Marriott Marquis Houston
Houston, Texas, United States
10 - 15 February 2018
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Onsite Services

 • Internet Access + Conference App
 • Speaker Check In Desk
 • SPIE Bookstore
 • SPIE Education Services
 • Business Center
 • Food + Beverage Services
 • Child Care Services
 • Urgent Message Line
 • Lost and Found

Internet Access
Grand Exhibit Hall Foyer -  Sunday through Thursday

Grand Exhibit Hall - Atlas Foyer
Complimentary wired internet access is available; attendees can hook up their laptops or use provided workstations. Complimentary wireless access is also available; instructions will be posted onsite.

SPIE Conference and Exhibition App
Search and browse the program, special events, participants, courses, and more. Free Conference Apps available for iPhone and Android phones. Check out the SPIE App

Speaker Check In Desk
Speaker Check-In and Preview Station
Terrace Salon One
Saturday through Thursday, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
All conference rooms have a computer workstation, projector, screen, lapel microphone, and laser pointer. All presenters are requested to come to Speaker Check-In with their memory devices or laptops to confirm their presentation display settings.

Authors must upload their oral presentation slides to the computer in their conference room.  Presentations should be uploaded during the break times on the day of presentation.

Poster Sessions and Set-up Instructions
Grand Exhibit Hall

Sunday/Monday Poster Session
Author Setup Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday Noon to 1:30 pm
Poster Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Authors Remove Posters . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Tuesday/Wednesday Poster Session
Author Setup Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuesday 9:40 am to 11:00 am
Poster Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wednesday 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Authors Remove Posters. . . . . . . . . . . .  Wednesday 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

 • 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 or coauthor is required to stand by the poster during the scheduled interactive poster session to answer questions from attendees.
 • Presenters who have not placed their poster(s) on their assigned board by 30 minutes prior to the session on the day of their presentation will be considered a "no show" and their manuscript will not be published.
 • Presenters must remove their posters at the end of the poster session. 
 • Posters not removed will be considered unwanted and will be discarded. 
 • SPIE assumes no responsibility for posters left up after the end of each poster session.

SPIE Bookstore
Atlas Foyer
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
SPIE Registration Desk, Atlas Foyer
Browse course offerings and the other education services available: SPIE courses, videos, and CDs as well as customized in-company courses. 

Business Center
Atlas Foyer
8:00 am - 5:00 pm - 7 days a week
Services include copies, print documents from your laptop or storage device, small package FedEx shipping, packing supplies, color copying services, fax services and office supplies. Prices for services are posted onsite.

Food and Beverage Services

Coffee Breaks

Complimentary coffee will be served twice each day of the conference in the following locations:

Saturday 27 February - Rose Garden Patio
10:00 am and 3:00 pm

Sunday 28 February - Grand Exhibit Hall
9:30 am and 3:00 pm

Monday 29 February - Grand Exhibit Hall
9:30 am and 3:20 pm

Tuesday 1 March - Grand Exhibit Hall 
9:30 am and 3:00 pm 

Wednesday 2 March  - 
Grand Exhibit Hall 
9:30 am and 3:00 pm 

Thursday 3 March - Atlas Foyer
9:30 am and 3:00 pm 

Food & Refreshments for Purchase

Terrace Café
Open 6:00 am to 10:00 pm
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a bistro style café.

Market Deli
Open from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
Specializing in light to go fare and features Starbucks coffee drinks.

Open from 11:00 am to Midnight
Sports, Beer and Barbeque

SPIE-Hosted Lunches
Grand Plaza
12:10 pm to 1:00 pm - Sunday through Thursday

SPIE hosted lunches will be included in registration packets for full-conference registrants Sunday through Thursday. Student attendees will receive a complimentary lunch ticket for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with their registration.

Grand Exhibit Hall
12:10 to 1:00 pm Sunday
Student Lunch with the Experts, first come-first serve basis.

Students may purchase lunch tickets for Thursday’s lunch from the cashier at the SPIE Registration Desk if tickets are available. The Registration staff will be notified of available seating starting 10 minutes after the last conference room breaks, usually between 12:20-12:30 pm.

All attendees need to make their own lunch arrangements on Saturday.
Should inclement weather prevent outdoor lunches, they will be served in the Grand Exhibit Hall.

Restaurant & City Information 
Atlas Foyer
Sunday through Wednesday - 8:30 to 10:00 am and 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Services include sightseeing, shopping and restaurant information.

Child Care Services
Marion's Childcare, Inc.
619-303-4379 office or 619-663-4379 text
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. 

Urgent Message Line
An urgent message line is available during registration hours:
(619) 908-5071

Lost and Found
Cashier Station /Atlas Foyer  
Registration Hours

Found items will be kept at Cashier until 4pm each day and then turned over to The Hotels Lost and Found Department, [x 3956]. At the end of the meeting, all found items will be turned over to Town & Country Lost and Found Department.


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Important Dates

Abstract Submission
7 August 2017

Author Notification
9 October 2017

Manuscripts Due
17 January 2018

Midnight - All time zones

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