2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK • 43 GENERAL INFORMATION Parking Self-parking is available in the South Parking Lot ($18, and $36 for oversized vehicles). From Summer Street, turn onto East Side Drive, drive past the valet area, and continue straight along the side of the building. At the end of the building, make a right and go down the ramp. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left and you will see the entrance to the South Parking Lot in front of you. Accessible parking spaces are also located in this lot, closest to the building (the same parking rates apply). Valet parking is available during most events for $30. To access from Summer Street, turn onto East Side Drive and the valet area will be immediately on your right. Cash and all major credit cards are accepted as payment. Personal Consideration Rooms CC, Northeast Lobby, Level 1 CC, Northeast Lobby, Level 2 CC, Northwest Lobby, Level 2 Westin, Mezzanine Level, Frost Several private rooms are available in the Convention Center for nursing mothers and others with sensitive personal health needs. Locations listed here are for the Information Booths where you may request a key to the nearest Personal Consideration Room. Staff at the booths will direct you to room locations. Please note that these rooms are not staffed. Personal Security and Responsibility For your safety and security, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center operates a state-of-the-art Command Center prepared to engage in emergency response procedures should a situation arise. For any emergencies, building security can be reached on any house phone by dialing ext. 2222. You can also contact the Convention Center’s 24-hour Security team, for any reason, from any telephone at 617-954-2222. Due to the size of the Convention Center, we discourage dialing 911 directly to ensure that our first responders are given detailed and accurate location information. Your safety outside the Convention Center is also important, so please follow these general tips during your stay in Boston: • Answer your hotel room door only when you can identify the person knocking. • Do not wear your meeting badge outside Convention functions or on the street. • Walk in groups when you are outside the Convention Center or your hotel. • Always let someone know where you are going when you leave the hotel or Convention Center. Photo Release Policy ASHA hires an official professional photographer/ videographer for the Convention. Photographs taken at the ASHA Convention may be used in future ASHA publications, on the ASHA website, or in other Association materials. By registering for the ASHA Convention, you agree to allow ASHA to use your photograph or video footage in ASHA-related print or digital publications. Press Room CC, North Lobby A Press Room is available for registered press and media. Please check in at the PR/Media Lounge for access. Presenter Disclosures All Convention presenters, including those displaying posters, are required to disclose relevant financial and nonfinancial relationships—or lack thereof—and must, at the beginning of their respective sessions or presentations, make a disclosure statement. The disclosure requirement is designed to promote transparency in the design, development, and presentation of courses offered for ASHA CEUs. The requirement provides Convention attendees with a more complete context in which to evaluate presenters’ information. Presenter disclosures may be viewed via the online Program Planner. To report a presenter disclosure issue, stop by one of the Information Booths and ask for a comment form. Read more on page 72. Program Planner and Print Stations You will be able to print uploaded handouts in advance at the Program Planner stations in the Convention Center. Additional materials may be available for download after the Convention. Reduce paper waste by saving the handout electronically to a thumb drive or your laptop. Recording Policy Whether for personal or commercial use, the following recording types are strictly prohibited during all ASHA Convention education sessions, poster presentations, Short Courses, and the keynote speaker’s presentation at the Opening General Session: • Audio, video, and digital recordings • Live streaming or broadcasting • Photography The only exception is if consent from the presenter was granted or obtained prior to the start of the session. If the presenter does not explicitly state that you may record the session or event at the start of the presentation, assume that recording is not permitted. Any individual who does not comply with this policy will be asked to leave the session or event and to surrender his/her film or recording media. Under no circumstances may presentations be rebroadcast.