Frequently Asked Questions


How much does it cost to attend? 
Symposium Admission Fee is $25 per person. 

Do I have to be a member of NHA to attend the briefs, panels, or walk the Exhibit Hall floor?
Yes. Membership is required to attend any Symposium related activities including the professional meetings and access to the exhibit floor. 

Do I have to be a member of NHA to attend ticketed Symposium events?
Yes. Membership is required for ticketed events like the Welcome Reception and Member's Reunion. You can register as an NHA member on the Symposium Registration Form. 

Can you just sign me up over the phone?
Yes you can register through the NHA office. We are here Monday through Friday 8:00 am until 6:00 pm Pacific Standard Time. Our number is 619-435-7139.  However we will not be in the office from May 8 through May 16th. You also email us at [email protected]  After May 7th you will have to wait and register on site at the hotel. You can join NHA at any time.

I am already registered. How do I make changes to my registration form?
Changes to registration cannot be made online. Email membership or call 619-435-7139 prior to May 7, 2020..

Is there a cancellation/refund policy?
The NHA Cancellation Policy is as follows:  

  1. Each event registration is assigned a deadline date. Check the event information page for deadline details. Refunds are available up to two weeks prior to event. After this date you may send an alternate to the event without additional charge. To request a cancellation or to make a change please send an email to Member Services at [email protected].
  2. Refunds, less a 3% cancellation fee, will be given for cancellations received in writing to [email protected] up to two weeks prior to event. Following this date, NHA will issue a credit for use towards another event within one year. Refunds will be processed within 48 business hours upon receipt [allow longer processing time during Symposium]. Refunds requested after the event will not be refunded, nor credit given.
  3. Exceptional circumstances, such as but not limited to: emergency deployments, detachments, medical emergencies, and/or other special cases may be refunded on a case by case basis. Contact with the NHA Member Services must be made as soon as possible to receive a refund.
  4. Donations made to the NHA Scholarship and Historical Society Fund are non-refundable. 

Can I sign up on site?
You may purchase admission to the briefs, panels, Exhibit Hall, and Member's Only Events at the Registration Booth at the  Marriott Norfolk Waterside beginning Monday May 11, 2020.  

What payment types do you accept?
NHA accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover payments with online and on-site registrations. Personal checks (made out to NHA) are accepted only with corporate exhibitor applications. Cash accepted on site.


Can you make my hotel reservations? To make your reservations you must contact the hotel.

Marriott Norfolk Waterside Hotel Reservations: Follow this link: Book your group rate for Naval Helicopter Association East Coast Symposium 2020

 "Naval Helicopter Association East Coast Symposium 2020".  You may also make your reservation via phone, please call Central Reservations at 1-800-874-0264  

Reserve your room today.  Marriott Norfolk Waterside is offering the Government Per Diem room rate to NHA Symposium attendees! If NHA's  contracted room block is filled you may not be able to receive our group rate.



Is there a NALO?
Check back after 6 April 2020 for more information.

Is there a cost to park at the hotel? 

Yes. The parking is through the City of Norfolk  and is not operated by the hotel.

  • Off-site parking, fee: 1 USD hourly, 13 USD daily
  • On-site parking, fee: 1.50 USD hourly, 20 USD daily
  • Valet parking, fee: 26 USD daily
  • All parking owned and operated by the City of Norfolk. Prices listed do not include an additional 6 percent tax.



There’s only an hour left and I just want to see one exhibitor/brief/panel. Can I just run in to see them?
No. Not without paying the on-site Attendance fee. Every attendee must purchase and wear their event badge.

I left my badge at home, can I get a new one?
Yes, at the Registration Booth for an administrative fee of $5. 

How do I get a swag bag?
Swag Bags will be available to the first 500 attendees. 



Officers:  Flight Suits, Unit golf shirt or equivalent business casual with command logo (must have a collar). Unit Hawaiian shirts are ok.   
Enlisted:  Flight Suits or Uniform of the Day 
Civilians/Booth Personnel:  Business Casual - Sport Shirt/Slacks (Jacket and Tie/Suit not Required) 
Flag Panel:  More information coming soon.
Captains of Industry Panel:  Flight Suits 
Awardees:  USN Flight Suits/USCG Flights Suits or Tropical Blue Long
Wingers:  Khakis/Class C (USMC/Coast Guard)
Coast Guard: Tropical Blue Long if you do not have a flight suit.