Bring the Kids to SC
Registration for Children
All children (of any age) must be registered at the Special Assistance desk in the registration area. This information is needed in the event of an emergency or if a child needs to be reunited with a parent.
Access policies differ according to the age of the child and the particular conference venue involved.
Child Access to Exhibits
To keep family members safe and comply with our insurance, child access to the exhibit hall is restricted based on age:
- Only children 16 years of age or older are allowed in the exhibit hall during installation, dismantling, or outside of exhibition hours.
- Children ages 12–16 are allowed in the exhibit hall during regular hours, provided they have their own Exhibits Hall Only pass. Each child must wear (gets to wear!) a badge and must be accompanied by a registered adult at all times.
- During the Family Day session (Wednesday, 4–6 pm), parents and children of all ages are invited to walk through the exhibit hall. No additional fee is required, though all family members must register at the Assisted Registration Desk and obtain a wristband.
Child Access to Sessions
Children 6 months and under may be brought into all conference sessions. If the child begins to fuss or becomes a distraction to other attendees, the parent should step out to address the needs of the child. Reentry will be permitted once the disruption is resolved.
For children 6 months and older, on-site child care is available with a licensed vendor, for a nominal fee.
Sometimes you just need a quiet place to be with your child. At the convention center, we will have a Parents Room with private feeding areas, refrigerators, changing tables, lockers to store your personal items, and plush chairs. We hope this room provides you a comfortable place to spend time with your child while you are away from home.
The Parents Room is intended for parents with infants. This will ensure peace and quiet for parents caring for their babies.
Parents Room Hours:
Sunday, 8 am–6 pm
Monday, 8 am–9 pm
Tuesday, 8 am–7 pm
Wednesday, 8 am–7 pm
Thursday, 8 am–6 pm
Friday, 8 am–noon
On-Site Child Care
Child care services are available in the convention center to registered attendees and exhibitors. For a small fee, children between the ages of 6 months and 12 years can participate.
Welcome families! Any registered attendee can register for a Family Day pass. On Wednesday from 4–6 pm, come to the Exhibits Hall and show your family around. Children of all ages are invited. Pass on your love of SC and HPC!