Meeting Experience


Watch Featured and Scientific Sessions On Demand

Registrants of the 2024 meeting can watch recordings of the Featured and Scientific Sessions through the SOT Online Planner and SOT Event App.

The ability to watch on-demand recordings of the 2024 SOT Featured and Scientific Sessions through the SOT Online Planner and SOT Event App will be supported through June 2024. After June 2024, the recordings may still be accessible through the SOT Event App, but functionality is not guaranteed.

To view the recordings on either platform, you can use one of two methods:

  • Navigate to a session description page, log in, and select the “View Recording” button.
  • Use the filter options in the “Program” section of both platforms to view the list of available on-demand recordings.

For more detailed instructions, watch the tutorial for accessing the recordings when using the SOT Event App or the tutorial for using the SOT Online Planner.

How to View On-Demand Recordings

This video demonstrates the various ways to find and view the on-demand recordings when using the SOT Event App.

Meeting Overview

This event brings together 5,000+ toxicologists and those working in areas related to toxicology to share the latest science and technology in the field, as well as to make new connections, gather with friends, and engage in mentoring and professional development.

More than 70 Featured and Scientific Sessions will take place alongside 2,000+ poster presentations and the three-day ToxExpo featuring 250 companies.

The atmosphere during the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo is relaxed, yet lively, with attendees dressed in business casual attire. The science is taken seriously, but presenters and registrants are friendly and approachable.

Are you attending your first SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo?

Consult this blog prepared by the Graduate Student Leadership Committee for tips and tricks on making the most of the meeting.

Explore Downtown Salt Lake City

The Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City first opened in 1996 and underwent major expansions in 2000 and 2005. Since SOT was last in Salt Lake City for the 2010 meeting, a Hyatt Regency was built adjacent to the convention center and will serve as the SOT headquarters hotel, where many receptions and other events will take place. Please note that the Salt Palace Convention Center, Hyatt Regency, and some other downtown hotels (Hilton, Marriott Downtown at City Creek, and TownePlace Suites) have transitioned to cashless payment for services. SOT Registration will accept cash payment, while the coat/luggage check is cash only.

Salt Lake City boasts many restaurants, museums, music venues, shopping areas, and more for the enjoyment of meeting attendees. The city also has discount passes available for those interested in a wide variety of dining and entertainment experiences. The “Visit Salt Lake” microsite for the SOT meeting has more information.

THREE DAYS OF EXHIBITS

Plan Your Visit to the ToxExpo Exhibit Hall

The ToxExpo Exhibit Hall features companies and organizations that support toxicologists and the toxicology community. Exhibitors include:

  • Research organizations
  • Government agencies
  • Laboratory suppliers
  • Drug developers
  • Consulting firms
  • Academic institutions
This image taken from a high vantage point shows rows and rows of the top of exhibitor displays.

Preparing for the Meeting and Your Arrival

Hotel Reservations

SOT has reserved rooms and negotiated exclusive rates at many hotels near the Salt Palace Convention Center. While SOT recognizes that other housing arrangements are possible, booking through Connections Housing helps reduce SOT expenses, allowing the Society to support its mission and various programs throughout the year.

Travel

Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) is seven miles east of downtown Salt Lake City. SLC is home to 12 airlines, with more than 340 daily flights and nonstop service to 98 markets. SOT has compiled information on many transportation options once you arrive, as well as some airfare and rental discounts.

Invitation Letter for Visa

Per the US Department of State, a foreign national traveling to the US to conduct temporary business, such as attend a conference, needs a visitor visa (B-1) unless they qualify for entry under the Visa Waiver Program. If you need a letter of invitation or other proof of participation in the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, please send an email to the SOT Registration Team.

Badges and Tickets

Badges will be distributed on-site at the Salt Palace Convention Center—no badges will be mailed—so review the on-site registration hours and plan accordingly. Admission for add-on events will be tied to the scannable code on your badge, so no paper tickets are needed.

On-Site Services

Services available at the Salt Palace Convention Center include, restaurants and concessions, coat and luggage check, and free Wi-Fi. More information on these services is available on the “On-Site Services” web page.

Inclusivity & Accessibility

A Commitment to All Meeting Participants

SOT and the Salt Palace Convention Center are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible, and enjoyable experience during the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo. Available resources are listed on the “On-Site Services” website, while information on health, safety, and equality in Salt Lake City is available on the “Health and Safety” web page. If you need any services not listed on those web pages, please indicate your needs while registering for the meeting and contact Maureen Bayley at SOT Headquarters by email or phone (703.438.3115).

A wide hallway in a convention center contains a sea of people.

Sustainability at the Salt Palace Convention Center

One of the Salt Palace Convention Center’s core values is “responsibility to the environment,” and that is reflected in the facility’s ongoing practice to reduce, reuse, and recycle. In-house partners and all departments participate in a diversion tracking system so that they can collect data on their green practices and work toward a goal of 70% diversion.

The Salt Palace Convention Center is one of only a few convention centers in the nation that generates Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) through its 600,000 square foot solar array, which helps generate about 17% of the building’s power. In addition, LED lighting is in use in the building, and the convention center has adopted an energy conservation policy.

Practices are in place to capture most of the materials left over from meetings and exhibits through single stream recycling. Signage from events finds a new home in surrounding school districts classrooms. Leftover lanyards, bags, and other giveaway items from events are donated to a summer camp program. Carpet, exhibit booth materials, and other construction items are donated to Habitat for Humanity’s Re-Store.

The Salt Palace Convention Center also engages in water conservation through the use of waterless urinals, drip irrigation, and drought-tolerant landscaping.

Ways SOT and Members Contribute

SOT is printing badges on-site, eliminating the use of mailing materials, and using recycled materials for the badges. SOT also is limiting paper waste by making meeting materials available exclusively in electronic format.

Attendees are encouraged to use the Salt Palace Convention Center’s recycling containers and to bring refillable water bottles to reduce plastic waste as water bottle filling stations are available throughout the facility.

The Salt Palace Convention Center is a sponsor of the Salt Lake City GREENbike program with multiple bike stations on facility grounds. SOT members also are encouraged to share rides when possible to limit traffic emissions.

Three individuals are riding lime green bikes down a city sidewalk toward the camera.