2024 AFA Air, Space & Cyber Conference | General Officer/SES Invitation Registration

Registration link will not be live until Wednesday, June 5.

To register for events that you and your spouse/significant other (if applicable) plan to attend, please click here. You may also copy and paste the following into your browser https://asc2024.expotracker.net then enter the special access code VIPPROTO to begin. PLEASE NOTE:  This access code is for General Officers and SES’s and their spouse/significant other only, supporting staff personnel must use the code below.

  • If attending in-person, please make sure to select your Outstanding Airmen of the Year Heritage Reception & AFA’s USAF Birthday Celebration Reception tickets when making your registration selections. Quantities are limited due to space restrictions and not included in the symposium registration. If you are unable to attend the symposium in person, you will still have the option to participate virtually. 

Support Staff (Aides, Executive Officers, etc.) must register separately and only use “Add a Person” as the spouse/significant other of the General Officer/SES.  

Please use the link above and type in the special access code SupportStaff to begin. You will be able to accompany your G.O. to all events with this access code.

  • Members who are assisting the General Officers/SESs in registering for this event please do not SHARE or use the G.O./SES VIPPROTO access code for YOURSELF. This code is designated specifically for General Officers, SES’s, and their spouse/significant other only.

The events begin Monday morning at 0900 in the Potomac Ballroom. The conference registration includes in-person sessions; in-person exhibit hall access during open hours; coffee breaks; and virtual access to all symposium sessions until Wednesday, September 18, 2024. 

Virtual Access

PLEASE NOTE: Only the primary email address on your registration record will receive the email with login instructions, a unique password, and the link to ASC’s virtual content. Any alternate email address on record will receive all other email communication with the exception of the platform login instructions. Please make sure to add mobilesolutions@chime.live to your “Safe Sender” list (not spam) in your email account. Sessions will be streamed during the day September 16 – 18. Each session will then be archived as an on-demand recording within one business day of airing. 

Military Hotel Reservation Information

Registration link goes live June 5.

To make a reservation at the government per diem rate of $261 per night, plus applicable taxes, you must first register for the Air, Space & Cyber Conference. At the end of the registration process, look for the ‘Hotel Reservation’ section on the registration confirmation page or in the confirmation email. Please make your reservations as soon as possible as we are anticipating the government per diem rooms to sell out quickly at Gaylord National. The deadline to receive this rate is Wednesday August 14, 2024, or until the group blocks sell out, whichever comes first.  

AFA does not hold back any guestrooms for DV usage, all are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you are unable to make reservations at the Gaylord, please use the Hotel Information link to book accommodations at a nearby hotel. You may also use the link on the website to be added to a waitlist. Please include your full name and dates of stay. All waitlist requests will be fulfilled in order received based on change of availability within AFA’s room blocks. There is no guarantee that your request will be accommodated off the waitlist so please be sure to make alternative arrangements in the meantime. If you have any remaining hotel questions, please contact Craig Duclos at cduclos@afa.org


  • Conference Sessions and Exhibit Hall: Uniform of the Day (e.g., OCPs, flight suits, blues) 
  • Speakers, moderators, and awardees: Service Dress
  • OAY and USAF Birthday Receptions: Service Dress 

Formal Receptions

  • The Outstanding Airmen of the Year Reception is a ticketed event on Monday, September 16th located in the PG Exhibit Hall, starting at 1730.
  • AFA’s USAF Birthday Celebration is a ticketed event on Wednesday, September 18th located in Potomac AB, starting at 1830.
  • The Monday evening reception and Wednesday evening reception tickets for Supporting Staff will only be offered if attending the conference sessions in-person. 
  • U.S. Active Duty/DoD Civilian/Supporting Staff conference attendees are given a choice to attend either the Outstanding Airmen of the Year Reception or AFA’s USAF Birthday Celebration Reception at no cost (not both), you have the option to choose one at no cost and pay for the other.
    • This allotment of no-cost tickets is limited based on space restrictions and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Once our complimentary allotment of tickets has been depleted, if you wish to attend either event, an at-cost ticket can be purchased until such time the events are completely sold-out.  


  • Please note: Complimentary registration passes are provided as a courtesy to our registrants to allow spouses and “significant others” to participate in the Conference and Reception events to the same degree as the registrant. As such, it may be used only for spouses or bona fide “significant others.” It may not be applied to registration for a co-worker, colleague, friend, or a family member other than a spouse.  

For the latest up-to-date event information to include agenda, FAQs, and other event information, please visit our event webpage.