Military Family Forums FAQs 


Who can attend the Military Family forums?
The Military Family Forums are open to all registered Annual Meeting attendees.

Do I have to register separately for the Military Family Forums?
Yes, although you may have registered for the Annual Meeting, you will need to complete registration specifically for the Military Family Forums.

What will I need to have to confirm my registration at the door for the Military Family Forums?
Attendees must present their confirmation number print-out as well as your Family Programs purple ribbon to be seated in the main Military Family Forum presentation room. After picking up your badge in  the main registration area please, go to the help desk located near the center of the room and request your Family Programs Ribbon. Please attach the ribbon to your badge. Walk-ins and those who do not have the required Military Family Forum registration documents may still attend; however, they will be directed to the overflow room. This room will have a live feed of the forum presentations and attendees will still be able to participate in the Questions and Answers sessions. Please note because room 207 A&B  will fill quickly, it is possible if you wait too long to register for the Family Forums that the only available seating will be in the overflow room (room 206).

Is there standing room for the Military Family Forums if I forgot to register?
In the main forum room there will not be standing room this year; however, we will have an overflow room for attendee who did not register. The overflow room will have live feed of the conference and attendees will still be able to participate in the forums Questions and Answers sessions with presenters

Where are the Forums held?
The Main Forum Room  is 207A&B and the Overflow Room is 206 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Please note that this is a different room from previous years.

What is the dress code?
The dress code for individuals attending the Military Family Forums is: 

  • Civilian: Business suit
  • Military Members: Duty uniform or business suit

Will presentations be available to audience members?
Most of our presenters provide copies of their presentations, usually in PowerPoint, and a limited number of copies are usually available to audience members during the Forums. In addition, presentations are posted to the AUSA Family Programs website immediately after the Annual Meeting. We are unable to provide presentations in advance of the Forums.

How do I contact a presenter after the Annual Meeting?
If you have a question or need to follow up with a presenter please contact AUSA Family Programs at We will forward the inquiry. 

Will there be any other events for Army families at the Annual Meeting?
Yes. There will be an AUSA Family Programs Pavilion on the main exhibit floor featuring a variety of organizations which support military families. AUSA Family Programs will also have a booth in the AUSA Pavilion.

Where can I find more information about the 2010 Annual Meeting?
Please visit the main AUSA 2010 Annual Meeting Website to learn more about registration, transportation, and accommodation.