The Future Warfighting Symposium launches the U.S. Naval War College academic year with a three-day symposium on emerging technologies, cyber war, and space operations. FWS draws student attention to the National Defense Strategy, which recognizes that rapid technological advancements are changing society and, ultimately, the character of war. The event also supports the Chief of Naval Operations' Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority by challenging leaders to think innovatively about capabilities and threats across all domains at the operational and strategic level. The primary audience for FWS is 550 in-resident students who represent 65+ nations, all services, and many government agencies.