Society for International Affairs  
Educating the International Trade Community on Export and Import Process

VIRTUAL 2022 Winter Back to Basics

  • 14 Feb 2022
  • 1:00 PM
  • 18 Feb 2022
  • 5:00 PM


As the spread of the Omicron variant continues to spread around the world and in the DC region, it has challenged all of us in different ways and the health and safety of our members and conference guests remain our top priority.  For this reason, the SIA Board has decided to move the Winter Back to Basics Conference to a VIRTUAL ONLY EVENT.  We have already been asked by so many of you to attend virtually so we hope this will enable you to register for this conference that will be held from Monday, February 14 - Friday, February 18, 2022 | 1:00-5:00 PM for 5 days. 

The SIA Back to Basics Conference is an important first step to exporting articles on the United States Munitions List (USML) and the Commerce Control List (CCL) and the associated defense services and technology. This conference is ideal for newcomers (less than 5 years of experience) to export licensing, as they will be provided with a step-by-step guide to using the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Emphasis will be placed on the license application process and the requirements for submitting licenses to the Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) as well as to the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) for review and approval. Attendees will become familiar with the various types of licenses, agreements, exemptions and exceptions and the requirements and conditions associated with each. U.S. Government (USG) speakers will provide insight into the procedures and policies governing the export licensing process.

Ample time for questions will be included each day. In addition, a special Roundtable Q&A Session with panelists and invited guests will be held at the conclusion of Day 2. The Conference will integrate hands-on workshops with practical transaction scenarios and corresponding licensing/agreements/exemption/exception exercises. These exercises will give attendees the opportunity to apply what they have learned while USG experts and defense industry peers are close at hand to answer questions and provide guidance. Speakers will include participants from USG agencies such as DDTC, Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA), BIS, and members of the defense industry.



Attendees are responsible for making their own event registrationIf paying by check, please contact the SIA Business Office at and your account will be updated accordingly so your registration is not cancelled. 

CUT-OFF DATE Registration will close on Friday, February 11, 2022
SUBSTITUTIONS Attendee must notify SIA’s Business Manager by email at least 48 hrs in advance of the conference if you wish to send a substitute participant. Registered attendees may not "share" a single registration.

Cancellations must be received by Tuesday, February 1 to be eligible for a refund. There is a $35 fee for all cancellations and bank returned checks. Refunds will not be provided for cancellation requests received after Friday, February 11, 2022.

Notice of cancellation must be in writing prior to the start of the event - please send all cancellation requests to

REFUND REQUESTS AS A RESULT OF TECHNICAL ISSUES It is the responsibility of the attendee to confirm system requirements and test their computers prior to the start of the webinar and refunds will not be issued after an event has started. (Turn off your VPN if possible.) 

If a technical failure at the attendee’s home or workplace prevents access to the live webinar, refunds will not be made. Please log into the event at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the event.


Some users are receiving an error "NOT AUTHORIZED" when entering their credit card number. This is caused by the VPN your organization is using for online protection. Please use a non-VPN device such as at Home or Library, etc., or contact the SIA Business Office for assistance at

RECORDING By participating, you agree not to audio record or video record any part of the webinar under any circumstances unless you obtain express written permission from SIA.
CONNECTING TO THE WEBEX LINK The WEBEX link will be provided to all registrants on Friday, February 11 and will also be sent each day prior to the start of the event.  The link will be the same for all 5 days of the conference.


Membership in SIA and attendance at SIA functions is subject to the observance of SIA’s Code of Conduct.  Any member or attendee who violates this Code is subject to expulsion from membership and may be excluded from future SIA events.  The meetings and functions of SIA are designed to facilitate the free exchanges of ideas and information.  Information from these sessions is not for attribution or publication.  Recording devices may not be used. SIA members and attendees are expected to uphold the highest standards of personal conduct at all SIA functions.  Members and/or attendees shall not solicit business or otherwise seek any private or personal financial gain in attending or participating in any SIA meeting or function; including the distribution of material not approved in advance by the SIA Board.  Membership/event attendee lists shall not be used or sold for any commercial or promotional purpose.


SIA Conferences and Seminars may qualify for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) or Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits, depending upon the specific jurisdictional requirements. Please check your local jurisdiction.

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