Frequently Asked Questions

Audio tapes
Book orders
Camera and recorders
Cancellation policy
Coffee breaks
Job opportunities
Mailing services
Membership in SID
Registration desk hours
Speakers prep room
Spouses hospitality suite

Will recordings of the Technical Sessions be available?

Blue Sky Broadcast will be recording the audio and capturing all of the presentation slides of all Symposium technical sessions (Tuesday through Friday), in an MP3 DVD-ROM Package. Copies will be mailed out approximately 4-6 weeks after the Conference. The cost will be $99 onsite for Symposium attendees, $150 post show for Symposium attendees and $375 for all other orders. Orders will be taken at the Blue Sky Broadcast order desk, which will be located in the SID '08 registration area, or through the mail after the Symposium.

How can I order books?

Additional conference publications are not available through advance registration. There will be a Book Store adjacent to the Registration Desk at the Conference. If you are not attending the Conference and wish to purchase conference publications, please contact the SID HQ Office at (408) 977-1013, fax (408) 977-1531, e-mail:

Are cameras and/or recorders allowed?

The use of flash cameras, video recorders and audiotape is prohibited in all Symposium and Seminar sessions. Picture taking in the Exhibit Hall is prohibited unless specific permission is obtained from the appropriate booth personnel.

What is the cancellation policy?

A $25 cancellation fee will apply on all cancellations made on or before May 2, 2008. In addition, any registrant required to pay the $75 membership fee will have that fee applied toward a new or renewed SID annual membership. This membership fee is non-refundable. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after May 2, 2008 or for non-attendance, but copies of the appropriate conference publications will be mailed upon request.

Will coffee be served during the Conference?

Complimentary coffee will be served Sunday, Monday and Friday outside the designated session rooms, and in the Exhibit Hall on Tuesday through Thursday.

How can I find out about job opportunities while at SID '08?

SID '08 will provide a forum to match people looking for jobs with job opportunities. A room at the Los Angeles Convention Center will be designated as SID's job placement room where employers can list positions available and meet with conference attendees seeking employment. Also, individuals seeking employment may post a position-wanted notice. The job placement room will be open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesday through Thursday.

Are mailing services available onsite?

A representative of a mailing service will be available on Thursday and Friday, May 22-23 to mail attendees' books back to their office at the attendees' cost. This mailing service will be located in the SID registration area.

Do I have to be a member of SID to attend the Symposium or Exhibition?

Registration for any technical function at SID '08 requires the registrant be a SID member at the time of the Conference in May. Technical functions include any seminar, symposium or business conference function. Exhibits-only registration does not require membership. Please note that membership fees paid at last year's meeting in Long Beach will have expired prior to this year meeting in Los Angeles.

Additional information on membership types and the benefits of a SID membership can be found on SID's Web site.

When is the Registration Desk open?

Sunday, May 18: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday, May 19: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, May 20: 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday, May 21: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, May 22: 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday, May 23: 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Is there a Speakers' Prep Room?

The SID Speaker Prep Room is located in a room of the Los Angeles Convention Center. The hours of operation are:

Sunday, May 18: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday, May 19: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday, May 20: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, May 21: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, May 22: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday, May 23: 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Is there a Spouses' Hospitality Suite?

A Spouses' Hospitality Suite will be set up in a room at the Wilshire Grand Hotel. Refreshments will be served each morning at 8:00 am. A local representative will be on hand Monday and Tuesday morning to assist anyone looking for things to do in and around Los Angeles.