FAQ

Is GEOINT 2013* Tax Deductible?

If the purpose of attending GEOINT 2013* 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 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 age restriction for GEOINT 2013*?

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

Is Internet access available at the Symposium?

Yes, WiFi will be available in the exhibit hall.

What is the solicitation policy?


No solicitation of any kind is allowed at the GEOINT Symposium. By registering to attend or exhibit, 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 his or her registration credentials.

What are the exhibit hall hours?

These hours are subject to change. Attendees and Exhibitors are encouraged to check the agenda or the exhibitor service manual:

Day Hall Hours Exhibit Hall Reception
Tuesday, April 15 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 16 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, April 17 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Lunch will be served daily at 12 p.m.

What is the Spouse/Guest Pass?

As a special offer, USGIF offers GEOINT 2013* attendees and exhibitors the option to bring a spouse or guest for a reduced cost compared to full-symposium registrations.

Spouse/Guest passes are available for purchase during attendee and exhibitor registration. They are limited to one pass per full symposium or exhibitor registration. Each Spouse/Guest pass includes admission to the exhibit hall networking receptions, the Welcome Reception, and the Closing Celebration.

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.


What is the dress code for GEOINT 2013*?

Business attire is recommended for all conference sessions, exhibit hall, and exhibit hall receptions.

Military officers and enlisted personnel are recommended to wear their duty uniform or business suit.

Casual attire is recommended for Monday night’s Welcome Reception.

Is the GEOINT Symposium classified?

No, GEOINT Foreword, plenary sessions, and the exhibit hall are all unclassified.

Additional USGIF-Member-only events may be held at the classified level.

What are the registration hours for GEOINT 2013*?

These hours are subject to change:

Monday 14 April, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday 15 April 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday 16 April, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday 17 April, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.


How can I contact the GEOINT 2013* registration help desk?

Questions regarding GEOINT 2013* registration or hotels can be answered Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 5 pm Eastern Time at any of the following contacts:

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

Are hotel charges included in registration costs?

No, hotel charges are not included in registration costs.

Hotel reservations will be available when registration opens.

How can I pay my registration fee?

Registration fees may be paid by any of the following: 

  • 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.

Where can I find the agenda?

The GEOINT 2013* 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 "GEOINT Foreword" and the pre-symposium session?

The pre-symposium GEOINT Foreword is a day of science and technology related presentations and discussions. An additional registration fee is required for anyone wishing to attend.

GEOINT Foreword is geared to an academic-focused audience, but many of our general attendees and exhibit personnel have found these pre-symposium speakers, presentations and panel discussion of great interest and benefit.

Details about these sessions are available in the agenda.

What is included in a Full Symposium Registration package?

USGIF Welcome Reception
• General Session
• Breakout Sessions
• Exhibit Hall
• Breakfast and Lunch
• Receptions in the Exhibit Hall
GEOINT 2013 Closing Celebration

Please Note: The Monday, April 14, “GEOINT Foreword” pre-symposium sessions are NOT included in the full symposium registration package.

Admission to “GEOINT Foreword” can be added to any registration for a fee.

What is the cost to attend?

Visit the GEOINT 2013* Registration page for all information regarding registration.

Where and when does GEOINT 2013* take place?

GEOINT 2013* takes place April 14-17 at the Tampa Convention Center, 333 S. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602.

What is the GEOINT Symposium?

Produced by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), the annual GEOINT Symposium is the nation’s largest intelligence event of the year. This preeminent event 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, Intelligence and Homeland Security communities, the GEOINT Symposium provides attendees with an unparalleled opportunity to network throughout the week. Plus, an expansive exhibit hall provides more than 100,000 square feet of technologies, solutions and services from over 250 organizations.