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Newcomers
Welcome to the "2006 Symposium on Justice and Public Safety Information Sharing" Web site. This page is to help you get started if you've never attended a Symposium co-sponsored by SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance. We'd like you to know more about our Symposium and how to get the most out of this premier event, and when you're ready for more detailed information, please browse the rest of our Symposium Web site.

Frequently Asked Questions What is the "2006 Symposium on Justice and Public Safety information Sharing?"
Who typically attends this event?
When is the event?
Where is the 2006 event being held?
How do I register for the event?
What is the appropriate dress for the Symposium?
Traveling to Washington, D.C., for the first time?
Where should I stay?
Do any of the sessions include lunch for attendees?
Do you have other questions?



What is the 2006 Symposium on Justice and Public Safety information Sharing?
The 2006 Symposium is a great opportunity to hear and see the latest information, tools and techniques on justice and public safety information sharing.

Who typically attends this event?
Join hundreds of state and local agency leaders, policymakers, project managers and technical staff at this premier event.

When is the event?
March 13 - 15, 2006. Three all-day optional workshops are offered on March 12. A networking reception, open to all attendees, will be held from 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 13. An industry tradeshow is open to all attendees on March 13 through 15.

Where is the 2006 event being held?
All sessions will be held at the Grand Hyatt, 1000 H Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20001.

How do I register for the event?
You can register on-line, through this Web site. Please note we offer a $100 discount if you register before February 10, 2006. If four or more individuals from your organization are attending, be sure to take advantage of the Team Registration special rate.
Learn more about Team Registration »

What is the appropriate dress for the Symposium?
All Symposium sessions and events will be business casual dress.

Traveling to Washington, D.C., for the first time?
There are three airports servicing the Washington, D.C. area. The Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) are located approximately 30 miles from the downtown D.C. area. A taxi will cost approximately $50-$65, one way, from the airport to downtown. The third airport is the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and is located just south of the downtown area along the Potomac River. Taxi will cost approximately $12-$15 one way. Metro: $1.50 per person one way. Blue Line to Metro Center. Follow 11th Street exit to the lobby of the Grand Hyatt.

What is the temperature in Washington, D.C., in March?
The average high temperature in March is 56 degrees Fahrenheit, and the average low is 36.

Where should I stay?
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Grand Hyatt. The rates quoted are the Federal government per diem rates. The rates for one person are $187 plus 14.5% hotel tax or $212 plus 14.5% for two people. Contact the Grand Hyatt at (202) 582-1234, (800) 233-1234 to make reservations. The reservation deadline is February 17, 2006.

There are several hotels within walking distance of the Grand Hyatt. Contact the Washington, DC Convention and Tourism Corporation for a list of additional hotel options. Reach them at (800) 422-8644 or check out their Web site at www.washington.org.

Do any of the sessions include lunch for attendees?
Box lunches will be provided in the Tradeshow exhibit areas on Day 1 of the Symposium. You can grab lunch and visit vendors and exhibitors, and see the latest technology demonstrations. Luncheon sessions are scheduled for Days 2 and 3 and your meal will be provided. You'll need to provide your own lunch during the Pre-Symposium Workshops. The Hyatt offers several restaurants, and there are many other restaurant options in close proximity to the hotel.

Do you have other questions?
If you have any other questions about the event or the D.C. area, email Laura DeOrio at laura@search.org. We hope to see you at the 2006 Symposium!

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