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Onsite services for SPIE Photonics West

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Onsite services information

Discover details about badge pick up and registration hours, lost and found, food services, and other information designed to help create a positive and easy onsite experience.

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Badge pick up and registration hours

Recommended: Speakers use North Lobby to pick up badges

Moscone Center
Friday 27 January 4:00 PM–7:00 PM North Lobby
Saturday 28 January 7:15 AM–5:00 PM North and South Lobby
Sunday 29 January 7:30 AM–5:00 PM North and South Lobby
Monday 30 January 7:30 AM–5:00 PM North and South Lobby
Tuesday 31 January 7:30 AM–5:00 PM North and South Lobby
Wednesday 1 February 7:45 AM–5:00 PM North and South Lobby
Thursday 2 February 7:45 AM–4:00 PM North and South Lobby

Helpful information while at the event

SPIE Cashier

Moscone Center, South Lobby
Open during registration hours

Registration payments online only

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 Badge Corrections and Receipts.

Badge corrections

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

Speaker Check-In and Preview Station

Moscone Center, North 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 have a laptop, projector, screen, lapel microphone, and laser pointer.

SPIE health and safety products

Moscone Center, available at all information desks and registration desks
Open during registration hours

Stop by to pick up face masks, hand sanitizer, and other safety products, all free from SPIE. 

COVID testing locations nearby

670 4th St
San Francisco, CA 94107

825 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103

Internet access

Moscone Center, North, South, West

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

Sponsored by:

Sponsor logo: AFL

SPIE Conference and Exhibition App

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. Download the app
Sponsored by:
Sponsor logo: Trioptics

SPIE App Lounge

Moscone Center Hall D entry, 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.

SPIE Bookstore

Moscone Center North Lower Lobby, Exhibition 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, proceedings, and educational materials. 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

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 customized, 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

Moscone Center, North Lobby
Saturday through Wednesday, open during registration hours

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

Business Center

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 available near Moscone Center

Office Depot at 33 Third St
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 415.777.1728

City Copy Print Center
837 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 415.757.0673

Child care services

Sitters Unlimited
San Francisco Bay Area
Rachael Osorio

Note: SPIE does not imply an endorsement or 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 members? Click for more information about deadlines and how to apply. 

Mothers’ Lounge

Moscone Center, North and South Lobbies
Open during registration hours

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

Quiet Room

Moscone Center, North Lobby, Level 1, Room 115
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.

Gender inclusive restrooms

Two locations:

  • Moscone Center, North Lobby, Lower
  • Moscone Center, West

Open during registration hours

Urgent message line

An urgent message line is available during registration hours: 415.978.3700

Lost and found

Cashier, Moscone Center, South Lobby
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

Moscone Center, near conference rooms and within the exhibit halls when open

Complimentary coffee daily
7:00 AM–4:00 PM

Sponsored by:

Sponsor logo: Shanghi Optics

Food and refreshments for purchase

Moscone Center, various locations Saturday–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.

Food Outlet Locations and Menu Highlights

South Upper Lobby
Sat 7:30 AM–1:30 PM
Sun-Wed 7:00 AM–3:00 PM
Thurs 8:00 AM–2:00 PM
M Coffee: Espresso, specialty coffee.

North Lower Lobby, near Hall F entrance
Sat-Sun 8:00 AM–2:00 PM
Mon 7:30 AM–1:30 PM
Tue-Wed 7:00 AM–5:00 PM
Thurs 8:00 AM–3:00 PM
North Side Espresso: Espresso, specialty coffee and crepes.

Back of Hall F
Tue-Thurs 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Café Savor: Tri-tip turkey, plant-based sub sandwich, soup, sandwiches.

Entrance to Hall A
Tue 7:00 AM–5:00 PM
Wed 7:00 AM–4:00 PM
Thurs 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Chicken chow mein, salads, sandwiches.

Entrance to Hall B
Tue-Wed 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Thurs 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Hall B Café: Burrito bowl, soup, sandwiches, salads.
Poke Portable: Poke bowl, Caesar salads, soup.

Back of Hall B
Tue-Wed 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Savor Café & Bar: Pizza, paninis, soup, specialty coffee.

Tue-Wed 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Thurs 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
Savor Carvery: Cross rib and ham, plant-based meatball sub sandwich, soup, sandwiches, salads.

Entrance to Hall C
Tue-Wed 7:00 AM–3:00 PM
Thurs 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Café @ Moscone: Specialty coffee, Acai bowl, sandwiches, salads.

Moscone West
Mon 7:30 AM–1:30 PM
Tue-Wed 7:00 AM–3:00 PM
Corner Espresso: Specialty coffee, chicken chow mein, chubby noodle, garlic noodles, Thai curry shrimp noodle, sandwiches, salads.

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.

See a list of area restaurants, with hours: San Francisco restaurants