FAQ


How can I contact the GEOINT 2011 registration help desk?

Questions regarding your GEOINT 2011 registration should be directed to the below contact information, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am until 5:00 pm Eastern Time.

The registration help desk is closed on weekends and U.S. holidays.

What is the solicitation policy?


No solicitation of any kind is allowed at the GEOINT 2011 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. Any attendee that violates this policy will forfeit their registration credentials.

Is there an age restriction for GEOINT 2011?

Yes, due to liability restrictions no one under the age of 18, including infants and toddlers, is permitted to attend the GEOINT 2011 Symposium event or enter the exhibit hall at any time.

What are the registration hours for GEOINT 2011?

Registration is located at West Registration outside exhibit halls A & B.

Saturday, Oct. 15 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 16 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 17 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 18 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 19 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
What are the exhibit hall hours?
Day Hall Hours Exhibit Hall Reception
Monday, Oct. 17 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 18 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 19 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Lunch will be served daily at 12:30 p.m.

Are hotel charges included in registration costs?

No, hotel charges are not included in registration costs.

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Where can I find the agenda for the GEOINT Symposium?

The GEOINT 2011 agenda can be found on the agenda page. The agenda will continually be updated as speakers are confirmed, so be sure to check back often.


What is the Spouse/Guest Pass and City Tours?

As a special offer, USGIF offers GEOINT 2011 attendees and exhibitors the option to bring a spouse or guest for a reduced cost compared to full-symposium registrations.

Spouse/Guest passes are $75 and are limited to one spouse/guest pass per each full symposium registration. Each pass includes admission to the exhibit hall after 4 p.m. and access to the GEOINT 2011 Welcome Reception at Historic Sunset Station, GEOWalk Corporate Hospitality Night and That ’70s Closing Celebration with the Boogie Knights.

The guest and spouse city tours program provides a la carte activities around San Antonio during the time when attendees are in the general session.

Learn more about the Spouse/Guest program

Will Internet access be available at the Symposium?

Internet access will be available in the exhibit hall during regular show hours in the GEOLounge on the exhibit hall floor. The GEOLounge is located in booth #174 and will offer Internet-connected computers or wireless connectivity for attendees.

What is the official language of the Symposium?

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

Is there an "official airline" for GEOINT 2011?

USGIF has partnered with United Airlines and named them the “Official Carrier” of the GEOINT 2011 Symposium. Purchase your ticket online at www.united.com and receive a 5 percent discount off the lowest applicable fares. After you link to www.united.com, enter your origin, destination, and travel dates. In the promotion code or electronic certificate cell, enter promotion code number 589IH.

Additional information on flights

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.


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 the dress code for GEOINT 2011?

Business attire is recommended for all conference sessions, the exhibit hall and receptions. Military officers and enlisted personnel are recommended to wear their duty uniform or business suit. Casual attire is recommended for the Six Flags Over Texas Welcome Reception at Sunset Station, GEOWalk Corporate Hospitality Night and That ’70s Closing Celebration with the Boogie Knights.

Is the GEOINT Symposium classified?

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

What is included in a full Symposium package?

• Welcome Reception at Historic Sunset Station
• General Session
• Breakout Sessions
• Exhibit Hall
• Breakfast and Lunch
• Receptions in the Exhibit Hall
• GEOWalk Hospitality Night
• That ’70s Closing Celebration with The Boogie Knights

Is GEOINT 2011 Tax Deductible?

If the purpose of attending GEOINT 2011 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 IRS Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Reg. 1.162-5. The eligible deduction for this amount is generally limited. Please consult your tax adviser. You cannot deduct the cost of meals from your registration fee.

What is the cost to attend?

Visit the GEOINT 2011 Registration page for all information regarding registration.

Where and when does GEOINT 2011 take place?

GEOINT 2011 takes place Oct. 16-19 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 200 E Market St., San Antonio, TX 78205.

What is the GEOINT Symposium?

Produced by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), the annual GEOINT Symposium is the nation’s premier intelligence event as well as the largest intelligence event in the United States. 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 though-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 with more than 100,000 square feet of exhibits in the exhibit hall.