US, Canadian Attendees Urged to Bring Badges and Tickets to Seattle

April 6, 2009


Annual Meeting attendees from the United States and Canada who wish to avoid a line at the Badge/Ticket Reprint Booth at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center (WSCTC) should bring the badge and tickets that were mailed to them. Otherwise, they will need to wait in line to receive duplicates.

Tickets and badges are not mailed to international attendees, who will need to stop at the International Badge/Ticket Pickup Booth for these items.

For more information, contact Lori Strachota at or (651) 695-2706.

Annual Meeting Services and Guidelines

Registration / Level 4, South Lobby
On-site registration begins at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 25.
Saturday, April 25, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 26–Friday, May 1, 6:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 2, 6:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
Housing Desk / Level 4, South Lobby
Visit the Housing Desk if you have hotel questions or need help with your reservations.
Saturday, April 25–Thursday, April 30, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Friday, May 1, 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Shuttle Service
Complimentary shuttle bus service will be provided between all official AAN hotels and the convention center. Schedules will be available at the convention center and posted in each hotel lobby.

Internet and Message Center / Level 2, International Meeting Place
The Internet Center provides attendees with computer workstations, printers, and Internet access. Check email, enter course or session notes, complete CME evaluations, or search the AAN website. Enjoy faster access to messages and the ability to search for other attendees by name, company, or networking topics of interest.

  • Saturday, April 25, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 26–Friday, May 1, 6:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 2, 6:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Wireless Connection
Wireless Internet connections—sponsored by Neurology®, the official journal of the AAN—will be available in all public areas of the convention center.
Business Center / Level 2
The convention center has a business center that offers extensive administrative and office services, including copy machines, faxes, and shipping services.
Weather and Attire
The Seattle climate in early spring is generally cool and damp. April temperatures range from 42 degrees to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. It can be quite wet, so a waterproof coat and umbrella are a good idea, as are layered clothing and a good jacket. The AAN promotes business casual attire for the duration of the meeting. Consider bringing a light jacket or sweater to activities since meeting room temperatures and personal comfort levels vary.
First Aid Station / Level 4
The wheelchair-accessible first aid station is staffed by licensed medical professionals and fully equipped with supplies, including automatic external defibrillators. A private area for infant nursing is also available.
Child Care Information
Check with the concierge at your hotel on or before your arrival to make child care arrangements.
Photography and Recording of Programs
The AAN strictly prohibits all unauthorized photography (flash, digital, or otherwise), and audio and video recording during the Annual Meeting. Equipment will be confiscated.
Cell Phones
Attendees should turn cell phones and pagers to vibrate mode upon entering all Annual Meeting programs.
The official language of the Annual Meeting is English. No simultaneous translation is available.
No Smoking
The convention center is a nonsmoking facility.

Read more about the 2009 Annual Meeting.