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FAQ: Registration and Reservations

How do I register for NTI?
You can register online or download a registration form to register by mail: 

AACN
Attn: Customer Care
101 Columbia
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Fax: 949-362-2020
Phone: 800-899-2226

If you register in advance, you can jump right into NTI with your name badge and event tickets in hand. With your name badge, proceed directly to bag pick-up when you arrive. You do not need to visit Registration. If your name badge does not arrive before you leave for Boston, pick it up on-site at Registration.


How do I register for Sunrise Sessions?
Reservation requests for NTI sunrise sessions with limited seating are handled through My NTI. To reserve, simply add a Sunrise Session with available seating to your schedule.


How do I make changes to my registration after I have registered?
To add or change a preconference, purchase additional Nurses’ Night Off tickets or the Certification Celebration dinner, please call customer care at: 800-899-2226.


What if my plans change?
If your plans change unexpectedly, we must receive a cancellation request in writing by April 27, 2018, to qualify for a refund. A cancellation fee of $75 will be deducted from your refund. Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing. Requests may be submitted via email to chelley.damato@aacn.org, faxed to (949)448-5549 or mailed to Chelley D’Amato, AACN, 101 Columbia, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656.


Can I register on-site?
Yes, you can register on-site for the full conference or a single day at Registration.


Can I bring my kids to NTI?
Bring your kids for a vacation in Boston. However, children are not permitted in educational sessions and we do not encourage bringing children to the Critical Care Exposition. If necessary, children will be admitted only when accompanied by a badge-wearing NTI participant at all times. For the safety of attendees and exhibitors, strollers are not permitted in the exhibit hall.


Can I bring a guest to NTI?
Yes, but NTI guests have limited access. Guests can accompany a badge-wearing NTI participant for free in the exhibit hall. For $25, your guest can attend the Super Sessions and walk through the exhibit hall. Guest badges are available at Registration.


What are the special conference fees that apply for guests and prospective exhibitors.

Type Cost for Badge Access Allowed Special Requirements
Guest of registered attendee $25 per guest Exhibit Hall when open, Super Sessions Registered attendee must apply for Guest Badge on-site
Exhibits only; guest of registered attendee No cost Exhibit Hall when open Registered attendee must apply for Exhibits-only badge on-site
Prospective Exhibitor $100 for up to two badges; $50 for each additional badge in excess of two Exhibit Hall when open Must complete Prospective Exhibitor Form while applying for badge on-site

FAQ: Planning Ahead

How do I know ahead of time what educational sessions will be offered?
On the NTI sessions page, you can filter sessions by date, topic, level, patient population, session type, CERP category, pharmacology content and/or API.


How do I plan my schedule?
Use My NTI to create and personalize your program to find relevant educational sessions and other learning opportunities to include in your plan. Don’t forget to add scheduled NTI celebratory and social networking activities. And most importantly, block time to have lunch or take a break. We do not include dedicated breaks for lunch or specific times to visit the Critical Care Expo in our scheduling. Plan your schedule based on your educational needs and interests and consider building some downtime into your plan for lunch.


What other planning tools are available?
Make the most of your NTI experience by participating in our online community, My NTI. My NTI keeps your conference planning all in one place and at your fingertips. Update your profile with a photo, bio and networking interests to connect with other attendees and learning facilitators. You can create your schedule; network online and share information with each other; and reserve a space in Sunrise Sessions simply by adding the session to your schedule.


Are session handouts available ahead of time?
Learning facilitators are asked to upload their handouts to My NTI. Any available handouts can be accessed by opening a session from the list and clicking on the handout. You can also contact the facilitator by starting a discussion on My NTI if you have any questions. Due to copyright laws, AACN cannot reproduce and distribute session materials on behalf of the facilitator.


Where can I obtain auxiliary aids in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act?
Contact Scoot Around Corp. at 888-441-7575 or Penfield's BCEC at 512-505-2330 for wheelchair or scooter rentals. Please email chelley.damato@aacn.org for all other auxiliary aids by Monday, April 23,2018.


Where can I purchase NTI Commemorative Items?
Purchase a wide-range of commemorative items while supplies last. Products will also be available in our on-site Bookstore at the convention center.


What educational offerings are there for advanced practice nurses? Can I only go to API sessions?
The Advanced Practice Institute (API) at NTI offers our advance practice nurses the opportunity to get preconference, clinical, hands-on, leadership development and pharmacology sessions all in one place. Any NTI or API registered attendee may attend any session or event unless it is identified “ticketed session” or “invitation only.”


What networking opportunities are available during the week?
Connect with colleagues prior to, during and after NTI. At the conference, meet peers, facilitators and experts in the classroom, the Resource Center and celebratory gatherings. Update your profile on MY NTI with a photo, bio and networking interests to connect with other attendees and learning facilitators.


What should I pack?
Bring a pair or two of comfortable shoes, or break in new shoes before the conference. Meeting room temperatures often fluctuate, so pack and plan to dress in layers. It’s a good idea to bring a lightweight jacket or sweater to the convention center even if the weather in Boston is warm.

FAQ: When You Arrive

How can I get oriented?
Familiarizing yourself with the convention center layout and key locations will make it that much easier to get around quickly once the conference begins.

  • “Navigating NTI 101” will be offered Sunday, 4:15-5:30 p.m. in BCEC, Ballroom West and Monday, 8-9:15 a.m. in the same room.
  • Tours of the convention center will be offered Sunday, beginning at 10 a.m. every 30 minutes. The last tour will be at 5 p.m. Meet in the Resource Center to join members of the NTI and API program planning committees for a tour.
  • Members of the NTI and API program planning committees can assist you at stations conveniently located in the convention center. NTI Assist locations are indicated on the Participant Map in your attendee bag.
  • Digital signs outside each session room indicate the current session, upcoming sessions in the room that day, and if the session will be repeated or recorded and available online after the conference.

To make the most of my NTI experience, what should I do when I arrive at the conference?
We highly recommend you attend one of the Navigating NTI 101 sessions. The Program Planning Committee Chairs offer strategies to help you navigate your way through NTI and provide an overview of the resources available to plan your schedule, including the online scheduler, MyNTI, and the printed program guide and schedule included in the NTI attendee bag. If you arrive early, consider joining members of the NTI and API program planning committees for a tour of the convention center on Sunday. Familiarizing yourself with the convention center layout and key locations will make it that much easier to get around quickly once the conference begins.


Where can I find up-to-date news and information once the conference starts?
Conference news, alerts and late-breaking session updates and schedule changes are available real-time on My NTI. You can also look for session updates on Facebook and Twitter and in NTI Voices.


Where can I find information about nearby dining options?
Boston is overflowing with much-sought-after culinary gems, and downtown offers one of the best places in the city to experience those delicious dining opportunities. Some of the area’s most beloved restaurants are just steps from the convention center.

  • Inside your attendee bag you will receive a Participant Map, which includes a Food Locator that identifies food locations and their hours in and adjacent to the BCEC.

FAQ: Information for International Travelers

I am traveling from another country. Does AACN provide a visa travel letter?
The NTI visa travel letter is for healthcare professionals who need a visa to attend NTI 2018 in Boston. The letter implies no obligation, financial or otherwise, by AACN. We advise visa applicants to apply for their visa as soon as travel to the U.S. is considered, and no later than six months before the conference. Email info@aacn.org to request a visa travel letter, providing:

  1. Full name
  2. Complete address and postal code to receive U.S. international mail
  3. Phone number and email to receive the visa travel letter
  4. Official name and address of your place of employment

Where can I find more detailed information about applying for a visa?
Visit the International Travel website for more detailed information. If you have any specific problems securing your visa, contact the Bureau of Counselor Affairs at businessvisa@state.gov.