Exhibitor Frequently Asked Questions

The SLAS2017 Exhibition Hall is located in Halls A and B1 of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The main entrance into the exhibition will be using the escalators from Concourse A.

What are the exhibition open hours?

Monday, February 6 10:00 am - 6:00 pm   (Reception 5:00 – 6:00 pm)
Tuesday, February 7 9:30 am - 6:00 pm   (Reception 5:00 – 6:00 pm)
Wednesday, February 8 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

When can my company move in and out?

Move-In: Saturday, February 4
Sunday, February 5
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Move-Out: Wednesday, February 8
Thursday, February 9
1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

What are the SLAS2017 colors?

Grey and white drape and tuxedo (mostly black with grey flecks) carpet.

How many attendees are expected at SLAS2017?

More than 5,000 life sciences professionals are expected to participate in SLAS2017.

How do I access the exhibitor services kit?

The SLAS2017 exhibitor services kit will be available Wednesday, November 2nd online. The kit will include all information you need to arrange for shipping, receiving, internet and AV orders.

Can exhibitors attend scientific sessions?

Those exhibitors with an Exhibitor Full Conference badge may attend scientific sessions. Scientific sessions are not accessible to those attendees with a booth personnel badge type. Each exhibiting company has an allotment of Exhibitor Full Conference badges which corresponds to their booth size. Additional Exhibitor Full Conference badges can be purchased via SLAS2017 Exhibitor Registration.

How do exhibitors register for SLAS2017?

The key contact for this event has access to SLAS2017 Exhibitor Registration user credentials. Once obtained, those credentials can be used to register booth personnel and Exhibitor Full Conference attendees via SLAS2017 Exhibitor Registration.

Please DO NOT register additional booth personnel as Exhibition Only. All exhibitor attendees should be registered using SLAS2017 Exhibitor Registration.

How do exhibitors obtain the SLAS2017 attendee list?

To access the SLAS2017 pre- and post-conference attendee list, please contact Barry Sacks, SLAS Exhibition Manager, via email at bsacks@slas.org.

How should exhibitors book hotel rooms for SLAS2017?

Information on exhibitor hotel and travel is available here.

The deadline for booking hotel accommodations at the negotiated SLAS2017 rate is January 5, 2017.
Bookings made after this date will receive the group rate based only on individual hotel availability.

Warning about unaffiliated hotels and third-party booking agencies...

Please be aware that exhibitors often are solicited by unaffiliated hotels or third-party housing agencies to book hotel reservations. SLAS2017.org is the only official booking agency and any solicitations or communications regarding hotel bookings from non-SLAS employees should not be considered valid. When SLAS is notified of these solicitations, we immediately demand a cease and desist of such practices.

Please report any unauthorized solicitations to Amy McGorry via email at amcgorry@slas.org immediately.

Will complimentary Wi-Fi will be available at SLAS2017 ?

Complimentary wi-fi access will be available to SLAS2017 participants in select areas of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, but not in the SLAS2017 Exhibition. Complimentary wi-fi coverage areas include scientific session rooms, main concourses, the SLAS2017 registration and the immediate surrounding vicinity. Due to contracted agreements in place with Convention Center providers, exhibitors will need to make arrangements for their own Internet requirements. See the Exhibitor Services Kit for details and forms.

Can exhibitors attend SLAS2017 special events including the Tuesday Night Event at Newseum?

All attendees – including Exhibitor Booth Personnel – may attend the SLAS2017 Tuesday Night Event at Newseum on Feb. 7. Complimentary shuttle bus service will be provided. See additional details here.

Additionally, exhibitor booth personnel badge-holders may attend Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings/sessions, exhibitor tutorials, receptions in the exhibition and poster presentations.

Only full conference registrants may attend scientific sessions.

Contact Information:

Barry Sacks
SLAS Manager, Exhibits

Mary Michalik
SLAS Manager, Sponsorship

Exhibitor Hotel and Travel:
Amy McGorry
SLAS Senior Manager, Events and Education
+1-630-256-7527 ext 101

Exhibitor Tutorials:
Jade Lambert
Exhibitor Tutorial Manager
703-964-1240 x350