Host Hotel Accessibility

AUTM Annual Meeting

Host Hotel and Meeting Accessibility

AUTM is committed to providing meeting attendees with needed assistance. Indicate your accessibility related needs during the registration process to help us help you. 

Personal Care Assistant Policy 
Personal care assistants attending the meeting with you do not need to register. If your assistant will be attending coffee/tea breaks, lunches or receptions with you and have food or beverages provided by the meeting, we ask that you pay for an “Accompanying Person” when you register.

Host Hotel

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego 
1 Market Place
San Diego, California 92101
Reservations: +1-800-233-1234
Guests: +1-619-232-1234

All levels of the host hotel are accessible by elevators. The Annual Meeting will take place on four levels. Main sessions will be held in the Harbor Ballrooms on Level 2, breaks will be held in the Exhibit Hall on the Lobby Level, and lunches and plenary sessions will be held in the Seaport Ballroom on Level 2. The Registration Desk will be in the foyer between the Harbor and Seaport Ballrooms on Level 2. The Exhibit Hall and AUTM Connect Meeting tables will be located on the Lobby Level. Lounge chairs are available in the Lobby Level, but is not a quiet area. Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located on all levels.
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Accessible Areas from the Public Entrance
  • Registration Desk
  • Concierge Desk 
  • Ballroom (and adjacent area)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Public Restrooms
  • Guest Rooms
  • Restaurants
  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center and Exercise Facilities
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
Accessibility of Guest Rooms, Meeting Rooms and Amenities
  • Accessible guest rooms with mobility features (32in doorways of clear width)
  • Roll-In Showers
  • Accessible Tubs
  • Closed caption or closed captioning decoders for guest room televisions
  • Text telephone TTY
  • Assistive listening devices for meetings (upon request) 
  • Swimming Pool Hydraulic Lift (upon request)
  • Cloud 9 Shuttle
  • Braille Signage 
Parking and Transportation
  • Self-parking for cars
  • Accessible transportation (requires advance notice to hotel staff)
Food and Beverage Service 
Breakfasts on Monday and Tuesday are served buffet style in the Seaport Ballroom Foyer on Level 2. Plated lunches on Monday and Wednesday are served in the Seaport Ballroom. Breaks are in the Exhibit Hall on the Lobby Level. All levels are accessible by elevator.

Hearing Enhanced Headsets 
Hearing enhanced headsets will be available in the rear of each educational session room. 
Transcription Service
Transcripts of plenary sessions will be available in four languages, using the following links: 
March 8 (Sunday)
8:30 – 9:30 p.m. March 9 (Monday)
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. March 10 (Tuesday)
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. March 11 (Wednesday)
5:45 – 7:30 p.m. Microphones
Microphones will be used by speakers and will be available for audience participation. 

Sponsored by  
A private area is available for nursing mothers in Bankers Hill, 3rd Level,  Seaport Tower. The room – open Sunday thru Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – is comfortably furnished and equipped with refrigeration for milk storage. Visit the AUTM registration desk to obtain a key.

Restroom Access
Accessible restrooms are available on each level of the hotel and are near the meeting spaces. 
San Diego Accessibility
Visit Accessible Travel in San Diego, or Transportation Resources for Visitors with Disabilities for complete information.
Transcription Services 
Transcription services are available for plenary sessions in multiple languages. For instructions, stop by the registration desk.

While "walking" is not required, there is a considerable amount of moving throughout the hotel during the course of the meeting. All of AUTM’s concurrent sessions are in the Harbor Ballrooms on Level 2. Roundtable Discussions are in the Seaport Tower on Level 3.
Wheelchair Accessibility 
The hotel has a level entrance with automatic doors and the route to the elevators is level. Elevators lead to the guest and meeting rooms. Multiple wheelchair-accessible guest rooms are available, each with a walk-in shower or tub and grab rails. Meeting rooms are large enough to accommodate wheelchair access. Volunteer assistance will be available (on request) to help with meals and there will be space for wheelchairs at the lunch tables. 
Wheelchair Accessibility for Presenters
If you are a presenter who uses a wheelchair, email AUTM to make arrangements for access to the stage or dais. 

Annual Meeting Sponsors

Elanco Animal Health
Osage University Partners
Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
Burford Capital
Parker Highlander PLLC
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Ventech Solutions Inc.
Pfizer Inc
Marshall Gerstein
Michael Best & Friedrich
Polsinelli PC
CSL Behring
Bereskin & Parr LLP
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds
Eli Lilly and Company
BCC Research
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Blank Rome LLP
Aird & McBurney LP
Baker Donelson
Casimir Jones, SC
Royalty Pharma
Smith, Gambrell & Russell
Pabst Patent Group LLP
CrossPond Law
University of New Hampshire
Ostrolenk Faber LLP
Quarles & Brady LLP
Hodgson Russ LLP
TreMonti Consulting LLC
Licensing Executives Society