Children of ASCB meeting attendees are welcome to attend the Annual Meeting with their parent or guardian as long as the child is under the supervision by a parent or guardian at all times. Parents or guardians may bring children under the age of 17 to educational events provided the child does not disrupt the event.
Strollers are allowed in the meeting rooms as long as they do not block aisles or emergency exit doors. Strollers are also allowed in the Exhibit Hall. Parents and guardians are asked to keep in mind corridors, meeting rooms, and the Exhibit Hall can become crowded. Please be aware that small children in strollers are at the same level as someone carrying a poster tube, bag, briefcase, umbrella, or other object.
Badges will not be issued to children under the age of 17.
Under no circumstances are children under the age of 17 allowed in the Exhibit Hall during set-up and dismantle times. This includes children of exhibitors.
Where can I nurse my baby or change a diaper?
An Infant Lounge is located in Room 203 of the Moscone Center. The room will be equipped with a table and chairs, a bathroom, electricity, and a water cooler. The private lounge, available for nursing mothers and parents with infants, provides a comfortable and secure environment. Parents and guardians are responsible for providing infant care supplies. The infant lounge is unsupervised, and the ASCB is not responsible for any accidents or injuries that may occur.
How do I find someone to watch my child? Does ASCB provide any childcare?
Onsite childcare services may be available through your hotel concierge. Individual or group sitters may be arranged to provide in-room hotel childcare. Please check with your hotel well in advance of your arrival date.
It is the responsibility of the parent(s), guardian, legal guardian, or individual requesting childcare services to screen caregivers and to make a determination as to the appropriateness of the caregiver. The ASCB does not screen any of the childcare services and assumes no responsibility with respect to these services and accepts no liabilities.
Childcare Travel Awards
The ASCB Women in Cell Biology (WICB) Committee, with funding from Nature Publishing Group, is offering childcare awards for the 2012 ASCB Meeting.