Austin Convention Center
Austin, Texas, United States
10 - 15 June 2018
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Onsite Services

 • Internet Access
 • Conference App
 • Speaker Check-In and Preview Station
 • SPIE Bookstore
 • Luggage and Coat Check
 • Business Centre
 • Food and Beverage Information
 • Urgent Message Line
 • Child Care Services

Internet Access

 • Wired
EICC Strathblane Hall (Level 0)
Complimentary wired internet access will be available; attendees can hook up their laptops or use provided workstations.
 • Wireless
EICC – all levels
Complimentary wireless access will be available; instructions will be posted onsite.

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. 

Speaker Check-In and Preview Station

EICC Strathblane Hall and EICC Soutra Room (Level 0)
Saturday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16.00 to 19.00
Sunday through Friday . . . . . . . . . . . 07.30 to 17.00

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

Poster Setup Instructions
EICC Cromdale Hall
Sunday, 26 June through Thursday, 30 June
Conference attendees are invited to attend the five poster sessions.  See conference program for a list of the posters in each session.   

Each poster session will include a different set of conference poster presentations. Come view the posters, ask questions, and enjoy light refreshments. Authors of poster papers will be present during the poster sessions to answer questions concerning their papers.
As part of the technical program, poster sessions are for paid registrants only. Attendees are required to wear their conference registration badges to the poster sessions.

Daily Poster Schedule
Poster Set Up – Beginning at 10:00
Extended Poster Viewing from 10:00 to 17:00 Daily

Poster Sessions
Each poster session includes a unique set of posters. Please view individual conference programs for poster session schedules.

Sunday from 18:00 to 20:00
Monday from 17:30 to 19:00 (followed by the Welcome Reception)
Tuesday from 18:00 to 20:00
Wednesday from 18:00 to 20:00
Thursday from 18:00 to 20:00
Friday from 12:10 to 13:40

Poster Author Set-up Instructions
• Paper numbers will be included on the poster boards in numerical order; please find your paper number and display your poster in the designated space.
• Authors are encouraged to display their posters early in the day for extended viewing.
• 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 displayed their posters on their assigned board at least 30 minutes before the poster session begins will be considered a “no show” and their manuscript will not be published.
• Posters not removed at the end of the session 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
EICC Strathblane Hall (Level 0)
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
EICC Strathblane Hall (Level 0)
Browse course offerings or learn more about SPIE courses available in portable formats including online and customized, In-Company Courses.

SPIE Press Room
EICC Harris Suite 1 (Level 1)
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.

Luggage and Coat Check
EICC Cloak Room (Level -1)
Complimentary luggage, package, and coat storage are available. Please note hours; no late pickup available.

Saturday 16.00 to 19.00
Sunday 07.00 to 20.30
Monday 08.00 to 19.30
Tuesday-Thursday 8.00-20.30
Friday 08.00 to 18.00

Business Centre
EICC Strathblane Hall
Daily: 08.30-18.00

Restaurant & City Information
EICC Concierge Desk – Strathblane Hall
Open during registration hours
Services include sightseeing, shopping and restaurant information.

Coffee Breaks
Complimentary coffee will be served twice daily, at 10:00 and 15.00. Check individual conference listings for exact times and locations.

EICC Strathblane Hall and Atrium
Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday

EICC Exhibition Hall (Level -2)
Tuesday, Wednesday

Food & Refreshments for Purchase

EICC Strathblane Hall - Coffee Pod

Teas, coffee, cakes

EICC Concourse - The Champagne Bar
Open during registration hours
Teas, coffee, juice, cakes, fruit, sandwiches, soft drinks.

EICC Platform 5
Open 10.00 to 16.00
Serving of lunch (sandwiches, salads, soups), fruit, soft drinks, teas, coffee

Cash and credit cards accepted.

Urgent Message Line
An urgent message line is available during registration hours:
0131 519 4101

Child Care Services

The Edinburgh Convention office recommends The Care Necessities,  Email or call 07736585502 or 07754406883. Care Necessities is registered with the care inspectorate and all sitters are disclosuire Scotland checked. Otherwise, guests should refer to Reception at their individual hotels for advise on child care services.

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. 

Lost and Found
EICC Strathblane Hall
Open during registration hours
Found items will be kept at the SPIE Cashier until close of registration each day and then turned over to the EICC Concierge Desk. At the end of the meeting, all found items will be turned over to EICC.