• Photonics West
    Highlights: Photos & More
    Translational Research
    3D Printing
    AR, VR, MR
    Photonics West Exhibition
    Photonics West Sponsors
    BiOS Expo
    BiOS Expo Sponsors
    Industry Events
    Job Fair
    Special Events
    Travel to San Francisco
    Onsite Services
    Child Care Grant
    SPIE Safe Meeting Policy
    For Authors and Presenters
    For Chairs and Committees
    For Photonics West Exhibitors
    For BiOS Expo Exhibitors
The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
2 - 7 February 2019
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Onsite Services

 • Badge Pick-Up and Onsite Registration
 • Speaker Check-In and Preview Stations
 • Internet Access plus Conference App
 • SPIE Bookstore
 • SPIE Education Services
 • Quiet Room
 • Privacy Room
 • Child Care Services
    • Apply for an SPIE Photonics West Child Care Grant
 • SPIE Press Room
 • SPIE Luggage + Coat Check
 • Business Center
 • Restaurant and City Information Desk
 • Urgent Message Line
 • Lost and Found
 • Food + Beverage Information

Onsite Registration and Badge Pickup Hours
The Moscone Center, North and South Lobbies
Recommended: Conference and course attendees use South Lobby

Friday 1 February 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm South Lobby
Saturday 2 February 7:15 am to 5:00 pm South and North Lobbies
Sunday 3 February 7:15 am to 5:00 pm South and North Lobbies
Monday 4 February 7:30 am to 5:00 pm South and North Lobbies
Tuesday 5 February 7:30 am to 5:00 pm South and North Lobbies
Wednesday 6 February 7:30 am to 5:00 pm South and North Lobbies
Thursday 7 February 7:30 am to 4:00 pm South and North Lobbies

Speaker Check-In and Preview Stations
South Lobby Room 101
Open during Registration hours

All presenters must stop at Speaker Check-In to upload their file(s) at least two hours before your scheduled session or the day before if you present in the first session. Authors are not able to present using their own devices. All conference rooms have a laptop, projector, screen, lapel microphone, and laser pointer.

Wireless Internet Access
All Moscone Lobbies and Conference Rooms

Complimentary wireless access is available throughout Moscone North and South buildings.

SPIE Conferences and Exhibitions App

Search and browse the program, special events, participants, exhibitors, courses, and more. SPIE Conferences App is free and available for iPhone and Android phones.

SPIE Bookstore

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 / Course Materials Desk
South Lobby East

Gather course materials for onsite courses. Browse course offerings or learn more about SPIE courses available in other formats such as online and customized, in-company courses.

Quiet Room
North Lobby

Open during registration hours. The Quiet Room is intended for silent meditation, reflection, or prayer. No mobile device or computer use, and no food or beverages allowed.

Privacy Room
North Lobby

Open during registration hours. See Cashier for access.
The Privacy Room is a lockable room intended for nursing mothers. Please note that there is no running water or refrigeration in this space.

Child Care Services

Sitters Unlimited, San Francisco Bay Area, (408) 452-0225, Rachael Osorio, Email: info@bayareasittersunlimited.com

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.

SPIE Press Room
North Lobby
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 media@spie.org. Preregistration closes approximately 10 days before the start of the event.

SPIE Luggage + Coat Check
Room 103 (South Exhibit Level)
Saturday through Thursday

Complimentary luggage, package, and coat storage are available. Please note posted hours; no late pickup available.

Business Center
Near Exhibition Hall C on the Exhibit Level
Tuesday through Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm

The Moscone Business Center provides full-service business needs for your convenience. Their services include photocopying, faxing, computer workstations and printing services.

Restaurant and City Information
South Lobby
Saturday - Wednesday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

The San Francisco Travel Association will have Visitor’s guides and maps available and sells the San Francisco CityPASS, Muni 1-, 3- and 7-Day Passports, cable car tickets, the Explorer Pass, Muni maps and hop-on-hop-off bus tickets. Staff are available to discuss city information including tips on local restaurants, the city’s many attractions, sightseeing suggestions and transit information.

Urgent Message Lines

An urgent message line is available during registration hours: 415.978.3700

Lost and Found

Cashier – South Lobby Saturday through Thursday  

Found items will be kept at Cashier during the meeting and available only during registration hours. At the end of the meeting, all found items will be turned over to Moscone Security Control, 415.974.4021

Coffee Breaks

Complimentary Peet’s Coffee will be served until 9:30 am in conference room foyers, as well as 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the locations below. Check the conference program for exact coffee break times.

Saturday - Sunday Exhibition Hall A
Monday South Lower Lobby (Exhibit Level)
Tuesday - Thursday Exhibition Halls ABC and Hall F

Food and Refreshments for Purchase
Various Locations Saturday through Thursday

A variety of food outlets will serve hot and cold snacks, espresso, beverages, hot entrees, deli sandwiches, salads, and pastries are available for purchase. Cash and credit cards accepted.

Food Outlets in the Exhibition Halls

Saturday and Sunday
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Exhibition Hall A
Tuesday through Thursday
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Exhibition Halls A, B, D, F
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