Meeting Venue

University of Pennsylvania
Plenary Meetings: Irvine Auditorium
Breakouts, Exhibits, Poster Hall: Houston Hall
3401 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104




Houston Hall, Lobby East/West
3417 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

The Registration Desk will be located in the main Lobby East/West of Houston Hall. Be sure to stop at the Registration Desk to check in and pick up your lanyard with your name badge and other important conference materials held at registration. Your admission and tickets for the evening events will be located behind your name badge if you pre-registered for these events.


Each attendee is responsible for picking up his/her own name badge from the Registration Desk. Attendees from the same group or center must visit the Registration Desk individually to claim their lanyards/name badges. 


The Registration Desk Team will not hand out multiple name badges for members of the same group or center to a single attendee.


The Registration desk will be staffed the following days and hours: 

Friday, June 19, 2020               7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 20, 2020         6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 21, 2020             6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

*Registration hours are subject to change after the full program is finalized.


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Exhibit Hall Hours


Houston Hall, Bodek Lounge
3417 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104


The WCB 2020 Exhibit Hall will be open in Houston Hall Bodek Lounge on the University of Pennsylvania campus the following days and hours. Please visit our exhibitors and thank them for their support.


Friday, June 19, 2020            7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 20, 2020      7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 21, 2020          6:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.


Click here for more information about exhibits and sponsorship opportunities.


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Poster Sessions


Houston Hall, Hall of Flags
3417 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104


Poster presenters are asked to remove their posters by 7:00 a.m. on the date following their poster session. If any posters remain prior to the next poster session, they will be removed and stored at the Registration Desk.

Posters not claimed before 7:00 a.m. Sunday, June 21, will be stored at the Registration Desk and can be collected when the conference ends. Posters left at the Registration Desk beyond 2:30 p.m. on that date will be discarded.

IAB, WCB, and Talley Management Group will not be held responsible for any posters left at the Registration Desk beyond 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.


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Meeting Attire


The suggested dress code is business casual for all events. Please pack accordingly and make sure to bring a jacket or sweater, as meeting rooms can be cold.


Prepare for the Weather (and Indoor Temperatures)


Expect average temperatures to range from 78°F to 85°F during the day with sun and some humidity.  Nights cool down a bit to range between 60°F to 67°F.


Air conditioning inside the hotel can make the interior temperature cold, so remember to dress in layers and bring a sweater or jacket.

Philadelphia is in the Eastern Time Zone and observes daylight savings.


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From Philadelphia International Airport: The Philadelphia International Airport is located approximately 20 minutes Penn’s campus.  SEPTA’s Airport Regional Rail runs directly to the University City station.


Transportation Costs from Airport
UberX:  $21-$30
Lyft:  $21-$32
Taxi:  $28-$40


Public Transportation: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)—Philadelphia’s mass transit system—operates a coordinated system of bus, subway, train, and trolley lines that cover all of Philadelphia and parts of the surrounding counties. Exact change ($2.50), a SEPTA Key, or a One-Day Pass is required. The SEPTA Travel Center @Penn, located in the Penn Bookstore, can help you to plan your trip.


From 30th Street Train Station: Penn’s campus can be reached from 30th Street Station by foot (15 minutes walking), by cab, or rideshare service, or via SEPTA’s Market-Frankford Line (one stop to 34th and Market Streets).


Campus Parking: Parking can take time to navigate given Penn’s urban setting. Please allow ample time to park and make your way to the conference. Metered street parking may be available (look for the green kiosks) and nearest garages are noted below (prices vary):


Penn Museum Garage

Chestnut 34 Garage

Walnut 38 Garage

Walnut 40 Garage (next to The Fresh Grocer)


Consult the Penn transportation and parking map for additional information.


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Press & Media


Please reach out to the meetings and events department at to inquire about press coverage during the Congress. 



The IAB requests that you place your mobile phones on vibrate or silent as a courtesy to others.  Use of photographic, video or recording devices, as well as tweeting or other messaging during the sessions is permitted as long as it does not interfere unduly with the program, or is restricted by speakers, session chairs, or others authorized to impose limits.


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Contact Us


Show Management

Talley Management Group

19 Mantua Road

Mt. Royal, NJ 08061

P: (856) 423-7222 ext. 430



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About Philadelphia


Philadelphia is extremely well connected, has a rich cultural past and present, and offers a wide range of accommodation in walking distance of a conference site with world class facilities at reasonable rates. 


Transport: Philadelphia International Airport serves a total of 130 non-stop destinations, including 38 international destinations in 20 countries. A highly affordable airport train provides ready access to the university and the city center in as little as 20 minutes from the Terminal.  Rail connections put much of the northeast corridor from Washington DC to New York City in a two hour reach, including four further international Airports (JFK/New York City, Newark Liberty Airport, Baltimore Washington International, and Dulles/Washington DC).  In addition, two major domestic airports are located within the same radius (Reagan/Washington DC and LaGuardia/New York City). 


Vibrant culture: Philadelphia occupies a unique place in the history of the USA.  What became later known as Independence Hall was the venue for both the Declaration of Independence and a meeting place to draft and adopt the United States Constitution.  The University of Pennsylvania, founded by Benjamin Franklin in the mid-18 century, established the first medical school in 1765, and was the first higher education institution to be named a university in 1779.  


Philadelphia is now the fifth most populous city in the USA and is home to three major research universities with 120,000 students combined.  It is the base of the American College of Physicians and the home of the Mütter Museum, an outstanding institution of medical history. Philadelphia has a vibrant sports, music, dining and art scene, more art in the public realm than any other American city, and, with Fairmount Park, the world’s largest landscaped urban park. A new bicycle share program and an excellent public transport system enable efficient inner-city travel. 


For more information on what to do in Philadelphia, visit


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