On-Site Information

To help expedite your meeting experience on-site, below are pointers to get you through the week.


McCormick Place Convention Center
2301 S Lake Shore Drive,Chicago, IL 60616

Attendee Annual Meeting Badge

Badges were mailed to U.S. and non-U.S. attendees who registered by September 16. If you did not receive your badge, you may have your badge printed at any Express Badge Pick-Up location.

If you registered after those dates, go to any Express Badge Pick-Up Station located in the convention center to retrieve your badge.

Express Badge Pick-Up Station Locations

  • Hall A*
  • Level 2.5
  • West Transportation Lobby
*Hall A will not be opened on Friday, Oct. 16th

Attendee On-Site Registration Hours

Friday, Oct 16*
2-5 p.m.

Saturday – Wednesday, Oct 17-21
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

*Express Badge Pick-Up stations available only. Full registration services will begin Saturday, October 17, at 7:30 a.m.

Program and Exhibit Guide Pick-Up Location

The Program and Exhibit Guide will be available on-site at the convention center in Hall A and West Transportation Lobby.

Registration Receipts/Confirmations

To obtain a receipt/confirmation for your registration, access the Registration Resource Center.

Membership Receipt

Access your membership receipts under My Orders in My SfN.

Abstract Receipt

For quick access to your abstract submission receipt, please login to your abstract submission at SfN.org/cfa.

1. After logging in, continue to abstract submission.
2. Click on the title of your abstract (hyperlink).
3. Scroll to the bottom of the screen to view the “Payment Details” box.
4. Click on the hyperlink entitled “Finalized Payment Receipt”

Certificate of Attendance

Don’t forget to pick up your Certificate of Attendance! This attendance validation is only provided on-site.

Hall A

Saturday, Oct. 17 - Wednesday, Oct. 21
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

West Transportation Lobby

Monday, Oct. 19 - Wednesday, Oct. 21
7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Level 2.5

Tuesday, Oct. 20 - Wednesday, Oct 21
7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Exhibitor On-Site Registration

Located in Hall A Registration hours:

Wednesday, Oct. 14 - Saturday, Oct. 17
8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 18 - Wednesday, Oct. 21
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Exhibits – Halls A

See a full range of neuroscience products and services.

Exhibit Date and Hours:

Sunday – Wednesday, Oct. 18-21
9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

October Weather in Chicago, IL

Average High: 64 degrees
Average Low: 46 degrees
Record High: 92 degrees
Record Low: 24 degrees
Average Precipitation: 2.68 inches

For an up-to-date weather forecast for Chicago, IL, visit www.weather.com before your departure.

Local Restaurants

For dining options while in Chicago,IL, view local restaurants.

Shuttle Information and Hotel Boarding Locations

Know when and where to get the shuttle from your hotel. See the schedule and boarding locations.

Infant Care Facilities

McCormick Place: Room S504

An infant changing room designated for the privacy of parents and guardians caring for infants is available at McCormick Place.

Coat and Luggage Check

McCormick Place: Permanent Coat Check at Gate 4, West Transportation Lobby, S104


Permanent Coat Check Area at Gate 4

Friday, Oct. 16 - Tuesday, Oct. 20
7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 21
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

West Transportation Lobby

Saturday, Oct. 17 - Monday, Oct. 19
7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.


Tuesday, Oct. 20
7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 21
7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Limited space will be available for coat and luggage check on a first-come, first-served basis. Please do not bring luggage into the meeting rooms.

Lost and Found

McCormick Place: Hall A

Inquiries about lost items can be directed to the lost and found counter at Attendee Services in the registration area in Hall A of McCormick Place. Questions may be sent to meetings@sfn.org.

At the Meeting – FAQs

SfN makes a continuing effort to provide the highest level of service. Check the Neuroscience 2015 FAQs page regularly as information is updated.