Affiliate Events

Events planned independently of ATC are categorized as affiliate events.  These activities provide opportunities for colleagues to gather and/or network with others within the field.  

ATC understands the value of having a large number of specialists in one place and we offer the opportunity for universities, government agencies, non-profit and corporate/industry groups to organize non-educational events over the course of the American Transplant Congress.  There is a non-refundable administrative fee for each approved application.

Fees, Terms and Conditions

Events at Official and Unofficial Facilities

All events involving ATC attendees require ATC approval.  This includes events scheduled at unofficial facilities including corporate headquarters, non-official hotels, special venues, restaurants, etc.

Restricted and Approved Times

The schedule of the Congress is developed to maximize attendees’ participation in ATC’s scientific program and exhibits.  Therefore, the availability and timing of affiliate events is limited.  Affiliate events, including transportation and registration for the events, may be held during the unrestricted times listed below.  All restricted times are reserved for ATC programs, meetings and functions.  ATC is protective of its attendees’ time, energy and attention and strongly objects to third party initiatives scheduled outside of established guidelines.  

Friday, April 28, 2017 Unrestricted
Saturday, April 29, 2017 8:00 am - 1:00 pm; 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday, April 30, 2017 6:00 am - 7:00 am; 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm; 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday, May 1, 2017 6:00 am - 7:00 am; 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm; 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 6:00 am - 7:00 am; 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm; 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 6:00 am - 8:00 am

Description of Affiliate Events

Affiliate events are limited to no more than 75 attendees and include, but are not limited, to the following:

Advisory Board Meetings

Small meetings, 25 people or fewer.  Sponsored and financially supported by a pharmaceutical/biotech organization, academic center or non-profit.

Committee Meetings

Small meetings, 25 people or fewer.  A designated group of people chosen or appointed to perform a specified service of function related to a specific area of expertise.

Focus Groups

Small meeting, 30 people of fewer.  Meetings that target a specific group of attendees to obtain specific data, evaluate services or test new ideas. 

Hospitality Suite

Social gatherings sponsored and financial supported by a government, industry, non-profit or university organization.  Educational activity of any kind is strictly prohibited.  

Investigator Meetings

Sponsored and financially supported by a pharmaceutical/biotech organization, academic center, non-profit organization or consortium.  Investigator meetings are closed to the public and must focus on institutional review board or regulatory agency approved protocol and must review or conduct results of a specific study, current clinical trial or products.  Promotional meetings for data presentation or to launch a drug or study are prohibited.  

Social/Networking and University Alumni Events

Receptions, dinners or other events organized and sponsored financially by a university, government agency or non-profit organization.  No educational programming can be offered or presented.  


Rooms held on a 24 hour basis for government, industry, non-profit and/or universities.  Restricted to 2 offices per group.  

Staff Meetings

Meetings or exhibitor staff only.  Staff meetings should be closed to the public and may not include ATC attendees unless they are full time employees of the exhibiting company.  Not held on a 24 hour basis.  

Other Events

All other events require ATC approved.  If a proposed event is not defined or described above, the proposed event will still be subject to approval.  


Space Request Up to 4 Hours Rental Up to 8 Hours Rental 24 Hour Rental
1,000 Square Feet and Under $100 $200 $500
1,001 - 1,500 Square Feet $500 $1,000 $2,000
1,500 Square Feet and Up Satellite Fees Apply Satellite Fees Apply Satellite Fees Apply

*Please contact Caitlin O'Brien,, for non-profit pricing.

**The above fees are administrative fees paid to ATC.  Room rental, food and beverage and audiovisual fees will be provided by the hotel. 

To Reserve a Space

Please contact Caitlin O'Brien, directly to request meeting space at this point in time.  

All affiliate events must be approved by ATC and approval will be based on the regulations outlined.

There is a non-refundable administrative fee for each approved application.  Please be advised that no event will be confirmed, approved or have space released until the administrative fee has been received.  Exhibitors and/or meeting coordinators are not permitted to reserve meeting rooms directly through the convention center or hotels contracted by ATC until the event is approved.  

For questions, please contact Caitlin O'Brien at 856-380-6820 or

Space Assignment Information

Space assignments will begin in mid-January and will be assigned on availability on a first come, first served basis, based on date application is received.  Space assignments will be confirmed via email by ATC Staff. Upon confirmation, the organizer can contact the meeting facility and make further arrangements for any onsite needs. Menus will be provided by the facility and food and beverage minimums may apply. Presentation Services Audio Visual (PSAV) is the official audiovisual company for the American Transplant Congress and their services are available for your affiliate events. All arrangements for audiovisual equipment and support, including billing, must be made directly with PSAV and not through ATC.


ATC approval of bus staging is required. Organizations providing transportation to and from the convention center and participating hotels and an event venue must contact ATC no later than March 3, 2017.

Marketing Activities

Onsite marketing activities for affiliate events are restricted to the sponsor’s exhibit booth (if applicable) and one sign outside the assigned room just prior to the state of the event only. Promotion of the affiliate or off-site event is specifically forbidden in other areas of ATC designated convention centers or hotels. This includes door drops, distribution of invitations, signs and/or exhibitor agents, designees, or staff holding signage or directing attendees. Such invitations and signage will be removed and destroyed. ATC mailing list rentals are not available for affiliate event promotion.

Content and Use of the ATC Name and Logo

All advertisements, promotions or invitations for affiliate events must bear the following statement: “This program is not affiliated with ATC.”  This statement must appear on the cover/front page of any copy using at least 12 pt. font size. 

The ATC logo or name may not be used in any promotions, advertisements, meeting materials or correspondence related to events.