Join 8,500 technologists, regulators and users across commercial and defense sectors for AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019, the largest, most comprehensive trade show for unmanned and autonomous systems. As adoption spreads and applications expand, XPONENTIAL is the one event that brings together the entire unmanned systems community to share ideas, collaborate across markets, capitalize on next practices and emerging trends and harness the power of unmanned technology for your business.
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We've negotiated special room rates with the most convenient hotels to make your trip to Chicago affordable. AUVSI encourages all attendees and exhibitors to take advantage of the special discounts by contacting Experient, the official housing provider for AUVSI XPONENTIAL. If you require a room at the government per diem, please contact Experient first to assist you in securing the government-rate (government IDs required to qualify).
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Rooms at the Hyatt Regency Chicago offer stunning city, Chicago River, and Lake Michigan views with all the comforts of a modern urban getaway. Book your stay today by calling reservations at 800-233-1234 or online.
If you have already made your reservation and need to change or cancel it, please contact the hotel directly
Un-authorized travel agencies, wholesalers and destination management companies (often referred to as housing “pirates” or ”poachers”) have been contacting exhibitors, offering what might appear to be lower rates at hotels for XPONENTIAL. The intent is to convince you that the offer is made on our behalf, or that the soliciting company is associated with us. This is not true. The exclusive provider for XPONENTIAL housing is Experient.
When AUVSI secures sleeping rooms at hotels for XPONENTIAL (commonly referred to as room blocks), we research the properties to make certain that our attendees and exhibitors are adequately accommodated. These room blocks are established to ensure that rooms meet our standards and are offered at a discounted price.
We have been informed that registrants are often contacted by fax, email or most often by phone with offers for cut rate housing. The intent is to convince you that the offer is made on our behalf, or that the soliciting company is associated with us. This is not true. The exclusive provider for XPONENTIAL housing is Experient.
Room poaching is a practice carried out by third-party companies that act as travel agencies, wholesalers or destination management companies to solicit registrants for room reservations. They manually scour publicly available sources to identify those that may attend the event.
The poacher might inform registrants that the hotel room block is “sold out,” and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room. Additional deceptive tactics include distributing forms or promotional materials that appear to be issued by AUVSI.
Don’t be misled! If you are contacted by anyone other than Experient asking if you need a room for XPONENTIAL, please get as much information as you can and pass it on to AUVSI’s Registration and Housing Manager, Jason Blachek, at email@example.com.
Make your housing reservations via the XPONENTIAL housing site, which is linked from the XPONENTIAL website. Never give your credit card or personal information to someone on the phone offering to make your reservation for you.
Below is a list of un-authorized travel companies known to date.
AUVSI receives a minimal/small subsidy from official XPONENTIAL hotels based on the number of XPONENTIAL guestrooms used at these hotels. The monies received are used toward various event related expenses, such as production, housing and shuttle transportation services. Therefore, everyone benefits when you select an official Conference hotel for your lodging. If you require more information regarding these subsidies please contact Jason Blachek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have partnered with United Airlines to offer travel discounts to XPONENTIAL 2019.
Reservations and ticketing is available via http://www.united.com/meetingtravel. When booking online, enter promotion code: ZG3Y721529 in the promotions and certificates box on the bottom of “All search options” page or call United Reservations Meetings Desk at 800-426-1122 and provide the Z Code: ZG3Y and Agreement Code: 721529.
Please note that travel must be booked between April 24, 2019 – May 6, 2019 in order to receive the discount.
Call Customer Service toll free at 800-465-1272
International registrants, please call 240-439-2996
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