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  • Tips for Attendees

    Thank you for registering for the 2015 IACUC Conference. Below please find some important information about your time in Boston for this meeting and the conference in general.

      Download session materials

      To access session materials and recorded videos from the conference, you will need the conference access key. This access key was emailed to you and was also included on your personalized schedule. If you are unable to locate it, please call the PRIM&R office at 617.423.4112, ext. 0.

      You can also use this code to expand your conference experience by reading the Conference Bibliography, which includes key articles we've gathered from the past year that pertain to topics covered in each of our keynote and plenary sessions. Or, explore the poster abstracts that will be on display during the conference.

      Attendee list

      Download the 2015 IACUC Conference attendee list here. The password for this document is the same password as the one that provides access to the handouts.

      Pick up materials onsite

      Your name badge, conference guide, and pre-conference materials (if applicable), will be waiting for you at conference check-in, which will be located in the Commonwealth Foyer on the Concourse Level of the Westin Boston Waterfront. Conference check-in will be open as follows:

      • Tuesday, March 17: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
      • Wednesday, March 18: 7:00 AM-6:00 PM
      • Thursday, March 19: 7:00 AM-6:00 PM
      • Friday, March 20: 7:00 AM-12:00 PM


      Please note that breakfast is on your own throughout the conference. Please visit the kiosks or Starbucks in the hotel lobby for grab-and-go options, or Sauciety, also in the hotel lobby, for a sit-down breakfast. Coffee will be available in the Grand Ballroom Foyer before general session. ;

      Wear your name badge 

      For security purposes, it is important to wear your name badge at all times. Your name badge will include your personalized agenda for the meeting; however, please note this agenda may not reflect the most recent schedule changes or cancellations. For the most up-to-date schedule information, please check the daily schedules available in the conference check-in area and online.

      How to access wi-fi

      To use the wireless internet in the meeting space, look for the WestinBostonMeeting or WestinRetail wireless networks and enter PRIMR2015 as the password. 

      If you are using a smartphone or tablet, please connect to the wireless network using the instructions above. Please note that you will have to open your web browser and enter the user name and password before you can use any application requiring the internet. Please log off the wireless internet when you are not using it, and please refrain from downloading large files.

      Connect online

      We’d love to hear from you throughout the conference. Follow us @primrconnect and use the hashtag #IACUC15 whenever you're tweeting about the conference.

      Join us for our special events

      The special events held at the 2015 IACUC Conference offer a fun way for you to connect with colleagues from around the world. If you haven’t already, take a look at our event schedule

      The Bonobo and the Atheist Book Sales

      PRIM&R will sell copies of The Bonobo and the Atheist, written by this year’s Henry Spira Memorial lecturer, Frans B. M. de Waal, PhD, at the Help Desk March 19 and 20. The cost is $15 per book.

      Conference attire

      You'll be doing a lot of walking during your time onsite, so we encourage you to wear comfortable, casual clothing and footwear throughout the meeting. Expect temperatures to be in the low 40s during the day and low 20s at night.

      Help us stay on schedule

      In our continued effort to honor the conference schedule, we ask that you arrive at each session on time. Whether you're walking, driving, or taking a taxi, please allow yourself ample time to get situated by 8:00 AM each day. This reminder applies not only to the morning welcomes and plenary sessions, but also to breakouts, panel discussions, and special events.