​On-site at the AACR Annual Meeting

To gain access to the press room and press conferences, all journalists and cancer center public information officers (PIOs) must register with AACR Public Relations by contacting Charmaine Riley.

The AACR Annual Meeting 2019 will occur March 29-April 3 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Please note: This year, the meeting starts one day earlier to accommodate additional educational sessions. The press room opens at its traditional time, Saturday, March 30, at noon ET.

All attendees are responsible for securing their own hotel, which can be arranged through AACR HousingThe reservation deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Please notify us if you encounter a problem reserving a room.

Upon arrival to the AACR Annual Meeting, journalists and cancer center PIOs should pick up their badge in the press room.

Press Room

The press room is located in Room B308 at the George World Congress Center. Press room hours are:

  • Saturday, March 30: noon to 6 p.m. ET
  • Sunday, March 31 through Tuesday, April 2: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
  • Wednesday, April 3: 7:30 a.m. to noon ET

Press Room Resources

  • Press and PIO badges
  • Embargoed press materials, abstracts, and press conference slides
  • Access to AACR experts
  • Work space
  • Printers
  • Charging outlets 
  • WiFi
  • Breakfast, lunch, and coffee

Press Conferences

The AACR will host three press conferences in room B309 during the AACR Annual Meeting.
  • Sunday, March 31: 11 a.m. ET
  • Monday, April 1: 8:30 a.m. ET
  • Tuesday, April 2: 8:30 a.m. ET


Missed a press conference? Slides are available from AACR press room staff and audio of the presentations will be posted online within 24 hours. You may also speak with AACR press room staff about scheduling interviews with press conference presenters and moderators.

For those covering remotely, registration for press conference webcasts will open closer to the meeting. To receive information, please register for the meeting by contacting Charmaine Riley.

Interview Rooms

Interview rooms are available in 30-minute increments from Saturday, March 30 through Wednesday, April 3. We do our very best to accommodate everyone but space is limited. Please email Charmaine Riley to make a request, specifying whether the interview requires broadcast quality audio (i.e., you’ll need a quiet location).  

As with previous meetings, we will also have hallway space near the press room for video crews with a small backdrop to set up for the duration of the meeting. If you plan to use the hallway, we would appreciate being notified in advance so we can have space identified upon your arrival.

You're Invited!

Cancer center public information officers are invited to the AACR PIO Reception, Sunday, March 31, from 6-8 p.m. ET. Location is near the press office.

The media is invited to a reception to learn about trends in cancer research from AACR distinguished members on Monday, April 1, from 6-8 p.m. ET. Location is near the press office.

Contact Charmaine Riley to RSVP. 

Getting Around Atlanta

Beginning Friday, March 29, through Wednesday, April 3, shuttle buses will be provided between the Georgia World Congress Center and designated AACR Annual Meeting participating hotels. Shuttle bus schedules will be posted in each hotel, at the Georgia World Congress Center, and at the AACR Information Desks located throughout the center.

For additional travel information, please refer to the AACR’s City Guide.