General Information 

Eligibility:  AUSA’s ILW Winter Symposium and Exposition welcomes all AUSA members, employees or consultants of AUSA 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 $500 for government/military personnel, $700 for Sustaining Members, $900 for other AUSA members (corporate, individual and life members), and $1,000 for non-members.  The fee will increase to $550, $750, $950, and $1,050, respectively, for onsite registration.  Additionally, exhibit hall day passes are available for pre registration at the rate of $75 per day for government/military attendees and $150 per day for non-government/military attendees. We accept checks, American Express, VISA or MasterCard. We do not accept government form 1556 as payment. Please do not send in the registration form without payment – we will be unable to reserve space until payment is received.  Refunds will be made for those registrants who cancel in writing prior to close of business 10 February 2012. No refunds for cancellations after that date. Registrations received after COB 10 February 2012 will not be pre-registered.  Late registrants will need to register on-site.   

Registration Hours:

Tuesday, 21 February: 1300-1700
Wednesday, 22 February: 0700-1930
Thursday, 23 February: 0700-1830
Friday, 24 February: 0700-1300 

Lodging:  Accommodations for this symposium are being arranged through the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Housing Office. Reserve your room now through their web site or download the housing form and send it directly to the Housing Office by fax at 954-765-4414 / 4197 or mail to AUSA Housing Bureau, c/o GFLCVB, 100 E Broward Blvd, Suite 200, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301. Complete ONE housing form for EACH ROOM requested.  Phone reservations are not accepted.  ALL reservations must be made through the AUSA Housing Bureau OR online at If booking online, be sure to print a copy of your acknowledgement. If you do not receive an acknowledgement number, the AUSA Housing Bureau did NOT receive your reservation. An acknowledgement of your reservation request will be sent to you via e-mail, fax or mail by the AUSA Housing Bureau within 7 days. Check the accuracy of your acknowledgement and print a copy for your records.  You will NOT receive a separate confirmation from hotel, and please DO NOT call the hotels directly. Forms must be received by 19 January 2012.  For questions concerning housing, e-mail the housing bureau directly at 

Exposition:  AUSA’s ILW Winter Symposium and Exposition will be held at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316. AUSA offers extensive exhibiting opportunities for those Sustaining Members that wish to display their products and services. Exhibit materials were sent to all Sustaining Member exhibit points-of-contact in September 2011. Military exhibitors are also encouraged to participate. For the floor plan, prospectus and contract see the Exhibitor Information portion of our website.

For questions concerning exhibits, call or e-mail Rand Meade, Exhibits Manager, at (703)907-2678 or 

Exhibit Hall Open Hours:

Wednesday, 22 February: 1100-1930
Thursday, 23 February: 0830-1830
Friday, 24 February: 0830-1300 

Exhibit Hall Public Visitor’s Hours:

Wednesday, 22 February: 1530-1645
Thursday, 23 February: 1545-1645
Friday, 24 February: 1030-1130

Sponsorship Opportunities: AUSA is pleased to offer several sponsorship opportunities for the 2012 Winter Symposium and Exposition. In addition to the event specific sponsorship opportunities, we offer a printed floor plan sponsorship as well. 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 

Uniform/Dress:  ASUs for military presenters and panel participants; ACUs for others in uniform; and suit and tie for civilians.

Proceedings:  Electronic copies of the briefing charts will be available on-line approximately two weeks after the symposium at, under past events.  

Receipts: Receipts for paid attendees will be available on-site at the self serve kiosk. 

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, ext. 383
Fax: (703) 243-2589

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

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