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    Who can attend the NAVC Conference?

    We welcome the entire Veterinary Healthcare Team including Veterinarians, Technicians, Practice Managers, Support Staff (Receptionists, Office assistants, etc), Veterinary and Technician Students, members of the Veterinary Industry and more.

    How long is the NAVC Conference?

    There are five days of CE programming (Saturday – Wednesday). The Exhibit Halls are open for four days (Sunday – Wednesday).

    What topics does the NAVC Conference cover?

    The NAVC Conference offers lectures, Hands-on Labs, Masterclasses and Meet the Professor Luncheons in many different topics including:

    What is included in an NAVC Conference Registration?

    NAVC Conference registration includes Scientific Sessions, Exhibit Hall access, daily lunch service, shuttle bus service and evening entertainment. Hands-on Labs, Masterclasses, Meet the Professor Luncheons and Behind the Scenes Tours require an additional fee.

    What is the cost to attend the NAVC Conference?

    The price varies depending on when you register and what category you fit into (Veterinarian, Veterinary Technician, Support Staff, Student, etc.). Our Early Registration price ends on October 14 at midnight, and there is another price increase on December 15. Full NAVC Conference registration costs will be posted here, once they are announced.

    How many hours of Continuing Education can I earn at the NAVC Conference?

    With more than 1,200 CE credit hours to chose from, an attendee can attain as many as 41.5 hours of CE by taking advantage of the full slate of scheduled sessions in the course of the five-day NAVC Conference.

    Does the NAVC Conference feature an Exhibit Hall?

    Yes, we do – now, all in one place. We welcome over 650 different companies selling everything from the latest surgical equipment to custom website packages to animal themed jewelry. Learn more on our Exhibit Hall page.

    What entertainment is available in the evenings during the NAVC Conference?

    We offer fun events every evening for all attendees. Check out our Events & Entertainment page for all of the details on the upcoming Conference.

    Can my family and friends attend Conference with me? What are they allowed to do?

    Yes! You may purchase a Guest Badge for adult family members or friends for $85 (children under 18 do not need a Guest Badge). A Guest Badge allows access to the Exhibit Halls, evening entertainment and shuttle buses. It does not allow access to scientific sessions. We also offer a fun child care option as well as a number of Family Tours, plus discounted tickets to Disney and Universal Theme parks and other Orlando area attractions. Check out our Events & Entertainment as well as our Tours page for all of the details. See all our Family services and information.

    How many people attended the NAVC Conference 2017?

    NAVC Conference 2017 Attendance: 17,139 TOTAL

    How many international attendees come to the conference?

    The NAVC Conference 2017 hailed over 1,000 international attendees from more than 80 different countries.

    What states do US attendees come from?

    The NAVC Conference includes attendees from these states.

    Where do I stay while in Orlando for the NAVC Conference?

    We negotiate rates with several area hotels in addition to the three host hotels. Specific rates and locations can be found here.

    How do I install the NAVC Conference Digital Proceedings eBooks?

    Note: The proceeding files can be large, download times may vary greatly based on internet connection. We recommend downloading and setting up access from a reliable home internet connection.

    For installation instructions, please find your Device and Recommended format from the list:


    #Windows 7 or Newer
    If you don’t already have a favorite eBook app or program, check out Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) for reading EPUBs on a Windows Computer. Once installed, open the EPUB edition of your Proceedings using ADE. Download the EPUB file using the proceedings download link in your email.
    Older than Windows 7? We are unable to support eReaders on operating systems older than Windows 7. However please cosider accessing the PDF edition using Adobe Reader or an alternative PDF viewer.


    If you have MacOS 10.9 and up, ensure you have installed the latest update for iBooks from the app store. Open the EPUB file and watch as your Mac automatically opens in iBooks.
    Running MacOS 10.8? We suggest installing Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) then opening the EPUB file..
    Older than 10.8? We are unable to support eReaders on MacOS versions older than 10.8. Please partner with Apple Support regarding upgrade options. Alternatively, you can use the PDF version of your digital copy, accessible using MacOS Preview or Adobe Reader

    Ensure you have the latest version of iOS installed on your device. iBooks is a free, built-in eReader app. If your device is running ios 8 or older, you will have to download iBooks from the app store. Using the proceedings download link emailed to you, select the EPUB file directly on your device. Please allow a few minutes for download, installation and opening of the file.

    Download and ensure you have the latest Amazon Kindle software installed on your device. Using the proceedings download link emailed to you, select the MOBI file directly on your device. Please allow a few minutes for download, installation and opening of the file


    #Kindle Fire
    Ensure you have the latest Kindle software version installed on your device. Using the proceedings download link emailed to you, select the MOBI file directly on your device. Please allow a few minutes for download, installation and opening of the file.

    Plug your Kindle to the USB port of your computer.
    On a Mac or PC, access the download link emailed to you and begin the download. Do NOT open, Save the files to your Desktop.
    Navigate to the location where you downloaded the mobi files. Select and copy them to the computers clipboard. CTRL+C/CMD+C or Edit → Copy
    Access your Kindle in the File Explorer/Finder menu:
    Windows: Start → Computer → Kindle
    Mac: Finder → Kindle
    4 Open the Documents folder in the Kindle and CTRL+V/CMD+V or Edit → Paste the mobi files. On paste completion, safely disconnect the Kindle from the USB drive and access from your Kindle.

    Other Devices
    If your device was not addressed in any of the above solutions?
    There is a PDF version available:
    Open the email containing the proceedings download link you received. Click on the PDF edition and open using the PDF viewer of your choice. Please allow a few minutes for download, installation and opening of the file.


    How do I become an exhibitor?

    Click here to learn more about becoming an NAVC Conference exhibitor. 

    As an exhibitor when do I get to register?

    Each’s company’s manager will be provided a link to register all personnel staff the first part of October.

    As an exhibitor when is set up and move out?

    All exhibits must be completed and fully operational by 5:00 PM on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Security personnel will be verifying wrist bands (distributed at the entrances of the Exhibit Hall and at registration) during set up hours.

    Move in Hours (wristbands available)
    Exhibitor Registration Hours
    Registration Desk located in the West Concourse lobby foyer between Halls D and E.
    Exhibit Hall Hours
    Daily Breaks
    Prepare for a RUSH in the Exhibit Hall during the following daily breaks:
    Food and Refreshments
    Food and refreshments are readily available to all attendees at the NAVC Deli. We encourage you to break for lunch at 11:00 AM in order to accommodate the registrant lunch crowd starting at 11:45 AM. This will allow the registrants additional time to shop the Exhibit Hall. The NAVC Deli inside the Exhibit Hall feature an array of freshly prepared foods and is open Sunday through Wednesday. Exhibitor badges carry an alloted daily lunch allowance. To purchase additional badges see p 8 for details. The Exhibitor Lounge, located near the back of the Exhibit Hall serves continental breakfast and an afternoon snack.
    Dismantling Hours (wristbands available)
    Exhibitors who begin packing and teardown before 2:00 PM on Wednesday will forfeit their space in the Exhibit Hall the following year.
    All booths must be completely cleared by:
    Thursday, February 9: 12:00 PM

    How much does it cost to exhibit at the NAVC Conference?

    In an effort to simplify pricing for our exhibitors, the NAVC has begun pricing booth space by square foot, according to the following levels:
    Commercial Booth Fees (Price/sq. ft.)

    Non-Profit Booth(Price/sq. ft.)

    What is included with a booth at the NAVC Conference?

    Your Booth Space Purchase Includes the Following:

    Allotted badges have full CE credit available. Preregistration and prepayment are required for a Hands-on Laboratory or any session with additional fees.

    Where do I go to find out about furniture, electricity, lead retrieval etc.?
    Freeman is the official NAVC Exhibit Services vendor. The NAVC Conference 2017 Freeman Booth Service Kit outlines essential information and forms. Take advantage of maximum discounts by ordering early and ordering online.
    As an exhibitor who can I talk to about advertising and sponsorship?
    Whitney Brockman, Director of Sales
    WBrockman@NAVC.com | P: +1.336.944.2363
    Jamie Laws, Strategic Accounts Manager East
    JLaws@NAVC.com | P: +1.336.420.5428
    Kim Zillioux, Strategic Accounts Manager West
    KZillioux@NAVC.com | P: +1.706.429.3457
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