Frequently Asked Questions

The following frequently asked questions may be of assistance when registering for GEOINT 2008.


What is the GEOINT Symposium?

Where and when does GEOINT 2008 take place?

Is this symposium classified?

How much does registration cost?

Are hotel charges included in registration costs?

How can I pay my registration fee?

What is included in a Full Symposium Registration Package?

Where can I find the agenda for the symposium?

What are the exhibit hall hours?

What is included in a One-Day Expo Only Pass?

Is there an “official airline” for GEOINT 2008?

Is there an age restriction for GEOINT 2008?

Is GEOINT 2008 tax deductible?

What is the official language of the symposium?

What is the dress code?

Will Internet access be available at the symposium?

What is the solicitation policy?

Where can I pick up my GEOINT 2008 Badge?








What is the GEOINT Symposium?

The annual GEOINT Symposium is the nation’s premier intelligence event. It offers a wealth of quality information, cutting-edge technologies, and top-notch activities that keep attendees coming back year after year. In addition to insightful keynote addresses and thought-provoking panels with leaders from the Defense and Intelligence communities, the GEOINT Symposium provides attendees with an unparalleled opportunity to network at various social events and explore new technologies in the 100,000-square-foot exhibit hall.

Where and when does GEOINT 2008 take place?

GEOINT 2008 will take place October 27-30 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Is this symposium classified?

There are no classified sessions at the GEOINT 2008 Symposium. All exhibits, keynotes, panels, and break-out sessions are unclassified and open to all attendees.

How much does registration cost?

Registration will open July 16. Prices for registration are listed below.

Type               

Early Bird by Aug. 31 

By Oct. 22   

On-Site   

Member

$999        

$1,099

$1,199

Non-Member

$1,199

$1,299

$1,399


Government                              $799                                 
Academic $399
Spouse Program $175
Exhibit Personnel Paid $195
Expo Only Attendee $149



Are hotel charges included in registration costs?

Hotel charges are not included in registration costs. A large block of guest rooms for GEOINT 2008 attendees will be provided at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Housing will open July 16 at 2 p.m. EST. Please check back often to find out more details regarding housing for GEOINT 2008.
 
How can I pay my registration fee?

Registration fees may be paid by any of the following means:

  • Credit Card
  • Check (US Dollars)
  • Signed Company Purchase Order
  • Government Voucher
  • Wire/Bank Transfer 

No registration will be confirmed unless accompanied by full payment, signed company purchase order or government voucher. Registrations with fees paid by wire/bank transfer will not be confirmed until USGIF has received bank confirmation that the transfer has been received.

What is included in a full symposium package?


Welcome Reception – Monday Evening

Hospitality Night – Wednesday Evening
General Sessions – Tuesday through Thursday
Exhibit Hall -- Tuesday through Thursday
Breakfast and Lunch -- Tuesday through Thursday
Receptions in the Exhibit Hall -- Tuesday through Thursday
Closing Reception -- Thursday Evening

Where can I find the agenda for the symposium?

The GEOINT 2008 Symposium can be found at
http://www.geoint2008.com/Conf_Sched.aspx. The agenda will be continually updated as speakers are confirmed, so be sure to check back often.

What are the exhibit hall hours?

Tuesday, October 28            11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, October 29      11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday, October 30           11:00 am - 6:00 pm
*Hours in Central Standard Time

What is included in a One-Day Expo Only Pass?

Only those activities taking place in the Exhibit Hall on the day for which your badge was purchased. There is a limit of one, One-Day Expo Only Pass per attendee. 

Is there an "official airline" for GEOINT 2008?

United Airlines will be the official carrier for GEOINT 2008. Please visit http://www.geoint2008.com/TravelLodge_OfficialAirline.aspx to find out all the specific information to book your flight to Nashville.

Is there an age restriction for GEOINT 2008?

Due to liability restrictions, no one under the age of 18, including infants and toddlers, is permitted to attend the GEOINT 2008 Symposium event or to enter the exhibit hall at any time. 

Is GEOINT 2008 Tax Deductible

If the purpose of attending GEOINT 2008 is to help you maintain or improve skills relating to employment or business, a portion of your conference expenses may be tax deductible according to IRC Reg. 1.162.5. The eligible deduction for this amount is generally limited. Please consult your tax advisor. You cannot deduct the cost of meals from your registration fee.

What is the official language of the Symposium?

English is the official language of the conference. USGIF is unable to provide translation services for conference attendees.

What is the dress code?

Business attire is recommended for all conference sessions, the exhibit hall, and exhibit hall receptions. Military officers and enlisted personnel are recommended to wear duty uniform or business suit.
Casual attire is recommended for the Welcome Reception and GEOWalk.

Will Internet access be available at the Symposium?

An Internet café will be located within the GEOINT 2008 exhibit hall. You will be able to check your email, explore the internet, and print boarding passes.

What is the solicitation policy?

Solicitation of any kind is prohibited at the GEOINT 2008 Symposium. By registering to attend you acknowledge this policy and agree that you will not advertise, represent or distribute literature for products or services to our exhibitors, attendees, or staff without the express written approval of USGIF. Any attendee that violates this policy will forfeit their registration credentials.

Where can I pick up my GEOINT 2008 Badge?

Badges will be available for pick up at the GEOINT 2008 Registration Counters located in the Ryman C Exhibit Hall. Badges must be worn at all times and photos will be taken onsite at registration to be used as identification. Badges will not be mailed.

Registration Hours:

Monday, Oct. 27         2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.    
Tuesday, Oct. 28 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 29 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 30 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
*Hours subject to change and are in Central Standard Time


 

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