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EligibilityThe AUSA’s ILW Army Fires Symposium and Exposition welcomes all AUSA members, employees or consultants of AUSA Sustaining Member companies, military and civilian government personnel, invited guests, and non-members that are interested or have an identifiable relationship with AUSA or the United States Army.

Registration:  Registration fee per individual is $400 for military/government personnel, $700 for Sustaining Members, $900 for other AUSA Members (corporate, individual and life members), and $1,000 for non-Sustaining Members. The fee will increase to $450, $750, $950 and $1,050 respectively, after close of business 9 July 2010.  We accept checks, American Express, VISA or MasterCard. We do not accept government form 1556 as payment.  Please do not send the registration application without payment; we will be unable to reserve space until payment is received. Once your registration and payment are processed, a receipt will be available to you upon request at the registration desk on-site. Refunds will be made for those registrants who cancel in writing prior to close of business 9 July 2010. No refunds for cancellations after that date will be provided. Refunds will not be processed until after the symposium concludes. Registrations received after 9 July 2010 are not guaranteed for pre-registration. Late registrants may need to register on-site. Online registration is now available at www.ausa.org.

Registration Hours:
Tuesday, 20 July,      1000-2000
Wednesday, 21 July, 0700-1900
Thursday, 22 July,     0700-1300

Lodging:  - Accommodations for this symposium have been arranged at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.

Omni Fort Worth Hotel       Government/Industry Rate: $151.00        (817) 535-6664                                      

Last day to reserve a room: 25 June 2010 

Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly. These rates are subject to city and state occupancy taxes of 15.00%. Reservations must be made by 25 June 2010 to guarantee the guest room rate. After this date, reservations will be made on a space and rate available basis only. In order to receive this special conference rate, when making reservations, you must mention that you will be attending the AUSA ILW Army Fires Symposium. All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit, or guaranteed with a major credit card. Cancellations must be made 72 hours prior to day of arrival to avoid being charged or not receiving a full refund on your deposit. Check-in time is 3:00pm and check-out time is 12:00pm.

For additional information on the hotel, its amenities, and directions please visit the hotel website at http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/fortworth.aspx

Parking: Valet parking is available for overnight guests at the Omni Fort Worth for $18.00 per night with in/out privileges.

City parking garages are also available. Parking rates are based on time spent in the garage. Once a vehicle exits the garage, standard rates will be applied to park again.

Houston Street Parking Garage (located next to the Omni Fort Worth Hotel)

Daily Rates (no in-and-out privileges):

  • 0-30 minutes - $2
  • 31 minutes-1 hour - $4
  • 1-1.5 hours - $6
  • 1.5-6 hours - $10
  • 6-12 hours - $12
  • 12-24 hours - $15

Commerce Street Parking Garage (east of the Convention Center)

Daily Rates (no in-and-out or overnight privileges):

  • Regular - $10 (full day)

Transportation:  The Fort Worth Convention Center and the Omni Fort Worth Hotel is serviced by both the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and the Dallas Love Field Airport. Downtown Fort Worth is about 17.5 miles and 35 miles respectively by ground transportation.

A variety of ground transportation options are available from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to downtown Fort Worth:

Go Yellow Checker Shuttle - Shuttle service to and from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, all major downtown Fort Worth hotels, and the Airporter Park & Ride lot at 1000  E. Weatherford Street in downtown Fort Worth. Most service operates every half hour from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. 817-267-5150, $17 one way*

Yellow Cab - 817-534-5555 or 800-444-6400, $50 one way* (from downtown hotels)

Executive Cab - 817-877-1212 or 888-564-1212, $50 one way* (from downtown hotels)

The Super Shuttle - Shuttle service from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to downtown hotels. 817-329-2000 or 800-622-2089, $17 one way*

*Approximate cost one way per person. Cab companies may charge for each additional person. Prices subject to change.  

Ground transportation options from the Dallas Love Field Airport to downtown Fort Worth include:

City Shuttle                               (214) 760-1998
Super Shuttle                           (800) 258-3826
Yellow Checker Shuttle            (972) 222-2000 or (214) 841-1900
ACE                                           (214) 352-4555

Exposition: AUSA’s ILW Army Fires Symposium and Exposition will be held at The Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102. AUSA will offer extensive exhibiting opportunities for those who wish to display their products and services. Exhibit materials were sent to all Sustaining Member exhibit points-of-contact. Military and non-Sustaining Member exhibitors are also encouraged to participate.

For questions concerning exhibits, please contact Rand Meade, Exhibits Manager, at (703) 907-2678 or rmeade@ausa.org.

Sponsorship Opportunities: AUSA is pleased to offer several new sponsorship opportunities for the 2010 AUSA’s ILW Army Fires Symposium and Exposition. This is an excellent way to highlight your company’s participation at this important Army event.

For questions concerning sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mary Wille, Sponsorship Coordinator, at (703) 907-2659 or mwille@ausa.org.

Uniform: Military ACUs, or business attire for civilian attendees throughout the entire symposium to include dinner.

Proceedings: Electronic copies of the briefing charts will be available on-line after the conference via our web site.

Inquiries:  Questions concerning this symposium should be addressed to the following:

AUSA, Industry Affairs
2425 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA  22201-3326
Phone: (703) 841-4300 or (800) 336-4570;
Fax: (703) 243-2589

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Registrants with special needs who participate in our symposium will be accommodated to the fullest extent possible. If you need special arrangements, please advise us at the time you register.