Marriott Marquis Houston
Houston, Texas, United States
10 - 15 February 2018

Onsite Services

On this page you will find information on the following:

 • Internet Access
 • Speaker Check In Desk
 • Poster Set-Up Instructions
 • SPIE Bookstore
 • SPIE Education Services
 • Food + Beverage Information
- Both available for purchase and hosted
 • Onsite Customer Service - Concierge
- Fed Ex Office - Business Services
- Restaruant and City Information
  - Child Care Services
  - Urgent Message Line
- Lost and Found

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

Saturday 10 February 7:15 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday 11 February 7:15 am to 4:00 pm
Monday 12 February 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Tuesday 13 February 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Wednesday 14 February 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday 15 February 7:30 am to 1:30 pm

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

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Search and browse the program, special events, participants, courses, and more. Free Conference App available for iPhone and Android phones. 

Speaker Check-In and Preview Station

Montrose, 3rd Floor
Sunday through Thursday.............. 7:30 am to 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 Set-up Instructions
Texan Ballroom Salon D, 4th Floor

Sunday/Monday Poster Session
Author Setup Time...................Sunday 12:00 pm (Noon) to 1:30 pm
Authors Remove Posters......... Monday 7:00 pm 

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minutes prior to the session on the day of their presentation will be considered a "no show" and their manuscript will not be published.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

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 Bookstore and SPIE Lit Table
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.

Food & Beverage Services

Coffee Breaks

Texan Foyer, 4th Floor
Complimentary coffee will be served twice daily, at 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. Check individual conference listings for exact times and locations.

Food & Refreshments for Purchase

The Marriott Marquis has several onsite dining and food options. 
A full list with menu and details can be found here:


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


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

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
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 
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 
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

SPIE-Hosted Lunches 
Texan Ballroom Salon F, 4th Floor

Sunday through Thursday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:10 to 12:50 pm 

SPIE-hosted lunches will be included in registration packets for full-conference registrants including Students Sunday through Thursday. 
All attendees need to make their own lunch arrangements on Saturday. 

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:
+1 346 888 2941

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.  

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