**To get to Claire M. Fagin Hall, follow 36th street and avoid taking the roundabout path recommended by Google Maps! Instead, you can directly reach the building by going through Johnson Pavilion on Hamilton Walk (marked on the map).
Day 1 & 3
(Registration, Meals & Breakout Sessions)
(Keynote & Breakout Sessions)
Day 3 Bankquet
Wi-Fi On Campus
Guest Wi-Fi is available via Eduroam, if you are part of a participating institution, or via AirPennNet-Guest.
Visitors from Eduroam-participating institutions: Connect to the eduroam secure Wi-Fi network using your credentials from your home institution. (More information: https://eduroam.org/about/connect-yourself/)
Other visitors: Connect to AirPennNet-Guest. Follow the steps below.
1. Select the AirPennNet-Guest SSID
2. Open a browser
3. Review and accept the Acceptable Use Policy terms and conditions
4. Enter a valid email address
6. Click Submit
(More information: https://www.isc.upenn.edu/airpennnet-guest)
Parking & Transportation
Philadelphia has a public transit system called SEPTA that includes the subway, bus, trolley, and regional rail. For more information, visit: https://www5.septa.org/ Uber and Lyft services are also widely available throughout the city.
On-site parking is available and costs $35/day (for non-guests). Click here for more information.
Penn Visitor Parking
Penn has several public parking garages available, including: Walnut 38 (38th and Walnut St; please use 38th St entrance); Chestnut 34 (34th and Chestnut St); and Walnut 40 (40th and Walnut St). Daily rate is $17, and evening/weekend rate is $14. View the Campus Parking Map here and select “visitor and permit parking” for more details.
For street parking, use the meterUP app. Once you’ve downloaded the meterUP app, enter the zone number listed on the parking meter sign onto the app to quickly pay for parking. You’ll receive alerts when your parking is about to expire, and you may use the app to extend your parking session remotely. Maximum time limit per payment is 2 - 3 hours. You can also pay at pay station machines by cash or card, depending on location.
* Click " " on the map below for conference sites, the headquarter hotel, and parking garages around Penn campus (Click here to view the map in a separate window.)
In accordance with Penn’s public health guidance, please note that masking is always an option for anyone who chooses to wear a mask for any reason. We are all encouraged to wear a properly-fitting, high-quality mask (preferably a surgical mask, KN95/KF94, N95, or EHRS-recommended Aries mask as opposed to a single layer cloth mask), regardless of masking requirements, in the following situations:
if, for any reason, you want to
if you are not up-to-date on your COVID-19 vaccinations
if you are immunocompromised and personally at high risk
if you are in frequent close contact with someone who is high risk
if you have COVID-19 symptoms
if you test positive for COVID-19
if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19
if you live in an area with substantial or high spread of the virus
if you are traveling
All students, faculty, staff, and postdocs, regardless of vaccination status, are required to isolate for five days after a positive COVID-19 test, followed by five days of strict mask use. During the five days of masking following isolation, individuals should eat alone, maintain social distancing, and avoid in person meetings when able. We ask our guests to observe the same protocols.
Per the recent update from the CDC regarding quarantine guidance, individuals who have a high-risk exposure to a confirmed case of COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, are not required to quarantine and are permitted to attend class and/or go to work while masked. Those with an exposure should test immediately and then again five days after exposure. They should continue to monitor for symptoms and wear a high-quality, well-fitting mask for 10 days post-exposure. If symptoms present, they should test immediately.
Anyone coming from outside the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania should be mindful of guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the City of Philadelphia. All travelers, even those who are fully vaccinated, are encouraged to wear a mask while traveling. State and local travel guidance is fluid and changes frequently.
Hand sanitizer will be widely available at our conference.