Know Before You Go

Before you head to San Francisco, make sure you have the most up-to-date information and important travel tools.

Travel Information


The San Francisco Marriott Marquis is the headquarters hotel for the ISPE 2012 Annual Meeting. It is a downtown hotel located just south of Market Street known as the SoMa area (South of Market).

San Francisco Marriott Marquis
55 Fourth Street, San Francisco
California USA 94103


Find the most direct transportation information from the airport and around the area.

Weather and What to Wear

Don’t forget to check the weather before you pack.

Bring Business Cards 

Bring your business cards to events in order to network with other Delegates and enter to win great prizes.

Print Your Agenda and Handouts 

Print your materials before you leave for Annual Meeting. Handouts will not be available onsite. We do this in order to give the latest information and to stay green.

While You Are Onsite 


  • Registration is located in the Yerba Buena (Lower B2 Level). Make sure to check in as early as possible to pick up your badge.
  • Registration Hours
  • Visit the Registration Desk to get your badge for entry to events, Exhibitor Check-In, and purchase options for Networking, Optional Events and lunch.
  • Badges are required to be worn at all times.
  • Additional registration information

New to Annual Meeting? 

ISPE offers several special networking opportunities to those New Members and First-Time attendees to Annual Meeting.

Young Professionals 

There are many events designed just for students and Young Professionals. Be sure to attend.

Annual Meeting offers many opportunities for you to meet and greet other industry professionals and students, learn about industry trends, and make valuable connections to boost your career potential.

Students will receive a Scavenger Hunt card at the Student/YP Luncheon on Sunday, 11 November. After the lunch and orientation, they will have until 4:00 to return their cards to the registration desk where we will pick them up and randomly draw a winner.

1st place winner: Complimentary YP Dinner registration

2nd place winner: $25 Gift card


Pick up your information onsite or download the current version.

Exhibitor Information 

We invite you to visit Exhibit Hall to meet our Exhibitors and learn about the products, services and new technologies that can help your company excel.

Exhibit Hall set up will begin on Sunday afternoon. View the schedule for detailed information.

Networking Events 

Remember, there is a wide range of Networking Events to choose from, including a Welcome Reception, a Charity 5K Run/Walk, ISPilates, a Young Professionals Dinner, Tuesday Night Party, and much more.

For tour options, visit Use discount code 20ISPE12 for US$5 off. These tours are booked separately and will not be private for ISPE attendees.


FREE Headshots
Tuesday, 13 November
14.00 - 17.00
Location: Willow (B2 Level) Next to Exhibit Hall

Thanks to this year’s official photographer, David Wright Photography, you can have a FREE professional headshot picture taken.

Temperature Mapping Good Practice Guide

17.00 – 18.00
Location: Yerba Buena 5-6 (Lower B2 Level)

Want to be a part of publishing a Good Practice Guide? This meeting will provide a brief presentation on the recently published concept paper, Mapping of Controlled Temperature Chambers and will follow with a question and answer session. Now’s your chance to provide feedback or join the Good Practice Guide team to be an author!

Win Prizes! 

Several events are taking place that you won’t want to miss! The Membership Luncheon, Tuesday Night Party and Exhibit Hall all offer opportunities for you to enter your business card in for special prizes!

Area Dining

Twitter BirdLinkedIn IconFacebook Icon

Pinnacle Sponsor

Host Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

Silver Sponsor