2017 GSA Federal Acquisition Training Symposium

Huntsville, Alabama
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

What are the dates of the GSA Federal Acquisition Training Symposium?
The official dates are April 25-26, 2017. Attendees will be able to start picking up badges on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.

What are the hours of the GSA Federal Acquisition Training Symposium?
An overview of the week's events is located at the Schedule Tab above.

What is the address of the GSA Federal Acquisition Training Symposium?
The Federal Acquisition Training Symposium is being held at the Von Braun Center, 700 Monroe Street, Huntsville, AL 35801

What is the dress code?
Business casual

Do I need my government/military ID?
Federal Government, Military and State and Local employees will be required to show their employee government or active military ID or a government purchase card on-site in registration to pick up your badge and event materials. Vendor and non-exhibiting vendors will be required to show a Government-issued ID.

What are the costs associated with attending the GSA Federal Acquisition Training Symposium?
The GSA Federal Acquisition Training Symposium is free to all government, active military and state and local employees. You/your agency is responsible for lodging and travel as necessary. All government attendees are required to deduct per diem costs for lunch. M&IE rate for lunch in Huntsville, AL is $12.

What is the estimated number of attendees?
It is anticipated there will be 2,000 attendees.


How do I register?
Government attendees and non-exhibiting attendees can register online by clicking the Register Now button on the home page. Exhibitors can register online here or can use this downloadable form to register by phone or email.

I am unable to attend, how do I cancel my registration?
To cancel your registration to attend the event, please reference your registration confirmation. Please go back to your registration confirmation that you received by email and click on the Review, change, or update your registration link. Once you reach your registration, click on Manage Your Registration on the right side of the page. You will then be given the option to cancel. You will receive a confirmation by email stating that your registration is now cancelled. Alternatively, you may respond to the confirmation email received by email stating that you wish to cancel your registration. You will receive a confirmation email stating that your registration is now cancelled.

How do I obtain a list of registrants?
An on-line Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) form can be found at http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/105305

I registered for the 2017 GSA Federal Acquisition Training Symposium, but I did not receive my badge information in the mail.
Registration badges will be available on site at registration in Huntsville. Please remember to bring a photo ID.

I am having problems registering via the GSA Federal Acquisition Training Symposium website - how can I register?
Please contact our event coordinator, PSA directly at +1-800-409-0549 or at GSAFAS2017@explorepsa.com

Training

Is there a printer friendly version of the training schedule?

To support GSA's sustainability efforts, updated training schedules are viewable on the event website. Signage throughout the Von Braun Center will also be available to view the training schedule.

How do I register for training classes?
When you register to attend the event you can select sessions of interest however this information is used to determine the appropriate size classroom based on attendee input. All classes are filled on a first come, first served basis on-site. A waitlist may be created for sessions that reach capacity prior to the event.

Can any of the GSA Federal Acquisition Training Symposium training for acquisition professionals be used to maintain certification for Contracting Officers Representatives?
Yes, as long as the course has a CLP Certified designation, participation in the course can earn education credits for COR and COTRs. Check with your agency for specific guidance.

I need the name and address of the training sponsor for my travel orders.
Name of Vendor: U.S. General Services Administration, Federal Acquisition Service
Address: 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405
How do I obtain a list of media attendees?
An on-line Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) form can be found at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/105305

Exhibitors

How do I exhibit at 2017 GSA FAS Training Symposium?

  • Pre booth sales:   When booth sales are ready to be released, an email will go out to a list of all GSA Federal Acquisition Service contract holders.   The email will let you know the date the booth sale link will be posted on our event website, this way everyone has a fair chance to purchase a booth. 
  • During booth sales:  Because space is limited, booths are sold on a first come first served basis.  Check out the Exhibitor tab for more details.
  • After sell out: Once booth sales are sold out, your company can still attend as a non-exhibiting vendor.  Check out the Exhibitor tab for more details.

What is the price for exhibitors?
The price is $1,900 for a 10x10 booth and 2 exhibitor name badges. Extra badges are $275 each. Booths come with pipe and drape, a 6' skirted table, two folding chairs, a wastebasket and a company ID sign.

Double booths (10x20) are also available at $3,500 and come with 4 exhibitor name badges and additional booth furniture. Extra badges are $275 each.

How do I change the names on our exhibiting badges?
After you select your Booth Space and finalize purchase, you will receive an email invitation to return to the website at your convenience and update or edit your information.  Exhibitor Plus is included in your booth purchase and there will be no additional charges for updates.

How can I ship materials to the show?
As an approved exhibitor, you will receive an Exhibitor Services Kit from Cindy Landman.  Please see shipping information in the Exhibitor Services kit or contact Cindy at 256-612-9934.

How do I find out the status of my wait list application?
Your GSA Contract Number will be verified within 24 hours of your Booth Purchase.  At that time you will receive an email from Cindy Landman notifying you of your status.  You are also welcome to contact Cindy at 256-612-9934.

How do I cancel my booth application?

Please contact Cindy Landman via email at clandman@scsworx.com.  All requests for cancellation must be in written form.  You may also mail written request to Cindy Landmanc/o SCSWORX PO Box 69, Madison, AL 35758. Cancellations of booth purchases due to Exhibitor Choice will be refunded at 50% until March 1, 2017. No refunds will be granted after March1, 2017.

Can I distribute my company’s promotional items in my booth?
Yes, as long as the market value is $20 or less.  Government employees are restricted from accepting gifts having a market value of $20 or less, provided that the total value of gifts accepted under this provision from any one person or organization does not exceed $50 in a calendar year.  

Where do I mail my registration or booth fee check?
Please make checks payable to PSA

Please send payment to:

PSA

c/o SCSWORX

PO Box 69

Madison, AL 35758


If I register as exhibitor or for an Industry badge can I attend training classes?
Absolutely!  You can attend any training you wish. There is also a dedicated vendor training track filled with information for GSA vendors, and those interested in becoming a GSA vendor. 

How do I order the scanners to scan customers name badges for follow-up purposes?
All exhibitors will be emailed the online exhibitor services kit. Within the kit will be forms that you can submit and pay for lead retrieval / scanner equipment that will be available for pick up onsite in Huntsville.

What is the cost to receive an Industry badge?
Registration fee is $500. This includes access to all training classes, the exhibit floor, and daily lunches.

Will I be able to register for an Industry badge on-site?
Yes.  Registration will be open on-line until a week before the event. Registration can also be done on site at registration.

If I register for an Industry badge, can I bring a guest?
Registration is for one person only.

We would be interested in any event sponsorships available (i.e. notepads, pens, refreshments, etc.)
2017 GSA FAS Training Symposium does not offer sponsorship opportunities.

 Is there advertising available for a convention flyer or program?
2017 GSA FAS Training Symposium does not have advertising in the program guide.


Lodging
What is the approved amount for the lodging at the conference lodging rate for the 2017 GSA Federal Acquisition Training Symposium?
The current government per diem rate allowable for lodging during the time period of the Huntsville, AL event is $91.

How do I get from my hotel to the conference?
All the event hotels are within a reasonable walking distance of the Von Braun Center, the furthest being 5 blocks away.

Will you have shuttles from the airport to my hotel?
We are not providing airport shuttles. Please contact your hotel to see if they have a complimentary airport shuttle.

Where can I get my CLP Training Certificates?
Beginning June 10, 2017, you can go to the Training Tab of the website below and follow the Training Certificate link to access your record and print a copy as needed.

How do I get copies of the training presentations?
2017 GSA Federal Acquisition Training Symposium training presentations will be available on the event website on June 10, 2017. 

What are the dates of next year's GSA Federal Acquisition Training Symposium?
2018 GSA Federal Acquisition Training Symposium dates are not available at this time, please check back for updates.

How can I get the attendee list?
An on-line Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) form can be found at http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/105305

How can I get a list of vendors?
An on-line Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) form can be found at http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/105305


 

Contact Information

  • Registration Questions? Please call: 800-409-0549