Badge Pick-up at #GHC18
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Badge Pick-up at #GHC18

With less than a month to go, you’ve got your GHC to-do list covered, but you might be wondering what to do when you first get there.

We have a suggestion: Pick up your badge and attend the First Timer’s Orientation on Tuesday evening! By picking up your badge on Tuesday, you’ll skip the long Wednesday morning lines and get to the Toyota Center in time for the keynote. After all, you wouldn’t want to miss hearing from our two incredible main stage speakers: Padmasree Warrior and Jessica Matthews.

Badges can be picked up at the George R. Brown Convention Center 2nd floor registration desks. We will also have registration desks at the Hilton Americas-Houston, Marriott Marquis Houston, and Hyatt Regency Houston.

DateTimeLocationAttendee Type
Sunday, 9/238 a.m. – 5 p.m.George R. Brown Convention Center Sponsors
Monday, 9/248 a.m. – 5 p.m.George R. Brown Convention Center Sponsors
Tuesday, 9/258 a.m. – 9 p.m.
12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
George R. Brown Convention Center
Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt 
Wednesday, 9/267:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
George R. Brown Convention Center
Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt 
Thursday, 9/277:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.George R. Brown Convention Center All
Friday, 9/288 a.m. – 3 p.m.George R. Brown Convention Center All


You will need to show photo identification. Students and Academic Registrants will also need to provide a valid ID from their university. You will not be able to pick up badges for other individuals, as every person must show their ID to verify their identity. We can’t check it if the person isn’t there!

You must wear your badge at all times while attending GHC events. It is the only way you can gain access to the Expo, pre-registered sessions, socials, keynotes, and the Evening Celebration. We will also scan your badge at each session you attend to help us gauge interest and make GHC even better in the future.

For you own safety, we encourage you to remove your badge when you leave the official venues. We provide perimeter security for the venues, but there are times you may choose to wander around the area. Removing your badge may decrease your chances of being a target.

If you lose your badge during the celebration and need a replacement, please visit the Registration Assistance Desk located on the 2nd floor of the convention center. There will be a $150 fee for badge replacements.

Don’t waste a moment of your time. Make sure to factor in badge pick-up wait times as you’re planning your time at #GHC18.

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