General Conference Registration: Access to all conference activities as outlined in the program.
ACCESSIBILITY & SPECIAL ASSISTANCE: We are committed to providing access to all attendees and assist with any special needs. Please visit the Information Desk to make your requests.
ALCOHOL POLICY: ACO, ADDA, and CHADD’s official policy regarding minimum age for alcohol consumption is the age applicable to the jurisdiction of the event venue. In Missouri, the minimum age for beer, wine, and alcohol consumption is 21. ACO, ADDA, and CHADD encourage you to act responsibly and not drink and drive.
ATTIRE: Business casual. Meeting room temperatures and personal comfort ranges vary widely. Because meeting rooms may seem cold, you may want to dress in layers or bring a sweater or a jacket. We recommend that you wear comfortable walking shoes.
BUSINESS SERVICES: For light printing, a FedEx Office and Printer Center is available onsite. Please contact their business center at 215-923-2520.
CHADD BOOKSTORE: Publications and selected books from other publishers are for sale at inside the Exhibit Hall.
BOOK SIGNINGS: Meet your favorite author on ADHD. A schedule of signings will be posted throughout the conference facility. Book signing are being held in back of the Exhibit Hall. This space will be clearly marked.
Conference App: Access conference sessions, updates, speaker presentations, exhibitors, and sponsors from the convenience of your smartphone or tablet using the new conference app.
CHILDCARE: Those desiring in-room childcare should contact the hotel concierge.
CONFERENCE HANDOUTS: The 2019 Annual International Conference has gone green! No session handouts are provided on-site. All attendees may access handouts two weeks prior to the start of the conference through the link provided via email. COURTESIES: As a courtesy, while attending sessions and keynote addresses, please turn off cell phones, portable music players, and anything else that could disrupt speakers and fellow attendees.
FIRST AID AND EMERGENCIES: To request medical attention, please go to the hotel main desk or dial 0 from any house phone.
GENERAL CONFERENCE SESSIONS: All sessions are first-come, first served. Seating begins 15 minutes prior to session start time. For safety, attendees are not permitted to sit or stand in the back of a session room and no chairs may be added.
LOST AND FOUND: The lost and found area is located at the Conference Information Desk in the Exhibit Hall where you can bring found items or report lost items. Please note that neither ACO, ADDA, CHADD nor the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown are responsible for any lost items.
MESSAGE CENTER: A message center board is located in area near the registration desk. Use the board to post messages to other attendees. Do not post business promotions or solicitations, as they will be removed immediately.
PRESENTER BIOGRAPHIES: Visit the website for a complete listing of 2019 Annual International Conference on ADHD presenters and their bios.
PRIVATE SOCIAL FUNCTIONS POLICY: Social functions for which attendance is restricted to verbal or written invitations are not permitted during any official 2019 Annual International Conference on ADHD activity. Hospitality suites and hosted events must be approved in advance by Director of Meetings and Events, Hermoine Wellman. You may contact her at Hermoine_Wellman@chadd.org. The Conference reserves the right to postpone or delay any function conflicting with an official 2019 Annual International Conference on ADHD activity. Anyone hosting such events must receive prior approval and register their function(s) at the exhibitor counter in the registration area.
SAFETY IN Philadelphia: The area around the hotel is safe for pedestrians and tourists, but you should exercise caution, just as you would in any metropolitan area. Pay close attention to the traffic signals and cross streets at designated intersections. It’s best to not carry large sums of money or allow others to see your money or other valuables. Don’t wear your conference name badge outside the hotel. After dark, do not walk alone. Check with the hotel concierge before visiting an unfamiliar neighborhood.
SMOKING POLICY: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown is a smoke-free facility. For designated outside smoking areas, please inquire at the concierge desk.
SPECIAL ASSISTANCE: Conference staff and conference volunteers will gladly help with any special needs (i.e., physical, dietary). Please stop by the registration desk to make your request.
GROUND TRANSPORTATION: The hotel is conveniently located 10 miles NE from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). Please visit PHL airport website for additional ground transportation information.
WiFi ACCESS: For the convenience of our guests, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown offers High Speed: Check Email + browse the Web for 12.95 USD and Enhanced High Speed: Video chat, download large files + stream video for $16.95 UD/day. Lobby and public areas have complimentary wireless.