ASHG 2017: Know Before You Go
                                                           

Dear Meeting Registrant,

We look forward to seeing you in Orlando for ASHG 2017! Before you travel to the meeting, please note the following.

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Plan your schedule in advance by viewing the schedule of events. You can also use the online planner to build your itinerary or download PDF versions of the platform and poster listings. Use the online expo planner to plan your time in the Exhibit and Poster Hall.

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New for 2017: To reduce our footprint on the environment, ASHG is no longer offering the full printed Program. Important details can be found in the printed Program At-A-Glance distributed on site, and all other information can be found on the Mobile App and meeting website.

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Download the official ASHG 2017 Mobile App to your smartphone and/or tablet. Once the app has been downloaded, you won't need an internet connection to view information. From your device, click to download from the Apple App Store or for Android on Google Play, or to access the web version.

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For tips and an introduction to the meeting, watch our short videos on meeting session types, new initiatives this year, how to make the most of your time in Orlando, and  ASHG 2017 highlights.

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The Orange County Convention Center, South Building, is located at 9899 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819. Please note: the convention center also has a West Building and a North Building, which are hosting other events. Use the connectivity map to locate the South Building and its entrances.

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Make sure you bring everything:

  • Your registration confirmation email, which contains a QR code you can scan to receive your badge sheet and registration material. Badges were not mailed to registrants. If you have purchased tickets to any special events or workshops, you will receive these with your badge sheet. You will need to show a photo ID to pick up your badge. 
  • Your hotel acknowledgement. If you are unable to find your hotel confirmation, contact the official ASHG housing bureau, onPeak, at 1-800-219-8916 or ashghousing@onpeak.com, or contact the travel agency or hotel that handled your reservation. For any changes, contact your hotel. See the Hotel page for a list of hotels in the ASHG block or further details.
  • Your passport and visa, if traveling internationally. Bring these in your carry-on luggage.
  • Comfortable clothing. The official attire is business casual. Remember to dress in layers and wear comfortable walking shoes.
Compliment
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Look for a button with an iconic genetics image in your meeting backpack and start playing the matching game at the opening reception on Wednesday night!

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Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available at the Orange County Convention Center. Use the wireless network ASHG17 (no password required). The Wi-Fi is set for basic browsing capabilities only and should not be used for data heavy purposes such as streaming videos. There is no Wi-Fi available in the Exhibit/Poster Hall, except at ASHG Central (use SSID ASHGCentral, no password)

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Review ASHG's policies and guidelines for taking photos, recording presentations, and using social media.

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Review the minutes from the 2016 Business Meeting and plan to attend the 2017 ASHG Business Meeting Friday at 1:00 pm. This is an opportunity to meet and interact with ASHG leaders, and discuss the Society's current business.

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On-site registration: To avoid long lines on Tuesday and Wednesday, we suggest you arrive at the Convention Center, South Building, at least two hours before the start of the first session on Tuesday and at least 45 minutes before the first session on Wednesday to pick up your badge and other materials.

Registration Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Important Notice for the Presidential Symposium on Wednesday, October 18:

Bags larger than 12"x12"x6", including meeting backpacks, are prohibited. To avoid waiting in long bag check lines, attendees are encouraged to check these items during lunch or leave them in their hotel rooms. Additional bag stations will be located near the entrance to the session room. For those who wish to keep their items with them, the event will be live streamed in Rooms 220B, 220D, 220F, 230A, 230C, 230E, and 230G. Badges must be visible when entering the session. Attendees without badges will not be permitted entry.


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