FAQ

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 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 in a 100,000-square-foot exhibit hall.

Where and when does GEOINT 2010 take place?

GEOINT 2010 takes place November 1-4 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center located at 900 Convention Center Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70130.

The General Session will take place in the New Orleans Theater.

Exhibits will take place in Exhibit Halls E & F.

What are the registration hours for GEOINT 2010?

Registration Hours
Exhibit Hall E Foyer

Sunday, Oct. 31 …………………………………………… 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 1 ……………………………………………… 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 2 …………………………………………… 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 3 ……………………………………… 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 4 ………………………………………… 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

What are the shuttle schedules for all GEOINT 2010 events?

Daily Shuttles To & From the Convention Center
Shuttle Service is available daily with buses departing from the Hilton New Orleans Riverside and Sheraton New Orleans hotels.
Tuesday, Nov. 2 – Thursday, Nov. 4 ….. 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Allder Golf Classic
Buses depart at 6:30 a.m. from the Sheraton New Orleans and Hilton New Orleans Riverside hotels.
Monday, Nov. 1 ….. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Taste of New Orleans Welcome Reception at Generations Hall with Chef Paul Prudhomme
Buses depart at 6:30 p.m. from the Sheraton New Orleans and Hilton New Orleans Riverside hotels and will run continuously until 10 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 1 ….. 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Jerseys & Jeans Closing Celebration at the Louisiana Superdome
Buses depart at 6:30 p.m. from the Sheraton New Orleans and Hilton New Orleans Riverside hotels and will run continuously until 10 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 4 ….. 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

What is the cost to attend?

Visit the GEOINT 2010 Registration page for all information regarding registration.

What is included in a full symposium package?

• Taste of New Orleans Welcome Reception at Generations Hall with Chef Paul Prudhomme
• General Session
• Breakout Sessions
• Exhibit Hall
• Breakfast and Lunch
• Receptions in the Exhibit Hall
• GEOWalk Hospitality Night
• Jerseys & Jeans Closing Celebration at the Louisiana Superdome with Archie Manning

What are the exhibit hall hours?

Exhibit Hall Hours
Exhibit Halls E & F
Tuesday, Nov. 2 ….. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 3 ….. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 4 ….. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


How can I contact the GEOINT 2010 registration help desk?

Questions regarding your GEOINT 2010 registration can be directed to geoint2010@rcsreg.com or you can reach the GEOINT 2010 registration customer service center at (805) 677-4295.

Are hotel charges included in registration costs?

No, hotel charges are not included in registration costs. A large block of guest rooms for GEOINT 2010 attendees have been reserved. Visit the GEOINT 2010 Housing page for more information and to reserve your room.

Where can I find the agenda for the symposium?

The GEOINT 2010 agenda can be found on our agenda page. The agenda will continually be updated as speakers are confirmed, so be sure to check back often.


What is the dress code?

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 Welcome Reception, Corporate Hospitality Night and Closing Celebration.

What is the solicitation policy?


No solicitation of any kind is allowed at the GEOINT 2010 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.

Is there an age restriction for GEOINT 2010?

Due to liability restrictions, no one under the age of 18, including infants and toddlers, is permitted to attend GEOINT 2010 Symposium event or to enter the exhibit hall at any time.

What is the Spouse/Guest Pass?

As a special offer, USGIF is giving GEOINT 2010 attendees and exhibitors the option to bring a spouse or guest to this year’s Symposium. We’ve reduced the price to $75 per person and increased the access the pass provides. The spouse/guest pass provides access to the exhibit hall after 4 p.m. as well as the each evening’s networking event.

Learn more about the Spouse/Guest Program’s additional tours here

Will Internet access be available at the Symposium?

Stay in touch by email while you’re at the show in GEOLounges on the show floor. Wireless hotspots will be provided in lounge areas and lunch seating areas.

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.

Is GEOINT 2010 Tax Deductible?

If the purpose of attending GEOINT 2010 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 adviser. You cannot deduct the cost of meals from your registration fee.

Is there an "official airline" for GEOINT 2010?

USGIF has partnered with United Airlines and named them the “Official Carrier” of the GEOINT 2010 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.

The meeting name is “GEOINT 2010” and click on “advanced search” options to enter promotion code number 585WP. Please note that the code is case sensitive, therefore make sure to use all capital letters.

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.

Is this 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.