Traveling to National Harbor, MD

Participating in SATELLITE

Exhibiting/Sponsoring at SATELLITE

General Questions

How do I make my travel arrangements?

Please book your hotel rooms online through MCI USA, the official housing bureau for SATELLITE 2021, to receive your exclusive discounted room rate.

A note from Show Management: Access Intelligence has carefully chosen MCI USA as the official, exclusive, housing partner of SATELLITE 2021. Please disregard any solicitation from other companies claiming to be the SATELLITE 2021 housing company. Unfortunately, we have no authority over these unethical companies, and such solicitations may happen more frequently as we get closer to SATELLITE 2021.

Please Note: If you made housing reservations through MCI, you should receive a new confirmation by 5 pm ET on May 4. If you haven’t received a new confirmation by May 5, please contact MCI.

Air Travel

There are 3 major international airports that serve the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area:

  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is approximately 9 miles from the Gaylord National Convention Center.
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) located in Dulles, Virginia, approximately 30 miles from the Gaylord National Convention Center.
  • Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) is located about 40 miles from the Gaylord National Convention Center.

MCI USA can book your hotel room, flight, and rental car in one quick phone call. To speak with a representative, please call +1-866-546-4308 (Domestic) or +1-972-349-5424 (International) For driving directions, please click here.
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Are there discounted hotel rates?

Yes! Exclusive discounts on hotel rates are available in the SATELLITE 2021 official hotels. Please book your hotel rooms through MCI USA, the only official SATELLITE 2021 housing bureau, for your discounted room rate.
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How do I get to the Gaylord National Convention Center?

The Gaylord National Convention Center is located at 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745.  Click here for Google Maps directions.

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Does the Metro run to the Gaylord National Convention Center?

Unfortunately, no.  But rideshare companies and taxis are widely available.
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Where is parking at the Gaylord?

The Gaylord offers valet parking for $49/day and self-parking at a discounted rate of $20/day for SATELLITE attendees.  In order to take advantage of the discounted self-parking rate, you will need to pay for your parking at the attendant station located near the Woodrow Wilson exit/entrance of the Gaylord.  There are additional parking garages located in National Harbor that are within walking distance of the Gaylord.  Click here for more information on location, hours and pricing.

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How do I obtain an invitation letter from SATELLITE for a visa application?

The fastest and easiest way to get an invitation letter is to use our letter generator tool.  You can also contact inquiry@satshow.com to get your invitation letter.

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I reside in a country that is restricted from entering the United States, what can I do?

You have the option to apply for a National Interest Exception (NIE) with your Visa application. More information on how to apply for NIE approval can be found on the US Embassy web site in your country, use this web site to find your local embassy: https://www.usembassy.gov/. In May, the NIE standards were updated to include travelers who will provide vital support or executive direction for economic activity in the US, allowing investors, executives, and other business travelers to qualify for NIEs.

While the application process may vary from country to country, you will need to submit an invitation letter from SATELLITE, which you can download through the form generator, or contact inquiry@satshow.com.

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What are the dates for SATELLITE 2021?

The SATELLITE 2021 Conference is being held Tuesday, September 7 through Friday, September 10, 2021. The SATELLITE Exhibition is Wednesday, September 8 through Friday, September 10.

What are the times for the Exhibition?

The Exhibit Hall is open during the following hours:

  • Wednesday, September 8: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 9: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 10: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where is SATELLITE 2021?

SATELLITE 2021 will take place at the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.  The address is 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745.

What is SATELLITE 2021 doing to ensure my safety at the event?

SATELLITE 2021 is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation, and following guidelines from the CDC, WHO, and Maryland Department of Health.  SATELLITE 2021 has taken these precautionary measurements to protect all attendees at the live event. Please view the following documents below to learn more about our safety protocols. Visit our COVID Safety web page for more information on how our partners are also working to keep you safe.

How do I register?

Online registration is the fastest and easiest way to register for SATELLITE 2021.  If you need to pay via a wire transfer, you can send the completed PDF registration form to register@satshow.com.  If you are sending a group to SATELLITE 2021 (group discounts are available!) you can create your group account online. Visit the registration and pricing page to learn more and to register.

What are the different registration packages and pricing?

SATELLITE 2021 will feature several different packages:

  • Executive All Access Pass: As the most comprehensive package, this pass will grant you access to all digital and in-person sessions, networking events, and the show floor.
  • Track Pass: If you only need access to specific content within the program, then the Track Pass is the right option for you.
  • Exhibit Hall Only Pass: This pass gives you access to the show floor during Exhibit Hall hours, plus access to the digital event platform for networking!

Does SATELLITE 2021 offer government and military discounts?

Yes! Active, full-time military and federal, state and local government employees qualify for the government/military discounted rates for the Conference Registration Packages. To obtain the military and government rate, simply select the option during the online registration process, and please remember to bring your valid military or government ID to the event.

Please note: Contractors do not qualify for military discounts.

What is the dress code?

Business formal is encouraged for all events at SATELLITE 2021 Conference and Exhibition. Military personnel are encouraged to their wear duty uniform.

Will WiFi be available during the conference?

Yes, there will be WiFi available during SATELLITE 2021 and throughout the Gaylord National Convention Center.

How can my company reserve exhibit space at SATELLITE 2021?

Exhibiting at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition has always been a terrific value because it’s the only event to link buyers and sellers within the global satellite marketplace. Contact Michael Cassinelli, Sales Director, at +1-301-354-1691 for more information on exhibiting at SATELLITE 2021.

What are the sponsorship and branding opportunities at SATELLITE?

You can view a complete list of sponsorship and branding opportunities online.  Not seeing what you want?  We can also build custom packages to fit your needs!  Contact Michael Cassinelli at mcassinelli@accessintel.com to get started.
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Can my company reserve meeting space or meeting suites at SATELLITE?

Meeting space and meeting suites are reserved for exhibiting and sponsoring companies only, and are assigned on a first come, first served basis.  Contact Michael Cassinelli at mcassinelli@accessintel.com for more information and for meeting space availability.

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Are there dates for SATELLITE 2022 yet?

SATELLITE 2022 will take place March 21 – 24, 2022 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C.
SATELLITE 2023 will take place March 13 – 16, 2023 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C.

Can I transfer my registration to someone else at my company?

Registrations can be altered and edited up until the badge is printed. Access Intelligence recognizes the information in the registration system, NOT the confirmation e-mail, as the most current and valid information. Substitutions may be made at any time for confirmed registrants of SATELLITE 2021; however printed badges are non-transferable once collected at the event. Notice of substitution must be made in writing by the original registrant to register@SATShow.com or SATELLITE 2021, Attn: Registration, 9211 Corporate Blvd., 4th Floor, Rockville MD 20850. Please note: There will be a $25 charge for badge reprints requested onsite.

How do I cancel my registration, and what is the cancellation policy?

The cancellation deadline is May 17, 2021. All cancellations must be made in writing. No refunds will be given. If you need to cancel, your registration fee can be credited toward a future SATELLITE event. Non-payment or non-attendance does not constitute cancellation. Refunds due to registrant error will be charged a $199 processing fee. If for any reason, Access Intelligence decides to cancel or postpone this event, Access Intelligence is not responsible for covering airfare and other travel costs incurred by registrants. Substitutions are allowed and must be made in writing. Please send all requests to Inquiry@SATShow.com prior to May 17, 2021.

Age Policy

No one under the age of 18 is permitted to register for or attend the SATELLITE 2021 Conference and Exhibition. There are no exceptions and this rule is strictly enforced.

Who can I contact if my question is not answered here?

The SATELLITE 2021 Show Management Team is happy to answer your questions. Click here for complete contact information.