Frequently Asked Questions


AGE RESTRICTIONS - Are there any age restrictions to get into the exhibit hall?
No one under the age of 18 is allowed in the exhibit hall at any time.

AIRPORT & TRANSPORTATION - What is the closest airport to the convention center and what transportation is available?
The following airport is in close proximity to the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center:

Augusta Regional Airport (AGS)      (9 miles; 15 minutes) 

Please visit the AGS transportation website for more details about shuttles, taxis and rental cars. 

ATTENDEE LIST - How can I obtain a pre-and post show attendee list?
AFCEA does not release their pre or post show attendee lists.

BADGES (exhibitors) – How can I register our booth personnel? How many badges is our company eligible for and what do they give us access to?
Each exhibiting company will receive one complimentary full conference pass per 10’x10’ booth area. The pass allows the registrant to attend any or all of the sessions. All passes must be assigned to an individual and are not transferable once the badge has been printed. Each company will receive an unlimited amount of exhibit booth personnel badges, allowing access to the Exhibits ONLY.  Each person staffing the booth will be required to have a name badge and will be required to show a government-issued photo ID. For questions regarding registration, please contact the TechNet Augusta registration department at 703-449-6418 or tnaugusta@spargoinc.com.  Please click here to register.

BUDGET - How do I work with a tight budget?

  • Always order your services before the discount deadlines.
  • Consolidate your freight and shrink wrap it to avoid additional material handling charges.
  • For large groups use shuttle transportation rather than individual taxi service.
  • Always bring back up supplies so you don’t have to rent them at a premium at the show.
  • Some items are more cost effective to bring on your own rather than renting them over and over again at every show. (i.e. power strips, extension cords, artificial plants, waste basket etc.)
  • Consider the costs of rental displays, carpet and booth furnishing versus shipping and material handling charges for your own display.
  • Meet your freight target times (if applicable), and instruct your drivers to check in at the marshaling yard before the deadline time noted in the service manual to avoid additional surcharges.
  • For larger booths - ship hanging signs and carpet in advance to allow for straight-time installation when possible.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE - Where can I find a schedule of events?
Please click here to view the conference agenda.

CONTACTS - Who are my key contacts as an exhibitor?
A list of Key Contacts can be found on the TechNet Augusta exhibitor website.

COSTS - What other costs can I expect in addition to my booth space?
Required:

  • Booth Carpet

Most Exhibitors will incur/need:

  • Material Handling/Drayage charges
  • Shipping charges
  • Booth furniture (i.e. draped tables, chairs, etc)

If applicable:

  • Airfare
  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Electric/Phone/internet connection

DEADLINES – What deadlines do I need to keep in mind as an exhibitor?
Most deadlines fall 30-45 days prior to the start of the exposition.  A deadline checklist is available in the Exhibitor Service Manual.

DEMOGRAPHICS – What is the demographic breakdown of attendees?
More than 2,000 qualified attendees are expected at this event.  Please contact our Exhibit Sales Team for more information on attendee demographics, or click here to request the 2015 Verified Attendee Report .

DRESS CODE - What is the dress code for booth personnel?
TechNet Augusta has significant participation by senior Department of Defense and Army military and civilian leadership, as well as significant commercial industry representation; therefore, we should demonstrate a professional appearance. The following appropriate dress guidance is issued for the conference:

Military: ACU's/ASU's to the extent commanders have authorized them for "Off-Post/Base" wear; otherwise, "Uniform of the Day"
Civilian: Business casual
No Levis or Hawaiian shirts or similar attire should be worn during the conference hours.

EXHIBITOR LIST - Who is exhibiting this year?
Please visit our website to see a current list of exhibitors and an interactive floor plan.

EXHIBITOR SERVICE MANUAL – Where can I access the exhibitor service manual?
The exhibitor service manual is available online now.

EXPOSITION SCHEDULE– What are this year’s move-in, move-out and show hours?
Please click here for the current expo schedule.  Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS - How can I make hotel reservations? What are cut-off dates and what are the rates? 
The official housing center is open now.  Please click here for information about the cut off dates, rates and to book your hotel rooms. Please direct any questions to the TechNet Augusta housing department at 703-449-6418 or tnahousing@spargoinc.com.

PHOTOGRAPHY - What is the photography/videography policy at TechNet Augusta?
Attendees are not permitted to photograph, record, or videotape any portion of the TechNet Augusta conference proceedings. Working members of the press are required to check in at the press desk at registration, in order to photograph and/or videotape at the show. No other photography, audio recording, or videography is permitted. 

Exhibit personnel may photograph and/or videotape only their personnel and equipment within the confines of their booth.

Failure to comply with this policy shall result in confiscation of devices or material and administrative action under applicable government guidelines.

Attendees understand that AFCEA and its authorized representatives (Show Management) may conduct interviews and may take photographs and/or videotape in any part of the TechNet Augusta conference and exhibit hall. These photographs, videos and recordings are for use by Show Management in publications or other media material produced for the purposes of conference promotion including, but not limited to: brochures, invitations, books, newspapers, magazines, television, websites, etc. Attendees' and exhibitors' registration grants Show Management permission and consent for use of this photography and video.

SHUTTLE BUSES - Is there shuttle bus service available to the convention center?
Shuttle bus transport to certain locations within the Augusta area is under development. Please check back for more details.

SPONSORSHIPS – What type of sponsorship opportunities are available?

For patron/sponsorship information, please view the Online Sponsorship Opportunities webpage. Please contact:

SPARGO, Inc.
AFCEA Exhibit and Sponsorship Management Team
Phone: 703-995-2567
E-Mail: afceaexhibits@spargoinc.com

Current patrons and sponsors may contact Gina McGovern (703-631-6236) regarding sponsorship logistics.