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 2230 - 2011 Coast Guard Innovation Expo 

2230 - 2011 Coast Guard Innovation Expo 

Theme

“INNOVATION - STEERING THE COURSE FOR ENDURING EXCELLENCE”.

Event Number
2230

Event Date

10/25/2011
 to 10/27/2011

Event Location
Tampa Convention Center

Event Contact
Miss Angie R. De Kleine, CAE, CMM, CMP, CEM at adekleine@ndia.org or (703)247-2599

Introduction

On-line web registration is now closed.  You may register on-site next week in Tampa.

To help save time please download and complete the conference registration form:

http://www.ndia.org/meetings/2230/Documents/2230_uscgconfattendee-regform2.pdf and bring with you on-site to the registration check-in desk at the convention center.”

"USCG Personnel Only: Online Registration is now CLOSED!  You may register on-site next week in Tampa at the on-site registration check-in desk at the convention center.

The 11th Annual Coast Guard Innovation Exposition (EXPO 2011) will be held at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida from October 25 – 27, 2011.  This event is sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) with USCG participation coordinated by the Commandant’s Innovation Council (CIC).

The EXPO creates a rich focused environment for Coast Guard Innovators to resolve organizational challenges by showcasing their initiatives in a rich collaborative learning environment alongside other innovators throughout DHS and across Government, industry and academia.

The 2011 Coast Guard EXPO theme is: “INNOVATION - STEERING THE COURSE FOR ENDURING EXCELLENCE”.

It promises Americans that the Coast Guard will continue to provide exceptional value as we maintain a vigilant watch on the horizon, a steady hand on the helm, and the weather gage on threats to our country - natural or manmade. 

This year the USCG will look to focus the Service effort on gaining efficiencies today while making prudent investments in initiatives for tomorrow.  As the USCG steadies the service to achieve the most operationally effective Coast Guard, the number one priority is to sustain mission excellence - now and into the future.  We are focused on recapitalizing aging assets and building operational capacity in our cutter, aviation, shore, and C4ISR assets - essential components of an integrated and layered maritime safety, security, and stewardship strategic concept. The Coast Guard Innovation Expo is a unique multi-faceted event which recognizes the collaborative exchange of ideas as the single most critical element of successful service Innovation.
 
This year we continue to focus on “GREENING THE COAST GUARD” with a sustainability community highlighting ongoing energy efficiency and environmentally friendly processes and practices.  We are also celebrating the Coast Guard Family by drawing attention to the Innovative ways we are supporting service families.  All Coast Guard Units and participating Industry exhibitors are invited to showcase the innovative efforts they have implemented to reduce the carbon footprint or improve family focused programs.

Please click here to view/download/print the tentative "schedule at a glance" a/o 10/19 (pdf). 

  Highlights include:

  • USCG Innovation Expo Keynote Speaker #1: “The Strategic Perspective of Innovation”

    • Julie Anixter
      Chief Innovation Office, Maga Design Group & Managing Editor for Innovation Excellence

  • CG Innovation Expo Panel Session #1: “Project Evergreen: Signposts for the Future”
     
    • Moderator:       
      CDR Joseph DuFresne, USCG
      Office of Strategic Analysis (CG-0951), Evergreen Project Coordinator

  • CG Innovation Expo Keynote Speaker #2: Learning Through Three Dimensional Simulation and Virtual Worlds.

    • Dr. John “Pathfinder” Lester, Ph.D.
      Director of Community Development Reaction Grid

  • USCG Innovation Expo Keynote Speaker #3: “The Organizational Knowledge Management Journey"

    • Dr. John Bordeaux, Ph.D.
      Associate Partner - Strategy & Innovation
      IBM Global Business Services

  • USCG Innovation Expo Panel Session #2: “Elevation Knowledge Management as a Critical Service Capability"
     
    • Moderator:       
      CAPT Richard Fontana, USCG
      USCG Strategic Management Directorate,
      Office of Performance Management (CG-0954)
       
  • CG Innovation Expo Breakout Session #1 (Workshop): “Alternative Reality Learning: The Potential of Virtual World Platforms”

    • Dr. John “Pathfinder” Lester, Ph.D.
      Director of Community Development, Reaction Grid
       
  • USCG Innovation Expo Panel Session #3: “The Logistics of Disaster Response:  Exploring the Coast Guard’s Surge Operations Support System”

    • Moderator:       
      CAPT McAllister, USCG
      Executive Assistant,
      Deputy Commandant for Mission Support (DCMS
      )

  • CG Innovation Expo Breakout Session #2 (Workshop): “Knowledge Management 101:  An Introduction”

    • Facilitated by:
      Doug Weidner, Chairman, Knowledge Management Institute
       

  • CG Innovation Expo Breakout Session #3:  “USCG Strategic Communications”

    • Facilitated by:  
      CDR Howard Wright, USCG
      Office of Strategic Communication
       
  • USCG Innovation Expo Keynote Speaker #4:  The NOWTech Revolution:
    Exploiting the Potential of the Emerging Technology Revolution”
     
    • Mr. Carlos Dominguez, Senior Vice President, Cisco, Government Services Administration

  • CG Innovation Expo Breakout Session #4: “USCG Strategic Communications: Reaching Your Audience” 

     
    • Facilitated by:
      CDR Howard Wright,
      Office of Strategic Communications

  • USCG Innovation Expo Panel Session #4: “Empowering a Social and Mobile Workforce:  Balancing the Benefits with Security”

    • Moderator:       
      Luis Soliz,
      President - North America  Imaginatik,  plc

  • CG Innovation Expo Breakout Session #5: “Diversity: Women in Innovation” 

    • Facilitated by:
      Ms. Gloria Potochek

  • USCG Innovation Expo Panel Session #5:  “A Coast Guard sUAS: Exploring Operational Suitability”

    • Moderator:       
      CAPT Austin Gould, USCG
      Chief of Research, Development, Testing & Evaluation Program (CG-926)

  • CG Innovation Expo Breakout Session #6: “Munitions Briefing: 7.62 Lethal Limited range Round”

    • Facilitated by:
      Stephen McFarlane, Project Engineer, US Army Small Caliber Munitions Division

  • USCG Innovation Expo Panel Session #6: “C4ISR Capabilities:  Achieving Integration Excellence in Emergency Response"

    • Moderator:
      CAPT Jim Cash, USCG
      C4ISR Office Chief (CG-761) and Co-Sponsor of C4ISR Resource Council

  • USCG Innovation Expo Panel Session #7:  “Recapitalization:  The Enduring Coast Guard Need

    • Moderator:
      Mr. Roland Davis,
      External Coordination Team Lead U.S. Coast Guard Acquisition Directorate (CG-9

INNOVATION EXPO: View over 500 exhibits

Please click each to view/download/print the following exhibit information:

Please bookmark this meeting page: www.ndia.org/meetings/2230 to check back later this year.

Any/all questions regarding the conference agenda & speaking inquiries (including offers to speak/speaker solicitations, etc.), are to be forwarded to CDR Hugh Griffiths:

CDR Hugh Griffiths, USCG
U.S. Coast Guard Innovation Team
Office of Performance Management and Decision Support CG-0931
e-mail: innovation@uscg.mil

World Maritime Day Observance and Coast Guard Missions Conference*
October 27-28, 2011 

For the past several years, the IMO has mounted an effort to promote awareness about the maritime community through World Maritime Day.  Issues important to the global maritime industry (technical cooperation, seafarers, climate change, etc.) are highlighted at events occurring in London, a selected parallel country, and throughout the maritime nations.

World Maritime Day has been observed in the United States since 2006, in Canada since 2008, and in 2009 the United States hosted the Parallel Event. Last year, Transport Canada was host to the World Maritime Day Observance in Vancouver.  In 2011, the United States will host the Observance in Tampa, FL adjacent to Innovation Expo and the Flag Officers Conference in October.  The Observance will be on October 27th followed by a Gala Dinner, with the Coast Guard Missions Conference being held on October 28th.

The goal of the 2011 World Maritime Day Observance (pdf) and Coast Guard Missions Conference is to bring attention to this year’s IMO focus on piracy as well as bring regional and industry attention to core missions of the United States Coast Guard (safety, security and stewardship).  In addition to the already assembled Coast Guard Flag Officers, attendees will include industry and regional representatives.

To register, please contact Rose Lambert:  r.lambert@namepa.net

* separate conference registration (does not include attendance at the 2011 CG Innovation Expo)

Agenda

Please click here to view/download/print the tentative "schedule at a glance" a/o 10/25 (pdf). 

Please click here to view/download/print the speaker biographies a/o 10/25.

Highlights include:

  • USCG Innovation Expo Keynote Speaker #1: “The Strategic Perspective of Innovation”

    • Julie Anixter
      Chief Innovation Office, Maga Design Group & Managing Editor for Innovation Excellence

  • CG Innovation Expo Panel Session #1: “Project Evergreen: Signposts for the Future”
     
    • Moderator:       
      CDR Joseph DuFresne, USCG
      Office of Strategic Analysis (CG-0951), Evergreen Project Coordinator

  • CG Innovation Expo Keynote Speaker #2: Learning Through Three Dimensional Simulation and Virtual Worlds.

    • Dr. John “Pathfinder” Lester, Ph.D.
      Director of Community Development Reaction Grid

  • USCG Innovation Expo Keynote Speaker #3: “The Organizational Knowledge Management Journey"

    • Dr. John Bordeaux, Ph.D.
      Associate Partner - Strategy & Innovation
      IBM Global Business Services

  • USCG Innovation Expo Panel Session #2: “Elevation Knowledge Management as a Critical Service Capability"
     
    • Moderator:       
      CAPT Richard Fontana, USCG
      USCG Strategic Management Directorate,
      Office of Performance Management (CG-0954)
       
  • CG Innovation Expo Breakout Session #1 (Workshop): “Alternative Reality Learning: The Potential of Virtual World Platforms”

    • Dr. John “Pathfinder” Lester, Ph.D.
      Director of Community Development, Reaction Grid
       
  • USCG Innovation Expo Panel Session #3: “The Logistics of Disaster Response:  Exploring the Coast Guard’s Surge Operations Support System”

    • Moderator:       
      CAPT McAllister, USCG
      Executive Assistant,
      Deputy Commandant for Mission Support (DCMS
      )

  • CG Innovation Expo Breakout Session #2 (Workshop): “Knowledge Management 101:  An Introduction”

    • Facilitated by:
      Doug Weidner, Chairman, Knowledge Management Institute
       

  • CG Innovation Expo Breakout Session #3:  “USCG Strategic Communications”

    • Facilitated by:  
      CDR Howard Wright, USCG
      Office of Strategic Communication
       
  • USCG Innovation Expo Keynote Speaker #4:  The NOWTech Revolution:
    Exploiting the Potential of the Emerging Technology Revolution”
     
    • Mr. Carlos Dominguez, Senior Vice President, Cisco, Government Services Administration

  • CG Innovation Expo Breakout Session #4: “USCG Strategic Communications: Reaching Your Audience” 

     
    • Facilitated by:
      CDR Howard Wright,
      Office of Strategic Communications

  • USCG Innovation Expo Panel Session #4: “Empowering a Social and Mobile Workforce:  Balancing the Benefits with Security”

    • Moderator:       
      Luis Soliz,
      President - North America  Imaginatik,  plc

  • CG Innovation Expo Breakout Session #5: “Diversity: Women in Innovation” 

    • Facilitated by:
      Ms. Gloria Potochek

  • USCG Innovation Expo Panel Session #5:  “A Coast Guard sUAS: Exploring Operational Suitability”

    • Moderator:       
      CAPT Austin Gould, USCG
      Chief of Research, Development, Testing & Evaluation Program (CG-926)

  • CG Innovation Expo Breakout Session #6: “Munitions Briefing: 7.62 Lethal Limited range Round”

    • Facilitated by:
      Stephen McFarlane, Project Engineer, US Army Small Caliber Munitions Division

  • USCG Innovation Expo Panel Session #6: “C4ISR Capabilities:  Achieving Integration Excellence in Emergency Response"

    • Moderator:
      CAPT Jim Cash, USCG
      C4ISR Office Chief (CG-761) and Co-Sponsor of C4ISR Resource Council

  • USCG Innovation Expo Panel Session #7:  “Recapitalization:  The Enduring Coast Guard Need

    • Moderator:
      Mr. Roland Davis,
      External Coordination Team Lead U.S. Coast Guard Acquisition Directorate (CG-9)

The conference agenda is prepared internally by USCG Headquarters and is updated periodically. 

 

Please bookmark this meeting page: www.ndia.org/meetings/2230 to check back later this year.

Any/all questions regarding the conference agenda & speaking inquiries (including offers to speak/speaker solicitations, etc.), are to be forwarded to CDR Hugh Griffiths:

CDR Hugh Griffiths, USCG
U.S. Coast Guard Innovation Team
Office of Performance Management and Decision Support CG-0931
e-mail: innovation@uscg.mil

Please bookmark this meeting page: www.ndia.org/meetings/2230 to check back later this year.

Location

Tampa Convention Center
333 S. Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602
Tel: (813) 274-8211
Fax: (813) 274-7331

The conference hotel room reservation information, including rate and on-line reservation links, will be posted  and updated on this meeting web page when available.

Lodging

A courtesy overflow block of rooms has been set aside at the following conference hotels:

Hyatt Regency Tampa:  Industry: Single/Double $149.00

All individual reservations must be accompanied by a first night’s room deposit, or guaranteed with a major credit card.

Hyatt Regency Tampa
Two Tampa City Center
Tampa, Florida 33602
Phone: (813) 225-1234
FAX: (813) 273-0234

Please click here to make your room reservations.

Room Rates:

·         Industry: Single/Double: $149.00

The "cut-off date":  Sunday, October 23, 2011

Individuals are responsible for their own room, tax, and incidental charges.

Cancellation policy:

Individual cancellations must be made with the Hotel directly, no less than 24 hours prior to the scheduled arrival date.

Early Departure Fee: 

Hyatt Hotels and Resorts have an early departure fee of a one-day room rate. Departure dates are reconfirmed at check-in and are subject to a fee if changed after the check-in process is completed.

Parking:

The Hyatt Regency Tampa does not own any parking lots in Tampa. Parking is handled by USA Parking. Overnight valet parking is

currently $18.00 with "in and out" privileges, and overnight self-parking is available for $14.00. Rates are subject to change without notice.

Howard Johnson Plaza Tampa Downtown Hotel
111 W. Fortune Street
Tampa, Florida 33602
Phone: (813) 223-1351
Toll Free: 1-800-513-8940

Please  call  813-223-1351 & ask for reservations; hotel website is www.tampahjp.com 

Room Rates:

·         Government Per diem: Single/Double: $92.00

The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to the Convention Center...it's about 10 blocks away.

A block of rooms has been set aside at the following conference hotels:

  • The Westin Tampa Harbour Island: The Westin Tampa Harbour Island still has rooms at the group rate on a space available basis.  Please contact Ashley Evans, Westin Tampa Harbour Island Hotel,via e-mail: ashley.evans@westintampaharbourisland.com (including your arrival & departure information ) to check for availability and make a reservation at your respective group rate.

  • Industry: Single / Double: $163.00

  • Marriott Tampa Waterside Hotel and Marina
  • Marriott has 10 rooms available with a Sunday, October 23rd arrival only.  Please contact Marriott Reservations - 800-228-9290 for rooms at the industry rate of $199+tax/nt. If you have trouble making reservations, please call the Marriott Tampa Waterside Hotel at Phone: (813) 221-4900 & ask for Erin Krause, Group Housing Coordinator.

    Industry: Single / Double: $199.00

  • Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center (Sold-out): 

Each registrant is responsible for making his/her own hotel reservation. 

Hotel rates quoted below are subject to the appropriate state, local, and occupancy taxes in effect at the time of the meeting (currently thirteen percent (12.0%),

Any reservation received after the respective hotel cut-off dates will only be accepted on a space and/or rate available basis.

All individual reservations must be accompanied by a first night’s room deposit, or guaranteed with a major credit card.

All room rates are subject to the appropriate state, local, and occupancy taxes in effect at the time of the meeting. These taxes are currently 12%.

Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center (sold-out)

513 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33602
Tel: 1-813-769-8300
Fax: 1-813-769-8310

Click here to make an online reservation (do not contact the hotel by phone – all room reservations are to be made via the hotel reservation web link: ).

Room Rates:

·         Industry: Single $184.00 / Double: $204.00

Please click here: Embassy Suites on-line reservations to make your hotel room reservations.

The "cut-off date":
  Friday, September 30, 2011.

Any reservation received after the cut-off date will be accepted' on a space and/or rate available basis only

All individual reservations must be accompanied by a first night’s room deposit, or guaranteed with a major credit card.

Directions to our Hotel

Tampa International Airport

·         Exit Tampa International Airport – Merge onto I-275 North (towards Tampa).

·         Exit onto North Ashley Drive.

·         Turn left onto Jackson Street

·         Take a right onto South Florida Avenue to hotel.

From the north

·         Take I-75 South to I-275 South.

·         Exit I-275 at exit # 45 Downtown East/West and use the Ashley Drive off-ramp. Continue through downtown Tampa on Ashley Dr.

·         Turn left onto Whiting Street.

·         Turn right onto Franklin Street.  After the expressway overpass, turn left onto Channelside Drive.

·         Turn right onto South Florida Avenue. End at 513 South Florida Avenue.

From the east

·         Take I-4 West to I-275 South.

·         Exit I-275 at exit # 45 Downtown East/West and use the Ashley Drive off-ramp. Continue through downtown Tampa on Ashley Dr.

·         Turn left onto Whiting Street.

·         Turn right onto Franklin Street.  After the expressway overpass, turn left onto Channelside Drive.

·         Turn right onto South Florida Avenue. End at 513 South Florida Avenue.

From the south

·         Take I-75 North. Take the Crosstown Expressway Toll Exit 256 toward Tampa. Merge onto South Crosstown Expressway FL-618 (portions toll).

·         Take Exit 7 toward Downtown-West. Slight left to stay on East Brorein Street.

·         Turn left onto South Franklin Street.

·         Turn left onto Channelside Drive.

·         Turn right onto South Florida Avenue. End at 513 South Florida Avenue.

From the west

·         Take I-275 North towards Tampa.

·         Exit I-275 at exit # 44 Downtown East/West and use the Ashley Drive off-ramp. Continue through downtown Tampa on Ashley Dr.

·         Turn left onto Whiting Street.

·         Turn right onto Franklin Street. After the expressway overpass, turn left onto Channelside Drive.

·         Turn right onto South Florida Avenue. End at 513 South Florida Avenue.

Hotel Parking

·         Valet Parking (overnight): $20.00 plus tax (valet only)

·         Daily: $12.00 plus tax (valet only)

The Westin Tampa Harbour Island 
725 South Harbour Island Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-229-5013
Fax: 813-229-5322

The Westin Tampa Harbour Island: The Westin Tampa Harbour Island still has rooms at the group rate on a space available basis.  Please contact Ashley Evans, Westin Tampa Harbour Island Hotel,via e-mail: ashley.evans@westintampaharbourisland.com (including your arrival & departure information ) to check for availability and make a reservation at your respective group rate.

Room Rates:

·         Industry: Single/Double: $163.00

General Directions to the Hotel

Local language driving directions to print and take with you

From Tampa International Airport

Exit the Airport onto Interstate 275 North/Downtown.  Take I-275 to Exit 44 (Ashley Street - Downtown West).  Follow the Tampa/Ashley Street ramp and proceed on Tampa Street through downtown.  Turn right onto Franklin Street which becomes Harbour Island Boulevard and continue to the hotel.

From North

Take Interstate 75 Tampa Crosstown Expressway, westbound.  Take the Crosstown Expressway to the Morgan Street Exit. At the base of the ramp, merge to the left lane and turn left on Franklin Street.

From Orlando

Take Interstate 4 West to Interstate 275 South. Proceed to Exit 45A downtown Ashley/Tampa Street and take Tampa Street South. Stay in the left lane and follow the signs to Tampa Convention Center/Harbour Island. This will put you onto Franklin Street. Continue straight and The Westin Tampa Harbour Island will be on the right hand side.

From West

Take Interstate 4 to Interstate 275 South.  Proceed to Exit 44 (Ashley Street - Downtown East/West) and take Tampa Street South.  Turn right onto Franklin Street which becomes Harbour Island Boulevard and continue to the hotel.

From South

Take Interstate 275 to Exit 44 (Ashley Street - Downtown East/West). Take Downtown West and then take Tampa Street South.  Turn right onto Franklin Street which becomes Harbour Island Boulevard and continue to the hotel.

Parking Information

·         Covered Valet Service and Pay Self Parking Facilities (15 - 20 USD per day)

·         Covered Parking Facilities

Blue One Transportation Shuttle Service from Tampa International airport is The Westin Tampa Harbour Island’s preferred shuttle service, offers non-stop transportation to and from the Tampa International Airport.  No reservations are needed. You may call our transportation Hotline (813) 785-9285 when your flight lands. You will then be directed to the nearest ground transportation area positioned at each of the opposite ends of the Airport.

·         When departing the Westin, shuttles leave at the top of the hour from the Front Drive area, starting at 6:00am.

·         Pricing:  $13.00 one way per person

·         The Westin Tampa Harbour Island  does not offer complimentary transportation services.

Marriott Tampa Waterside Hotel and Marina
700 South Florida Ave.
Tampa, FL, 33602
Phone: (813) 221-4900
Marriott reservations: (800) 228-9290
FAX: (813) 204-6342

Marriott has 10 rooms available with a Sunday, October 23rd arrival only.  Please contact Marriott Reservations - 800-228-9290 for rooms at the industry rate of $199+tax/nt. If you have trouble making reservations, please call the Marriott Tampa Waterside Hotel at Phone: (813) 221-4900 & ask for Erin Krause, Group Housing Coordinator.

    • Industry: Single / Double: $199.00

*This rate is only available to active duty military and civilian government employees; U.S. government issued active duty ID cards and travel orders are required upon check-in.  Failure to present these credentials will result in being charged the NDIA industry NDIA rate, if available, or current prevailing rate.

Please make your reservations directly with Marriott reservations at 1 (888) 268-1616 or (813) 221-4900.

The "cut-off date":  has been extended to Friday, September 30th

Travel Directions & Parking

From Tampa International Airport

·         Start out going South on AIRPORT EXIT by turning left.

·         Take the SR-60 ramp towards DOWNTOWN I-275. Merge onto N. Memorial HWY/FL-60 E.

·         Take the I-275 North exit towards (I-4). Merge onto I-275 N (Heading East).

·          Take exit 44 for Downtown Tampa.          

Downtown

 ·         Take Exit 44 - Downtown West. Bear right off exit, following signs for Tampa Street.

·         Turn left on Whiting Street and head east to Franklin Street.

·         Turn right onto Franklin Street and head south 3 blocks.

·         Turn left on St. Pete Times Forum Drive, Hotel is on the right.

From St. Petersburg Airport

·         Head South on Roosevelt Blvd making slight left onto Ulmerton Road. Take the I-275 North ramp and merge. Take I-275 North to exit 44 for Downtown Tampa. See Downtown directions.

From Orlando

·         Take I-4 West to I-275 South to exit 45A for Downtown Tampa (First exit). See Downtown Directions.

Parking

The hotel offers valet parking on first come, first serve basis.

·         Overnight valet is $20.00 charged directly to a guestroom. 

·         Daily valet parking is $12.00.

Please bookmark this meeting page: www.ndia.org/meetings/2230 to check back later this year. 

AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION

BLUE ONE TRANSPORTATION (pdf) 

Blue One is the preferred shuttle service in Tampa Bay and offer non-stop transportation to and from Tampa International Airport. After landing at the airport and going to the baggage claim area, call the hotline number below corresponding to your destination hotel, and you will then be directed to the nearest ground transportation area to meet your driver.

  • Marriott Waterside                           813.282.7351
  • Westin Harbour Island                      813.785.9285
  • Embassy Suites                              813.927.3602

For any hotels other than the ones listed, call our main hotline at 813.282.7351.

The discount rate for attendees is $10.00 per person each way. No coupon or voucher is required for this; simply identify yourself as an attendee of the USCG Conference when boarding the shuttle. You may pay the driver directly when traveling; both cash and credit cards are accepted.

When departing the hotel to return to the airport, the shuttles leave every top of the hour from the hotels’ front drive, beginning at 5:00am. No reservation or phone call is needed; simply be ready at the entrance of the hotel 5 minutes before the top of the hour shuttle you wish to take. The trip from downtown to Tampa International Airport is non-stop and takes about 15 minutes.

SuperShuttle (pdf)

As a valued guest, SuperShuttle does offer discounted rates on all prepaid roundtrip reservations as well as group bookings through our various methods of reservations. Use Group Discount Code : XAHAB.

$12.00 per person one way or $20.00 roundtrip to all downtown Tampa Hotels*

(*Driver gratuity not included in the above rate)

  • For fast and easy reservations for Tampa International (TPA), Airport log onto www.supershuttle.com
  • You may also call  800-Blue-Van (800 258 3826) or 727 572 1111  
  • After collecting your baggage, follow signs to Ground Transportation.  SuperShuttle has a booth on the ground floor (near the glass entrance/exit doors). 
  • Check in with the reservation agent and give either your name or your confirmation number and they will direct you to the next departing Shuttle. 
  • You may wait in the heated/air conditioned room near the agents’ booth.  Please ensure that all of your luggage is accessible to the drivers to load prior to departure.

Registration

Register Now Online!

On-line web registration is now closed.  You may register on-site next week in Tampa.

To help save time please download and complete the conference registration form:

http://www.ndia.org/meetings/2230/Documents/2230_uscgconfattendee-regform2.pdf and bring with you on-site to the registration check-in desk at the convention center.”

"USCG Personnel Only: Online Registration is now CLOSED!  You may register on-site next week in Tampa at the on-site registration check-in desk at the convention center.

Registration Fee Information: USCG Innovation Expo Conference attendance

In keeping with the USCG’s “Greening the Expo” initiative, the 2011 Coast Guard Innovation Expo has been designated an “on-line registration only meeting”.  Registrations will not be accepted over the phone.  There is a possibility that registration may be closed early due to capacity limitations and that late and/or on-site registration may not be offered. We sometimes sell out and must close registration early; we strongly suggest you register early for this unique event.

Please bookmark this meeting page: www.ndia.org/meetings/2230 to check back later this year.

Registration Fees

 

 Early

Regular

Late

 

(on or Before 9/28/11)

(9/29/11- 10/13/11) 

(on/After 10/14/11)***
space permitting

Government/Academia/Allied*

$750.00

$825.00

$900.00

Industry NDIA Member

$1,025.00

$1,110.00

$1,175.00

Industry Non-NDIA Member**

$1,115.00

$1,190.00

$1,265.00

Exhibit Personnel Registration only (additional exhibit booth personnel):

For each 10’x10’ exhibit space that your organization occupies at the 2011 USCG Innovation Expo, your organization will be entitled to 2 complimentary full conference registrations through the NDIA exhibitor registration website. 

To register your exhibit staff for the 2 complimentary badges, go to http://www.ndia.org/exhibits/2230.  Click “Exhibitor Login” and go to “Manage Booths/Badges” and login to your account.  If you have questions about logging into your account, your username or password, please contact Luellen Hoffman, Director of Exhibits at lhoffman@ndia.org .

Any additional personnel must register and pay the applicable full conference attendee registration fee:

Early

Regular

Late

 

on or Before 9/28/11)

(9/29/11- 10/13/11) 

(on/After 10/14/11)***
space permitting

U.S. & Foreign Allied non-USCG
Government/Academia* -
additional exhibit booth personnel
$750.00 $825.00 $900.00
Industry NDIA Member
additional exhibit booth personnel
$1,025.00 $1,110.00 $1,175.00

Industry Non-NDIA Member**
additional exhibit booth personnel

$1,115.00 $1,190.00 $1,265.00
 
*This fee ONLY applies to U.S. and Allied military service members, Federal, State, and Local Civil Service personnel with government identification cards and full-time employees of academic institutions.

 **The Non-Member fees include a 1-year, non-refundable NDIA individual membership fee.

The USCG Expo conference attendee registration fee includes:

  • attendance at all USCG Expo General & Break-out sessions;
  • three (3) continental breakfasts; (Tues., Wed., & Thurs.);
  • five (5) coffee breaks (Tues., Wed., & Thurs.);
  • two (2) lunches (Tues. & Wed.);
  • one (1) Annual Expo “Cutter” Reception) -- additional reception ticket registration purchase only applies to a Spouse/Guest of a registered attendee
  • and administrative costs.

additional special event registration fee(s):

  • Spouse and/or Guest (Annual Expo “Cutter” -- Reception ticket only)***


    $95.00 per person***

  • If you wish to sign-up for the Annual Expo “Cutter” Reception spouse/guest ticket(s), you must check their respective “sessions” box(es) at the bottom of the on-line registration form, and include the additional tournament and/or spouse/guest ticket(s) fees with your on-line registration fee payment.

***Spouse/Guest Ticket fees do not include attendance at any of the other conference food functions:  continental breakfasts, coffee breaks, and/or lunch, or conference attendance.

****Late and/or on-site registration (space permitting): on-site registration may not be offered:

There is a possibility that registration may be closed early due to capacity limitations and that late and/or on-site registration may not be offered. We sometimes sell out and must close registration early; we strongly suggest you register early for this unique event.

Please check back at this web site http://www.ndia.org/meetings/2230 before making travel arrangements to ensure that registration for this conference is still available, or call our Association Service Center at (703) 522-1820.

SPEAKER REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Speaker information (including speaker registration procedures) will be sent by the respective 2011 USCG & NDIA Innovation Expo Conference pocs.  Speaker presentations must be unclassified and cleared for public release.

Registrations will not be accepted over the phone. 

How to Register On-line (non-speaker) instructions:

If you are a returning customer (if you have already visited our new Customer Portal website, using your previously assigned Customer/Membership ID number and verified and confirmed your password):

  1. Please log-on under the “Register Now” button above to register.

  2. Once you have logged-into the registration page, you must answer the “how did you hear about this event?” and “registrant type” questions on the two pull-down tabs (select), in order for the “event fees” information to be displayed.  From there you may select your registration fee category and any applicable “sessions” (e.g. “Yes, I am a U.S. citizen”, “spouse/guest  reception tickets”, etc.).  Be sure to click “recalculate” before submitting your “payment information”.

  3. You will receive a “Thank you for registering for 2230 Event Registration Confirmation, Invoice#” confirmation e-mail immediately upon receipt of your payment online, so please ensure that your e-mail address is complete and accurate.  Please bring a copy of this confirmation with you to the conference to help avoid any possible delays at conference registration check-in.

If you do not receive an e-mailed confirmation with your invoice# after submitting your registration, your 2011 USCG Innovation Expo registration is incomplete and was not received by NDIA; you may need to resubmit your registration.  Please call NDIA immediately at (703) 522-1820 for assistance.  If you were charged twice for your conference registration, the duplicate charge will be refunded.

Please bring a copy of your conference registration confirmation e-mail with you to help avoid any problems at check-in.

Please note:  You CANNOT use your personal Customer ID/e-mail address account profile to register another individual (e.g. a co-worker, your boss, etc.).

  1. If you are registering another person or co-worker(s), (e.g. you are an Executive Assistant, the government agency credit card holder, etc.) you must enter their respective e-mail address (es)/user and password(s) of each person(s) you are registering.

  2. If you are registering multiple persons online (e.g., if you are registering your boss and/or co-worker(s), company/agency credit card holder registering several people, etc.), you must follow these steps to register each person:

  3. If registering on-line, be sure to click “recalculate” before submitting your “payment information”.

If you are registering multiple individuals: use the following steps before logging-in to register each individual:

  1. You must “log-in” under each individual’s Customer ID and password login information.

  2. Once you have logged-into the registration page, you must answer the “how did you hear about this event?” and “registrant type” questions on the two pull-down tabs (select), in order for the “event fees” information to be displayed.  From there you may select your registration fee category and any applicable “sessions” (e.g. “Yes, I am a U.S. citizen”, “spouse/guest reception tickets”, etc.).  Be sure to click “recalculate” before submitting your “payment information”.

  3. The invoice# confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address in the individual profile used when registering.  Please check with that individual to make sure that they received the confirmation e-mail.

  4. You must then “Logout” (button found in top right corner of the registration page, in the red section, next to “NDIA web site” & “Contact Us”) after submitting each registration.

  5. To log back in for each additional registration, please click the “Find an Event” (middle tab found on the left menu tab options), then type in “2230” under “Title”, and then click “Go”.

  6. Please click the “Register Now” button on the right.  Please log back-in to register the next individual (repeating the steps above).

If you are a new visitor, you will need to click to http://www.ndia.org  and click the “Sign In” link in the upper right corner, or use the Register Now links to get to the registration process. You will need to “Create a New Account”, before registering on-line.

  1. Either verify your account with your e-mail address or enter your user name and password.

  2. If a match is found and it is you, you can request a new password

  3. If your account cannot be verified, click “Create an Account Now”.

  4. Enter all required information and click Continue.

  5. If any required information is left out, you will be notified in red at the bottom of the screen near the cancel and continue buttons.

  6. You will be sent an e-mail from webmaster@ndia.org that contains your customer ID and password information.

  7. Return to the link http://www.ndia.org/meetings/2230  - from here, you can continue with the registration process.

  8. If all required information is input correctly, you will see “Thank you for your registration!”  You are now logged in.  Please feel free to explore all of the services available.

*If you need to update your mailing information, please visit our Online Customer Service Portal website at http://www.ndia.org  and click the “Sign In” link in the upper right corner.

ALL Attendees (both U.S. Citizens & Foreign Nationals) must answer the following citizenship question shown under the “sessions” section of the on-line web registration form:

  • "Yes, I am a U.S. Citizen"
  • "No, I AM NOT a U.S. Citizen"

If you answered “no” to the above, you must e-mail (name of issuing country only), for which country you do hold a passport to webasc@ndia.org  by Thursday, October 13, 2011.

If you do hold a foreign passport, you will not have to bring it with you to the conference.

CONFIRMATION E-MAILS*:

  • If you registered on-line, you will receive a “Thank you for registering for 2230 Event Registration Confirmation, Invoice #” confirmation e-mail immediately upon receipt of your payment online, so please ensure that your e-mail address is complete and accurate.  Please bring a copy of this confirmation with you to the conference to help avoid any possible delays at conference registration check-in.

  • If you do not receive an e-mailed confirmation with your invoice# after submitting your registration, your 2011 USCG Innovation Expo registration is incomplete and was not received by NDIA; you may need to resubmit your registration.  Please call NDIA immediately at (703) 522-1820 for assistance.  If you were charged twice for your conference registration, the duplicate charge will be refunded.

  • If you are registering another person (other than yourself), the invoice# confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address in the individual’s profile used when registering.  Please check with that individual to make sure that they received the confirmation e-mail.

*New this Year - Conference Attendee On-line Registration updates: additional copies of registration confirmation e-mails

  • If you are the credit card holder/purchasing agent and wish to receive a copy of the confirmation receipt e-mail, please send your request via e-mail to the Association Service Center at webasc@ndia.org .

  • Now, when you or your accounting representative/credit card holder/training officer registers you for a conference or event on the NDIA website, he/she can put in a second e-mail address to receive a second, additional copy of the confirmation registration e-mail receipt. 

  • As always, the attendee will receive a confirmation e-mail to his/her own e-mail address by default (to e-mail address in the attendee’s database record).

  • If you do not receive an e-mailed confirmation with your invoice#, please call NDIA immediately at (703) 522-1820 for assistance.  The confirmation may have been filtered out as SPAM or the e-mail address you used may have been misspelled.

Please bring a copy of your conference registration confirmation e-mail with you to help avoid any problems at check-in.

U.S. GOVERNMENT ATTENDEES (PURCHASE ORDERS)

If paying by U.S. Government Purchase Order (PO) (e.g. DD 1556), the Purchase Order # must be submitted with your “payment information” at the time of on-line registration.  Copies of your approved 2011 USCG Innovation Expo PO may be faxed to 703-522-4656.

FOREIGN PAYMENT

Registration fees may be paid by credit card, U.S. Government Purchase Orders only (e.g. DD 1556), Check, or Electronic Transfer; checks must be drawn on U.S. banks in U.S. ($) dollars.  NDIA does not accept foreign government purchase orders and will not invoice them for payment.  If paying by electronic transfer, the total amount received by NDIA must be calculated as follows: [$Registration Fee + any incurred Bank, wiring, and/or Conversion fees].  Please include the name of the attendee and event# in the bank transfer information.

CANCELLATIONS, SUBSTITUTIONS AND REQUESTS FOR REFUNDS*

All cancellations, substitutions, and requests for refunds must be done so in writing. Registrants who are unable to attend the conference must fax or e-mail their cancellation or refund request on or before Thursday, October 13, 2011 to the attention of: Association Service Center:  e- mail: webasc@ndia.org . 

There will be a cancellation fee of $75.00 for every registration refund cancellation request, regardless of when the cancellation occurs.

NO refunds will be issued for cancellations received after COB 5:00 PM EST, Thursday, October 13, 2011.

Refunds will not be issued for no-shows.  If an attendee has not submitted payment for his/her registration, and does not attend the conference or cancel by the deadline, he/she will be invoiced for the balance due.

We do not issue refunds for the sole purpose of switching forms of payment; please be sure you are registering with the correct form of payment (a fee will be applied to those wishing to switch forms of payment).

Substitutions are welcome!   Substitutions must be submitted in writing, by the original registrant, by faxing to 703-522-4656, or e-mail to webasc@ndia.org .  If requesting a substitution, please indicate if payment (if already received by NDIA) is to be transferred to the new attendee or is to be refunded.

If submitting your cancellation/refund request by fax, please keep a copy of the fax confirmation receipt for your records.

This cancellation/refund policy applies to all attendees regardless of their method of payment, registration, and/or reasons for the cancellation.

*does not include exhibit booth cancellations

Refunds are a two step process:

  • 1st the registration cancellation refund paperwork is processed by the ASC registration department; 

  • 2nd that paper work is then turned over to the Accounting department. The refund process can take up to 5 to 14 business days to actually see the credit.

CONFERENCE ATTENDEE INFORMATION

Identification Badges

Each attendee will be provided with an identification badge, during on-site registration check-in. You must show proper government-issued photo ID to be presented with your NDIA 2011 USCG Innovation Expo Badge.  

PROCEEDINGS

Information regarding proceedings will be provided on-site at the conference.

MESSAGE CENTER

For your convenience, a message board will be located at the 2011 USCG Innovation Expo   registration or Exhibitor registration desks.  Those phone numbers will be provided on-site.

THE DAY OF THE CONFERENCE

YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED INTO THE CONFERENCE WITHOUT YOUR BADGE.

** Corporate/Contractor ID’s are not acceptable forms of ID **.

No badge = no access to ANY event venues

Conference badges are to be worn at ALL times during event.

(“View Exhibits Only/VEO” badge is not valid –  DOES NOT include access at any of the other conference food functions: continental breakfasts, coffee breaks, and/or lunches, or conference attendance)

2011 USCG Innovation Expo badges are only valid for the dates of the conference:
October 25 - 27, 2011.

REMINDER

NDIA will not be held responsible for any items left in the Expo conference sessions and/or exhibit hall area of the Tampa Convention Center and/or conference hotel(s).  You are advised to utilize your hotel’s bell stand for luggage storage.  All personal items such as purses are subject to inspection prior to being allowed in the conference rooms.  Speakers (identified with a speaker ribbon) will be allowed to carry in their presentation materials; these items are still subject to inspection.

All bags & personal items, including briefcases and purses, are subject to inspection.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a minimum of personal items with them to the conference.

The day of the conference, you must carry all forms of valid photo ID and necessary paperwork with you at all times.

For security reasons, we respectfully ask that you leave/check any personal items (luggage, computer bags, coats, etc.) with the bellman at your hotel/home/office. 

The NDIA conference registration desk staff will not accept or check any of the items above.

Conference Registration Questions:

NDIA POC:

Association Service Center, webasc@ndia.org    or (703) 522-1820.

CONFERENCE ATTIRE

Civilian:

Business Casual  (slacks, polo or open collar shirts)

Military:

U.S. Coast Guard - Tropical Blue
U.S. Air Force - Short sleeve blues
U.S. Army - Class Bs
U.S. Marine Corps - Service Charles

NDIA supports the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Attendees with special needs (e.g. food allergies, dietary restrictions; ADA; etc) must send an e-mail to NDIA Headquarters ASC at webasc@ndia.org; or Angie De Kleine at adekleine@ndia.org ; by COB Wednesday, October 19th , 2011.

Please refer to meeting #2230. 

“SPOUSE/GUEST RECEPTION TICKETS” REGISTRATION SIGN-UP

A spouse and/or guest of a registered attendee may participate in the following conference events:

  • Wednesday, October 26, 2011 ”Annual Cutter Reception” @ $95.00 per person

If your spouse or guest would like to participate in any of the above events, you must check their respective “sessions” box (es) at the bottom of the on-line web registration form, and include the additional spouse/guest ticket(s) fees with your on-line registration fee payment, while registering on-line.

Souse/guest ticket(s) DO NOT include attendance at any of the other conference food functions: continental breakfasts, coffee breaks, and/or lunch, or conference attendance).

You must e-mail the name of your spouse and/or guest to: webasc@ndia.org by Thursday, October 13, 2011, to ensure they are registered for the reception.

There is a limit of 1 guest ticket per registrant. Your guest must show ID to be issued their badge.

*The Annual Expo “Cutter” reception is included for fully paid registered conference attendees; you do not need to sign-up & pay for additional spouse/guest reception tickets.

DATES TO REMEMBER

  • Early Registration Cut-Off: Wednesday, September 28th , 2011

  • Hotel Room Reservation Cut-Off Date: please check for your respective hotel’s cut-off date listed under the “lodging” tab of the meeting page.

  • Conference Registration Cancellation/Refund Deadline: Thursday, October 13th, 2011

  • Submit & Verify your Spouse/Guest name registration (e-mail the name of your spouse and/or guest) to: webasc@ndia.org  by Thursday, October 13th , 2011, to ensure they are registered for the reception

  • Attendees with special needs (e.g. food allergies, dietary restrictions; ADA; etc.) should send an e-mail to NDIA Headquarters ASC at webasc@ndia.org ; or Angie De Kleine at adekleine@ndia.org ; by COB Wednesday, October 19th , 2011.

 

 

You may register on-site next week in Tampa. To help save time please download and complete the conference registration form (PDF) and bring with you on-site to the registration check-in desk at the convention center.”

 

INNOVATION EXPO: View over 500 exhibits

Please click each to view/download/print the following exhibit information:

Exhibits POC:

For any questions regarding exhibit booth, exhibitor booth personnel registration(s), please contact Luellen Hoffman, e-mail: lhoffman@ndia.org or phone (703) 247-9460; or Alden Davidson, CEM at adavidson@ndia.org ; or phone (703) 247-2582.

Or to reserve your booth now – go to http://www.ndia.org/exhibits/2230  to purchase your booth on-line.

CONFERENCE ATTENDEE INFORMATION

Please bookmark this meeting page: www.ndia.org/meetings/2230 to check back for any future changes and updates.

Identification Badges

Each attendee will be provided with an identification badge, during on-site registration check-in. You must show proper government-issued photo ID to be presented with your NDIA 2011 USCG Innovation Expo Badge.  

PROCEEDINGS

Information regarding proceedings will be provided on-site at the conference.

MESSAGE CENTER

For your convenience, a message board will be located at the 2011 USCG Innovation Expo   registration or Exhibitor registration desks.  Those phone numbers will be provided on-site.

PRESS/MEDIA

Press/media are encouraged to join us at the Innovation Expo. A press/media room will be made available for your use.

There is no fee for eligible (Press/Media).  In order to attend under the "press/media" category (no charge), you have to fax a copy of your press credentials w/photo ID, along with the conference registration form to Fax: 703-522-4656; along with this "Press/Media conference registration form" (pdf). You must also present your press credentials w/press photo ID when you check-in onsite at the registration desk.

THE DAY OF THE CONFERENCE

    YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED INTO THE CONFERENCE WITHOUT YOUR BADGE.

    ** Corporate/Contractor ID’s are not acceptable forms of ID **.

    No badge = no access to ANY event venues

    Conference badges are to be worn at ALL times during event.

    (“View Exhibits Only/VEO” badge is not valid –  DOES NOT include access at any of the other conference food functions: continental breakfasts, coffee breaks, and/or lunches, or conference attendance)

    2011 USCG Innovation Expo badges are only valid for the dates of the conference:
    October 25 - 27, 2011.

REMINDER

NDIA will not be held responsible for any items left in the Expo conference sessions and/or exhibit hall area of the Tampa Convention Center and/or conference hotel(s).  You are advised to utilize your hotel’s bell stand for luggage storage.  All personal items such as purses are subject to inspection prior to being allowed in the conference rooms.  Speakers (identified with a speaker ribbon) will be allowed to carry in their presentation materials; these items are still subject to inspection.

All bags & personal items, including briefcases and purses, are subject to inspection.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a minimum of personal items with them to the conference.

The day of the conference, you must carry all forms of valid photo ID and necessary paperwork with you at all times.

For security reasons, we respectfully ask that you leave/check any personal items (luggage, computer bags, coats, etc.) with the bellman at your hotel/home/office. 

The NDIA conference registration desk staff will not accept or check any of the items above.

CONFERENCE ATTIRE

    Civilian:

    Business Casual  (slacks, polo or open collar shirts)

    Military:

    U.S. Coast Guard - Tropical Blue
    U.S. Air Force - Short sleeve blues
    U.S. Army - Class Bs
    U.S. Marine Corps - Service Charles

NDIA supports the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Attendees with special needs (e.g. food allergies, dietary restrictions; ADA; etc) must send an e-mail to NDIA Headquarters ASC at webasc@ndia.org; or Angie De Kleine at adekleine@ndia.org ; by COB Wednesday, October 19th , 2011.

Please refer to meeting #2230. 

“SPOUSE/GUEST RECEPTION TICKETS” REGISTRATION SIGN-UP

A spouse and/or guest of a registered attendee may participate in the following conference events:

    • Wednesday, October 26, 2011 ”Annual Cutter Reception” @ $95.00 per person

If your spouse or guest would like to participate in any of the above events, you must check their respective “sessions” box (es) at the bottom of the on-line web registration form, and include the additional spouse/guest ticket(s) fees with your on-line registration fee payment, while registering on-line.

Souse/guest ticket(s) DO NOT include attendance at any of the other conference food functions: continental breakfasts, coffee breaks, and/or lunch, or conference attendance).

You must e-mail the name of your spouse and/or guest to: webasc@ndia.org by Thursday, October 13, 2011, to ensure they are registered for the reception.

There is a limit of 1 guest ticket per registrant. Your guest must show ID to be issued their badge.

*The Annual Expo “Cutter” reception is included for fully paid registered conference attendees; you do not need to sign-up & pay for additional spouse/guest reception tickets.

DATES TO REMEMBER

  • Early Registration Cut-Off: Wednesday, September 28th , 2011

  • Hotel Room Reservation Cut-Off Dates: 
       
  • Conference Registration Cancellation/Refund Deadline: Thursday, October 13th, 2011

  • Submit & Verify your Spouse/Guest name registration (e-mail the name of your spouse and/or guest) to: webasc@ndia.org  by Thursday, October 13th , 2011, to ensure they are registered for the reception

  • Attendees with special needs (e.g. food allergies, dietary restrictions; ADA; etc.) should send an e-mail to NDIA Headquarters ASC at webasc@ndia.org ; or Angie De Kleine at adekleine@ndia.org ; by COB Wednesday, October 19th , 2011.

World Maritime Day Observance and Coast Guard Missions Conference*
October 27-28, 2011 

For the past several years, the IMO has mounted an effort to promote awareness about the maritime community through World Maritime Day.  Issues important to the global maritime industry (technical cooperation, seafarers, climate change, etc.) are highlighted at events occurring in London, a selected parallel country, and throughout the maritime nations.

World Maritime Day has been observed in the United States since 2006, in Canada since 2008, and in 2009 the United States hosted the Parallel Event. Last year, Transport Canada was host to the World Maritime Day Observance in Vancouver.  In 2011, the United States will host the Observance in Tampa, FL adjacent to Innovation Expo and the Flag Officers Conference in October.  The Observance will be on October 27th followed by a Gala Dinner, with the Coast Guard Missions Conference being held on October 28th.

The goal of the 2011 World Maritime Day Observance (pdf) and Coast Guard Missions Conference is to bring attention to this year’s IMO focus on piracy as well as bring regional and industry attention to core missions of the United States Coast Guard (safety, security and stewardship).  In addition to the already assembled Coast Guard Flag Officers, attendees will include industry and regional representatives.

To register, please contact Rose Lambert:  r.lambert@namepa.net

* separate conference registration (does not include attendance at the 2011 CG Innovation Expo)

BLUE ONE TRANSPORTATION (pdf) 

Blue One is the preferred shuttle service in Tampa Bay and offer non-stop transportation to and from Tampa International Airport. After landing at the airport and going to the baggage claim area, call the hotline number below corresponding to your destination hotel, and you will then be directed to the nearest ground transportation area to meet your driver.

  • Marriott Waterside                           813.282.7351
  • Westin Harbour Island                      813.785.9285
  • Embassy Suites                              813.927.3602

For any hotels other than the ones listed, call our main hotline at 813.282.7351.

The discount rate for attendees is $10.00 per person each way. No coupon or voucher is required for this; simply identify yourself as an attendee of the USCG Conference when boarding the shuttle. You may pay the driver directly when traveling; both cash and credit cards are accepted.

When departing the hotel to return to the airport, the shuttles leave every top of the hour from the hotels’ front drive, beginning at 5:00am. No reservation or phone call is needed; simply be ready at the entrance of the hotel 5 minutes before the top of the hour shuttle you wish to take. The trip from downtown to Tampa International Airport is non-stop and takes about 15 minutes.

SuperShuttle (pdf)

As a valued guest, SuperShuttle does offer discounted rates on all prepaid roundtrip reservations as well as group bookings through our various methods of reservations. Use Group Discount Code : XAHAB.

$12.00 per person one way or $20.00 roundtrip to all downtown Tampa Hotels*

(*Driver gratuity not included in the above rate)

  • For fast and easy reservations for Tampa International (TPA), Airport log onto www.supershuttle.com
  • You may also call  800-Blue-Van (800 258 3826) or 727 572 1111  
  • After collecting your baggage, follow signs to Ground Transportation.  SuperShuttle has a booth on the ground floor (near the glass entrance/exit doors). 
  • Check in with the reservation agent and give either your name or your confirmation number and they will direct you to the next departing Shuttle. 
  • You may wait in the heated/air conditioned room near the agents’ booth.  Please ensure that all of your luggage is accessible to the drivers to load prior to departure.

Attendee conference roster (pdf) a/o October 20th.

Sponsorship Information

 

AT&T  Booz Allen Hamilton
Perceptive Software Selex Galileo Inc.
 

For Sponsorship Information please contact Alden Davidson, CEM, Associate Director, at 703-247-2582 or email: adavidson@ndia.org or Laura Hoover, Providing Sponsorship Services for NDIA, at (804) 437-3773 or email:  laura_hoover@hotmail.com

Please note most print deadlines are 21 days prior to the event. Conference agenda print deadline is 5pm EDT, October 3, 2011.

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

Any/all questions regarding the conference agenda & speaking inquiries (including offers to speak/speaker solicitations, etc.), are to be forwarded to CDR Hugh Griffiths:

CDR Hugh Griffiths, USCG
U.S. Coast Guard Innovation Team
Office of Performance Management and Decision Support CG-0931
Phone: (202) 372-4560
e-mail: Hugh.R.Griffiths@uscg.mil; innovation@uscg.mil

Conference Registration Questions:

NDIA Attendee Registration POC:

Association Service Center, webasc@ndia.org    or (703) 522-1820.

NDIA Conference POC: Angie DeKleine, adekleine@ndia.org or (703) 247-2599.

Exhibit Booth Personnel ("Exhibitor Login”) Questions:

If you have questions about logging into your account, your username or password, please contact Luellen Hoffman, Director of Exhibits at lhoffman@ndia.org .

Exhibits POC:

For any questions regarding exhibit booth, exhibitor booth personnel registration(s), please contact Luellen Hoffman, e-mail: lhoffman@ndia.org or phone (703) 247-9460; or Exhibit/Sponsorship Manager Alden Davidson, CEM at adavidson@ndia.org ; or phone (703) 247-2582.

Sponsorship Information/POC:

For Sponsorship Information please contact Alden Davidson, CEM, Associate Director, at 703-247-2582 or email: adavidson@ndia.org or Laura Hoover, Providing Sponsorship Services for NDIA, at (804) 437-3773 or email:  laura_hoover@hotmail.com

Please note most print deadlines are 21 days prior to the event. Conference agenda print deadline is 5pm EDT, October 3, 2011.

Press/Media POC (USCG Public Affairs):

Any/all press/media inquiries (including accommodating interviews; photo opportunities, etc.), are to be forwarded to CDR Andrea Palermo, USCG:

Andrea M. Palermo
Management and Program Analyst
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Customs and Border Protection
Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition (OTIA)
1901 South Bell Street, Suite 600
Arlington, Virginia 22202-4501
e-mail: andrea.palermo@dhs.gov

 

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