April 24 - 29, 2020
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California
Abstract submission deadline: Thursday, December 5
Advance registration deadline: Friday, December 20
Member Housing Opens: 9 a.m. U.S. ET, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019
Nonmember Housing Opens: 9 a.m. U.S. ET, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019
Reservation Deadline: Friday, March. 13, 2019
You may reserve your hotel room in one of the following ways:
Online: Members may reserve their room online beginning
Tuesday, Sept. 24. Nonmembers may reserve their room online beginning
Tuesday, Oct. 1. Please note that you must supply a credit card in order to reserve a room online. You will find descriptions, amenity information, and photographs for each AACR official hotel. Additionally, a map showing the location of all hotels and the San Diego Convention Center is available on the AACR Housing website. Visit the AACR Housing website to get up-to-the minute availability and receive immediate confirmation of your hotel reservation.
Phone: AACR Housing agents will be available to accept reservations as well as provide information on the AACR official hotels Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. U.S. ET. You will be required to supply a credit card if reserving your hotel room by phone. Once your reservation is complete, you will receive immediate confirmation by email. AACR Housing can be reached toll-free in the U.S. and Canada at
888-381-7166 or for international callers at
415-979-2262. When calling AACR Housing be certain to have the following information:
Reservations must be guaranteed with either a major credit card (AMEX, Visa, or MasterCard) or a check in the amount of $300 per guestroom and $700 per suite. Make checks payable to Convention Management Resources, Inc.
Changes and Cancellations
Changes and cancellations can be made:
Your credit card will be charged one night’s room plus tax or your check deposit will be forfeited if you cancel your reservation less than 72 hours before your confirmed arrival date. If you fail to arrive on the date confirmed by AACR Housing, your credit card will be charged one night’s room plus tax or your check will be forfeited. All subsequent nights of the reservation will be cancelled.
Suites are for sleeping accommodations only and may not be used for meetings or events without prior written permission from AACR. For these types of events, please complete the AACR Affiliate Event Space Request Form. If you would like a copy of this form, please contact AACR Housing at 888-381-7166, 415-979-2262, or via
Organizations wishing to hold a block of rooms must use the Group Housing Form (coming soon). Exhibitors may request rooms in the AACR Room Block and must submit an Exhibitor Room Block Request Form (coming soon). Please adhere to all rules and regulations to facilitate processing. Confirmations will be emailed.
There is one major airport in the San Diego region: San Diego International Airport (airport code: SAN). This airport offers multiple U.S. and international flights daily. San Diego is also served by Amtrak.
Travel Office: Corporate Traveler
$30 service fee applies.
Business hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Assistance for International Travelers
An official letter of invitation is available through the online registration system. Contact the American Consulate in your country to review the current regulations for travel to the United States. Please begin the visa application process as early as possible. Information is available on the
U.S. Department of State website.
San Diego International Airport is located 2.4 miles from downtown. Many companies provide taxicab service at San Diego International Airport. If you need a taxi, simply follow the signs leading to the Transportation Plazas. A customer service representative will place you with the first available taxi, unless you specify a particular taxicab company.
Amtrak Intercity and COASTER commuter trains link communities and travelers from as far away as Los Angeles and Orange Counties to downtown San Diego and coastal North County and include stops in Old Town, Sorrento Valley, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad, and Oceanside.
Travelers headed to and from San Diego International Airport can connect with Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner and the COASTER at Amtrak’s Santa Fe Depot train station downtown by using Metropolitan Transit System Route 992, which operates between 5 a.m. and 11:30 p.m., every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends and holidays.
The COASTER operates 365 days a year, seven days a week, with trips throughout the day to Old Town and North San Diego County. Tickets may be purchased at ticket vending machines on the Santa Fe Depot station platform,
online at GoNCTD.com, or via the COASTER Mobile App.
For additional information on connecting transit, fares, personalized travel planning, and disabled services, call 760-966-6500 or visit
For additional information on Amtrak service in San Diego, visit the Santa Fe Depot train station, telephone 1-800-USA-RAIL, or visit Amtrak or Amtrak California.
About San Diego
Emerging as a health care development center, San Diego is the eighth largest city in the United States and one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. The presence of the University of California San Diego and UC San Diego Health has helped make the area a center of research in biotechnology. The Salk Institute Cancer Center and the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center are located just north of San Diego in La Jolla. San Diego is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the U.S. Navy, and the Gaslamp Quarter’s world-class shopping and dining.
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