it is to walk into a networking event alone, so for a limited time, we’ll be giving you an extra ticket to the networking event so you can bring your spouse or battle buddy.
Valued at $240
All 3 Events
Offer expires Oct 15th. Get it before time runs out!

Networking Event Only


Thursday Speed Networking With Employers
Heavy Hors d’oeuvres
Servicemembers Welcome

Business Boot Camp Only


Friday Morning/Afternoon
Get tools and inspiration to Start/Grow Your Business
Breakfast and Lunch Included

Career Success Toolkit Only


Saturday Morning/Afternoon
Personal/Professional Development to Help You Thrive in the Military Lifestyle
Breakfast and Lunch Included

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Event FAQS / find your answers

No, you may attend whichever events you prefer. However, the greatest value is in purchasing a 3-event pass.
Absolutely. Your registration is non-refundable but transferrable.
You can contact us directly at
There is plenty of free parking on site.
While we do not have a block of rooms available for this event, there are many hotels nearby where you can get great rates online.
Everyone is welcome! While the sessions are targeted towards military spouses, anyone is welcome to attend. We encourage service members to attend the networking event with their spouses.

Thursday Night networking

Waterford in Springfield‎
6715 Commerce St
Springfield, VA 22150

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Friday Business Boot Camp

Arlington Economic Development Agency‎
1100 N Glebe Rd #1500
Arlington, VA 22201

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Saturday Career Success Toolkit

Waterford in Springfield‎
6715 Commerce St
Springfield, VA 22150

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Recent Blog Posts / get news!

Join us on the road

Every year, we host our annual Military Spouse Career Summit in the DC area and every year we hear from military spouses who can’t make it to the East Coast who would love for us to bring the summit to their local

Not Just Another Milspouse Conference

Thank you to NMSN member, MJ Boice for sharing her biggest takeaways from the 2016 Military Spouse Career Summit…. When career professionals attend a professional development conference of any sort, we typically expect to see the usual suspects and activities. Networking events,

Show Me the Money!

First, a show of hands – how many of you volunteer in the community? How many work for a nonprofit? Perhaps some of you have started nonprofits. Then have we got some sessions for you! As military spouses, the majority of us