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Marriott Marquis Houston
Houston, Texas, United States
15 - 20 February 2020
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Onsite Services

Onsite Registration Hours / Badge Pick-Up
Texan Foyer, 4th Floor

Saturday 15 February 7:15 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday 16 February 7:15 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday 17 February 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 18 February 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 19 February 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 20 February 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Internet Access 
Complimentary wireless access available; instructions will be posted onsite.


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Speaker Check-In and Preview Station
David Mitzner Room, 4th Floor

Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday through Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

All presenters must stop by Speaker Check-In to upload their file(s) at least two hours before their scheduled talk. Authors are not able to present using their own devices. All conference rooms have a laptop, projector, screen, lapel microphone, and laser pointer.

Poster Sessions

Poster Set-up Instructions
Texan Ballroom Salon D, 4th Floor

Sunday/Monday Poster Session
Author Setup Time...................Sunday Noon - 1:30 PM
Session Time...........................Monday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Authors Remove Posters.........Monday 7:00 PM

Tuesday/Wednesday Poster Session
Author Setup Time.................. Tuesday 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Session Time...........................Wednesday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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minutes prior to the session on the day of their presentation will be considered a "no show" and their manuscript will not be published.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.

Other Services

SPIE Bookstore
Texan Foyer, 4th Floor
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, Texan Foyer, 4th Floor
Browse course offerings or learn more about SPIE courses available in portable formats such as Online and customized, In-company courses. 

SPIE Luggage & Coat Check
Hotel Front Desk
Complimentary luggage, package, and coat storage are available. Please note hours; no late pickup available.


Business Center 
Marriott Marquis Houston Lobby
Services include copy service, fax service, notary services, overnight delivery/pickup, network/internet printing, and post/parcel.


Restaurant & City Information
Restaurant and City information available at Hotel Concierge in the Marriott Marquis Houston Lobby.


Child Care Services 
Mom’s Best Friend – Hotel Child Care - 281.578.2584 or 713.776.2669
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: +1.360.483.9118


Lost and Found
Registration Desk, Texan Foyer 4th Floor - open during registration hours
Found items will be kept at the Registration Desk until 1 pm on Thursday and then turned over to Marriott Marquis security. At the end of the meeting, all found items will be turned over to the Marriott Marquis.  


Food & Beverage Services

Coffee Breaks

Texan Foyer, 4th Floor
Complimentary coffee will be served all day in the Texan Foyer.

SPIE-Hosted Lunches 
Texan Ballroom Salon F, 4th Floor
SPIE-hosted lunches will be included in registration packets for all conference registrants Monday through Wednesday. 

Monday through Wednesday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:10 - 1:20 PM


Food & Refreshments for Purchase
The Marriott Marquis has several onsite dining and food options. See list below. Further menu details can be found here: Marriott Marquis Dining


ONSITE DINING: 

Texas T 
Coffee House 
Stop by the Texas T, our quick-service café in the hotel lobby, and grab your favorite Starbucks coffee or tea. Load up on locally sourced baked goods, quick meals and snacks, before you head out to enjoy the sights of Houston, Texas.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Dress code: Casual

Biggio's 
American 
Join us at Biggio's, an upscale sports bar in downtown Houston, with a comfortable wood-paneled setting and two 30-foot tall multi-media screens. Feast on fresh Texas ingredients uniquely prepared, sample our local beer or sip crafted cocktails. Game on!
Open for lunch and dinner
Dress code: Casual

Cueva 
Tapas 
Gather with friends at Cueva, a tucked away wine bar in the Lobby Lounge of our Houston hotel, featuring more than 200 bottles and 12 wines on-tap. Relax at our "wine cave" and enjoy the complimentary flavors of Mediterranean tapas and small plates.
Open for lunch and dinner
Dress code: Smart Casual

High Dive
 
American 
Take in the skyline of downtown Houston when you unwind at High Dive, our open-air restaurant near the infinity pool and Texas-shaped lazy river. Pull up a seat at the outdoor bar and grill and enjoy sun-inspired menus, plus tasty beer and cocktails.
Open for lunch and dinner
Dress code: Casual

Walker Street Kitchen 
American 
Treat yourself to a taste of the Gulf Coast at Walker Street Kitchen, serving Texas-inspired dishes in downtown Houston. The chefs of our signature restaurant use fresh ingredients from local farms to create mouth-watering dishes all day.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Dress code: Casual

Xochi by Hugo Ortega 
Mexican 
Transport yourself from Texas to Mexico at Xochi, indisputably one of Houston's finest restaurants. Savor the modern twists on traditional Oaxacan cuisine with flavorful specialties created by award-winning Chef Hugo Ortega - sure to please any palate.
Open for lunch and dinner
Dress code: Smart Casual



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