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The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
27 January - 1 February 2018
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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
 • SPIE Press Room
 • SPIE Luggage + Coat Check
 • Business Center
 • Restaurant and City Information Desk
 • Child Care Services
 • Urgent Message Line
 • Lost and Found
 • Food + Beverage Information
 • Useful Links

Badge pick-up and onsite registration

Moscone West Level 1 Lobby

Saturday 27 January 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 28 January 7:15 am to 5:00 pm
Monday 29 January 7:15 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday 30 January 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday 31 January 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Moscone North Lobby

Monday 29 January 7:15 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday 30 January 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday 31 January 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday 1 February 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Exhibition Only Attendees may pick up badges at either West or North Lobby during Registration hours listed above.

Speaker Check-In and Preview Stations
West Level 2, Saturday - Wednesday, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
South Lobby Room 105, Monday - Thursday, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

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

Wireless Internet Access
Complimentary wireless access will be available across all Moscone Center lobbies and conference rooms; instructions will be posted onsite.

SPIE Conference and Exhibition App
Search and browse the program, special events, participants, exhibitors, courses, and more. Download the free SPIE Conference App (available for iPhone and Android phones)

SPIE Bookstore
West Level 1 Lobby, Saturday - Sunday
North Lower Lobby, Monday - Thursday

The SPIE Bookstore is your source for the latest SPIE Press Books, Proceedings, and Education and Professional Development materials. Become an SPIE member, explore the Digital Library, take home a free SPIE poster, or buy a souvenir (tie, t-shirt, educational toys, and more).

SPIE Education Services / Course Materials Desk
West Level 1 Lobby, Saturday - Sunday
North Lobby, Monday - Thursday

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

SPIE Press Room
West Level 1 Lobby
Upper Mezzanine
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
West Level 1 Lobby, Saturday - Wednesday
South Exhibit Level Room 104, Monday - Thursday

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

Business Center
Near Exhibition Hall D on the Exhibit Level, Tuesday - Thursday

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
West Lobby, Saturday - Sunday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
North Lobby, Monday - Wednesday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

The San Francisco Travel Association will have Visitor’s guides and maps available. Staff will be available during the posted hours to discuss city information including tips on local restaurants, the city’s many attractions, sightseeing suggestions and transit information.

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.

Urgent Message Lines
An urgent message line is available during registration hours: 415.978.3700

Lost and Found
SPIE Cashier in the West Level 1 Lobby, Saturday - Wednesday
SPIE Cashier in the North Lobby, Monday - 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 coffee will be served twice daily, at 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. Check individual conference listings for exact times and locations.

Saturday am & pm West Exhibition Hall
Sunday am & pm West Exhibition Hall
Monday am & pm Esplanade Foyer (Upper Mezzanine)
North Lower Lobby (North Exhibit Level)
Tuesday - Thursday Exhibition Halls A, B, C, D

Food and Refreshments for Purchase
Saturday - 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, noon to 3 pm West Exhibition Hall
Sunday, 11 am to 3 pm West Exhibition Hall
Tuesday - Thursday,
10 am to 4 pm
Exhibition Halls A, B, C, D

Useful links

 • Conference attendee safety tips
 • San Francisco visitor website

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