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Non-CME Symposia

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The availability for Non-CME Symposia was last updated September 10. Please scroll down for the most current information.

The ATS encourages Non-CME Symposia in conjunction with the ATS 2020 International Conference. These programs complement the content offered by the ATS and provide an opportunity for attendees to further enrich their learning experiences during the premier educational event for Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine professionals. While the content of these programs is the sole responsibility of the supporting company or companies, the ATS encourages programs that are scientific in nature.


Application Process

  • Online application opens Wednesday, September 11 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time.
  • Applicants select the top five choices for day and room locations during the application process.
  • All applications are processed in order of receipt and placed by the ATS.
  • All placed applicants receive details of placement and deadlines for completing the contract and downloading the invoice. Contracts are due 30 business days after receipt.
  • Full Payment is due January 17, 2020. Programs become non-refundable after this date.
  • A deposit is not required, but a $10,000 cancellation fee is incurred for any program cancelled after receipt of signed contract.

Sponsorship Details

  • Non-CME Symposia rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Sponsor is permitted to set audience restrictions such as U.S. only or International only audience, or by invitation-only. 
  • Programs offering CME/CE/MOC credit are not permitted. The use of space within the hotel affiliated with the Industry Program should support conference activities, and cannot be used to develop CME/CE Material or any form of Professional Credit.
    • Programs from MECCs are welcomed, but require a letter of approval from the ATS that should be included with all grant submissions. Applications not following this process are declined. Click Here for more information and instructions.
  • Food and beverage needs are coordinated directly with the hotel, and are not included in the price of the program. A detailed confirmation packet including hotel contact, A/V order forms, etc. is sent to all confirmed Non-CME Symposia supporters.
  • A standard A/V package is included and furnished by the ATS. A decision to not use the A/V package does not change the fee for holding a Non-CME Symposia. The A/V package for each room is customized for the room to ensure good visibility and sound quality. Please see the A/V package plans for each room for an equipment list and note that AV is not provided in the Franklin Ballrooms to allow companies flexibility with the space.
    • A general room operator for audio visual is provided to help load presentations or adjust the volume level. Should you require more technical assistance such as an audio engineer, video engineer, or camera operator please contact the dedicated PSAV representative included with program confirmation details.
  • An audio/recording capture content A/V package is available from PSAV so you extend the life of your program.


The availability for Non-CME Symposia was last updated September 10. Please scroll down for the most current information.

Non-CME Symposia take place in conference hotels from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Sunday and Tuesday evenings during the conference. Floor plans are available by clicking the classroom or crescent room size below. There are two options for the floor plans: one that includes A/V for capture content done by PSAV and one with the standard A/V set.

The Monday night of the ATS International Conference is when the bulk of the ATS Assemblies and alumni groups hold their events.

The ATS Assemblies on Behavioral Science and Health Services Research (BSHSR) and Pediatrics (PEDS), and the Section on Genetics and Genomics hold their membership meetings on Sunday evening. If you are targeting these assemblies, you may want to select Tuesday evening to maximize your potential audience.

Hotel Room Standard Classroom Capacity Standard Crescent Capacity Content Capture Classroom Capacity Content Capture Crescent Capacity Standard Price – Sunday Standard Price – Tuesday
Loews Philadelphia Hotel Millennium Hall 315 217 315 217 $60,000 $55,000
Regency A/B 258 196 240 175 $55,000 $50,000
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Independence Ballroom  81 56 63 49 $25,000 $20,000
Liberty Ballroom 201 140 183 133 $45,000 -
Franklin 2-4* 135 98 - - $25,000 $20,000
Franklin 6-8* 132 98 - - $25,000 $20,000
Franklin 11-13* 117 84 - - $25,000 $20,000
The Notary Hotel, Autograph Collection Grand Ballroom 84 70 72 63 - $20,000
Juniper Ballroom 132 105 111 98 - $35,000
Philadelphia 201 Hotel Freedom Ballroom 198 189 192 189 $45,000 $40,000
Independence Ballroom 225 217 213 196 $50,000 $45,000
Liberty A/B 252 245 268 238 $50,000 -
Liberty C 168 154 150 147 $45,000 -
Liberty D 168 154 150 147 $45,000 -
Philadelphia Ballroom 132 105 114 105 $40,000 $35,000

*The Franklin Ballrooms at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown have a low ceiling and will not be able to accommodate content capture. The ballrooms are not available until 9:00 am Tuesday, May 19. It is highly encouraged to have a creative Non-CME Symposia program in these ballrooms due to the low ceiling and layout. AV is not provided in the Franklin Ballrooms to allow companies flexibility with the space.

Please contact Fiona Zheng, Manager, Corporate Alliances & Exhibit Operations with any questions you may have at 212-315-8605 or fzheng@thoracic.org.