Family-Friendly Services

ASTRO welcomes caregivers and working parents along with their children to the Annual Meeting. We have compiled the following resources and information to assist with your family's plans.

Local Resources

San Diego Attractions

San Diego is a unique destination for conventions that lends itself for either extending your stay or having your family accompany you. Explore the many fun and exciting family experiences in San Diego, such as the San Diego Zoo, Seaworld San Diego, beautiful beaches and the breathtaking natural surroundings!

Off-site Child Care Services

If you are traveling with your children and are in need of child care services during the day or evening, the following child care provider is available for in-room babysitting. Please contact the provider directly to make your reservation.


  • Rates start at $30/hour with a four-hour minimum and 24-hour cancellation policy.
  • All Sitterwise caregivers are hired on a referral basis only, are vetted by Sitterwise (including LiveScan fingerprinting) and are CPR and First Aid certified.
  • All infants under the age of 12 months are assigned a baby specialist. This is a caregiver who has either raised children of her own or who has significant experience caring for infants.
  • You can make your reservation directly online through the Sitterwise website or call directly at 619-663-4379.

This resource is provided solely as information for the convenience of ASTRO Annual Meeting attendees and is based on information made publicly available on the internet. ASTRO does not endorse or recommend any specific child care provider or individual person, including any listed herein. ASTRO has not conducted any inspection of the child care providers listed and does not guarantee nor warranty, either express or implied, the accuracy, completeness, suitability or reliability of any child care providers or information associated therewith. ASTRO expressly disclaims any and all responsibility for any current or future problems that may arise with regard to child care. All ASTRO Annual Meeting attendees are encouraged to exercise their own good judgment when evaluating a child care provider.

At the Meeting

Because of the nature of the programs and forums, no one under the age of 18 will be admitted to any official ASTRO function without first being registered by their parent or guardian. Children and caregivers will need to be registered at the on-site registration counter at the San Diego Convention Center. All attendees must adhere to the Annual Meeting Attendee Policies.

Strollers, baby carriers or similar devices are permitted in meeting rooms and the Exhibit Hall (during regular Exhibit Hall show hours only) as long as they do not block aisles or emergency exits. Parents/guardians who bring children into meeting sessions, the Poster (during regular Poster Hall hours only) or Exhibit Hall, or any other meeting functions or areas are asked to help maintain a professional, disturbance-free environment. Children must be supervised at all times.

Mother’s Lounge

For nursing mothers, please feel free to use the Mother’s Lounge located at the San Diego Convention Center in Room 21 on the upper level.

Meditation Room

In need of a quiet place to meditate or pray? A Meditation Room will be available at the San Diego Convention Center in Room 27A on the upper level.

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