Guest, Spouse Pass & City Tours

USGIF again offered GEOINT attendees’ spouses and guest access to the GEOINT 2010 exhibit hall networking receptions and evening activities for the low price of $75. Each pass included admission to the Exhibit Hall Tuesday, Nov. 2 – Thursday, Nov. 4 after 4 pm each day, the Welcome Reception, Closing Reception and Corporate Hospitality Night

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Additionally, we’ve partnered with the city to offer tours each day of the symposium. These optional day activities also can be purchased during the registration process or by contacting USGIF, but they are not include as part of the $75 pass:

Crescent City Tour with Longue Vue House and Gardens
Tuesday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ($91.00)
You`ll start where it all began, the French Quarter, then travel down Esplanade Avenue, also known as the “Promenade of the Creoles.” Next is the languid Bayou St. John and one of the city`s most historic cemeteries, St. Louis Cemetery No. 3. The tour concludes with the dueling oaks of City Park, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Botanical Gardens and finally a venture to New Orleans finest estate: Longue Vue House and Gardens, an 8-acre oasis of the Sears & Roebuck heiress.

Cookin’ Gumbo YaYa
Wednesday, Nov. 3, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. ($50.00)
Learn to prepare the distinctive dishes for which New Orleans is famous for. Join the New Orleans School of Cooking as the chef shares the secret of preparing flavorful Crescent City cuisine.

The Secret Creole World of the French Quarter
Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., ($42.00)
Walk through locked doors and, surrounded by the stillness of secluded, tropical courtyards, step into the mysterious and remarkable lives of five generations of one New Orleans family. Tour begins with Le Monde Creole and includes historical courtyards, the Pharmacy Museum and a stroll to St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.

Life in the Old South
Thursday, Nov. 4, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., ($95.00)
Experience life as it must have been at two of the Great Ladies of the River Road: San Francisco and Destrehan. Built in the 1850`s and 1780`s, respectively, San Francisco and Destrehan are some of the oldest and most extravagant plantation houses depicting Steamboat Gothic and West Indies architectural design.