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The ATS offers a number of options to accommodate your meeting space needs. Whether you're holding a reception for 50 guests or a pre-con meeting for staff, you can choose from multiple options to suit your needs. We offer options at the convention center and in the conference hotels.

To obtain meeting space in one of the ATS conference hotels, you must complete the online Hotel Meeting Space Application as well as submit the application fee payment. For Meeting Space at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego there is also a rental fee. For all other hotels, the applying company would work directly with the hotel property on all costs.

The application deadline for all headquarter hotel requests is March 14, 2024. Only requests for non-headquarter hotel space will continue to be accepted after this date.

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  • All requests must be approved by the ATS in order to secure event space at one of the ATS 2024 conference hotels.
  • If the request is approved, an approval letter is provided to you. Present this approval letter to the hotel of your choice to secure space.
  • The application fee is separate from any room rental fees or food and beverage minimums at the hotel of your choosing. These are billed directly to you by the hotel.
    • EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: March 14, 2024
    • The application fee is nonrefundable if the application is denied.
    • Applications received on or before March 14, 2024:
      • Single Event: $175 per Application / Multi-day Use: $450 per application
    • Applications received on or after March 15, 2024:
      • Single Event: $250 per Application / Multi-day Use: $600 per application

Hotel Meeting Space Rental Rates

Space rental fee for under 1000 sq. ft. Space rental fee for over 1000 sq. ft. Space rental fee for over 2500 sq ft
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego $1,500 per day $3,000 per day $3,600 per day

*Please note the rental fees are only for rooms at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego and only covers the space rental. Additional fees may be incurred with the hotel directly.

Requests for 50 guests or more ARE ELGIBILE TO BE HELD ONLY during the following dates and times*. We encourage groups of 50 or more to host their events on Friday, Saturday, or Tuesday evening for the best availability of space and the most flexibility with time.

  • Friday, May 17: Before 8 a.m. or after 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 18: Before 8 a.m., between 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., or after 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 19: Before 7 a.m. or after 9:30 p.m.
  • Monday, May 20: Before 7 a.m. or after 9:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 21: Before 7 a.m., between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., or after 9:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 22: Before 7 a.m. and after 3:30 p.m.

*Internal, staff-only meetings are not restricted by the number of guests, dates and times.

If you are interested in applying for a multiday-use meeting room with non-staff attendance, please contact Meredith Smalstig at

Function Content Guidelines:

  • The American Thoracic Society welcomes hotel meeting room requests for social functions and receptions, committee meetings, advisory board meetings and staff meetings.
  • Presentations must not include educational or scientific content unless the attendees have a contractual or otherwise close relationship with the outside organization (close relationship is defined as an employee, consultant, or grantee).
  • The use of any space within the hotel or convention center should support conference activities and cannot be used in combination with developing CME/CE Material or any form of Professional Credit. To learn more about supporting CME, contact Michelle Turenne, Chief of Development at
  • Hotel meeting space cannot be used for press and/or media events of any type.
  • Companies looking to reserve a hospitality suite can do so through the ATS Official Housing Vendor Maritz. Contact Maritz via email at The ATS does not allow signs to be placed outside of hospitality suites.
  • Hospitality desks in the hotel or convention center lobbies are strictly prohibited. Please reserve a hotel meeting room, hospitality suite, or convention center Meeting Suite to serve as your distribution center.

Looking for space to conduct private meetings or meet one on one with customers while on show site at ATS 2024? The ATS offers two options for meeting space inside the San Diego Convention Center.

Business Suites

Located outside of the exhibit hall in the Sails Pavilion of the San Diego Convention Center (one escalator or elevator ride up from the exhibit hall level), Business Suites are turn-key rooms that include conference room style furniture (table/chairs), a 55” monitor, electrical outlets, wireless internet, carpet, and a table for catering.

Business Suites can only be rented in two day or full conference increments; at this time ATS is not offering one day rentals. Business Suites are available from 8:00am-6:30pm from Saturday, May 18th through Tuesday, May 21st. Two day rentals must be consecutive days.

Business Suites come in two sizes: 13'x20' for up to 10 attendees and 20'x20' for up to 20 attendees.

Business Suites Plus – Option to add on an 8’ ceiling to the room as well as an air conditioning and ventilation unit inside the room for additional cost. Please note this cannot be added on show site so please select this package for a ceiling and air units if you want the room to be fully enclosed.

Business Suite Rental Rates

Base Package
with Ceiling and A/C Unit
Base Package
with Ceiling and A/C Unit
Two Day Rental** $22,000 $25,000 $26,100 $30,000
Full Conference Rental $28,000 $31,000 $31,500 $36,000

* does not include ceiling or air conditioning and ventilation unit
**Two Day Rental must be consecutive days

Expo Hall Meeting Rooms

Expo Hall Meeting Rooms are private meeting rooms located in the Exhibit Hall (Halls C through G of the convention center). Expo Hall Meeting Rooms can only be accessed during regular exhibit hall hours which are 10:30am-3:30pm Sunday, May 19th through Tuesday, May 21st, 2024. Expo Hall Meeting Rooms include the meeting room (no ceiling included), one 2000-watt electrical outlet, carpet, and a sign on the meeting room door. Exhibitors are responsible for Expo Hall Meeting Room furniture, Wi-Fi, catering, A/V, and any additional electrical needs. Expo Hall Meeting Rooms are available to rent by ATS 2024 exhibitors only and any individual attending a meeting in these rooms must have a conference badge to gain access to the exhibit hall.

Expo Hall Meeting Rooms rentals are for all three days that the exhibit hall is open. And come in three sizes: 10’x10’, 10’x20’, and 20’x20’.

Expo Hall Meeting Room Rental Rates

10’x10’ 10’x20’ 20’x20’
$6,000 $7,500 $10,000

Note: Larger rooms can be created, please reach out to Matt Whyte at for additional information on custom sizes rooms.

For additional information about Business Suite and Expo Hall Meeting Rooms rentals or to secure your space, please reach out to Matt Whyte, Director of Exhibits, Sponsorships and Industry Programs with ATS, at or 212-315-8682.