- In the
convention center, call central security at extension
6090 on a house phone in case of an emergency.
Do not dial 911.
- Write the
name and phone number of an emergency contact on
the back of your badge. Should you become incapacitated, this
will facilitate getting the help you need.
- When you
are outside the convention center or headquarters hotel,
stow your badge. Folks on the street do not need
to know your name and that you are from out of town.
- Try to find
other meeting attendees to walk with you,
especially at night.
- Take a cab if you
do not feel confident walking or using public transportation. The
taxi lay-by is located on South College Street, just outside the
convention center. The number for yellow cab is
- Fire safety
includes awareness of all exits in your vicinity; note that
elevators are not fire exits.
possible, leave the building immediately (do not
stop for personal items) should a fire alarm sound.
your hotel, do not leave your room if your door feels
warm; stay low to the floor and cover your mouth and nose with a
- If your
hotel phones are not working, use your cell
phone or computer to advise someone that you are trapped in your
- Street safety: If you are accosted, comply
with attacker demands as calmly as possible, get a good
description of your attacker, and call police as soon after the
incident as possible.
If your safety has been threatened or you witness any incident
that seems out of the ordinary, please notify GSA Senior
Director of Meetings Melissa Cummiskey in the Annual
Meeting office, Charlotte Convention Center, Room 104,
+1-704-339-6201, as soon as possible.