• Photonics West
    Event Highlights
    Translational Research
    3D Printing
    Photonics West Exhibition
    Photonics West Sponsors
    BiOS Expo
    BiOS Expo Sponsors
    Industry Program
    Job Fair
    Special Events
    Travel to San Francisco
    Onsite Services
    Incident Reporting
    SPIE Event Policies
    For Authors and Presenters
    For Chairs and Committees
    For Photonics West Exhibitors
    For BiOS Expo Exhibitors
The Moscone Center
San Francisco, California, United States
1 - 6 February 2020
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Onsite services for Photonics West

Below, please find useful information for planning and attending SPIE Photonics West.

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

Friday 31 January 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM North Lobby only
Saturday 1 February 7:15 AM - 5:00 PM South and North Lobbies
Sunday 2 February 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM South and North Lobbies
Monday 3 February 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM South and North Lobbies
Tuesday 4 February 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM South and North Lobbies
Wednesday 5 February 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM South and North Lobbies
Thursday 6 February 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM South and North Lobbies

Speaker Check-In and Preview Stations
Moscone Center North Lobby 
Open during registration hours

All presenters must upload their presentation file(s) ahead of time, either online or onsite. Learn about the options to upload your presentation.

Onsite: Presenters should stop at Speaker Check-In at least two hours before their scheduled session or the day before if they 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.

Poster presenters: Get the poster presentation guidelines.

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. Build your personalized schedule and sync with the online MySchedule tool. The free SPIE Conferences and Exhibitions App is available for iPhone and Android phones. Information about restaurants and food options also available on the app.

SPIE Bookstore
Moscone Center Exhibition Level

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

SPIE Education Services
Moscone Center South Lobby

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

Business Center
Moscone Center Exhibition Level, near Hall C
Tuesday through Thursday, 9 AM - 5 PM

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

SPIE Press Room
Moscone Center 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
Moscone Center North Lobby
Saturday through Thursday
Open during registration hours

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

Lost and Found
Cashier, Moscone Center South Lobby  

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

Complimentary Coffee

Saturday - Sunday
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM Moscone Center South conference room foyers
10:00 PM - 4:00 PM Exhibition Hall A
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Moscone Center South conference room foyers
Tuesday - Thursday
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM Moscone Center South conference room foyers
10:00 AM - 4:00 pm Exhibition Halls ABC and Hall F

Please check the conference schedule for specific break times.

Food and Refreshments for Purchase
Various Locations Saturday through Thursday

There are a variety of food and drink options, including hot and cold snacks, espresso, beverages, hot entrees, deli sandwiches, salads, and pastries available for purchase. Cash and credit cards accepted.

Dining Hours in the Exhibition Halls

Saturday - Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Exhibition Hall A
Tuesday - Thursday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Exhibition Halls A, B, D, F

Restaurant and City Information
Moscone Center South Lobby
Saturday through Wednesday 9:00 AM - 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.

Quiet Room
Moscone Center, North Lobby, 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
Moscone Center, North Lower Level, to the right of Hall F entrance
Moscone Center, South Lobby Street Level, near room 101

Mothers' Lounge
Moscone Center, North & South Lobby
Open during registration hours. See Cashier for access.

The Mothers' Lounge 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: rfosorio15@gmail.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 Line

An urgent message line is available during registration hours: 415.978.3700

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