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The link above will take you to either the IOS, Android, or Web version of the information and schedule for U.S. HYDRO 2015. We will be using this mobile version instead of a printed brochure at the conference this year. So, be sure to get the Guidebook App and put it on your favorite mobile device. If you already have Guidebook, you can scan the QR code below to download the U.S. HYDRO 2015 Guide.

If you have any questions about Guidebook or problems downloading the guide, please contact info@ushydro2015.com

Announcement and Technical Program

The U.S. Hydro 2015 Conference, presented by The Hydrographic Society of America, will be held at the Gaylord Hotel in National Harbor, MD, on March 16-19, 2015. U.S. Hydro 2015 is a continuation of the series of hydrographic conferences that alternate between the United States and Canada. This is the fifteenth U.S. Hydrographic conference and follows on the very successful U.S. Hydro 2013, held in New Orleans, LA.

In addition to the technical papers, the conference will feature an extensive series of Workshops, social program, Exhibition Hall, and a Student Outreach program.

The conference will include technical sessions and a poster session on the latest developments and applications in hydrographic surveying, multibeam and side scan sonar, data management, electronic charting, marine archaeology, and related topics.

The Call For Papers is available here.

General Questions? Email:

Registration

The conference registration fee includes admission to technical sessions, workshops, exhibit hall, two hosted receptions (Exhibitor's Happy Hour on Tuesday and Wednesday nights). One day registrations do not include the social functions.

Early Registration and payment is available until 5:00 pm EST on March 13, 2015. The Full/One day Conference registration for Members is $375/$175 and for Non-Members $500/$250. Students of 'Member' organizations may register for $50.

A 'Member' is an Individual Member in The Hydrographic Society of America, The Canadian Hydrographic Association, or the International Federation of Hydrographic Societies (IFHS). All New 'Members' must be in good standing as of February 15, 2015.

There is no charge for accompanying guests. Spouses are welcome to attend the Tuesday and Wednesday Lunches in the Exhibit Hall. They will need a ticket to get into the evening events, however. They can be purchased at registration or onsite.

Registration is 100% refundable if notification is made by email to registration@ushydro2015.com by 5:00pm EST March 6, 2015.

ONLINE and Early Registration ends at 5:00pm EST, March 13, 2015.

There is NO 'Exhibits Only' category. All persons must register as one of the above categories to view the Exhibits!

General Registration will be available on November 1, 2014.

Registration is now available here online. Click here or on the Registration link to pre-register for U.S. Hydro 2015. If you are experiencing problems signing up online, you can download the manual registration form (PDF).

Questions? Email registration@ushydro2015.com.

Exhibits

There will be 70 exhibitors of hydrographic survey equipment and services! Exhibits will be open from March 16 through March 19.

The Gaylor Hotel has its own marina. On-the-water demonstrations by providers of hydrographic equipment and software are expected.

For more information on exhibits, contact John Marinuzzi at 860-635-1500 or by e-mail at exhibits@ushydro2015.com.

To download the Information and Application packet, and view the booths sold to date, visit the Exhibits Page.

New - Hydropreneurs

The Hydrographic Society of America (THSOA) is offering a special opportunity for "Hydropreneurs" at U.S. HYDRO 2015. What is a "Hydropreneur"? Click Here to find out.

Accommodations and Travel

The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center has set aside a block of rooms for US HYDRO 2015 at a discounted group rate ($224 USD + taxes). To take advantage of the discounted group rate, contact the Gaylord reservations at 1-301-965-4000 and request the US HYDRO 2015 rate, or visit the hotel's event website. This rate is only for dates 3/15/2015 - 3/20/2015 and is available until February 20, 2015.

There will be block of overflow rooms offered at the local Kimpton hotels. Reservations can be made online Here. (Group Code 16801002208, or call 1-800-368-5047).

If you have any problems contact registration@ushydro2015.com

Housing Alert!

It has come to our attention that a company named Exhibition Housing Management (EHM) has been contacting exhibitors and offering a “discounted” hotel rate to exhibitors. This company is not affiliated with U.S. HYDRO 2015 or the Gaylord National Hotel.

The only method for reserving the conference rate is by calling the Gaylord’s reservation line, or online using the hotel’s event website listed above (Select “attendee”).

Neither THSOA nor the Gaylord will contact you to make a reservation. Any company claiming to be affiliated with us or the Gaylord is fraudulent.

We do not know how this company is collecting your information, but many conferences and conference attendees have reported these same actions from EHM and similar companies. This is a sophisticated and well organized fraud. Be assured that THSOA is committed to protecting the privacy of our exhibitors and attendees.

If you have questions, please contact John Marinuzzi at info@ushydro2015.com.

Accompanying Persons

When delegates register they may also register Accompanying Persons at no additional cost.

The Accompanying Person will be issued a Conference Badge which will allow him/her into the Exhibition hall where they are welcome to partake of the Continental Breakfast and the Coffee Breaks. Badge holders may attend the Happy hours. You must register each Accompanying Person. The conference does not allow a visitor without a Badge in to the Exhibit Hall or the conference events.

This registration cannot be used for additional persons staffing an Exhibit Booth.

Accompanying Persons Program

Monday, March 16, 2015 - Mount Vernon

http://www.mountvernon.org/

One of the nation’s most beloved historic sites, Mount Vernon offers a glimpse into 18th-century plantation life through beautiful gardens and grounds, intriguing museum exhibits, and immersive programs honoring George Washington’s life and legacy.

$65 - Travel by private coach & lunch at Mount Vernon included.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 – Our Nation’s Capital

A combination of bus and walking tour, to include the US Capitol Building, the national monuments, and a visit to the White House. A personal guide will accompany us.

Special note: You must provide your legal name and social security number by Dec 31, 2014, as this information must be provided to the Secret Service in order for you to enter the White House. (Non-US citizens may provide their name and passport number.) We understand this is sensitive information, so you may register for the program online, and then call Wendy Emerson at 703-299-9712 to provide your SSN or passport information.

The White House does not guarantee availability of tours. Should the White House be unavailable, we will tour the visitor’s center.

$65 - Travel by private coach & boxed lunch included.

Wednesday , March 18, 2015 - Hillwood Estate & Gardens

http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/

Marjorie Merriweather Post bought Hillwood in 1955 and soon decided her home would be a museum that would inspire and educate the public. Her northwest Washington, D.C. estate endowed the country with the most comprehensive collection of Russian imperial art outside of Russia, a distinguished 18th-century French decorative art collection, and twenty-five acres of serene landscaped gardens and natural woodlands for all to enjoy. Opened as a public institution in 1977, today Hillwood's allure stems from the equally fascinating parts that make up the whole. From the captivating life of Marjorie Post to the exquisitely maintained Mansion and Gardens, the experience of Hillwood is not to be missed.

$65 - Travel by private coach & high tea is included.

Book all 3 events for $175

For questions or more information, please contact Wendy Emerson at 703-299-9712 or by email at events@ushydro2015.com