General Info - FAQs

Location / Conference Venue. George R. Brown Convention Center (GRB) 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010.

Name Badge Printing at the Conference. Enter the convention center and look for badge printing counters on Level One (ground floor) in the lobby area outside of Hall B. If you enter on skybridge from the Hilton or Marriott, take escalators down to Level One. Badge printing is open Saturday 8am-5pm, Sunday 8am-8pm, Monday-Thursday 7:30am-5pm. QR codes were emailed on May 31 to those who registered by morning of May 30. The QR code is not required to print your conference badge, you may also lookup and print by entering your name on the touchscreen.

Please read through the General Info & FAQs below. If you have questions not addressed below, come to the Information Counter (across from badge printing) during the event. You may also contact us at, however, there may be a delay in response time.

CONTENT in the App & Planner: For Remote and In-Person

Use the ONLINE PLANNER post-conference to watch recordings of all Oral sessions through September 30. The mobile app will remain accessible but 'watch recording' links on the mobile app do not play due to security settings. Poster PDFs or extended abstracts will be available via the Conference Proceedings which will be finalized in early July.

Presentations - Orals 

  • Presenter Guidelines for ORALS. Speaker Ready Room is in Room 330 AB (Level 3 of conv center).
  • All session rooms for orals (including plenaries) on Level 3 of conv center.

Presentations - Posters 

Career Center Onsite

  • Find the Career Center in Room 352 DEF (Level 3 of conv center).
  • Read about Career Center.

Food & Drink at the Conference

H2O - Bring your refillable water bottle! The convention center is equipped with bottle fillers throughout the corridors on Level 3 (location of all session rooms). Water bubblers at two stations inside the Poster-Exhibit Hall.

Breakfast - Attendees are encouraged to RSVP for a corporate breakfast seminar. Look for RSVP links in the mobile app or online planner. Breakfast seminars are in the convention center or the Hilton Americas.

Lunch - Inside the Poster-Exhibit Hall find snacks, sandwiches, and salads at Daystar Cafe and the Halal Guys for gyro, falafel, and salads. Both are located to the right as you enter the Hall. Find 3 food trucks daily Mon-Thurs 10:30-2:30 parked in front of the convention center.

Social Events at Convention Center

Sunday Welcome Reception in the Poster-Exhibit Hall immediately following the opening plenary (7:45-9:30pm). Poster Pick-Me-Ups in the Poster-Exhibit Hall Mon-Thurs at 1:30pm. Evening Workshop Snacks is in the foyer outside workshop rooms, Mon-Wed 5:30-5:45pm. Gap-Hour Receptions in Ballroom B following workshop 06, Mon-Wed 7:00-8:00pm.

Social Events - Hospitality Suites at the Hilton Americas

Corporate hospitality suites are open Monday - Wednesday evenings from 8-11pm. The Hilton Americas is connected the convention center via skybridge on levels 2 and 3.

Meet-up Point at Hilton Americas. A meet-up point is established in the Hilton Americas lobby at the 'Water Wall' (fountain) near the Starbucks. The purpose of this meet-up point is to provide an opportunity for attendees to find a buddy to walk back to their hotel with after-dark. 

Gender Neutral or Family Restrooms

Located on Level 3 near Room 380B and 382C and on Level 1 near Grotto restaurant. Additional designated gender-neutral multi-stall facilities will be designated onsite.

Mothers' Lounge for Nursing Moms

Located Level 2, Room 212. Please limit entry to nursing moms and children. Powerstrips available, if needed, for pumping devices.The room also contains a small refrigerator for storage, if needed. Open daily during short courses and conference.

Wellness Room - 1st Aid

Located on Level 2, Room 213. Open daily during short courses and conferences. Go here if you need a Covid test or need medical assistance. Staffed by team of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) paramedics. Read the Health & Safety recommendations.


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