San Mateo

October 16-18, 2020

San Mateo County Event Center, Expo Hall

Fri. 11am-5pm | Sat. 11am-5pm | Sun 11am-4pm

Register for Free

Complimentary show services will enhance your Abilities Expo experience

Show Services

Adult Changing Area

Provided compliments of Abilities Expo

If the person you are caring for is too large for the infant changing tables, please take advantage of the adult changing area near the restrooms. This space is draped-off for privacy and contains a padded table for easy on/off access, wipes for cleaning the person, disinfectant and paper towels to wipe down the table before after use, and a trash bin for soiled material.


Accessibility Help Desk, Provided compliments of Abilities Expo

There will be American Sign Language interpretation services available to assist anyone requiring sign language translation at the Accessibility Help Desk in the Lobby in front of the Exhibit Hall. This is a complimentary service and is offered on a first come, first served basis during show days and hours.


Braille and large print versions of the exhibitor list and the events/workshops schedule will be available by request at the registration counters. 


Provided compliments of Abilities Expo

CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) services will be available at all of the workshops. This service will caption everything said by the presenters and display the text on a large screen, especially to benefit the attendees who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.


For those utilizing screen reader software, please find an Expo exhibitor list here.


Provided Compliments of Pride Mobility

Pride Mobility is sponsoring free loaner scooters on a first-come; first-served basis. A government-issued photo ID is required to participate in this offer. This service is available during show days and hours until 2:00 pm on Sunday, the final day of the event.

Free Shuttle from San Francisco International Airport to San Mateo Marriott SFO

A complimentary, accessible shuttle runs from the San Francisco International Airport to San Mateo Marriott SFO once an hour between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm at approximately 15 to 20 minutes after the hour. There are two ADA wheelchair seats available on each shuttle and it departs from the hotel to the airport at the top of the hour. The shuttle will pick up and drop off on the departure level in the center island under the sign that says "Hotel Shuttle." No reservations are necessary and, if you have questions, please contact the hotel at (650) 653-6000.


Provided Compliments of Frog Legs

Free maintenance will be provided on a first come, first served basis. This service will end one hour before the show ends each day.


The First Aid Office is located on site and will be open during show hours.


The food service and seating area is at the back of the exhibit hall and will be open until one hour before closing on show days.


Accessibility Help Desk

For your convenience, our Accessibility Help Desk, located in the Lobby in front of the Exhibit Hall, is where any show-related questions may be answered. Any lost items turned in to Show Management will be held here until the close of the show. All remaining items will be given to Building Security.


Accessibility Help Desk, Provided compliments of Abilities Expo

For your convenience, there will be a Personal Care Service Attendant to assist guests during show hours for their personal needs (rest room assistance, filling out forms, etc.) Should you require assistance for show-related activities, please stop by the Accessibility Help Desk. This is a complimentary service and is offered on a first come, first served basis during show days and hours.


When your power chair gets low on juice and requires charging, just roll over to the Power Chair Charging Station located in the lobby. Electrical outlets are available there on a first come, first served basis for you to plug in and charge up.


Please obtain a receipt for any purchases made on the premises of Abilities Expo. These should be shown to the guard as you depart the Exhibit Hall. If you do not have a receipt, you will be asked to return to the booth where the item was purchased to get one.


Provided compliments of Abilities Expo

For your convenience and comfort of your animal, there will be a Service Dog Relief Area located on site. Water, a water bowl, plastic bags and a trash bin are also provided for your convenience and there’s even a red fire hydrant!! We appreciate you picking up after your animal.

Hotel Accommodations

We want your visit to the Expo to be a positive experience both on and off the show floor. Stay tuned for more information about one of our stylish hotel partners.

Par Avion Meetings & Conventions is the ONLY official housing company for Abilities Expo. To ensure that your hotel accommodations are booked under the official negotiated hotel and room rates for Abilities Expo, please only book through Par Avion Meetings and Conventions. Beware of soliciting travel agencies! In past years we have been alerted of several travel agencies aggressively soliciting event attendees. It is important to note that the information these agencies provide is often untrue, many times involving non-existent room blocks, non-refundable deposits and false rates.

Par Avion can be reached at (866) 364-9508 and (310) 590-4729 from 6 am to 5 pm, Pacific Standard Time.

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