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2012 ASCB Annual Meeting

Moscone Center

Moscone Center
747 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

The 2012 ASCB Annual Meeting will be held at the Moscone Center (enter through the South Lobby). Located at the edge of the city's dynamic South of Market district, the Moscone Center is just four blocks from Union Square, the city's vibrant shopping district, and the Powell Street cable car to Nob Hill, Chinatown, and Fisherman's Wharf. Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART) and Muni Metro stations are within two blocks of the Moscone Center. More than 100 restaurants are within a seven-block radius.


ATMs (+)

The Moscone Center has two onsite ATM machines located in the North and South Lower Lobbies.

Business Center, South Lower Lobby (+)

Services include photocopying, office supplies, faxing, computer work stations, printing services, email receipt, and UPS services. Shipping is provided through UPS. Office supplies and souvenirs are also available for purchase.

Moscone Center Business Center
Phone: 415-978-4067
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7:30 am–5:30 pm, December 15-18 and 7:30 am-1:00 pm, December 19, 2012. In addition, the Business Center will remain open two hours after exhibits close on December 18 for exhibitor shipping. (Hours are subject to change without notice.)

Coat/Poster/Luggage Storage, South Lobby (+)

A Coat/Poster/Luggage Storage is located in the Registration Area. The cost is $2 per checked item.

Note: Luggage may not be taken into meeting rooms.


Saturday, December 158:00am-10:30pm
Sunday, December 167:30 am-9:00 pm
Monday, December 177:30 am-9:00 pm
Tuesday, December 187:30 am-9:00 pm
Wednesday, December 197:30 am-12:30 pm

First Aid and Security (+)

In an emergency, use the nearest house phone (located throughout the facility and most meeting rooms) to dial 511 for the 24-hour security department at Moscone Center. Or, from your cell phone, dial 415-974-4021 for security.

A First Aid Room is located in the lower South Lobby across the Hall from Room 106/Hall C.

The First Aid Administrator will be on duty:

Saturday, December 157:30 am-10:30 pm
Sunday, December 167:30 am-9:00 pm
Monday, December 177:30 am-9:00 pm
Tuesday, December 187:30 am-8:30 pm
Wednesday, December 197:30 am-1:00 pm

Infant Lounge, Room 203 (+)

The Infant Lounge will be equipped with a table and chairs, a bathroom in the room, electricity, and a water cooler. The private lounge provides a comfortable and secure environment for nursing mothers and parents with infants. 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.


Saturday, December 158:00 am-10:00 pm
Sunday, December 167:30 am-7:30 pm
Monday, December 177:30 am-7:30 pm
Tuesday, December 187:30 am-7:30 pm
Wednesday, December 197:30 am-12:30 pm

Lost and Found, Room 200 (+)

Please turn in any item found throughout the Moscone Center to Room 200. Items are kept throughout the meeting until Wednesday, December 19 at 12:00 Noon. At this time, items will be turned over to the Moscone Center, where they are kept for 60 days from the close of the meeting.

Maps (+)
Message Center, Registration Area, South Lobby (+)


Saturday, December 157:30 am-10:00 pm
Sunday, December 167:30 am-8:00 pm
Monday, December 177:30 am-8:00 pm
Tuesday, December 187:30 am-8:00 pm
Wednesday, December 197:30 am-1:00 pm

On Wednesday, December 19, at 1:00 pm, the Message Center will be dismantled, and any messages left on the boards will be discarded.

Nondenominational Prayer Room, Room 264
Restaurant Reservations/Concierge Desk, Registration Area, South Lobby (+)

The service is complimentary for both attendees and exhibitors. The Desk offers San Francisco information and access to restaurant menus. Desk staff can make immediate dining reservations by phone and recommend attractions and activities throughout the San Francisco region.

Reservations can be made via the web at www.reservationstonight or call/fax them toll free in the U.S. at 800-392-DINE (3463). Outside the U.S. call 707-795-4885.

Learn more about Reservations Tonight.

Onsite assistance will be available in the Registration area of the South Lobby at the Moscone Center as follows:

Sunday, December 1610:00 am-6:00 pm
Monday, December 1710:00 am-6:00 pm
Tuesday, December 1810:00 am-6:00 pm

Wireless Internet Access (+)

The ASCB will provide free, wireless Internet access during the 2012 Annual Meeting. Access will be available in all common areas of the center. Wireless is not accessible in the Exhibit Hall or the meeting rooms.

Meeting attendees who wish to use the service should bring their own laptop computer or PDA, with a wireless 802.11b/g network card installed. Set the SSID (wireless network identifier) to ASCB2012.

Onsite technical support will not be provided.

Please configure your wireless connection before coming to the meeting. Remember to consider the security implications of using the wireless network and protect your laptop accordingly.

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