November Exhibitor Bulletin

Exhibitor Portal — ExpoGuide Description, Staff Badges, Payments and Invoices

The Exhibitor Portal is now available for you to enter your ExpoGuide description and product category listing, request staff badges, make booth payments and print your invoice. The ExpoGuide description and product category listing should be entered by February 5, 2016, to be included in the ExpoGuide. If you have any questions regarding the Exhibitor Portal, please contact Maribel Aguayo at

Exhibitor Housing

Exhibitor housing is now open! Go to and be sure to book early because after April 14, 2016, reservations are subject to availability. Exhibitors who cancel room reservations on or after April 15, 2016 will forfeit their first night's room and tax deposit for each room canceled. If you have any questions, please call Convention Housing Management, the AACN Housing Bureau, at 800-340-1840.

Exhibitor Housing Alert
Please be aware of unauthorized email solicitations from non-official vendors offering housing options for NTI 2016 in New Orleans. AACN has not approved these emails nor have we given these companies your email address. We strongly encourage you to make hotel reservations with Convention Housing Management.

ExpoEd — Education on the Exhibit Floor

NTI exhibitors can offer education on the exhibit floor through ExpoEd activities, which apply concepts and principles about patient care and clinical practice. Activities use a variety of formats — for example, live and multimedia presentations, computer-assisted self-learning and hands-on demonstrations — and must adhere to the high standards of AACN ’s educational plan. ExpoEd presentations may discuss your company's equipment, products and services. Nurses can earn CERPs toward their AACN certification renewal for these approved educational activities on the show floor. Videotaping of ExpoEd sessions is not allowed without the prior written consent of AACN. Application information is posted at If you have questions, please contact Chelley D'Amato at 800-394-5995 ext. 269 or email

Sunrise Sessions — Corporate-Supported Satellite Symposia

Sunrise Sessions provide your organization with a unique opportunity to host an exclusive educational session Tuesday, May 17 or Wednesday, May 18, from 7-8:30 a.m. These extremely popular breakfast sessions are designed and planned by a corporate sponsor, from selecting the educational topic and expert presenter to determining the size of the audience. AACN offers NTI attendees continuing education recognition points (CERPs) for Sunrise Sessions. CERPs are an AACN designation for nurses to fulfill continuing education requirements to maintain AACN certifications and are similar, but not equivalent, to a CNE or CME contact hour. Apply before November 15, 2015, to receive great benefits, including:

  • A $2,000 savings on your Sunrise Session fees and a priority time slot 
  • Greater exposure for your session by being included in NTI promotional materials

Opportunities are limited. If you are interested in sponsoring a Sunrise Session and would like to discuss the benefits, please contact Susan Flynn at 800-394-5995, ext. 511 or email

Sponsorship Opportunities

For sponsorship opportunities please visit or contact Randy Bauler, CEM, at 800-394-5995 ext. 366 or email



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