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Safety and Security at ATS 2024

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Below are frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding safety and security for ATS 2024:



ATS 2024 is committed to creating a welcoming and safe environment for all participants. In addition to safety measures, various amenities and services will be available to enhance the overall experience of attendees.

These FAQs aim to address common concerns and provide reassurance to attendees regarding safety and security measures at ATS 2024.


Security checks, business visits, safety walks home, directional assistance, hospitality checks, and wellness checks are available. Click here to learn more and be sure to download the Downtown San Diego Clean & Safe App.


Location:
San Diego Convention Center: First Aid station and medical staff available in Lobby E (Ground Level). Trained medical professionals will be available to aid in case of any medical emergencies.


Crowd management strategies will be implemented to ensure smooth flow and organization of attendees. This includes designated entry and exit points, as well as security officers positioned to assist with crowd control.


ATS 2024 has a comprehensive crisis management plan in collaboration with Events TNT and local authorities. The ATS Crisis Management team collaborates before, during and after each conference. This plan includes protocols for various emergency scenarios such as natural disasters, security threats, or medical emergencies.


Cleaning and sanitation protocols will be in place throughout the venue, including high-touch surfaces and restrooms.


The onsite security team will be highly accessible throughout the conference venue. For assistance, visit the Safety and Security desk in Lobby E (Ground Level).


The U.S. Department of State’s best practices for travelers are listed here.


San Diego Convention Center: Sessions, posters, exhibits, and events will take place here.

Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, and Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego: Various conference activities may also occur at these hotels.


Available at the San Diego Convention Center (Lobby A).


Call 911 immediately. For ATS staff assistance during the conference or to report an incident, visit the Safety and Security desk in Lobby E (Ground Level) and ask for Tony Vergara.


Look for ATS staff wearing red lanyards.


The City of San Diego, in partnership with San Diego County and the State of California, has developed a comprehensive program of work to address homelessness. Click here for more information.


Anthony Vergara
President, EVENTS TNT LLC
tony@tntconventions.com

Emily Catanzaro, CMP
Managing Director, ATS
ecatanzaro@thoracic.org