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Exhibitor Appointed Contractors (EACs) Labor Entrance
The designated labor entrance is located at 7th and M Streets, NW. The security services department of the facility manages this entrance. Workers arriving at this entrance must show their Center issued badge, or show a photo identification and union card to receive a temporary work badge and report to their designated work area.

Loading Dock Entrances
Trucks must enter the loading docks from M Street driving eastbound. The entrance to the Hall ABC docks is near the 7th Street corner of M Street. 

Interactive Facility Map       Getting to the Convention Center      ASCRS ASOA Meeting Layout

Before the Exhibition      Booth Construction     During the Exhibition

ASCRS ASOA Official Contractors        Freight Target Move In Floor Plan


Exhibitor Registration 
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 8 AM – 5 PM
Thursday, April 12, 2018 8 AM – 6 PM
Friday, April 13, 2018 7 AM – 7 PM
Saturday, April 14, 2018 7 AM – 5 PM
Sunday, April 15, 2018 7:30 AM – 5 PM
Monday, April 16, 2018 8 AM – 12 PM


Subspecialty Day Exhibits - INSTALL & DISMANTLE

Installation Thursday, April 12, 2018 1 – 5 PM
Dismantle Friday, April 13, 2018 4 – 6 PM


Subspecialty Day Exhibits - OPEN
Friday, April 13, 2018 7 AM – 4 PM


Wednesday, April 11, 2018 8 AM – 8 PM
Thursday, April 12, 2018 8 AM – 8 PM
Friday, April 13, 2018 8 AM – 10 PM

Freight Target Floor Plan to schedule travel and booth installation will be available in November in the Service Kit


Saturday, April 14, 2018 9 AM – 5 PM
Sunday, April 15, 2018 9 AM – 5 PM
Monday, April 16, 2018 9 AM – 5 PM

*Saturday–Monday, Exhibitors & EACs are permitted in the exhibit hall 2 hours prior to hall opening (7 AM)


Monday, April 16, 2018 5 PM – 10 PM
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 8 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 8 AM – 5 PM
Thursday, April 19, 2018 8 AM - 12 PM

Exhibits Close: Please keep the aisles clear of debris during the move out process to prevent trip hazards. GES will begin pulling aisle carpet promptly at 5:00 PM.  Please pull those parts of your displays you can easily handle and are closest to the aisles further into your booth space to help protect them.

Empty Return: GES will begin the return of empty containers promptly at 5:00 PM on Monday. Cardboard and fiber cases will be returned first. Please DO NOT offer gratuities to workers in an attempt to find your empties. To ensure your safety, exhibitors will not be allowed in the crate storage area.

Please schedule your staff and travel accordingly as we cannot guarantee what time you will be finished with teardown on Monday evening.

Estimated Completion Times & Deadlines

Empty Return Begins:   

4/16/18                   5:00 PM - Midnight                                                        

Carrier Check In Deadline:    

4/19/18                 8:00 AM

Turn in outbound Bill of Lading by:          

4/19/18               12:00 PM


Onsite Exhibitor Service Desk Hours & Location

The GES Service Desk will be located in the back of the exhibit hall.  Hours are TBD at this time.

All GES Services, Lead Retrieval, Shipping, F&B, Photography, AV, Security, Floral, Electrica, Rigging & Telecom will have a desk in the service center to assist you.


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