Innovative technologies used in practical ways during Annual Meeting

0313-Meeting Concierge

Do you need help? Look for a representative from the Meeting Concierge service wearing a green vest.

Attendees will notice many innovations at the AAD 2015 Annual Meeting.

After a successful debut at last year’s event, the Meeting Concierge service is back to help you throughout Moscone Center. Concierge personnel, easily identifiable by their green vests and “Ask me” logo, are available to assist attendees.

This year’s Annual Meeting also features a variety of innovative technologies, unique learning environments, and learning tools to enhance attendees meeting experience. Among those are:

Life-size, interactive video displays in the North, South, and West buildings of Moscone Center: The video displays feature up-to-date program schedules, general meeting information, and real-time registration statistics, including a geographical display. Stationed near these video centers are Concierge staff members, who can help anyone needing assistance. In addition, new digital signage provides directions throughout Moscone Center’s three buildings.

AAD Learning Links, Room 308 of Moscone South: Attendees can watch educational sessions in the AAD Learning Links, which features up to three different educational sessions broadcast simultaneously in real time. The room is set in three distinct learning pods with separate monitors where attendees can watch one of the predetermined sessions being aired, and listen using headphones/ear buds. The Learning Links room also is a session overflow room, should the need arise during the meeting.

Learning Lounge, second floor of Moscone West: Attendees wanting a more casual learning environment can go to the AAD Learning Lounge, which will broadcast some of the most popular educational sessions from Friday through Monday. The Learning Lounge has an open, relaxed atmosphere, with comfortable seating and television monitors playing real-time content from educational sessions. You’ll also find it’s a great place to network with your colleagues. Not all Learning Lounge sessions will be shown in their entirety. Lists of sessions for Learning Links and Learning Lounge are available in the FAQ section of the Meetings page at and in the event listings in the AAD Mobile App

iPads: MOC: Derm Exam Prep Course: Refresher features individual iPads for participants, replacing the shared computer terminals used in the past. Each course participant will receive an iPad to use throughout the course — offering enhanced user interactivity. Attendees can use the iPads to provide feedback using a preprogrammed audience response system.

Pulse Technology: New Pulse technology has replaced the traditional Audience Response System (ARS) keypads used in all non-MOC interactive sessions. Instead, attendees can use their own smartphones or tablets to answer questions raised in these sessions. Instructions in each session room will guide attendees to the ARS site. The Pulse technology also is accessible using the Meeting App; just find your session in the app.

e-Posters: The e-Posters are accessible on the Meeting App and the Academy website using a fully searchable database of all posters presented at the meeting. A dedicated search feature allows attendees to find posters that will be presented live at the poster presentation centers and in Pearls sessions.

Airline kiosks: The express counters in the lower lobby of Moscone North and in the Mingle Zones of Moscone West will be converted to self-serve airline kiosks starting Saturday to allow meeting attendees to check their flight status, check-in, and print boarding passes.

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