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Moscone Center, San Francisco

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The George R. Moscone Convention Center (pronounced ), popularly known as the Moscone Center, is the largest convention and exhibition complex in San Francisco, California. The complex consists of three main halls spread out across three blocks and 87 acres (35 ha) in the South of Market neighborhood. The convention center originally opened in 1981. It is named after San Francisco former mayor George Moscone, who was assassinated in November 1978.

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  • My first time to the Moscone Center. I am told many updates have been made since last year. Blown away by the convention center. Wide-open lobby and easy registration. Lots of stairways, escalators...  more »
  • We attended the SPIE Photonics West conference. The Moscone Center is huge. The staff was excellent. I was surprised to go downstairs to the exhibition area and when I went upstairs, I came up on the....  more »
  • From the outside, it feels like a small convention center; however, when you go inside, you realize how big and spacious the place really is. Even though there are crowds of people everywhere, you can still find your space to catch up on emails and work. The conference and breakout rooms are massive, and the expo hall on the lower level is impressive. Love the cleanliness and clean air inside (not at all stuffy) and even outside on the patios. I have attended multiple conferences at Moscone and enjoy coming back here. It’s also quite close to everything else happening in the city...
  • Fun place to host Game Developers Conference. Not too tough to remember where you are, but roomy enough to never be shoulder-to-shoulder. Bathrooms are pretty much always in good condition (save for some sinks missing soap). Elevators are somewhat unusually out of sight.

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