Meeting Experience


MEETING OVERVIEW

Where Science and Community Collide

Step into a world where innovation meets camaraderie at the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo. Join leading toxicologists and industry professionals as we dive into cutting-edge science and technology.

But it’s not just about the toxicology. It’s about forging new connections, catching up with friends, and advancing your career through mentorship and development opportunities. While we take our science seriously, our presenters and participants are approachable and welcoming, creating an atmosphere where collaboration and progress thrive.

Join us for an unforgettable experience where science and community collide!

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By the Numbers

5,000

Attendees

70

Scientific Sessions

250

Exhibitors

2,000

Posters

Fun in the Sun

Known as the theme-park capital of the world, Orlando is more than just roller coasters and immersive wonders. From Michelin-star restaurants and incredible museums to outdoor adventures and shopping, Orlando features activities for individuals of all ages.

Health, Inclusivity, and Safety

SOT is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, accessible, and enjoyable experience during the SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo.

Available resources will be listed on an “On-Site Services” web page by September 2024, while information on health, safety, and equality in Orlando is available on the “Health, Inclusivity, 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).

Sustainability

The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) has a dedicated Sustainability Team, and many programs designed to minimize the environmental impact of meetings.

Food Waste

OCCC has 81 indoor aeroponic grow towers that produce over 50,000 lettuces and herbs yearly. Unused food is donated to local nonprofits, while cooking oil is recycled and food scraps are composted on-site.

Trash and Recyclables

More than 575 landfill/recycling duo containers are available throughout the OCCC campus—inside buildings and along pedestrian walkways. Water bottle filling stations also are available throughout the West Building, where the SOT meeting will be.

Natural Water Use

Smart irrigation with 100% reclaimed water is used for the 400-acre OCCC campus. The West Building, where the SOT meeting will be, is retrofitted with low-flow faucets.

Energy Consumption

A solar farm on the roof of the North-South building offsets an overage of 100kWh per month, and 89% of the OCCC transportation fleet is electric or hybrid, including lifts and golf carts.