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Onsite services information

Discover details about onsite services to help create a positive and easy onsite experience. View the details below

Attendees pick up registration materials

Badge pick up and registration hours

The Moscone Center, West Level Lobby
Sunday 28 January 7:30 AM–5:00 PM
Monday 29 January 7:30 AM–5:00 PM
Tuesday 30 January 7:30 AM–5:00 PM
Wednesday 31 January 7:45 AM–5:00 PM
Thursday 1 February 7:45 AM–4:00 PM

Helpful information while at the event

SPIE Cashier

Moscone Center West, Level 1 lobby
Open during registration hours

Registration payments

If you are planning to register onsite, your credit card payment will be processed during registration. If you wish to pay with cash or check, register at the “Need to Register” stations; you will be directed to the Cashier once you have completed registration except for final payment.

If you have already registered and wish to add a course, workshop or special event, you may do so at the “Need to Register” stations.

Receipt and Certificate of Attendance

Preregistered attendees who need an SPIE-stamped receipt or attendees who need a Certificate of Attendance may obtain those at Cashier.

Badge Corrections

Badge corrections can be made at Cashier. Please have your badge removed from the badge holder and marked with your changes before approaching the counter.

Speaker Check-in and Preview Station

Location: Moscone Center, West Level 3 Lobby

Open during Registration hours

All speakers must stop at Speaker Check-In to upload and preview their slide presentation files at least two hours before their scheduled session or the day before if you present in the first session. Speakers are not able to present using their own devices. All conference rooms are equipped with a laptop, projector, screen, lapel microphone, slide advancer and laser pointer.

SPIE Information Desk

Location: Moscone Center, West Level 3 Lobby - Open during registration hours

Materials distribution: stop by to pick up conference materials, water bottles, face masks, and hand sanitizer. SPIE staff will also be available to assist in answering any meeting and exhibition related questions you might have.

Internet Access
Location: Moscone Center, North, South and West

Complimentary wireless internet access is available throughout Moscone Center North, South and West buildings, including the exhibition halls.

SPIE Conference and Exhibition App

Location: Moscone Center, North Lower Lobby (Exhibit Level)

Our SPIE App developer will be onsite and available to answer any questions on its use or navigation and how to get the best user experience. We welcome your feedback.

Search and browse the program, special events, participants, exhibitors, courses, and more. Build your personalized schedule and sync with the online MySchedule tool. Free Conference App available for iPhone and Android phones. Information about restaurants and food options also available on the App. If you have questions, visit the App Desk.

SPIE Bookstore 

Location: Moscone Center North Lower Lobby (Exhibit Level)
Saturday-Wednesday 8:30 AM–5:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM–4:00 PM

Stop by the SPIE Bookstore to browse the latest SPIE Press Books. While there, get a t-shirt or educational toy to bring home to the family.

Credit and debit cards only will be accepted; no cash.

SPIE Course Materials 

Location: Moscone Center, South Lobby

Open during registration hours

Browse course offerings or learn more about SPIE courses available in portable formats such as online and customizable, in-company courses.

SPIE Press Room

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

SPIE luggage and coat check 

Location: Moscone Center, West, Level 1 Lobby
Sunday through Thursday, open during registration hours

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

Business Center Office

Location: Moscone Center, South near Hall C, Exhibit Level

Tuesday–Thursday 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

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

Copy Services

Copy Central
615 Mission St (at 2nd Street)
San Francisco CA 94105
Phone: 415.882.7737

CityCopy Print Center
837 Mission St
San Francisco CA 94103
Phone: 415.757.0673

Child care services 

Sitters Unlimited
San Francisco Bay Area
Rachael Osorio

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.

Did you know SPIE offers Family Care Grants to SPIE member? For more information on deadlines and how to apply check the details here

Mothers’ Lounge

Location: Moscone Center West Level 2 Lobby

The Mothers' Lounge is a lockable room intended for nursing mothers. No storage, running water, or refrigeration is available in this space.

Quiet Room 

Location: Moscone Center, Room 115 (Level 1 North Lobby)- Open during registration hours

The Quiet Room is intended for silent meditation, reflection, and prayer. No mobile devices or computer use is allowed, and no food nor beverages are allowed.

Gender inclusive restroom

Location: Moscone Center West Level 2 Lobby

Urgent message line 

An urgent message line is available during registration hours: 415.978.3700

Lost and Found 

Location: Moscone Center, West Level 1 Lobby, Cashier - Open during registration hours

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

Food and beverage services

Location: Moscone Center, West Level 3 Lobby

Complimentary Coffee
Daily 7:00 AM-4:00 PM

Food & Refreshments for purchase
Various Moscone Center locations Saturday through Thursday

Location: Moscone Center, various locations
Saturday through Thursday

There is a variety of food and drink options, including hot and cold snacks, espresso, beverages, hot entrees, deli sandwiches, salads, and pastries available for purchase. Credit cards payments only.

San Francisco restaurants and city information

Moscone Center, South Lobby

The San Francisco Travel Association will have visitor’s guides and maps available. The association sells the San Francisco CityPASS, Muni 1-, 3- and 7-Day Pass-ports, 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.