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Space & Missile Defense Symposium

Von Braun Center

August 7-9, 2018

Welcome to the Rocket City!

We welcome space and missile defense professionals to Huntsville for the annual SMD Symposium, and we're here to serve as your guide to the city. Everything from local restaurants, breweries and nightlife, things to do while you're in town, and more, we want your visit to the Rocket City to be... out of this world

We're betting your time in Huntsville will reveal things about our city that you maybe weren't expecting - like our sublime mixture of art and science, our incredible local craft beer offerings, eclectic shopping, and so much more. But before you arrive, here are some key points of interest you might want to check out: 


Both Uber and Lyft services are available in Huntsville.


What to do, when to do it, and maps to get you there.


There's always something happening in Huntsville, so check out our calendar for events you may be interested in during your stay.

Extended Arts & Entertainment District Hours

Enjoy Downtown Huntsville's Arts & Entertainment District with special extended hours, August 6-8. From 5 p.m. - 11 p.m., grab a local craft beer or cocktail to go, stroll the shops, and take in the beauty of our historic downtown area.

Conference Hotels

Homewood Suites Downtown