The Know-Before-You-Go Guide
to the 2018 National Convention
GET EXCITED! The 2018 SHPE National Convention is just TWO days away and we’re preparing for the biggest and best ever gathering of Hispanics in STEM. We want you to be prepared too, so we’ve put together everything you need to know for a successful five days in Cleveland.
Weather: We recommend you check the weather before you pack, but as of now, it looks like you will need to pack for cool weather during the day and cold at night with rain possible on the travel days.
Dress Code: We recommend business attire for most of the convention, and business casual for the social events, with comfortable shoes for both! The STAR Awards Gala on Saturday is formal attire. If you’re taking a corporate tour , please refer to the specific dress code for your tour.

Travel from Airport: Cleveland Hopkins International Airport offers multiple options for transfer from the airport to your hotel, including taxis, rideshare (Lyft and Uber), and public transportation.

If you intend to use a rideshare service from the airport, please proceed to the Baggage Claim level where you will find a friendly Destination Cleveland volunteer available near the Airport Welcome Desk and Carousel 6. The volunteer will be happy to help with directions to the rideshare pickup location. You will be directed to use the down escalators behind the Welcome Desk.

Public transportation downtown from the airport is also available and there are signs to direct you. RTA's station at CLE is located on the lower level of the main terminal. To reach the RTA station, travelers should use the elevators or escalators located in the center of the ticketing and baggage claim levels. For additional information on Cleveland Airport Public Transportation options, please call 216.566.5100, or visit the RTA website .

Public Transportation: All SHPE hotels are located within walking distance of the convention center. You may also use the E-Line trolley; rides are free with a smile.

Destination Cleveland Alliance: Safety Ambassadors in bright yellow shirts will be available around downtown Cleveland from 7 AM to 12 AM each day to provide assistance on area information or an escort to your hotel as well as directions. If you need an escort please call 216-621-6000 for assistance.
Address: Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland , 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113

Parking: The Huntington Park Garage offers a connected parking solution with our Center’s entrance located through the direct connection to the Hilton Cleveland Downtown. Additionally, there are 1,200 attached parking spots, plus more than 5,000 parking spaces within walking distance of our Center, found in city surface lots and garages. Link to the parking map.

Emergency Numbers: In the event you experience or witness a medical or other type of emergency, please do not call 911 from your cell phone. Call 1601 from any black house phone or call 216-928-1601 from your cell phone. Calling either of these numbers will connect you with our Security Command Center. They will call 911 for medical or police assistance. Security guards will also be available throughout the building.

Coat Check**:
Global Center Atrium Coat Check
Thursday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Concessions Locations and Times**:
Global Center Atrium Starbucks 7a-5p
Global Center Atrium Au Bon Pain 7a-3p
Global Center Atrium Grab & Go 4p-8p
Global Center Atrium Starbucks 7a-5p
Global Center Atrium Au Bon Pain 7a-3p
HCC Mtg Rm18 Grab & Go 11a-3p
Global Center Atrium Starbucks 7a-5p
Global Center Atrium Au Bon Pain 7a-3p
HCC Mtg Rm18 Grab & Go 12p-5p
HCC Exhibit Hall A 12p-4p
HCC Exhibit Hall B 12p-4p
Global Center Atrium Starbucks 7a-12p
Global Center Atrium Au Bon Pain-Closed
HCC Exhibit Hall A 9a-3p
HCC Exhibit Hall B 9a-3p
Wi-Fi Access: Network: SHPE2018 | Password: Spectrum

**Hours are subject to change
Registration Location & Hours:
Global Center for Health Innovation Atrium
Wednesday, November 7, 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Thursday, November 8, 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday, November 9, 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, November, 10 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Badges: You MUST wear your badge at all times. There is a $75 fee to replace lost badges.

Show Your Badge Program : Destination Cleveland partners have offered discounts to SHPE convention attendees to make your experience in Cleveland more enjoyable. To participate, show your convention badge to any of the partners listed and receive their special offer. All offers are valid within the 2018 calendar year and are subject to certain restrictions .

Rules of Behavior: Please review the rules of behavior you signed when you registered. These rules promote professional development. The code is expected to be honored when individuals are representing SHPE events and all persons participating in SHPE activities. This code is in effect for all National SHPE activities.
Links to useful digital resources:

Convention App:
For Android users, the SHPE 2018 convention app is available to download in the Google Play store .

For Apple users, go to on your phone and follow the prompts to install the app on your iPhone or iPad.
Career Fair and Graduate School Expo Hours
Friday, November 9, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, November 10, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Convention Readiness Sessions
The Convention Readiness Sessions sponsored by Chevron are designed to help attendees prepare to navigate the convention. All sessions are held on Wednesday, November 7, in Room 9 at the Huntington Convention Center. Choose the one that best fits your schedule.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
8:45 PM - 10:45 PM

Corporate Tour Reminder
All corporate tours will take place on Thursday, November 8th. If you signed up for a tour, your ticket will print with your badge. Please bring your ticket and any other materials requested by the tour coordinator to the pick up location: 300 Lakeside Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44113. This is the Lakeside entrance to the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. Plan to arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled start time. ( NOTE : Spots remain in both the Lockheed Martin and Turner tours. To sign-up, please visit the On-Site Registration desk to reserve your spot.)

Resume Upload
Upload your resume to the SHPE Career Center before the National Convention to be visible to the more than 200 sponsors and exhibitors who will be at the Career Fair Expo. The SHPE Career Center serves as their database for setting up interviews and hiring STEM talent. If you're not in the database then you might miss out on a chance at your dream job.

Resume Room
Make an appointment today and stop by the Lockheed Martin Resume Room, located in Global Center Atrium Ballroom A, to fine tune and perfect your resume. Professionals from SHPE’s Industry Partnership Council are ready to offer tips and work with you to put your best foot forward. The Resume Room is open Thursday and Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, and Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Make an appointment now!

Volunteer Information
There’s still time to volunteer! Volunteers receive priority access to the Career Fair on Saturday and are eligible to win certificates in amounts ranging from $25 to $100. Sign up here!

Visit the SHPE Booth #231 to meet your regional leadership and free giveaways!

Join Us on Social Media! Follow us @SHPENational on Facebook and Instagram and @SHPE on Twitter. And please use the #SHPE2018 hashtag when posting so your posts can be found by other SHPE members, and so we can share on the SHPE National accounts.
We'll see you in Cleveland on Wednesday!