On-Site Services

The SOT 62nd Annual Meeting and ToxExpo will be held March 19–23, 2023, at Music City Center in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.


Nashville Music City Center
201 Rep. John Lewis Way South
Nashville, TN 37203

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Business Center

Music City Center has a full-service UPS Store Business Center, providing on-site services for shipping, mailing, faxing, and photocopying. The UPS Store is in the lobby on level two near the Sixth Avenue entrance and specializes in digital distribution and printing of conference materials.

  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday–Friday, 7:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Telephone:

Childcare Services—CANCELED

Based on a lack of enrollment as of the advance enrollment deadline of January 20, 2023, SOT has canceled the childcare services that were planned for the 2023 SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo. A childcare service will be offered again for the 2024 SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo.

Remember that during the SOT 62nd Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, registrants are allowed to bring children under full parental/guardian control into the Scientific Sessions and the ToxExpo Exhibit Hall. For more on the SOT child policy, view the Annual Meeting Policies.

First-Aid and Emergency Services

If an emergency occurs while you are at Music City Center, use any black house phone located throughout the center to automatically dial Music City Center’s Security Command Center that is staffed 24 hours a day. From an outside line or mobile phone, call 615.401.1300 to contact the Security Command Center.

A first-aid room will be located near Hall B on Level 3 and will be open each day of the meeting.

Food Services

Coffee Breaks

The exhibiting companies are pleased to sponsor complimentary coffee in the ToxExpo Exhibit Hall, Monday–Wednesday, 9:30 am–10:00 am. See on-site Exhibit Hall signage for locations.

Concessions Stands

Concession services will be available in the ToxExpo, Hall C, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday–Wednesday. There will be open seating throughout the hall.

Music City Center Dining

On level 1 of Music City, there is a Dunkin’ and a restaurant called Al Taglio, which carries pizza, paninis, soups, salads, and more. There also is a Fresh Pick Market & Café, offering coffee beverages, and grab-and-go options, on level 3 of Music City Center.

Refreshment Breaks

On Monday–Wednesday from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm, the exhibitors invite you to visit them in the ToxExpo Exhibit Hall and partake in a beverage and light snack.

Restaurants Nearby

More than 30 restaurants and bars are within walking distance of Music City Center—many of which feature live music daily. Discover your options on the “Visit Music City Center” website.


All Are Welcome in Nashville

Through numerous resolutions and executive actions, the Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County has demonstrated that it does not support—and in some cases recognize—Tennessee legislative actions that could exclude, isolate, or harm specific communities or individuals. In his 2022 State of Metro Address, Nashville Mayor John Cooper stated, “We are also hard at work making Nashville a stronger community by making it a more inclusive community,” outlining efforts for gender-affirming health coverage, expanding the number of multilingual employees in call centers and government agencies, and more. Visit the “Health and Safety” web page and “Nashville and Social Issues of Potential Concern” web page for more information.



For those using wheelchairs or other devices to assist with mobility, automated doors to enter Music City Center are located at the 5th and 6th Avenue entrances. All public restrooms in the center are accessible, and there are multiple family-style restrooms on Level 1. If you need to rent a mobility device for use in Nashville, SOT recommends:


If you need translation services while attending the meeting, SOT recommends:

Vision and Other Services

For those with vision impairments, braille instructions can be found on the elevators, restrooms, and emergency exit signs throughout Music City Center.

If you need any services not listed on this web page, such as TDD devices, to support your full participation in the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, please indicate your needs while registering and contact Maureen Bayley.

Nursing Mothers and Families

SOT is supporting a childcare service during the 2023 SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, and children are allowed in Scientific Sessions and the ToxExpo Exhibit Hall. There are multiple family-style restrooms on Level 1 and two Nursing Mother’s Lounges, one on Level 1 and another on Level 3.
(Update: The on-site childcare program has been canceled because of lack of enrollment.)

Internet Access at the Convention Center

Free Wireless Internet Access

SOT will provide free wireless internet access in Music City Center locations where SOT events are being held. To connect to the free wireless internet, browse the available wireless networks, select the 2023SOT wireless network, and use the password SOTguest.

@SOT Center Kiosks

Look for @SOT Center kiosks in Music City Center to browse the SOT Event App, check email, check in for flights, etc.

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Managing Possessions

Coat/Luggage Check

A complimentary coat/luggage check will be offered near Exhibit Hall D. Laptops, cameras, and other electronics will not be accepted.

  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday 7:00 AM–8:00 PM
    Monday 7:00 AM–5:00 PM
    Tuesday 7:30 AM–5:00 PM
    Wednesday 7:30 AM–5:00 PM
    Thursday 8:00 AM–11:30 AM

Coat/luggage check hours are subject to change.

Lost and Found

Lost-and-found articles should be taken to the SOT Headquarters Office in Music City Center. Any items left in the office after 11:30 am on Thursday, March 23, will be returned to SOT Headquarters in Reston, Virginia. Information on retrieving posters not claimed by the end of Poster Sessions will be available on the “Poster Sessions” web page by October 2022.

If you have any questions regarding these policies, please contact SOT Headquarters.

Meeting Experience

Visit the “Meeting Experience” web page for more information on what to expect on-site in Nashville, including meeting activities, tips for first-time attendees, health and safety protocol, sustainability initiatives, and more.

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SOT Office

SOT leadership and staff use the SOT Office to conduct SOT business while on-site. Registrants can visit the office with SOT membership and meeting questions, to report or reclaim lost-and-found items at Music City Center, and for any additional needs.

  • Hours of Operation:
    Saturday 4:00 PM–6:00 PM
    Sunday 7:00 AM–5:30 PM
    Monday 7:00 AM–5:30 PM
    Tuesday 7:00 AM–5:30 PM
    Wednesday 7:00 AM–5:30 PM
    Thursday 7:00 AM–11:30 AM

SOT Pavilion

Stop by the SOT Pavilion anytime during ToxExpo hours to ask SOT-related questions and catch up with friends and colleagues. At the Pavilion, you can:

  • Chat with Toxicological Sciences Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey M. Peters and Managing Editor Virginia Hawkins
  • Reserve a spot or hold an impromptu meeting with colleagues
  • Learn about SOT activities, programs, and membership