Meeting Information


As a courtesy to other attendees, please switch off or turn to vibrate all cellular and smartphones during all sessions. Please arrive on time for all sessions.

All sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please fill the seats in the front to make room for late arrivals. If the session is filled to capacity, please attend your second-choice session.

All registrants of the 2020 Principal Investigators Meeting must check-in at the registration desk located in the convention lobby on the lobby floor to pick up your name badge and other conference materials. On-site registration will be available during registration hours.

Registration Hours:

  • Wednesday, January, 8
    7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, January, 9
    7:30 am - 2:00 pm

Your name badge is your admission to all sessions and must be worn at all times. If you misplace your badge, you will be required to show a photo ID at the registration desk to obtain a new badge. Please carry your photo ID with you at all times.

Please be advised that various sessions will be videotaped throughout the meeting. By entering the session, you are giving consent to Manhattan Strategy Group (MSG) and Institute of Education Sciences (IES) to use your image in its publications, advertising, or other media activities (including the internet) without expectation of compensation or other remuneration, now or in the future.
The Meeting Solutions Desk will be located at the registration desk and open during regular registration hours. The staff at the solutions desk can address any questions or concerns that you may have for the duration of the meeting.

Poster presenters can set up posters on Wednesday, January 8, from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall on the lower level. Presenters should check in with the event staff during setup hours for poster assignment and location. Displays will be limited to one side of a 4-foot-high by 8-foot-wide tack board. Velcro, pushpins, or thumbtacks will be provided to mount your poster. Presenters should hand-carry their poster to the meeting using tubular packaging or a portfolio case. Event staff will not be responsible for any posters shipped to the hotel. Costs associated with creating and shipping the poster display will be the responsibility of the authors.

Authors should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the Poster Session in the Exhibit Hall and be available at their assigned location during their assigned time slot. Posters and technology demonstrations assigned an even number will present during the first shift, from 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm. Posters and technology demonstrations assigned an odd number will present during the second shift, from 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm.

Teardown must be completed no later than 2:00 pm on Thursday, January 9. Any posters remaining after 2:00 pm will be discarded by the Hotel.

Poster Session Hours:

  • Set-up
    January 8
    8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Display
    January 8
    3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
  • After-Hours Display
    January 9
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Teardown
    January 9
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

If you reserved a lunch meal, a meal ticket will be provided when you pick up your meeting badge at the convention Registration Desk on the Lobby Level. You will turn in the meal ticket for your lunch each day in the Woodley Park Pantry on the lobby level. If you did not reserve a lunch meal, the Woodley Park Pantry will be open during the lunch break and offers a wide variety of hot and cold items for purchase. Additionally, there are several food options in the nearby vicinity — refer to the conference app for more information.

To accommodate nursing mothers, a lactation room is available for use throughout the meeting. Please visit the Registration Desk for more information.
The 2020 Principal Investigators Meeting maintains a no smoking policy. Smoking is not allowed in any part of the meeting including the public areas. Meeting attendees should comply with the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel policies in other parts of the Hotel.