Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Orlando, Florida, United States
15 - 19 April 2018
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Badge pick-up and onsite registration

Anaheim Convention Center - Hall D, level 1

Sunday 9 April 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday 10 April 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11 April 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday 12 April 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday 13 April 7:30 am to 2:00 pm

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Internet access

Hall D, Level 1
Complimentary wired Internet access is available; attendees can hook up their laptops or use provided workstations.

All levels
The Anaheim Convention Center provides complimentary wireless internet access throughout the facility; instructions will be posted onsite.

Find your way around the convention center

SPIE Bookstore
Hall D, Level 1
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
Hall D, Level 1
Browse course offerings or learn more about SPIE courses available in portable formats including online and customized, in-company courses.

SPIE Press Room
Room 211A, Level 2
Open during Registration hours
For Registered Press only. The Press Room provides meeting space, refreshments, access to exhibitor press releases, and Internet connections. Press are urged to register before the meeting by emailing name, contact information, and name of publication to Preregistration closes approximately 10 days before the start of the event.

SPIE Luggage + Coat Check
Room 213B, Level 2
Sunday through Thursday
Complimentary luggage, package, and coat storage are available. Please note hours; no late pickup available.

Lost and Found
Hall D, Level 1 - Cashier
Open during Registration hours
Found items will be kept at Cashier. At the end of the meeting, all found items will be turned over to the Anaheim Convention Center’s Guest Services, 714-765-8050 or dial “0” from a House Phone.

Food and beverage services

Coffee breaks
Level 2
Sunday, Monday, and Thursday afternoon

Two locations in the Exhibition Hall D (Level 1)
Tuesday through Thursday morning
Complimentary coffee will be served twice daily, at 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. Check individual conference listings for exact times and locations.

Food & refreshments for purchase
Java City - Level 1
Sunday–Thursday, 8 am to 5 pm Hot and cold snacks, deli sandwiches, salads, pastries espresso & beverages are available for purchase. Cash and credit cards accepted.
Exhibition Hall D (Level 1) Tuesday through Thursday. . . . . during exhibition hours Hot and cold snacks, hot entrees, deli sandwiches, salads, and pastries are available for purchase including espresso and beverages. Cash and credit cards accepted.

Complimentary tickets for dessert snacks are included in course and conference attendee registration packets.

Restaurant reservation center
Main Entrance Lobby, Level 1
Sunday through Wednesday  10 am to 6 pm
Thursday 10 am to 3 pm
Services include a full selection of menus for review and friendly professionals provide complimentary reservation services.

Urgent message line

An urgent message line is available during registration hours: 714-765-2000.

Child care services

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Important Author Dates

Abstracts Due
9 October 2017

Author Notification
11 December 2017

Manuscripts Due
19 March 2018

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