Exhibitor Information

NGA & Industry Engagement

As part of our effort to sustain and continually improve our value to AFCEA Intelligence partners, we're pleased to announce the second year of a special engagement opportunity with NGA in conjunction with the 2019 Spring Intelligence Symposium.

On Tuesday, March 19, at 1:00 p.m., NGA's Office of Ventures and Innovation (OVI) will offer an overview of the ways in which NGA is lead-turning IC acquisition, industry engagement, and public-private partnerships.  They'll identify key elements of NGA's engagement and outreach strategy as well as their perspective on NGA's current information and capability gaps.  The panel will include Christy Monaco, Chief Ventures Officer; Diana Hughes, Chief, Small Business Office and CAPT Rick Myllenbeck, USN, Industry Engagement Officer.   There will be ample opportunity for Q&A.

This opportunity is unclassified and open to all sponsors and exhibitors at the Spring Intelligence Symposium.

Please join us at 1:00 p.m. on March 19 in NGA’s Banneker Room, accessible directly from the atrium.

For background information on OVI’s role and initiatives, check out Christy Monaco’s article at the following link!



Tabletop exhibit is 2’x6’ and comes skirted with two chairs and electrical power.  All equipment and displays must fit on the tabletop.  Small pop-up/retractable banners are permitted as long as it doesn’t exceed your space and interfere with the adjacent exhibiting companies. The fastening of materials to the building walls, ceiling, doors, or columns is prohibited. 


All equipment and supplies must fit through a standard airport size x-ray scanner.  



Representatives from your company, tending your exhibit, must be U.S. citizens; however, there is no requirement for your representatives to hold clearances and your exhibit must be unclassified. 


Only two representatives (total) from your company will be allowed to staff your exhibit for the two-day event.  Representatives whose names have not been preapproved by NGA will not be allowed access to the facility.



The following items are prohibited and will not be permitted inside the NGA:


  • Cell Phones
  • Wireless/Blue Tooth Devices
  • Fitbit, Apple Watch or other fitness tracking devices
  • Tile Key Finder or other wirelss tracking devices
  • Two-Way Pagers
  • USB Flash Thumb Drives
  • Cameras/Camcorders
  • Wireless/Photographic Capable PDAs
  • Computer Media (Disks, DVDs, CDs, etc.)
  • Cassette Players (Recordable)
  • Any Recording Device
  • Picture Frame Key Fobs (Recordable)
  • Phone/Room Recorders
  • MP3 Players/iPods
  • Satellite Radio
  • iPads
  • Personal Laptops (Business/Company-owned laptops are permitted for Exhibit Use Only)*


*Laptops that are company/business-owned are permitted if used for business/demonstration purposes only.  However, the laptop must not have any wireless capabilities and will be verified by NGA’s Information Security Office prior to entrance into NGA facilities.  Please make sure your wireless capabilities are disenabled prior to arriving at NGA.



Exhibit will be supplied with electrical power.  Please provide your own extension cord and power strip.



Electronic Equipment information (make, model, serial number, description of item and description of use) must be submitted in advance and preapproved by NGA. 


*Please note:  Laptops must not have any wireless capabilities and will be verified by NGA’s Information Security Office prior to entrance into NGA facilities.  Please make sure your wireless capabilities are disenabled prior to arriving at NGA.



Equipment and supplies will be inspected and approved for entry on March 18 only. 


Equipment must remain on display in the exhibit area for the duration of the exhibit.  Any equipment or materials removed at the end day will not be allowed back into the building.

All equipment and supplies must fit through a standard airport size x-ray scanner.


Giveaways must not include any electronics, batteries, wires, plugs, ports, etc. (i.e., no earphones/earbuds, no battery packs, no thumb drives/memory sticks)


AFCEA will assign the exhibit tables on setup day.  Exhibits are assigned in order of exhibit application/contract receipt.  






March 18, Monday

Exhibitor Check-in & Equipment Inspection

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.  


*exhibit set-up must be completed by 1:30 p.m.





March 19, Tuesday


7:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.

March 19, Tuesday

Lunch for Exhibitors

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

March 19, Tuesday


5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 

March 20, Wednesday


7:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.





March 20, Wednesday


12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 


*packing and removal of exhibits must be completed by 1:30 p.m.



The Symposium will open with breakfast on the exhibit floor at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday and 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday.  The sessions begin at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday and 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday.  



Breakfasts, breaks, lunches, and the reception (for two) are included in the exhibit fee. 


You are invited to attend the reception the evening of March 19 from 5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


Reserve your exhibit space or sponsorship today!

Exhibit/Sponsorship Brochure
Exhibit Application
Sponsorship Application

For more information, please contact: Wendy Moore, wendy.moore@spargoinc.com or 888-215-2241/703-995-2567.