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

On this page you will find information on the following:

 • Internet Access
 • Speaker Check In Desk
 • Poster Set-Up Instructions
 • SPIE Bookstore
 • SPIE Education Services
 • Food + Beverage Information
- Both available for purchase and hosted
 • Onsite Customer Service - Concierge
- Fed Ex Office - Business Services
- Restaruant and City Information
  - Child Care Services
  - Urgent Message Line
- Lost and Found

Onsite Registration Hours / Badge Pick-Up

Saturday 11 February 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday 12 February 7:15 am to 4:00 pm
Monday 13 February 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Tuesday 14 February 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Wednesday 15 February 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday 16 February 7:30 am to 1:30 pm

Internet Access 
Coral Foyer

Complimentary wired Internet access is available in the Coral Foyer; attendees can hook up their laptops or use provided workstations. Complimentary WiFi available in Registration and Lobby in the Atrium, Poster area in Oceans Ballroom, and the Pool area.; instructions will be posted onsite.

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Speaker Check-In and Preview Station

Coral A
Saturday through Thursday.............. 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
All presenters must come to Speaker Check-In to load and test their presentations.

Poster Set-up Instructions
Oceans Ballroom

Sunday/Monday Poster Session
Author Setup Time...................Sunday 12:00 pm (noon) to 1:30 pm
Authors Remove Posters......... Monday 7:00 pm 

Tuesday/Wednesday Poster Session
Author Setup Time.................. Tuesday 9:30 am to 11:00 am
Authors Remove Posters..........Wednesday 7:00 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minutes prior to the session on the day of their presentation will be considered a "no show" and their manuscript will not be published.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
Oceans 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, Atrium

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

Beverage Information

Coffee Breaks

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

Saturday 11 February - 10:00 and 3:00 pm
Reception Foyer and Upper Deck

Sunday 12 February - Thursday 16 February - 9:40 am and 3:00 pm
Oceans Ballroom Foyer  

Food & Refreshments for Purchase
Hot and cold snacks, hot entrees, salads, and pastries are available for purchase. Cash and credit cards accepted. 


Breakfast........ 6:30 am - 11:30 am 
Lunch..............11:30 am - 2:30 
Dinner............. 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

6:00 am – 7:00 pm

2:30 pm – 1:00 am (Food Service until 11:00 pm)

Mist Sushi and Spirits
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Toppers (Ice Cream)
4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Room Service
6:00 pm – 12:00 am

SPIE-Hosted Lunches

Location: Pool Terrace & Lawn 
Sunday through Thursday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:10 to 12:50 pm 

SPIE-hosted lunches will be included in registration packets for full-conference registrants including Students Sunday through Thursday. 
All attendees need to make their own lunch arrangements on Saturday. Should inclement weather prevent outdoor lunches, lunch will be served in the Atrium. 

Fed Ex Office
Next to Registration
Monday - Friday................ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
(Closed Saturday & Sunday) 

Restaurant & City Information, 
Renaissance Concierge
Dining Options in Hotel

Main Lobby...........7:00 am - 10:00 pm  
Services include sightseeing, shopping and restaurant information.

Child Care Services 

(407) 828 0920 x0

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:

Lost and Found
Cashier Station /Atrium 
Open during registration hours
Found items will be kept at Cashier until 4:00 pm each day. At the end of the meeting all found items will be turned over to Renaissance Orlando at Sea World Lost and Found (x2900) or (407)351-5555.  

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