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Pennsylvania Convention Center Information

Address: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

Automated Teller Machines (ATMs)Business Center Coat/Poster/Luggage StorageConcierge DeskFirst Aid and SecurityInfant LoungeLost and FoundMaps/Floor Plans of CenterMessage Center Nondenominational Prayer RoomNursing StationsSpeaker LoungeWireless Internet Access

Automated Teller Machines (ATMs)

The Pennsylvania Convention Center has three (3) onsite Automated Teller Machines (ATMs).

  • 200 level at 12th street east and west
  • Broad Street, 2nd level
  • Terrace Ballroom

Business Center

There is a FedEx business center that offers a wide range of supplies, services, and shipping, high-volume copying, large image printing, faxing, etc., on the 2nd level of the convention center between Halls B and C.



 Thursday, November 30 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Friday, December 1 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday, December 2 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday, December 3 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Monday, December 4 8:00 am-5:00 pm


Coat/Poster/Luggage Storage

A Coat/Poster/Luggage Storage is located in the Registration area.
The cost is $3 per item.

Note: Luggage may not be taken into meeting rooms. Also, please do not store your luggage at your poster board when you are not present.

Saturday, December 2 8:00 am-10:30 pm
Sunday, December 3 7:30 am-8:00 pm
Monday, December 4 7:30 am-8:00 pm
Tuesday, December 5 7:30 am-8:00 pm
Wednesday, December 6 7:30 am-1:0 pm


Concierge Desk

The Pennsylvania Convention Center will have two Concierge Services Desks open during the meeting.  Desks are located (street level) in Registration and in the Lobby near Room 107.  The service is complimentary for both attendees and exhibitors.  Stop by for recommendations to area attractions and restaurants.

Hours Coming Soon!

First Aid and Security

A First Aid Room is located in Hall D of the Learning Center.

The First Aid Administrator will be on duty:

Saturday, Dec. 2 7:00 am-10:00 pm
Sunday, Dec. 3 7:00 am-8:00 pm
Monday, Dec. 4  7:00 am-8:00 pm
Tuesday, Dec. 5  7:00 am-8:00 pm
Wednesday, Dec. 6  7:00 am-5:00 pm


The ASCB and EMBO work closely with the Pennsylvania Convention Center and local authorities to ensure the safety and security of attendees and staff.  Attendees should take off their name badge when exiting the building and be aware of their surroundings at all times and note the closest emergency exit in all facilities.  For onsite emergencies while in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, contact a uniformed security officer or pick up the nearest beige phone and dial x4911 or 215-418-4911 direct on your cell phone.

For emergencies while in your hotel, please follow the hotel’s specific instructions.

Infant Lounge

An Infant Lounge will be located in Room 112B of the Street Level of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The room has tables and chairs, electricity, and water. The semi-private lounge, available for nursing mothers and parents with infants, provides a comfortable and secure environment. Parents and guardians are responsible for providing infant care supplies. The infant lounge is unsupervised, and the ASCB/EMBO are not responsible for any accidents or injuries that may occur.

The infant lounge is opened whenever the Pennsylvania Convention Center is opened.

Lost and Found

The lost and found is located in the Pennsylvania Convention Center the ASCB Meeting Management Office. Please turn in any item found throughout the convention center to this room. Items are kept throughout the meeting until Wednesday, December 6 at 12:00 Noon.

If you believe you lost an item at the Pennsylvania Convention Center during the 2017 ASCB | EMBO Meeting, please visit the ASCB Meeting Management Office.

Please note, the ASCB Meeting Management Office is open during the following hours:

Saturday, December 2 7:30 am-7:00 pm
Sunday, December 3 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Monday, December 4 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Tuesday, December 5 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Wednesday, December 6 7:30 am-1:00 pm


If it is before or after hours, please turn anything you find into the building security guards you see and they will bring it to our office during operating hours.

Maps/Floors Plans of Center

To see a detailed floor plan of the facility, please click here (coming soon).

Message Center

ASCB will have a message center for attendees to leave messages for each other in the Registration Area.


Saturday, Dec. 2 7:30 am-10:00 pm
Sunday, Dec. 3 7:30 am-8:00 pm
Monday, Dec. 4 7:30 am-8:00 pm
Tuesday, Dec. 5 7:30 am-8:00 pm
Wednesday, Dec. 6 7:30 am-12:00 pm


On Wednesday, December 6, at 12:00 pm, the Message Center will be dismantled, and any messages left on the boards will be discarded.

Nondenominational Prayer Room

Located in Room 104A and open to registered meeting attendees and exhibitors looking for a quiet place to meditate or pray.

Saturday, Dec. 2 7:30 am-7:30 pm
Sunday, Dec. 3 7:30 am-8:00 pm
Monday, Dec. 4 7:30 am-8:00 pm
Tuesday, Dec. 5 7:30 am-8:00 pm
Wednesday, Dec. 6 7:30 am-12:00 pm


Nursing Stations

The Pennsylvania Convention Center is pleased to offer two portable “Mamava” lactation suites for nursing mothers to breast feed infants or to use breast pumps in privacy. The units are self-contained, mobile pods with comfortable benches, an electrical outlet and a door that can be locked for privacy. The 4-foot by 8-foot pod is meant for individual use, but can fit more than one person, including mothers with infants, breast pumps, or luggage. One is positioned near the Concierge Desk on the Convention Center’s second level between Halls A and B and a second unit is located on the street level on the Broad and Arch Concourse.

Speaker Lounge

The Speaker Lounge is located in Room 125 of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. All Subgroup, Keynote, Symposia, Minisymposia, and Microsymposia speakers are strongly encouraged to visit the Speaker Lounge to check their presentation and take care of any issues that may arise before their talk.

The hours of operation are:

Saturday, Dec. 2 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Sunday, Dec. 3 7:00 am-6:30 pm
Monday, Dec. 4 7:00 am-6:30 pm
Tuesday, Dec. 5 7:00 am-6:30 pm
Wednesday, Dec. 6 7:30 am-11:00 am


Wireless Internet Access

Attendees can access their email accounts at our free Internet Cafe near our Registration Area inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

The ASCB also provides complimentary wireless in the convention center (excluding the Learning Center) for use on your own laptops, tablets, and/or phones. Meeting attendees who wish to use the service should bring their own laptop computer or PDA, with a wireless 802.11b/g network card installed. Set the SSID (wireless network identifier) to the free network.