Attendees must be cleared for Top Secret SI/TK
(Registration includes sessions, continental breakfasts, breaks, lunches, and reception)
*Includes FFRDC and Government Contractor
Special Notice Regarding Government and Military Attendee Fees
AFCEA Intelligence offers a special discounted registration rate for active government and military personnel. This special rate does not apply to contractors who work for or with the government or military.
Member Registration Discounts
To receive the member rate for symposium registration you must be an active AFCEA individual member or designated associate member of an AFCEA corporate member company. If you sign up for the member rate and do not meet the criteria, you will be charged the correct rate.
To join AFCEA or verify current membership status:
Symposium Start Times
The Symposium will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20th.
The Symposium will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 21st.
Cancellations, Refunds, and Substitutions
Refund requests must be emailed to Daniel Lama and received no later than March 9, 2011. Cancellation requests received by that date will be refunded in full. No substitutions are permitted after March 23, 2011.
If you register and later determine that you are unable to attend because you do not have the proper security clearance, you must submit a cancellation request in writing to AFCEA Intelligence, 4400 Fair Lakes Court, Fairfax, VA, 22033, prior to March 10, 2011. Your request must be accompanied by a written statement from your security officer confirming that you do not have a Top Secret clearance with SI/TK access.
All attendees must be registered, cleared for Top Secret, and currently indoctrinated for SI and TK access.
Attendees WITH IC blue or green badges do not need to pass clearances.
Attendees WITHOUT IC blue or green badges must arrange for their Special Security Officer (SSO) or Contractor Special Security Officer (CSS) to send an SSO- or CSSS- originated clearance certification message to the DIAC.
Your social security number (US Citizen) or passport number (Non-US Citizen) and date of birth are required by the DIAC as part of the security clearance verification process and also for base access.
The clearance message must include the following:
Security Officers Should Pass Clearances Via:
Timely passage of your clearance/accesses is important. Please note the submission deadline. If your clearance is not passed as required, you will not be able to attend the symposium.
Magnetic Media (disks, CD-ROMs)
Cameras, including new digital technology
Personnel electronic devices (iPads, Palm Pilots, PED's)
Knives with a blade in excess of 2 1/2 inches
From points north of DC:
Take the Capital Beltway (495) to the Baltimore/Washington Parkway (295) South. Follow 295 to Exit 1, US Naval Research Lab. As you exit, stay in the right lane and turn right on Overlook Avenue. Proceed for approximately 1/2 mile. Overlook Avenue leads directly into the South Gate of Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. (This is the only base entrance that will be ready to facilitate your entry.)
From points south of DC:
Take the Capital Beltway (495) to the Baltimore Washington Parkway (295) North. Stay in right “local” lanes in order to exit onto 295 N. Follow 295 to Exit 1, US Naval Research Lab. As you exit, stay in the right lane and turn right on Overlook Avenue. Proceed for approximately 1/2 mile. Overlook Avenue leads directly into the South Gate of Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. (This is the only base entrance that will be ready to facilitate your entry.)
Once on the Base:
Once you are through security at the South Gate, proceed to the DIAC on Chappie James Boulevard for approximately one and a half miles. The DIAC will be on your right at the corner of Chappie James Boulevard and MacDill Boulevard. To enter the DIAC, see "DIAC Entry" below.
Please be advised that due to this Symposium the South Gate will be very busy and may have delays. Plan to arrive early and, when possible, carpool with others.
For a Google map of the South Gate, please click here.
On Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, you may park in any open, unrestricted spot, but you likely will find available parking limited.
Two specific parking garages have been designated for symposium attendees. These garages (two-story cement structures labeled 357 and 358) are located off Thomas Road (once through the South Gate proceed two miles on Chappie James and make a right onto Thomas Road. The parking garages will be on your left.) Shuttle buses will run approximately every 15 minutes from the parking garages to the DIAC.
Please note that attendee parking in the Commissary lot is prohibited.
For the location of parking options, please click here (to enlarge right click image for full screen).
All Symposium attendees must enter the DIAC through the main entrance located at the corner of Chappie James Boulevard and MacDill Boulevard.
For a schematic showing the DIAC entrance, please click here (to enlarge right click image for full screen).
Due to limited parking on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, the DIAC staff suggests using the Metro as an alternative. Take the Metro Green Line to the Anacostia stop. Look for the shuttle bus marked DIAC, this shuttle will take you directly to the DIAC. You will be required to show a valid state or federal issued photo identification (i.e. a drivers license, state identification card, passport).
Should you need accommodations, listed below are three hotels located relatively close to Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling that you may wish to contact. Please be aware that AFCEA has made no special arrangements with any hotel.
2700 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22314
2000 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
Arlington, VA 22202
Contact Emily Bourke: Email or 703-631-6219
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