San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
11 - 15 August 2019
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Onsite Services

Information on this page:
 • Onsite Registration Hours / Badge Pick-Up
 • Speaker Check-In and Preview Station
 • Poster Presentation Information
 • Internet Access and Charging Stations
 • SPIE Conference and Exhibition App
 • SPIE Bookstore
 • SPIE Education Services
 • SPIE Luggage + Coat Check
 • Business Center
 • Restaurant & City Information
 • Lost and Found
 • Child Care Services
Lobby Services and Amenities
 • Urgent Message Line
 • Food + Beverage Services

Onsite Registration Hours / Badge Pick-Up

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Marina Foyer (South Tower - Level 3)
Saturday, 10 August 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
CONFERENCE + EXHIBITION REGISTRATION
Convention Center, Sails Pavilion (Upper Level)
Sunday, 11 August 7:15 AM to 5:00 PM
Monday, 12 August 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday, 13 August 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday, 14 August 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday, 15 August 7:45 AM to 4:00 PM

Speaker Check-In and Preview Station

Convention Center, Room 11B (Upper Level)
Open during Registration hours

All presenters must stop at Speaker Check-In to upload their file(s) at least two hours before their session, or the day before if you present in the first session. Authors are not able to present using their own devices. All conference rooms have a laptop, projector, screen, lapel microphone, and laser pointer.

View Oral Presentation Guidelines and Upload Instructions


Poster Presentation Information

Convention Center, Hall A (Ground Level)

Monday, 12 August 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday, 14 August 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

View Poster Guidelines

Poster Setup Instructions

  • Set up your poster between 10:00 AM and 4:30 PM on the day of your poster session.
  • Paper numbers will be placed on the poster boards in numerical order; please find your paper number and put up your poster in the designated space.
  • A poster author is required to stand by the poster during the scheduled poster session to answer questions from attendees.
  • Presenters who have not placed their poster(s) on their assigned board by 60 minutes prior to the session on the day of their presentation will be considered a "no show" and their manuscript will not be published.

Poster Teardown Instructions

  • Presenters must remove their posters immediately after the poster session. SPIE assumes no responsibility for posters and will not save abandoned posters.

Internet Access and Charging Stations

Complimentary WiFi
Convention Center, Lobbies and Meeting Rooms (Upper Level)
Complimentary wireless internet access provided in meeting rooms and lobbies on the conference room level. Instructions will be posted onsite.

Charging Stations
Convention Center, Lobbies (Ground & Upper Level)
Take a quick break to charge your devices at one of the charging stations.


SPIE Conference and Exhibition App

Search and browse the program, special events, participants, exhibitors, courses, and more. Free Conference App available for iPhone and Android phones. 
Download the App


SPIE Bookstore

Convention Center, Sails Pavilion (Upper Level)
Stop by the SPIE Bookstore to browse the latest SPIE Press books, proceedings, and educational materials. While there, get a t-shirt or educational toy to bring home to the family.


SPIE Education Services

Convention Center Sails Pavilion (Upper Level)
Browse course offerings or learn more about SPIE courses available in portable formats such as Online and customized, In-company courses.


SPIE Luggage and Coat Check

Convention Center, Hall A Lobby (Ground Level)

Sunday through Wednesday 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Complimentary luggage, package, and coat storage are available. Please note hours; no late pickup available.


Business Center

FedEx Kinko, Convention Center, Hall D Lobby (Ground Level)

Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Services include photocopying, faxing, printing services, and shipping. Office supplies are also available.
Phone: 619-525-5450.


Restaurant and City Information

Convention Center, Hall B Lobby (Ground Level)

Sunday through Thursday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Services include sightseeing, shopping, and restaurant information.


Lost and Found

SPIE Cashier, Convention Center, Sails Pavilion (Upper Level)
Open during Registration Hours
Found items will be kept at Cashier the duration of the meeting. At the end of the meeting, all found items will be turned over to the San Diego Convention Center Security, lost and found hotline: 619-525-5407.


Child Care Services

Marion’s Childcare, Inc.
Email: amy@hotelchildcare.com
Office: 619-303-4379 or Text 619-663-4379
Make a Reservation Online

Note: SPIE does not imply an endorsement nor recommendation of these services. They are provided on an "information only" basis for your further analysis and decision. Other services may be available.


Lobby Services and Amenities

ATMs
Convention Center, Hall B Lobby & Hall E Lobby (Ground Level)
Courtesy Phones
Convention Center Lobbies
Free local calls.
Nursing Mother's Lounge
Convention Center, Hall A Lobby & Hall E Lobby (Ground Level)
The lounges are located inside the women's restroom. Each lounge is equipped with comfortable furniture and a separate private area for nursing mothers. Power outlets are available. There is no storage or refrigeration available in the Nursing Mother's Lounge.
Gender Inclusive Restroom
Convention Center, Hall A Lobby (Ground Level)

Quiet Room
Registration Area, Convention Center, Sails Pavilion (Upper Level)
Open during registration hours
The Quiet Room is intended for silent meditation, reflection, or prayer. No mobile device or computer use, and no food or beverages allowed.


Urgent Message Line

An urgent message line is available during registration hours: number TBD


Food + Beverage Services

Complimentary Coffee

Sunday
7:30 AM to 4:00 PM Conv. Ctr., Room 6A Lobby (Upper Level)
Monday
7:30 AM to 4:00 PM Conv. Ctr., Room 6A Lobby (Upper Level)
Tuesday
7:30 AM to 9:30 AM Conv. Ctr., Room 6A Lobby (Upper Level)
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Exhibition Hall, Sails Pavilion (Upper Level)
Wednesday
7:30 AM to 9:30 AM Conv. Ctr., Room 6A Lobby (Upper Level)
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Exhibition Hall, Sails Pavilion (Upper Level)
Thursday
7:30 AM to 9:30 AM Conv. Ctr., Room 6A Lobby (Upper Level)
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Exhibition Hall, Sails Pavilion (Upper Level)
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Conv. Ctr., Room 6A Lobby (Upper Level)

Food and Refreshments for Purchase

Starbucks
Convention Center, Hall B Lobby (Ground Level)
Sunday & Monday 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday & Wednesday 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Thursday 

7:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Mrs. Field's Cookies / Auntie Anne's Pretzels
Convention Center, Room 6A Lobby (Upper Level)

Sunday through Thursday

 

7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

 

Desserts
Exhibition Hall, Coffee Area
Tuesday and Wednesday 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Complimentary tickets for dessert snacks are included in course and conference attendee registration packets.

Beer & Pretzel Closing Celebration
Exhibition Hall A/B1
Thursday Noon – 1:30pm
Join exhibitors and colleagues for beer and pretzels to celebrate the closing of the event. A raffle and prize drawing are also offered. Open to all paid attendees.

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