Ancillary Meetings

Ancillary meetings are non-ACT-sponsored events that are held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting. Examples of ancillary functions are business meetings, receptions, or other social gatherings.

Ancillary functions may be hosted only by official ACT Corporate Members, exhibitors, and/or supporters. Requests are reviewed and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to approval and space availability. Space will be assigned once all ACT-sponsored events have been finalized. All space is located at the Rosen Shingle Creek. Space is limited and capacities may be subject to local and/or federal regulations in place at the time of the meeting. Request forms must be received by Monday, September 18, to be reviewed for approval and assignment.

All ancillary functions must adhere to ACT policies (outlined on this web page) as well as the Code of Conduct, and Safety Protocols. Ancillary meetings cannot be of scientific nature (please see the Talking Tox Program webpage for more information on commercially sponsored educational sessions) nor conflict with any Annual Meeting events listed in the table on this web page.

Please complete an Ancillary Meeting Request Form to request space for your function. Contact Jessica Maldonado, ACT Senior Meetings Manager, if you experience issues with the form or have additional questions. Please inform ACT if you plan to host an off-site event.

Ancillary Meeting Request Form

Hospitality functions or ancillary meetings CANNOT be scheduled during the following ACT events:


Blackout Time


Sunday, November 12

8:00 AM–11:30 AM
12:00 Noon–4:30 PM
6:30 PM–8:00 PM

Scientific Sessions, Talking Tox Programs, Welcome Reception

Monday, November 13

8:00 AM–6:30 PM

Awards Ceremony, Scientific Sessions, Poster Session

Tuesday, November 14

8:00 AM–1:00 PM
2:00 PM–7:30 PM

Scientific Sessions, Talking Tox Programs, ACT Member Mixer

Wednesday, November 15

8:00 AM–1:00 PM
2:00 PM–6:00 PM

Scientific Sessions, Talking Tox Programs, Closing Social

ACT Policies

  • Please submit a separate form for each room request.
  • Please complete the form in its entirety, space cannot be assigned without clearly defined setup requirements.
  • There may be more than one ancillary event taking place at the same time. ACT will not make special accommodations to ensure ancillary events do not conflict in topic with any other ancillary events scheduled. No exceptions will be made. ACT will not share the purpose of your event with any other group.
  • Space will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Due to possible unforeseen schedule changes, ACT has the right to change space assignments, if necessary. The organization will be contacted as soon as ACT is made aware of the changes.
  • Meetings cannot be scientific or educational in nature (please see Talking Tox Programs). Ancillary meetings are meant for business meetings, receptions, or other social gatherings.
  • Upon approval by ACT, the organization contact will receive an email confirmation. This confirmation will include the meeting room assignment, along with the hotel contact information for assistance with any room setup, audiovisual, and food and beverage orders.
  • There is no room rental fee for ancillary meeting space limited to a four-hour period. Please contact Jessica Maldonado if you are interested in a space hold that exceeds four hours.
  • Please make sure the contact provided on the form is the same contact that will be placing orders with the hotel to avoid delays.
  • The host organization is responsible for payment of any charges for audiovisual, food and beverages, etc. All food and beverages must be purchased through the Rosen Shingle Creek. Space is not guaranteed until billing arrangements have been made directly with the hotel.
  • Please notify ACT of any cancellations or changes to the event.
  • Ancillary events will not appear in the Annual Meeting Program, Event App, website, or on-site signage.
  • Approval is at the discretion of ACT. ACT reserves the right to deny any Ancillary Meeting request from any organization whose goals or past actions are deemed counterproductive to those of ACT.
  • If hosting an ancillary meeting, you agree to follow and enforce any possible health and safety procedures that the venue, local/state/Federal law, and ACT have put in place for the meeting (social distancing, mask wearing, etc.). Please see the Safety Protocols for more information.
  • Complimentary ancillary meeting space is limited to events not exceeding a four-hour period. If you are looking for a small room for a longer period to host small, private meetings of 10 people or fewer or to conduct interviews, please contact Jessica Maldonado.

Requests forms must be received by Monday, September 18, to be reviewed for approval and assignment.

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