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    ATTENDEE QUESTIONS

    How many hours of Continuing Education can I earn at VMX?

    With more than 1,200 CE credit hours to select 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 conference.

    Does VMX feature an Expo Hall?

    Yes, we do. 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 Expo Hall page.

    What entertainment is available in the evenings during VMX?

    We offer fun events every evening for all attendees. Check out our Events & Entertainment page for all the details on the upcoming conference, once they’re announced.

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

    Yes! You may purchase up to four (4) Guest Badges for adult family members or friends for $85 (children under 18 do not need a Guest Badge). A Guest Badge allows access to the Expo Hall, 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

    What states do attendees come from?

    StateAttendeesPercentage
    Florida3,73523.7%
    Georgia7764.92%
    New York7444.72%
    California6934.4%
    New Jersey5273.34%
    Missouri5043.2%
    Ohio4993.17%
    Illinois4793.04%
    North Carolina4652.95%
    Kansas4562.89%
    Texas4492.85%
    Colorado4132.62%
    Pennsylvania4022.55%
    Indiana3882.46%
    Massachusetts3362.13%
    Michigan3051.94%
    Maine2961.88%
    Minnesota2771.76%
    South Carolina2671.69%
    Wisconsin2561.62%
    Maryland2451.55%
    Virginia2351.49%
    Washington2081.32%
    Tennessee1911.21%
    Connecticut1801.14%
    Alabama1581%
    Kentucky140.89%
    Arizona121.77%
    Oregon109.69%
    Iowa106.67%
    Oklahoma101.64%
    Nevada70.44%
    New Hampshire69.44%
    Delaware68.43%
    Louisiana68.43%
    Nebraska65.41%
    Idaho62.39%
    Vermont60.38%
    Puerto Rico59.37%
    West Virginia51.32%
    Mississippi40.25%
    Mississippi36.23%
    New Mexico36.23%
    Utah34.22%
    North Dakota31.2%
    Rhode Island31.2%
    Montana29.18%
    Wyoming20.13%
    South Dakota18.11%
    Hawaii13.08%

    How many international attendees come to the conference?

    The NAVC Conference 2017 hailed attendees from more than 80 different countries.

    Where do I stay while in Orlando for VMX?

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

    Who can attend VMX?

    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 VMX?

    There are five days of CE programming (Saturday – Wednesday). The Expo Hall is open for four days (Sunday – Wednesday).

    What topics does VMX cover?

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

    What is included in VMX registration?

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

    What is the cost to attend VMX?

    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 16 at midnight, and there is another price increase on December 15. Full VMX registration costs will be posted here, once they are announced.

    How do I install the VMX 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:

    PC

    #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.

    Mac

    #MacOS
    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

    #iOS
    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.

    Android
    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

    Amazon

    #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.

    #Kindle
    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.

    EXHIBITOR QUESTIONS

    How do I become an exhibitor?

    Click here to learn more about becoming a VMX 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 3, 2018. Security personnel will be verifying wrist bands (distributed at the entrances of the Expo Hall and at registration) during set up hours.

    Move in Hours (wristbands available)
    Exhibitor Registration Hours
    Expo Hall Hours
    Daily Breaks
    Prepare for a RUSH in the Expo Hall during the following daily breaks:
    Food and Refreshments
    Food and refreshments are readily available to all attendees at the VMX 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 Expo Hall. The VMX Deli inside the Expo 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 Expo 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 Expo Hall the following year.
    All booths must be completely cleared by:
    Thursday, February 8: 12:00 PM

    How much does it cost to exhibit at VMX?

    Exhibit booth pricing can be found by clicking here.

    What is included with a booth at VMX?

    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 VMX Exhibit Services vendor. The VMX 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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