AACR Annual Meeting 2017


The AACR Annual Meeting 2017 will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., from April 1-5, with exhibit dates April 2-5. Exhibitors include a wide array of companies with the latest in products and services in laboratory and clinical research. The exhibits, located adjacent to the poster sessions, make a significant contribution to the educational value of the meeting. Special areas of interest include the AACRcentral, Non-Profit section, Publisher’s Row, and the AACR Advocacy Partners’ Pavilion.

Registration Hours

​Friday, March 31​3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
(Exhibitors: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.)
Saturday, April 1​7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
​Sunday, April 2​6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Monday, April 36:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 46:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 56:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Exhibit Show Dates and Times

​Sunday, April 2
​1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
​Monday, April 3
​9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
​Tuesday, April 4
​9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
​Wednesday, April 5
​9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Move-in Hours

​Thursday, March 30 ​12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
​Friday, March 31​8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
​Saturday, April 1​8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Move-out Hours

​Wednesday, April 5
12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
​Thursday, April 6
​8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Attendee Resources

Activities in Exhibit Hall

Exhibitor Spotlight Theater
Located in Exhibit Hall A, these theaters have been reserved by exhibitors to present their latest products and services in special one-hour sessions on the exhibit floor. A full list of presentations taking place can be found here.

Explore! is a fun way attendees can interact with exhibitors while entering into a drawing for one of five Amazon gift cards. Download the AACR Annual Meeting Mobile App Game for complete instructions. Attendees are encouraged to visit participating exhibitors and various other locations throughout the meeting, scan the QR codes, earn points, and win prizes! Winners will be selected after the meeting and gift cards will be mailed shortly thereafter.

Food Court
AACR will provide an area in the exhibit hall for all attendees and exhibitors to grab a bite to eat or something to drink during exhibit hours. Located in the back of Hall C, the food court will have a variety of food and beverages available.

Once again, the AACR will serve enhanced refreshment breaks on the exhibit floor on Monday, April 3, and Tuesday, April 4, at 1:30 p.m. Instead of just boring coffee, a variety of jazzy snacks will be served compliments of the AACR exhibitors.

New this year, posters are available in a digital ePoster format. Eight kiosks are available throughout the Poster and Exhibits Hall. Using an intuitive interface, attendees may search for and view posters at the kiosks or on their personal handheld devices. (Note: Participation in ePosters is left to the discretion of each poster presenter. As a result, some presentations may not be available in this format.)

Exhibitor Resources

AACR Annual Meeting 2018
The AACR Annual Meeting 2018 will be held in Chicago, Illinois, from April 14-18. Online booth sales and a copy of the current floor plan will be available in the Exhibit Management Office, located in Show Office A on the Concourse Level of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. To be placed on the distribution list, please email Space assignments will take place the week of October 8, 2017.

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