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Exhibitor Frequently Asked Questions

The SLAS2018 Exhibition Hall is located in Halls B and C of the San Diego Convention Center. The main entrance into the exhibition will be outside of Hall B.

What are the exhibition open hours?

Monday, February 5 10:00 am - 6:00 pm   (Reception 5:00 – 6:00 pm)
Tuesday, February 6 9:30 am - 6:00 pm   (Reception 5:00 – 6:00 pm)
Wednesday, February 7 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

When can my company move in and out?

Move-In: Saturday, February 3
Sunday, February 4
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Move-Out: Wednesday, February 7
Thursday, February 8
1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

What are the SLAS2018 colors?

Grey and white drape and tuxedo (mostly black with grey flecks) carpet.

How many attendees are expected at SLAS2018?

More than 5,500 life sciences professionals are expected to participate in SLAS2018.

How do I access the exhibitor services kit?

The SLAS2018 exhibitor services kit will be available Wednesday, November 1st online. The kit will include all information you need to arrange for shipping, receiving, internet and AV orders.

Can exhibitors host events or presentations during SLAS2018?

Yes, SLAS offers a variety of meeting space options. Please click here for more information.

Can exhibitors attend scientific sessions?

Those exhibitors with an Exhibitor Full Conference badge may attend scientific sessions. Scientific sessions are not accessible to those attendees with a booth personnel badge type. Each exhibiting company has an allotment of Exhibitor Full Conference badges which corresponds to their booth size. Additional Exhibitor Full Conference badges can be purchased via SLAS2018 Exhibitor Registration.

How do exhibitors register for SLAS2018?

The key contact for this event has access to SLAS2018 Exhibitor Registration user credentials. Once obtained, those credentials can be used to register booth personnel and Exhibitor Full Conference attendees via SLAS2018 Exhibitor Registration.

Please DO NOT register additional booth personnel as Exhibition Only. All exhibitor attendees should be registered using SLAS2018 Exhibitor Registration.

How do exhibitors obtain the SLAS2018 attendee list?

To access the SLAS2018 pre- and post-conference attendee list, please contact Barry Sacks, SLAS Exhibition Manager, via email at

How should exhibitors book hotel rooms for SLAS2018?

Information on exhibitor hotel and travel is available here.

The deadline for booking hotel accommodations at the negotiated SLAS2018 rate is January 4, 2018.

Bookings made after this date will receive the group rate based only on individual hotel availability.

Warning about unaffiliated hotels and third-party booking agencies...

Please be aware that exhibitors often are solicited by unaffiliated hotels or third-party housing agencies to book hotel reservations. is the only official booking agency and any solicitations or communications regarding hotel bookings from non-SLAS employees should not be considered valid. When SLAS is notified of these solicitations, we immediately demand a cease and desist of such practices.

Please report any unauthorized solicitations to Amy McGorry via email at immediately.

Will complimentary Wi-Fi will be available at SLAS2018?

Complimentary wi-fi access will be available to SLAS2018 participants in select areas of the San Diego Convention Center, but not in the SLAS2018 Exhibition. Complimentary wi-fi coverage areas include scientific session rooms, main concourses, the SLAS2018 registration and the immediate surrounding vicinity. Due to contracted agreements in place with Convention Center providers, exhibitors will need to make arrangements for their own Internet requirements. See the Exhibitor Services Kit for details and forms.

Can exhibitors attend SLAS2018 special events including the Tuesday Night Event at Old Town, San Diego?

All attendees – including Exhibitor Booth Personnel – may attend the SLAS2018 Tuesday Night Event at Old Town San Diego on Feb. 6. Complimentary shuttle bus service will be provided.

Additionally, exhibitor booth personnel badge-holders may attend Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings/sessions, exhibitor tutorials, receptions in the exhibition and poster presentations.

Only full conference registrants may attend scientific sessions.

Contact Information:

Barry Sacks
SLAS Manager, Exhibits
Mary Michalik
SLAS Manager, Sponsorship
Exhibitor Hotel and Travel:
Colleen Campbell
SLAS Meetings Manager
+1-703-964-1240 ext 160
Exhibitor Tutorials and Events:
Colleen Campbell
SLAS Meetings Manager
+1-703-964-1240 ext 160

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