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On-Site Conference Services

NCSS Registration Hours

First Floor, Street Level, Moscone West, 800 Howard Street, San Francisco

  • Wednesday, Nov. 15, 11:00AM-6:00PM
  • Thursday, Nov. 16, 7:00AM-6:00PM
  • Friday, Nov. 17, 6:30AM-5:30PM
  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 7:00AM-4:30PM
  • Sunday, Dec. 19, 7:00-9:30AM

Name Badges

All conference participants must register, including chairs, presenters, exhibitors, and committee members. Badges must be worn at all times to gain access to conference sessions, exhibits, and events.

If you received your badge and tickets by mail If you register before October 27, badges and tickets for any clinics, tours, or other events you chose have been sent to you by mail. There is no need to wait in the registration lines. Simply pick up your program, badge holder, and tote bag in the registration area.

If you registered but did not receive your badge If you register after October 27, or did not receive your materials by mail, go to the name badge counters to pick up your name badge and/or tickets.

If you forgot or lost your name badge If you lost or left your badge at home, please visit the name badge counters to have a badge reprinted.

Clinics and Tours

You can add one of the many interesting pre-conference clinics. The list of available options is at

You can also add one of the great San Francisco tours. The list of tours is at

If you have already registered and want to add any ticketed event, please contact the NCSS Meetings Department at 1-800-296-7840. We will need to add that for you.

Clinics If you have registered for a clinic, you'll find the location in the Conference Program.

Off-site clinic details have been sent by email to all attendees registered for the clinic. Please check the email account you provided, including your spam filter, when you registered.

Bus Pickup Buses will pick up at Moscone West on Howard Street.

Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to facilitate on-time departures.

Exhibit Hall Hours

Exhibit Hall, First Floor, Moscone West

  • Friday, Nov. 17, 8:30AM-5:30PM
  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 8:30AM-5:00PM

Coat Check

Coat check will be available for $3.00 for coat/small handbag and $4 for luggage. Look for coat check near NCSS Registration.

Lost and Found

If you misplace an item during the conference, please go to NCSS Registration outside the exhibit hall on the first floor of Moscone West to file a report on your lost item.

You will need to provide the following information when filing a lost item report:

  • Name
  • Telephone number
  • Date you last had the item
  • Location where item was last seen
  • Complete description of the lost item and its contents, if any

Public Transportation

BART and Muni Metro are quick and affordable ways to get around the city.  The systems serve many of San Francisco’s largest attractions.  The Powell Street station is about five blocks from Moscone West, at 5th and Market Streets.  For information on BART, visit, and for Muni buses, streetcars, and subways, visit

You have several options to get between San Francisco International Airport or Oakland International Airport and Moscone West. Go to the Travel page on the NCSS website for details.

Stay Connected

NCSS provides several ways to stay connected with your colleagues, and keep up-to-date with events, at the conference.

  • download the NCSS Conference app! Details coming soon!
  • follow NCSSNetwork on Twitter for program updates, changes, reminders, special offers and reports on speakers and sessions. Add you voice by tweeting about your conference experience and see other tweets about the conference by using hashtag #ncss17