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Ancillary Events

  Application Requirements
  Rules and Guidelines
  Definition of Ancillary Events
  Definition of Satellite Events

Assignment of Space

  Program/Web listings
  Breach of Policy

Ancillary and Exhibitor Events/Satellite Announcements

Rules and Guidelines


The following rules apply to ancillary, exhibitor, and satellite events. Please read before submitting your request for space. You will be required to indicate that you have read and understand these rules and guidelines.


  1. Ancillary and Exhibitor requests must be completed via the online application by the deadline of May 22, 2014. All ancillary events will be located at the headquarters hotel or the convention center (limited space available and fees may apply). We have made every effort to contract in advance for adequate space to accommodate all ancillary events. First choices in venue may not be able to be accommodated.


  2. Ancillary and Exhibitor events must not overlap with scientific/concurrent sessions or poster presentations as outlined under the schedule. Events may be scheduled ONLY during the hours listed below:


    Saturday, October 18: Any time before 4:30 pm or after 7:00 pm
    Sunday, October 19: Before 8:00 am, between 12:00 and 1:30 pm or after 6:00 pm
    Monday, October 20: Before 8:00 am, between 12:30 and 2:00 pm or after 6:30 pm
    Tuesday, October 21: Before 8:00 am, between 12:30 and 2:00 pm or after 6:30 pm
    Wednesday, October 22: Before 9:00 am or after 1:30 pm


    note: These approved times are subject to change by the Program Committee. Organizers will be notified if their requested time must be changed.


  3. Organizers will be notified of their room assignments in July 2014. Please note that ASHG and the headquarters hotel have the right to move an event if ASHG or the hotel determine the space assigned is later needed for an official function or that the event is not best suited in the assigned room.


  4. Commercial companies requesting space at the convention center may be charged a fee. Please refer to the Ancillary Fees and check the appropriate box on the application form.


  5. Once rooms have been assigned, organizers are responsible for making all further arrangements for the event directly with the hotel/facility. ASHG accepts no financial or organizational responsibility for ancillary or exhibitor events. Room rental, catering, A/V equipment, labor, and other charges are the sole responsibility of the organizer.


    Important note: The hotel may charge for the use of the meeting room. Room rental can be negotiated between the organizer and the hotel after space assignment has been confirmed. Each function will be handled individually and issued a separate contract by the hotel. Organizers should review function contracts carefully before signing, paying special attention to cancellation clauses. In the event of a canceled function, the organizer may be required to pay the hotel for lost revenue.


  6. All requests for meeting space must be approved by ASHG before space can be confirmed by the hotel.



Acceptance of Space for Ancillary and Exhibitor Events

Organizers will be sent acceptance and room confirmations via email beginning July 2014. The confirmation will include contact information for catering, audiovisual and other needs. Rooms are assigned on a space-available basis. Space assignments will be made according to the priority list below in a manner that will best accommodate as many functions as space allows.


  1. Official ASHG-related functions
  2. Functions that relate to scientific scholarship, conduct of research, delivery of services, or public information related to science
  3. All other requests, such as exhibitor workshops and committee meetings



Exhibiting Companies

One of the benefits for commercial companies that exhibit at ASHG is the opportunity to hold events/workshops during the meeting. However, you must be a contracted exhibitor in order to be approved for meeting space. ASHG will not assign any of its meeting space to commercial companies not already contracted to exhibit. For information about exhibiting, contact the ASHG Exhibit Management Office at



Program and Web Listings

To support and help promote ancillary, exhibitor, and satellite events, ASHG will include the following information in the official meeting Program and on the ASHG Meeting website:

  1. Title of event (length must be no more than 200 characters including spaces)
  2. Date and time of event
  3. Location and room name/number

To guarantee your event is listed, please submit your information prior to May 22, 2014. We do not list a description of your event or speakers. If you wish to include a live link to a separate website advertising this information, the cost is $350 per event. Please check the appropriate box on the application form.



Signs and Promotion/Advertising:

Organizers are not permitted to display signs or brochures in any of the public areas/lobbies of the convention center or headquarter hotel. Organizers are not permitted to use props or gimmicks in public areas/lobbies to attract event attendees. Any company violating this rule will receive a penalty for priority points for the following year’s event application.


One sign only may be placed directly outside of your assigned event room. This sign may not block any other event signage, especially that of neighboring events. If more than one sign is displayed outside of your assigned room, you will be asked to remove it and it will affect your priority point score on the following year’s Exhibitor event application. You may place signs inside your event room.


It is expected that all organizers and company representatives behave in a professional manner when in close proximity. Please remember that other Exhibitor events and/or competitors might be near you.


Literature may be distributed from the exhibitor’s booth during exhibitor hours. Exhibitors are not permitted to hand out flyers or use other tools to entice attendees to their event in public areas. This includes company staff standing in hallways in the convention center with signage or other props directing or approaching attendees.


For an additional cost, events may also be promoted using the pre-registrant mailing list, program advertisements, and online advertisements. A pre-registrant mailing list is available for purchase to contracted exhibitors only. Contact for additional information.



Breach of Policy

Organizers of ancillary, exhibitor, or satellite events must adhere to the rules and guidelines outlined above. In order to complete the ancillary application, organizers must check the box that they have read and agree to the rules and guidelines. Failure to adhere to the policy may result in any or all of the following actions:


  1. Cancellation of event
  2. Refusal to allow the company or group to list the information on the ASHG website or in the official Program
  3. Refusal to allow organizers the opportunity to hold an event in the future




Ancillary, exhibitor, and satellite events approved by ASHG shall in no way state or imply endorsement of, or support by ASHG for the event, organizer, products or services discussed in announcements, advertising, on any signage or during the presentations.


ASHG reserves the right to refuse to review any application that does not meet the criteria set forth in these guidelines.







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