Frequently Asked Questions


What is FOSE?

FOSE is an educational conference and trade show that addresses the business of government by providing tools, methods and systems for enhancing existing services and implementing new programs across the federal technology landscape.  FOSE also fosters interagency, intergovernmental and public-private collaboration and participation in key initiatives through a portfolio of activities and special features.  These include keynote presentations, an interactive Exhibit Hall featuring free educational solution sessions, the App Arcade app demos, plus a 3-day for fee conference program providing professional development, technical “how to’s” and agency case studies presented by leaders from federal government and private industry.

When is FOSE?

May 14-16, 2013.

What's New at FOSE?

FOSE Central - a centralized area of the Exhibit Hall featuring the following interactive experiences:

  • FIRST @ FOSE: Press conferences with exhibiting companies launching new products/services/solutions at the event.
  • Government Tech Talks: 15 minute technology implementation strategies, lessons-learned, tricks of the trade and ideas for future implementation success on the hottest topics that are challenging you right now!
  • App Arcade: Take the latest apps developed for government, by government for a test drive!
  • FOSE TV: Get more tips and tricks from government technology rock stars as they’re interviewed live on FOSE TV.

Where is FOSE 2013 being held?

Walter E. Washington Center
801 Mount Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC 20001

(202) 249-3000

What topics are covered in the FOSE 2013 Educational Conference?

Focusing on policy, management and technology in Cybersecurity, Cloud & Virtualization, Mobile Government, Big Data & Business Intelligence and Records & Information Management, FOSE provides dynamic, in-depth programming—including camps and workshops—within these target areas allowing you to truly learn new skills, best practices and new solutions while providing your own feedback and personal experiences through interactive and reflective experience.

Please visit the Conference Overview page to view Conference topics.

What are the Exhibit Hall open hours at FOSE?

The Exhibit Hall will be open during the following days/times:

Tuesday, May 14: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, May 15: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, May 16: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

What companies are exhibiting at the FOSE 2013?

Please click here for a complete list of FOSE 2013 exhibitors.

How many people attended FOSE 2012?

In 2012, over 8000+ government & industry technology professionals attended FOSE.

Who should attend FOSE 2013?

  • Chief Architects
  • Chief Automation Officers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Chief IT Specialists
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • CIOs
  • Communications Specialists
  • Cyber Security Program Managers
  • Chief Project Managers
  • Computer Scientists
  • Computer Specialists
  • Data / Systems Analysts
  • Data Base Managers
  • Data Base Specialists
  • Data Communications Managers
  • Data System Analysts
  • Database Administrators
  • Deputy CIOs
  • Directors of IT
  • Directors, Knowledge Management
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Executive Project Managers
  • Info Tech Specialists
  • Information Assurance Managers
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Information Systems Managers
  • IT Directors
  • IT Project Managers
  • IT Security Specialists
  • Senior IT Specialists
  • Telecommunications Specialists

Are children allowed to attend?

Nobody under the age of 18 is allowed inside the exhibit hall or in the conference sessions at any time during set-up, the event or tear-down. FOSE 2013 does not provide childcare.

Is photography allowed in the Exhibit Hall?

Due to the sensitive nature of products and unique booth displays at the Show, photography and/or video recording of any booths by any attendee/exhibitor personnel is prohibited. Exceptions are made only when permission is obtained from the exhibitor whose booth/product is being photographed/videotaped and from all individuals appearing in the photograph or video.

Where can I find detailed information about the Keynote Presentations?

To view detailed information about the dynamic Keynote Presentations, click here.


How can I register to attend?

Registration is only available online. You may register now by clicking here. If you have questions about registration please call the registration office at (888) 425-1980 between the hours of 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM EST.

What are the registration fees?

FOSE offers several package options to meet your time and budget constraints, including a free expo for government employees.

Please see our Registration Page to view the registration fees.

What types of registration packages are available?

We offer a number of different registration options. Please see the Registration Page for information about our registration options and what’s included in each package.

Who do I call with questions about registration?

For registration inquiries please call our registration office at (888) 425-1980 between the hours of 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM EST.

When do the Early Bird Registration Rates end?

Early Bird discount rates end on April 5, 2013.

What types of payment are accepted for registration to FOSE 2013?

We accept the following:  Credit Cards (American Express, MasterCard, and VISA), Checks, and Purchase Orders (Government Only).

Who should a check be payable to and who should it be mailed to?

Make checks payable to 1105 Government Information Group.

Mail to:
1105 Government Information Group
Attn: FOSE 2013 Registration
9201 Oakdale Avenue, Suite 101
Chatsworth, CA 91311

Is there a discount for Group Full Conference Registrations?

Group registration discounts are available for groups of 2 or more online. You may register directly through the online registration system here. Click on “ADD ANOTHER REGISTRANT” for the Full Conference, or 1-Day Conference Group rate. You must add at least one additional registrant. After you have completed all registrations in your Group, the Group rate will appear for each registrant. The first person entered for your group will receive a summary confirmation.

How long after I register should I expect to receive a confirmation?

You should receive a confirmation within 24 hours of completing your registration. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail please call (888) 425-1980 between the hours of 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM EST.

How do I verify my registration?

To verify your registration status, please call (888) 425-1980 between the hours of 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM EST. As long as you have received an email confirmation, your status has been confirmed.

How do I make changes to my registration information prior to FOSE 2013?

You may update your contact information, package or session selections via the online registration system by logging in with your email address and password created during the registration process here.

How do I retrieve my password if I have forgotten it?

Follow the “Forgot Password” prompt under the Already Registered section on the registration page.

What is the registration cancellation policy for the FOSE 2013?

Completed registrations may not be cancelled online. The refund/cancellation request must be submitted in writing via email, direct mail or fax. Refunds will not be issued for expo only registrations. A full refund less a $50 processing fee will be issued for Conference registration cancellations if written notice is postmarked/faxed by April 12, 2013. Conference Cancellation notices postmarked/faxed after April 12, 2013 will not be accepted. Email cancellations to: Fax cancellation requests to CompuSystems at +1 (708) 344-4444. Or send cancellations to:

1105 Media Inc.
Attn: Andree Diggs
8609 Westwood Center Dr. Suite 500
Vienna, VA 22182

Can an attendee substitute a colleague to avoid losing their registration fee/ticket?

If you can no longer attend FOSE and would like to send someone in your place, please contact CompuSystems at (888) 425-1980 between the hours of 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM EST or send an email to


Where is the closest metro station to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center?

The closest metro station is Mt Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center off the Yellow/Green Line.

Where is the closest airport in the Washington DC area?

There are three major airports within reasonable distance of the Convention Center:

  1. Baltimore Washington International (BWI)
  2. Dulles International Airport (IAD)
  3. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is the closest and is also accessible by Metro via the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport station off the Yellow/Blue line.

What are the official hotels for FOSE 2013?

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown
999 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Hampton Inn DC Convention Center
901 6th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Visit the Hotel and Travel Page for more information on rates and reservations. There are a limited number of rooms set aside for FOSE attendees, so please reserve your room early. For hotel reservation questions contact Yolanda Radochia, Director, Event Services, (781) 932-8982 or

Are there any special rates for airfare or rental car rates for attendees for FOSE 2012?

No, there are no special rates on airfare or car rental rates for FOSE attendees.

Where can I park at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center?

We have identified over 3,000 parking spaces in a three block radius of the facility. These spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis. We encourage exhibitors and attendees to use the public parking facilities, so that it does not impact the limited residential parking. There are also approximately 100 metered parking spaces within close proximity to the facility.

Please click here to download a map of surrounding parking.

Where can I find ADA Accessibility information?

You can find more information about ADA Accessibility at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center here.


How can I become an exhibitor or sponsor at FOSE 2013?

Contact your Event Sales Representative today to become an Exhibitor or Sponsor!

Ann Belz
Companies A – E
(603) 714-4114

Louis Helms
Companies F – O
(301) 352-4150

Scott Samuels
Companies P – Z, #
(715) 547-3340

What different Exhibitor and Sponsor packages are available?

You can find detailed information about Exhibitor and Sponsor packages by clicking here.

What are the set-up and tear down hours for Exhibitors?

Exhibitor set-up hours are as follows:

Friday, May 10 from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, May 11 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday, May 13 from 8:00 AM –6:30 PM

Exhibitor tear down hours are as follows:
Thursday, May 16 from 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Friday, May 17 from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

What is the deadline to have my booth space ready for show opening?

ALL booths must be set-up and ready by 7:00 PM EST on Monday, May 13.

How do I order products/services for my booth?

Please view the FOSE 2013 Exhibitor Services Manual for information about how to order products and services to your booth.

How do I ship materials in advance and on-site for my booth?

Please view pages 2 of the Freeman Quick Facts for detailed shipping information. 

How do I register my booth staff and is there a limit on number of booth personnel allotted?

Log in to Expocad to register your booth staff or to update your company information and Online Digital Booth. For more detailed registration instructions or if you have forgotten your log in and/or password, please contact Renee Corine Arnold at or (508) 532-1431.

A typical 10x10 booth space receives 2 full conference passes and 4 exhibitor booth staff only passes, but the numbers may vary depending on your package. Please contact Renee Corine Arnold at or (508) 532-1431 for more information on your booth personnel allotment.

Who do I call with questions about exhibiting at FOSE?

If you are an exhibitor and have exhibitor related questions, please contact Renee Corine Arnold at or (508) 532-1431.

I would like to promote my participation in FOSE 2013. Where can I find FOSE promotion materials?

Please contact Renee Corine Arnold at or (508) 532-1431 for information about promoting your participation in FOSE 2013.


Who should I contact if I am an Exhibitor or Sponsor and would like to host a press event at FOSE 2013?

For more information about hosting a press event at FOSE, contact A.J. Guenther at

What are the rules governing press/media registration?

All Press must be approved before registering. For more information relating to press/media registration and credentials required, please see the Media Center Page on the website or contact

I am a Confirmed Exhibitor or Sponsor. How can I obtain a copy of the press list?

For a copy of the press list, please contact A.J. Guenther at

Who is the contact for press/media interview relating to Conference Speakers, Show Management Representative or Confirmed Exhibitors and Sponsors?

For information about interviews during FOSE 2013 contact A.J. Guenther at


How do speakers register for FOSE 2013?

You will receive registration instructions from show management.  Questions concerning speaker registrations should be direct to Erin Listman at
Speakers participating in Solution Sessions or Tech Talks should be registered as exhibitor booth staff. For more information about exhibitor registration please contact Renee Corine Arnold at

Where can confirmed speakers find additional information about their assigned sessions and panels assigned sessions/panels?

For information about your session, room, location, time/date, please contact Erin Listman at

If you would like to get in contact with your panel members, contact Erin Listman at

Who should I contact for information on conference session speaker presentations?

Please send your presentation via e-mail in PowerPoint format to Erin Listman at before May 1, 2013 to ensure it is preloaded on the laptop in your session room. Please bring a copy of it on a thumb drive as backup.

Where are the dates for Future FOSE Events?

Please check our website frequently for updates on future events.

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