Arrival and Check In Instructions

Arrival and Check In Arrival and
     Check In

Author Instructions Author

Meeting Registration Meeting

Housing Registration Housing

Technical Program Technical

Meeting Schedule Meeting

Special Events Special

Travel Information Travel

Local Information Local

Contact Info. Contact

Organizers and Supporters Organizers
     & Supporters

Instrument Exhibition Instrument


Reminder: The technical program begins at 1:00 PM on Sunday, June 10, and concludes at lunchtime on Wednesday, June 13.

Getting to Carnegie Mellon University

For on-line maps, driving directions and information about taxi and public bus service, please refer to the Travel Information section of the Symposium website.

If you arrive by taxi, tell the driver to take you to the Carnegie Mellon University Center, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh.

If you arrive by public bus (PAT = “Port Authority Transit”) from the Pittsburgh International Airport, route 28X, you will get off the bus at its final stop, the corner of Forbes Avenue and Morewood Avenue. Cross Forbes Avenue and walk to the University Center, the large building that is diagonally across a lawn to your left.

If you drive, you may park temporarily in the University Center parking lot while you register.

Regular Check-In Times and Locations
Day Times Registration Desk Location

Saturday, June 9  2:00 PM – 10:00 PM University Center: Connan Room
Sunday, June 10  10:00 AM – 10:00 PM University Center: Caffee Room
Monday, June 11  8:00 AM – 10:00 PM University Center: Caffee Room
Tuesday, June 12  8:00 AM – 10:00 PM University Center: Caffee Room
Wednesday, June 13  8:00 AM – 2:00 PM University Center: Caffee Room*

*Symposium ends at lunch on Wednesday.

Housing Assignments and Keys

When you arrive at Carnegie Mellon, proceed directly to the registration desk in the University Center. If you requested on-campus housing, you will be given your keys and directed to your assigned room by the registration desk staff.

After-Hours Arrivals

If you arrive at any time outside the regular check-in times, please call the After-Hours Hotline at (412) 268-4101 for instructions. You may also proceed directly to the Doherty Apartments, 5085 Forbes Avenue. There is a telephone outside the door that you can use to call the hotline when you arrive so that a staff member may meet you.


If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Conference Services between 8:30 AM and 10:00 PM at (412) 268-4101 or e-mail We look forward to seeing you in Pittsburgh!

Emergency contact phone number: If you need to be contacted while attending the Symposium, your family or colleagues can call the Conference Services Office at (412) 268-4101. They will get a message to you, either in your dorm room (if applicable) or by posting a message on the Symposium Message Board in the University Center.

Special Notice to Speakers Using Computer Projection

We have scheduled two early opportunities for you to load your presentation file on our computers. We suggest that you take advantage of this shortly after you check-in. See the Computer Projection section of Author Instructions

   Meeting Schedule and Abstracts Available On-line. Please click on the Meeting Schedule link at left.

   Registration is still open. Follow the Meeting Registration link in the menu at left.