Satellite Show 2016

March 7 - 10, 2016

Gaylord National Convention Center, National Harbor, MD
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Discover viable solutions for government, military and civil space communications challenges. We have a wide range of government and military content that provides attendees with expertise, lessons learned and advice from policy makers, top government and military officials, service veterans, industry associations and analysts. SATELLITE 2016’s government and military program includes a satellite services acquisition workshop with the assistant U.S. Secretary of Defense, a Government and Military Forum produced in partnership with the Satellite Industry Association (SIA) and an alternative space access forum produced in partnership with the Harvard Business School Aerospace Alumni Association.


Experience the latest advancements in content delivery and consumption. Immerse yourself in sessions and drill deep into topics of importance to you with conference content designed specifically for broadcasters. Our Broadcast Forum, produced in partnership with the World Teleport Association, covers everything from Ultra-HD adoption to bandwidth demands for Over-the-Top and streaming services. Learn about broadcasters’ bandwidth expectations directly from the networks.


Internet Connectivity is the backbone of the global economy, accounting for almost a quarter of the entire world’s GDP. However, critical digital economy applications remain underserved by the terrestrial backbone connectivity, creating a critical opportunity for satellite operator networks to play a crucial in unlocking the next wave of digital-enabled growth. SATELLITE 2016 features an all-new High-Throughput Satellite Forum produced in partnership with NSR, and a “Connectivity for a Cause” session that explores the power and social responsibility of global satellite broadband connectivity.


Satellite innovation is going to change the way the entire world operates, as the potential of remote-sensing constellations, connected device networks, climate data solutions and consumer technology attracts a new wave of big-name investors and customers. At the same time, the continued growth and long-term viability of the satellite industry depends on continuing to attract the best and brightest minds to the sector. As the world’s largest satellite-focused show, SATELLITE 2016 prides itself on being inclusive. We invite leaders from established, start-up and NewSpace organizations together on the same stage to outline the future of the industry.


Satellite communications are the definition of mobility – on land, sea and in the air. Businesses and consumers around the world count on high-powered mobile satellite communications for day-to-day operations and reliable voice, video and data transmissions regardless of location. Our Mobility Forum, produced in partnership with the Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA), gives attendees an exclusive view of a world with complete, seamless connectivity, powered by satellite and hybrid communications networks.




What are the dates for SATELLITE 2016?

The SATELLITE 2016 Conference and Exhibition is Monday, March 7, 2016 through Thursday, March 10, 2016. The Pre-Conference Program is Monday, March 7 and the Conference is Tuesday – Thursday, March 8 – 10. The SATELLITE Exhibition is Tuesday – Thursday, March 8 – 10.

What are the times for the Exhibition?

The Exhibit Hall is open the following hours:
10:30 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 8
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 9
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 10

Where is SATELLITE 2016?

SATELLITE 2016 is at the Gaylord National Convention Center, in National Harbor, MD.

How can my company reserve exhibit space at SATELLITE 2016?

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, Exhibit & Sponsorship Sales Manager, at +1-301-354-1691 for more information on exhibiting at SATELLITE 2016.

How do I register?

ONLINE: Fast and Easy! Sign up to be notified when registration opens.
MAIL:  Complete the PDF form and send to SATELLITE 2015, P.O. Box 9187, Gaithersburg, MD 20898-9187
FAX:  Complete the PDF form and fax to 301-309-3847
PHONE:  Call +1-301-354-2100 or 888-340-5072 (between 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST)

What are the different registration packages and pricing?

Does SATELLITE 2016 offer government and military discounts?

Yes! Active military and federal, state and local government employees qualify for the government/military discounted rate for the Platinum, Gold, and Silver 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 2016 Conference and Exhibition. Military personnel are encouraged to wear duty uniform.

How do I make my travel arrangements?

Traveling to SATELLITE 2016 is easy and convenient when you use the SATELLITE 2016 travel service. Exclusive discounts on hotel rates are available in the SATELLITE 2016 official hotels.
Please book your hotel rooms online through onPeak, the official housing bureau for SATELLITE 2016, for your discounted room rate.
A note from Show Management: Access Intelligence has carefully chosen onPeak as the official, exclusive, housing partner of SATELLITE 2016. Please disregard any solicitation from other companies claiming to be the SATELLITE 2016 housing company. Unfortunately we have no authority over these unethical companies, and such solicitations may happen more frequently as we get closer to SATELLITE 2016.
Air Travel
There are 3 major international airports that serve the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area:
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is approximately 8 miles from the Gaylord National Convention Center.
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) located in Dulles, Virginia, approximately 35 miles West of Gaylord National Convention Center.
  • Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) is located about 42 miles North of Gaylord National Convention Center.
onPeak, can book your hotel room, flight and rental car in one quick phone call. To speak with a representative, please call 877-772-4409 or +1-312-527-7300.
For driving directions, please click here.

Are there discounted hotel rates?

Yes! Exclusive discounts on hotel rates are available in the SATELLITE 2016 official hotels.
Please book your hotel rooms through onPeak, the only official SATELLITE 2016 housing bureau, for your discounted room rate. You can book online or download the PDF form and fax to +1-312-329-9513.

How do I get to the Gaylord National Convention Center?

Gaylord National is just a 15-minute drive from Reagan National Airport and a 45-minute drive from both Dulles and Baltimore Washington International Airports. Shuttle and car service are available from either airport to the hotel; Hertz is a Gaylord Hotels preferred partner for car rentals.
The physical address is:

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor,  Maryland 20745
Detailed directions are available online.

Does the Metro run to the Gaylord National Convention Center?

No, the Washington D.C. Metro system does not offer service to the National Harbor.

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 2016; however printed badges are non-transferable once collected at the event.  Notice of substitution must be made in writing by the original registrant to or SATELLITE 2016, 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?

Cancellations must be made in writing. Cancellations made after October 8, 2015 will be subject to a cancellation fee of $975. Registrants who do not cancel prior to January 18, 2016 will be liable for full registration fee. Non-payment or non-attendance does not constitute cancellation. Please send cancellation requests in writing to SATELLITE 2016, 9211 Corporate Blvd., 4th Floor, Rockville MD 20850 or for any reason Access Intelligence decides to cancel or postpone this conference, Access Intelligence is not responsible for covering airfare and other travel costs incurred by clients. Refunds due to registrant error will be charged a $175 processing fee. Discounts will not be applied to current registrations. No refunds will be granted after March 10, 2016.

Age Policy

No one under the age of 18 is permitted to register for or attend the SATELLITE 2016 Conference and Exhibition.

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

The SATELLITE 2016 Show Management Team is happy to answer your questions. Click here for complete contact information.

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