May 30-June 1, 2013, Moscone Center West, San Francisco, California
Online housing and registration sites will open March 5, 2013.
(To be contacted when registration is available, click here.)
The 2013 Vascular Annual Meeting will be held May 30-June 1, 2013 at the Moscone West Convention Center, located in the urban heart of San Francisco’s downtown district. Moscone West is located approximately 14 miles from San Francisco International Airport and 20 miles from Oakland International Airport.
About San Francisco
San Francisco is often called "Everybody’s Favorite City," a title earned for its scenic beauty, cultural attractions, diverse communities, and world-class cuisine. Measuring 49 square miles, this very walkable city is dotted with landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Alcatraz and the largest Chinatown in the United States. A stroll of the City’s streets can lead to Union Square, the Italian-flavored North Beach, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Castro, Japantown and the Mission District, with intriguing neighborhoods to explore at every turn.
Views of the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay are often laced with fog, creating a romantic mood in this most European of American cities. The City has a colorful past, growing from a small village to a major city nearly overnight as a result of the 1849 Gold Rush. The writers of the “beat” generation, the hippies of the Summer of Love in the late 1960’s and the large gay/lesbian population have all contributed to making San Francisco the fascinating place it is today.
The City is home to world-class theatre, opera, symphony, and ballet companies and often boasts premieres of Broadway-bound plays and culture-changing performing arts. San Francisco is also one of America’s greatest dining cities. The diverse cultural influences, proximity of the freshest ingredient, and competitive creativity of the chefs, result in unforgettable dining experiences throughout the City. San Francisco has more than 32,000 hotel rooms to offer, from first-class hotels and ultra-chic boutique hotels to familiar names in lodging and budget friendly inns.
The average temperature in San Francisco in June is a comfortable 64-degree high and a 52-degree low. Please dress appropriately as the meeting rooms have a tendency to be cool.
The attire for the conference is business casual during the day and resort casual for hospitality events.
Americans With Disabilities Act Accommodations
Registrants who need specialized accommodations to participate in the Vascular Annual Meeting (i.e., large print or Braille materials; assistance obtaining motorized scooter rentals) should check the “Yes” box under Disability Accommodations on the Attendee Meeting Registration Form. An SVS representative will call to discuss the necessary accommodations.
American Aiporter Shuttle provides 24/7, door-to-door ground transportation from San Francisco and Oakland International Airports in vans with uniformed, courteous drivers. For fare and reservation information, click here.
Taxi fares are approximately $40.00 USD* and $51.00 USD* respectively.
*one-way, excluding gratuity
Daily Parking Rates
Moscone Center does not have a public parking facility. Listed below are public parking garages in close proximity to the facility, each of which provide certain spaces reserved for use by authorized, handicapped individuals.
Hearst Parking Center: 45 Third Street (entrance on Stevenson, 2 blocks from Moscone South/North), (415) 989-4000
Moscone Center Garage: 255 Third Street (Folsom & Howard, across the street from Moscone South's Esplanade Ballroom), (415) 777-2782 (garage), (415) 538-7888 (office)
Museum Parc Garage: 300 Third Street (entrance on Third and on Folsom Streets), (415) 348-0304
Spouse Hospitality Room
A hospitality room for spouses to become acquainted and plan their activities will be open from 7:00 am – 3:00 pm on Thursday and Friday, May 30 & 31. Continental breakfast and beverages will be provided. Please check the on site program for the final room assignment.
Alumni and Committee Receptions
The evening of Thursday, May 30, 2013 is reserved for alumni, committee, and group receptions. The reception arrangements enable attendees who may be members of more than one alumni association or group to frequent multiple receptions. SVS requests that receptions begin after 7:00 pm so as not to conflict with the SVS Opening Reception.
Please complete the Alumni Meeting Space Request Form and either fax (847-680-5283) or email it to SVS. Upon receipt of the request, a space release letter will be generated to the hotel.
There is no rental charge to secure a meeting room. However, all additional costs associated with alumni reception events are the responsibility of the host organization.
*All pricing at time of writing and are subject to change without notice.
Posted July 2012