TechNet Cyber Supporting Partner Opportunities


Stand Out in the Crowd! If branding, lead generation and market visibility are important to your organization, the supporting partner opportunities available at TechNet Cyber 2022 are exactly what you need. This event attracts over 4,000 cyber security professionals, who want to see the leading industry solutions, and take part in networking and business building opportunities.

Have an idea for a supporting partner opportunity you don't see listed below? Let us know! We are happy to discuss possibilities with you. Contact us today!

First Right of Refusal is currently active for several supporting opportunities. Please check back after Wednesday, March 9th to view any new opportunities that may become available. Deadline to purchase supporting partner opportunities is March 25th.

About TechNet Cyber


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The cyberspace battlefield has changed. No longer an arena where adversaries launch a single distributed denial of service attack, lob a virus or infiltrate a network, it is now a state of persistent barrages and simultaneous campaigns. Attacks against high-value targets still occur, but they are accompanied by a torrent of continuous assaults on political, economic and security interests.

Both offense and defense in this landscape requires a united front where no frontlines exist. A powerful cyber force built on a strong bond between government agencies and allied nations will be the only way to combat adversaries bent on not only destroying one country but also dominating all of cyberspace.

TechNet Cyber 2023 will be a forum for military, industry and academia to discuss and plan how to achieve persistent engagement, presence and innovation. It is the opportunity to devise a new strategy to build resilience and defend networks.

AFCEA International’s TechNet Cyber is one of the pillars of the association’s TechNet brand and encompasses the Defense Department as well as civilian agencies across a broad spectrum of mission sets.

TechNet Cyber Frequently Asked Questions

  Who attends TechNet Cyber?

Cyber operations are a challenging mission for the U.S. Defense Department and government community that builds, operates and defends networks. Attendees include members of the Defense Information Systems Agency, Joint Force Headquarters-DoD Information Network and DoD Chief Information Office as well as a mix of service cyber components, agencies, industry, academia and the military services.

Discussions will focus on leveraging innovative technology, advancing cybersecurity and building new relationships between the military and industry sectors.

This year's theme is "Partnering to Win - Trust | Velocity | Agility".

  When/where does TechNet Cyber take place?

The event takes place May 2-4, 2023 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland. More information is available here.

The exhibit hall schedule will be available in February 2022.

  Where is the exhibit hall located?

Location
Halls F, G, and Swing
Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

View the 2022 Floor Plan.

  Are there any age restrictions in the exhibit hall?

No one under the age of 18 is allowed in the exhibit hall at any time.

Registration and Housing Questions

  How much does it cost to attend?

Registration will be available in February 2023.

  Where can I find the Conference Agenda?

The Conference Agenda is not currently available.

  Where can I find information on Housing?

Housing reservations for TechNet Cyber 2023 is not available, yet! Visit the Location, Dates and Hotel page for information about Housing, Baltimore and the Convention Center.

Important reminder to book your hotel needs only through the Official Housing Company, SPARGO, Inc. TechNet Cyber 2023 cannot guarantee reservations made through any other source are valid.

  How do I register?

Registration will be available in February 2023.

Contact the TechNet Cyber Registration Center with any further questions at (703) 631-6200 or tncyberregistration@spargoinc.com.

  Where do I pick up my badge?

All badges must be picked up on site at the registration desk. All registrants will receive a confirmation notice via email. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact the TechNet Cyber Registration Center at (703) 631-6200 or tncyberregistration@spargoinc.com.

Know Before You Go

  Where can I park?

Information about parking garages located near the convention center is available online.

  What is the recommended attire?

Attendees:
Professional business attire is suggested. Military personnel are encouraged to wear the appropriate uniform of the day.

Speakers and Award Recipients:
Active-duty military speakers are encouraged to wear Army Service B Uniform (USA), Air Force Service B Uniform (USAF), Khaki Uniforms with Ribbons (USN), Service C “Charlie” (USMC) or Tropical Blue (USCG). Civilian presenters are encouraged to wear equivalent professional business attire.

  How can I receive a pre and post-show attendee list?

TechNet Cyber and SPARGO, Inc. (Event Management) encourages you to be aware of organizations who claim to have access to the TechNet Cyber Attendee List, as they may try to sell this list to you. Please note neither the conference host, AFCEA International, nor SPARGO distributes an attendee list or any attendee information and DOES NOT offer list rental services. Like many successful trade shows today, TechNet Cyber is targeted by unethical businesses that scrape email addresses from websites to contact participants about list rentals, hotels and other sales offers. TechNet Cyber and SPARGO take data security, your privacy and privacy of the attendees very seriously.

  Who should I contact for accessibility assistance?

AFCEA supports the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Attendees with special needs should call (703) 631-6238 or email events@afcea.org.

  Photography/Videography/Audio Recording Policy

Attendees are not permitted to photograph, record or videotape any portion of the TechNet Cyber proceedings. Working members of the press are required to check in at the press desk at registration to photograph and/or videotape at the show.

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

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

Attendees understand that AFCEA and their authorized representatives (show management) may conduct interviews and may take photographs and/or videotape in any part of the 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 and websites. Attendee and exhibitor registration grants show management permission and consent for use of this photography and video.

  What are the public transportation options?

Information on transportation to and around the Baltimore Convention Center can be found here.

Exhibit & Sponsor Information

  How can I exhibit and/or sponsor?

Exhibit Opportunities will be available soon. Information on pricing can be found on the Corporate Opportunities page. For more information about exhibiting/sponsoring, please contact:

TechNet Cyber 2023 Exposition Management
SPARGO, Inc.
(703) 995-2567
cyberexhibits@spargoinc.com

  What should I budget for?
  • Always order your services before the discount deadlines. Generally, these deadlines are 21 days before the show. Please check for actual deadline dates in your exhibitor service manual.
  • 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 baskets, 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.
  What additional resources are available?   Who are the Official Contractors for TechNet Cyber?

As you plan for TechNet Cyber 2023, you may receive solicitations from publications and vendors that are not affiliated with TechNet Cyber, AFCEA, SPARGO, Inc. or any contracted organization therin. Please be advised that AFCEA does not sell exhibitor lists or contact information to anyone. This information is securely provided to TechNet Cyber Official Contractors to inform exhibitors of show related services. Solicitations from unofficial vendors are often the result of obtaining public information from the Internet. TechNet Cyber partners with select vendors to produce our premiere conference and expo and can intervene on your behalf if any customer service issues arise.

Event Management: SPARGO Inc.
General Service Contractor: Vista Convention Services
Electrical & Plumbing: Edlen
Lead Retrieval: CAPTURE! Powered by SPARGO
Internet: Vista Convention Services
Audio Visual & Computer Rental: Projection

Contact information for each of these can be found on the Contact Us page.

Prepare to be Aware

Conferences present opportunities for America's adversaries to target U.S. government employees, academia, defense industry and other personnel to collect our critical information. Be a hard target! Use good OPSEC practices to protect yourself and your organization's mission.

Recommendations:

  • Be aware of your surroundings when discussing sensitive unclassified critical information during the conference and after hours, in common/public areas (e.g. social gatherings, networking mixers, etc.).
  • Be suspicious of strangers. Even though they sound like they belong at the conference, don't assume they are there for the same purpose as you.
  • Use caution when sharing information with someone you don't know. Ask others to confirm a person's identity before sharing critical information about your organization's past, ongoing or future operations/activities/events. Protect your personal information, such as your room number and daily schedule. Don't give out your business cards freely, particularly when outside the United States. Remember, phishing is still the #1 adversary threat vector into your personal and government computers/devices/networks.
  • If you use a laptop or other portable electronic device (personal or government-owned), use it cautiously. Disable the Bluetooth and WLAN/Wi-Fi connections when not in use, and if you use this type of connectivity, understand that you may expose personal and work-related critical information to an adversary. Be especially cautious when using unencrypted/unsecure WLAN/Wi-Fi hotspots.

BE SMART! BE SAFE! PRACTICE GOOD OPSEC!