AACR Annual Meeting 2018


The AACR Annual Meeting 2018 will be held at the McCormick Place Complex in Chicago, Illinois from April 14-18, with exhibit dates April 15-18. 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, April 13 from 3-7 p.m. (Exhibitors: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.)
  • Saturday, April 14 from 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 15 from 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Monday, April 16 from 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 17 from 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 18 from 6:30 a.m.-noon

Exhibit Show Dates and Times

​Sunday, April 15
​1-5 p.m.
​Monday, April 16
​9 a.m.-5 p.m.
​Tuesday, April 17
​9 a.m.-5 p.m.
​Wednesday, April 18
​9 a.m.-Noon

Exhibit Hall Move-In Hours

​Thursday, April 12
​Noon-5 p.m.
​Friday, April 13
​8 a.m.-5 p.m.
​Saturday, April 14
​8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Move-Out Hours

​Wednesday, April 18​Noon-5 p.m.
​Thursday, April 19​8 a.m.-Noon

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. See a full list of presentations taking place.

Digital Product Showcase
Looking for a specific product or service? Scan your badge at any of the eight (8) Digital Product Showcase kiosks located in the exhibit hall, on the Grand Concourse, and at Registration. Participating exhibiting companies have provided information on select products. Once you find what you are looking for, the system will give you step-by-step instructions to that booth. In addition, you can send an email to that company inquiring about their product or service.

Explore! is a great way for attendees to 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 J, 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 2, and Tuesday, April 3, at 1:30 p.m. Instead of just boring coffee, a variety of jazzy snacks will be served compliments of the AACR exhibitors.

Charging Lounges
Located throughout the exhibit hall and in the registration area, stop by these lounges to rest, relax, and recharge. Sponsored by Lilly Oncology, these charging lounges will provide you with the opportunity to charge your devices while taking a well-deserved break.

Headshot Lounge
Sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb, the Headshot Lounge will provide you with the opportunity to get a new professional headshot taken for that resume, social media, etc. The lounge is located in the exhibit hall in booth 4407.

Coffee Breaks
Coffee breaks will be available in the exhibit hall at various times during the exhibit hours. Sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb, the breaks provide you with coffee, tea, and a place to rest before the next session. On Monday and Tuesday at 1:30 pm, enhanced refreshment breaks will be available throughout the exhibit hall. A variety of snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be served during these times.

Exhibitor Resources
Current 2018 Exhibitors are encouraged to visit their Map Your Show Exhibitor Dashboard to obtain valuable resources, such as marketing opportunities, links to vendor sites, and first-time exhibitor tips.

AACR Annual Meeting 2019
The AACR Annual Meeting 2019 will be held in Atlanta, Georgia from March 31-April 3. Online booth sales and a copy of the current floor plan will be available in the Exhibit Management Office, located in the Exhibit Hall. To be placed on the distribution list, please email Space assignments will take place the week of October 7, 2018.

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