San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
28 August - 1 September 2016
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Onsite Services

Information on this page:
 • Speaker Check-In and Poster Setup
 • Internet Access
 • SPIE Bookstore
 • SPIE Education Services
 • SPIE Press Room
 • SPIE Luggage + Coat Check
 • Business Center
 • Restaurant & City Information
 • Lost and Found
 • Child Care Services
 • Urgent Message Line
 • Food + Beverage Services

Speaker Check-In and Poster Setup

Speaker Check-In and Preview Station
Convention Center, 27 Foyer (Upper Level)

Sunday through Thursday .....................7:30 am to 5:00 pm

All conference rooms have a computer workstation, projector, screen, lapel microphone, and laser pointer. All oral presenters are requested to come to Speaker Check-In with their memory devices or laptops to confirm their presentation display settings.

Poster Setup Instructions
Convention Center, Ballroom 20 B, C, D (Ground Level)

Monday - 29 August
Setup: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm; Session: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Wednesday - 31 August
Setup: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm; Session: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Poster presenters must set up their posters between 10:00 am and 4:30 pm on the day of their assigned presentation.

- Paper numbers will be posted on the poster boards in numerical order; please find your paper number and post your poster in the designated space.

- A poster author or coauthor is required to stand by the poster during the scheduled poster session to answer questions from attendees.

- Presenters who have not placed their papers on their assigned board by 4:30 pm on the day of their presentation will be considered a “no show” and their manuscript will not be published.

- Presenters must remove their posters immediately after 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.

Internet Access

Wired Internet Access
Convention Center, Ballroom 20 Lobby (Upper Level)
Complimentary wired internet access is available; attendees can hook up their laptops, or use provided workstations.

Upper Level Lobbies
Complimentary wireless access is also available  throughout the upper level lobbies of the Convention Center; instructions will be posted onsite.

SPIE Conference and Exhibition App
On your Smart Phone (iPhone, Android)
Search and browse the program, special events, participants, exhibitors, courses, and more.
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 including online and customized, In-Company Courses. 

SPIE Press Room
Convention Center, Room 21 (Upper Level)
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 and Coat Check
Convention Center, Hall D Lobby (Ground Level)
Sunday through Thursday

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 D Lobby
Sunday through Thursday. . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Services include sightseeing, shopping, and restaurant information.

Lost and Found
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.
619-303-4379 office, or 619-663-4379
a Reservation Online

Urgent Message Line
An urgent message line is available during registration hours: 619-525-6200.

Food + Beverage Services

Coffee Breaks
Complimentary coffee will be served twice daily, at 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. Check individual conference listings for exact times and locations.

Sunday and Monday – Upper Level Lobby
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday morning – Exhibition Hall, Sails Pavilion (Upper Level)
Thursday - Upper Level Lobby

Food and Refreshments for Purchase

Conv. Ctr. Lobby E
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 Ann's Pretzels
Conv. Ctr. Upper Lobby 20A
Sunday through Thursday  7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Snack Cart
Conv. Ctr. Upper Lobby 20B
Tuesday and Wednesday 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Assorted Gourmet Salads and Sandwiches, Fruit, Chips, Snacks and Assorted Beverages are available  for purchase. Cash and credit cards accepted.

Hot and cold snacks, hot entrees, deli sandwiches, salads, and pastries are available for purchase. Cash and credit cards accepted.