EXHIBITORS DESCRIPTIONS

 

Alliance Exposition Services
Booth: 118
Sarah Linder
44880 Falcon Pl Ste 113
Sterling, VA 20166
Phone: (703) 528-2001
Email:
slinder@alliance-exposition.com  
Website:
www.alliance-exposition.com  
Alliance Exposition Services is a Nationwide General Service Contractor that provides  turn-key Trade Show and Event solutions. Services include trade show equipment, labor, transportation, exhibits, floral, audio visual and graphics.  Alliance is committed to unparalleled service for any size event. The Alliance team has experience in the hands-on production and management of trade shows and exhibits.  Alliance professionals are accustomed to performing in high-visibility environments and look forward to lending our expertise to your event. The Alliance team routinely develops not only premier expositions for our clients, but fosters long-term relationships with them, allowing us to provide superior service.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Booth: 104
Gene Throwe
1 Dupont Cir NW Ste 530
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 463-6930
Email:
gthrowe@aacn.nche.edu
Website:
www.aacn.nche.edu
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for baccalaureate and graduate programs in nursing. Representing more than 740 schools nationwide, AACN works to establish quality standards for professional nursing programs, provides expert assistance to deans and faculty looking to implement those standards, influences the nursing profession to improve health care, and promotes public support for professional nursing education, research, and practice.

Atlanta-Cobb Travel & Tourism
Booth: 111
Chris Colbert
One Galleria Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: (678) 303-2636
Fax: (678) 303-2625
Email:
ccolbert@travelcobb.org
Website:
www.travelcobb.org
Renovated in 2013, Atlanta’s Cobb Galleria Centre…Atlanta’s ONLY convention center physically attached to a hotel…is 10 mins north of downtown & 20 mins north of airport. 144,000gsf of contiguous exhibit floor space (4 halls @ 36,000gsf each); 25,000sf Ballroom + 24 breakouts ALL on ONE level. No Union Fees & FREE Parking. The newly renovated 521-room Renaissance Waverly (AAA-4 Diamond), is connected to the centre and provides additional meeting space, spa, indoor/outdoor pools and FREE parking. Over 3,000 sleeping rooms are in the immediate area. Nearby, The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre with 2,750 seats, opened in 2007 and is home to the Atlanta Ballet, Opera, Broadway touring companies, concerts and special events. FREE hotel shuttles operate within 3-5 mile radius. Numerous restaurants & shopping are within EZ walking or shuttle. Daily Airport Shuttle and EZ Interstate access are top priorities for multiple Meeting Professionals who return to the Cobb Galleria Centre annually. You’re invited to Atlanta’s Sweet Spot!

Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau
Booth: 127
Sara McCabe
6212 N. Moody
Chicago, IL 60646
Phone: (773) 774-1342
Email: smccabe@austintexas.org

Website:
www.austintexas.org
Austin is the capital of Texas, home of the University of Texas at Austin® and gateway to the beautiful Hill Country. As the Live Music Capital of the World®, the city has a soundtrack all its own. Live music venues flourish with rock, indie, pop and Tejano. World-class restaurants with legendary barbeque and farm-to-table cuisine whet your appetite. One-of-a-kind boutiques line South Congress and the 2nd Street district. Head to the heart of downtown for a cool dip in Barton Springs or try stand-up paddle boarding on Lady Bird Lake. When it comes to Austin what you hear is true. www.austintexas.org

AV for You
Booth: 146
Andrew Nygaard
6225 Cambridge Street #23
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Phone: (952) 500-8839
Email:
andrew@avforyou.com
Website:
www.avforyou.com

Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau
Booth: 129
Lori D. Morrison
736 Market St, Fl 18 (18th Floor)
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 424-4432
Fax: (423) 265-1630
Email:
lorid@chattanoogacvb.com
Website:
www.chattanoogameetings.com
Chattanooga is centrally located in the Southeast within a 3 hour drive of 10 million people! Chattanooga boasts one of the nation's top ten green convention centers, a state-of-the-art, one-level, 185,000 square foot facility. We offer 9000 guest rooms in the metro area, an airport that offers non-stop and one-stop connections to over 1000 destinations, a free zero-emission electric shuttle system and unique off-site function venues and recreational options. Free time in Chattanooga means attendees can enjoy a fabulous assortment of restaurants, museums, the scenic beauty of the riverfront and surrounding mountains.

Choose Chicago
Booth: 101
Monika Anger
301 E Cermak Rd
Chicago, IL 60616
Phone: (312) 567-8469
Email:
manger@choosechicago.com
Website:
www.choosechicago.com
Chicago is more than just a big city. Besides its striking downtown, which includes some of the tallest buildings in the world, Chicago has a distinctive coastline, hundreds of vibrant parks and more than 200 unique neighborhoods. In Chicago you will find incredible shopping on The Magnificent Mile, a Michelin-rated dining scene and exciting nightlife. The city also vaunts more than 40 museums, five regional Tony Award-winning theaters and, no matter the season, a sports team to cheer to victory. Chicago's neighborhoods represent more than 100 countries and it's through this diversity and profound city culture that we are able to develop the country's best restaurants, theaters and museums. Enjoy your visit to Chicago. We hope to see you again soon. Visit ChooseChicago.com for more information.

Cincinnati USA
Booth: 117
Jennifer Green
525 Vine St Ste 1500
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 621-2142
Email:
jgreen@cincyusa.com
Website:
www.cincyusa.com
Look at us now! The transformation in Cincinnati USA is stunning. The new Cincinnati is humming with style, fun and excitement. We're a city reborn, with the total package for hosting your next meeting.

  • Five new hotels and more than 3,000 rooms just steps from the Duke Energy Convention Center
  • Two new downtown dining and entertainment districts            
  • New downtown Horseshoe Casino
  • More than 200 downtown shops and boutiques

Include this renewed spirit of sophistication and fun in your next RFP. Call us at 800.543.2613 or visit CincyUSA.com

CVBs of Rhode Island
Booth: 139
Kathleen Ceseretti
10 Memorial Blvd
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 456-0234
Email:
kceseretti@pwcvb.com
Website:
www.GoProvidence.com
Rhode Island is an ideal destination for meetings and conventions. The state offers a wealth of meeting and convention facilities, ranging from intimate historic inns and B&Bs to the state-of-the-art RI Convention & Entertainment Complex. The Newport and Providence CVBs offer a staff of experts, who are eager to assist in planning a memorable meeting or event. When looking for a spectacular location to host your next event - one that combines top-notch facilities, exciting and unique locales, and a seasoned, friendly hospitality community - you’ve come to the right place: Rhode Island.

Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau
Booth: 113
Cathy Brady
211 W Fort Street, Suite 1000
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 202-1909
Fax: (313) 202-1809
Email:
cbrady@meetdetroit.com
Website:
www.meetdetroit.com
Detroit. We’re a city on the comeback; eager to show the world why we are a total-package destination not to be missed. Thousands of square feet of meeting space is up for the taking at the fully renovated Cobo Center and other unforgettable venues around the city. Plentiful accommodations – keep counting past 40,000 rooms – are available and competitively priced. We’ve even got an award-winning airport ranked the best in customer satisfaction. Plus, new restaurants, retail and entertainment options are popping up everywhere. Whatever combination of options you demand for your next meeting, your success is waiting in Detroit. Visit meetdetroit.com.

Digitell, Inc.
Booth: 143
Steven Parker
111 W 2nd St Fl 3
Jamestown, NY 14701
Phone: (800) 249-2662
Fax: (716) 664-2047
Email:
sparker@digitellinc.com
Website:
www.digitellinc.com
Digitell, Inc. offers a variety of successful online event solutions that includes Virtual Events, Live Streaming, Webinars and Session Re-Broadcasts. Digitell can stream your content to any mobile device, tablet, web site and portal for full distribution of content. A complete hosting, e-commerce and marketing portal, Prolibraries.com will deliver your content in a variety of different formats for maximum distribution and exposure. Complete with modules that include an online syllabus, electronic evaluations, automated CE process, a scheduler and a multimedia exhibitor directory, Prolibraries.com is the most complete and successful online event solution at a price that fits your budget.

Explore Asheville - Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Booth: 142
Shawn Boone
36 Montford Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: (828) 258-6105
Fax: (828) 254-6054
Email:
sboone@exploreasheville.com
Website:
www.ExploreAsheville.com
Asheville is recognized as one of America’s most vibrant destinations. Breathtaking mountain scenery is met with a sophisticated yet bohemian culture, providing an ideal backdrop for inspired meetings. The area is home to Biltmore Estate, diverse outdoor adventures, a lively downtown, amazing food and a vibrant craft beer scene. From AAA Four Diamond resorts to LEED Certified hotels, Asheville offers 7,000+ hotel rooms and meeting options from 2,500 to 83,000 square feet. Asheville Regional Airport serves 750,000 passengers per year, offering non-stop flights and easy connections through major US hubs. Here you’ll find an atmosphere that never fails to invigorate the spirit.

Express Evaluations
Booth: 121
Glenn McKittrick
1 S Main St
Elburn, IL 60119
Phone: (800) 432-9123
Email:
glenn@express-evaluations.com
Website:
www.express-evaluations.com
Express Evaluations provides design, processing, and reporting services for CE events, including session and speaker evaluations as well as Demographic and Overall reports. The evaluations can be web-based or paper-based. CE calculations and certificates are integrated with the evaluations. We can work with you on follow-up surveys and post-tests to help show the positive outcome of your educational activity. If you preserve your educational activities as enduring products, we can provide the CE element. We put value into evaluations!

Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau
Booth: 108
Velenda Dewberry
111 W 4th Street, Ste 200
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Phone: (817) 698-7830
Fax: (817) 338-3546
Email:
velendadewberry@fortworth.com
Website:
www.meetinfortworth.com
The 16th-largest city in the United States and still growing rapidly, Fort Worth is one of the premier meeting destinations in the nation. The state-of-the-art Fort Worth Convention Center, high-quality hotel offerings and attractions make the “City of Cowboys and Culture” an excellent choice for your next meeting or convention. In addition to excellent meeting offerings, visitors can experience Sundance Square, one of the most dynamic downtowns in the nation, exciting Western heritage in the Stockyards National Historic District and the artistic masterpieces of Fort Worth’s Cultural District. For more information, visit
www.FortWorth.com.

Grand Sierra Resort
Booth: 133
Forrest Hill
2500 E Second Street
Reno, NV 89595
Phone: (775) 789-2000
Email:
forrest.hill@grandsierraresort.com
Website:
www.grandsierraresort.com
Maximize your meetings by experiencing all that Grand Sierra Resort has to offer. With our abundance of meeting convention space, separate group check in and registration area, and more than 200,000 square feet, we can accommodate up to 4,000 attendees. For smaller groups we are flexible with ability to create an intimate atmosphere for your attendees to enjoy. Over 1995 spacious guestrooms and suites.Conveniently located 30 miles from beautiful Lake Tahoe and 5 minutes away from Reno International Airport, offering complimentary shuttle to from the resort! The Grand Sierra Resort has a variety of on-site restaurants for everyone and every budget. For added value, the resort offers: 50 lane bowling, movie theatre, go-cart racing, outdoor pool and bar, shopping mall, miniature golf, indoor golf simulator, outdoor driving range, wine bar and lounge, not to mention 24 hr. gaming (located away from meeting facility and guestrooms) as an amenity -not the focus of the resort. All of this on property! Grand Sierra Resort is Reno’s largest Meeting and convention resort nestled at the base of the Sierra Mountain ranges. This unique resort represents more value and benefits than imaginable with its affordable luxury. 25 million in new enhancements, with more to come! We invite you to experience the difference for your next meeting!

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
Booth: 141
Michele Bemis
100 E Broward Blvd Ste 200
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: (954) 767-2459
Email:
mbemis@broward.org
Website:
www.sunny.org
Step up to the lighter, brighter side of meetings and get down to business in Greater Fort Lauderdale, where warmth and beauty inspire successful meetings and a sunny state of mind. With a SUNsational service team, awe-inspiring venues, and a bold business attitude, meetings simply shine brighter here. And you will, too. From the 600,000 square foot LEED Gold Certified Broward County Convention Center and the nearby Lauderdale Convention Collection of hotels, to the countless activities for attendees, you’ll find that value, accessibility and convenience are number one on our agenda. Plus, the ease of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport makes getting here a breeze. In Greater Fort Lauderdale, you’ll find all the elements of a successful meeting in one dynamic destination!

Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau
Booth: 135
Barry Moskowitz
701 Brickell Ste 2700
Miami, FL 33131
Phone: (305) 539-3042
Email:
barry@gmcvb.com
Website:
www.miamimeetings.com
Greater Miami & the Beaches has a formula for success few places in the world can match. With a wide variety of hotel products, meeting space and off site venues it is a meeting planners dream. Not to mention the abundant sun, sand, surf, world-class cuisine, entertainment and diverse cultures it is an exciting destination for attendees to explore. Let our experienced Sales and Service Team help you plan a meeting or convention that will be remembered by all. We are here to assist with finding the right hotel accommodations, site inspections, attendance builders, provide business referrals and city information. We are just a click away visit
www.miamimeetings.com

Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau
Booth: 140
Jana Rae Oliver
421 Fayetteville St Ste 1505
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 523-6067
Email:
jroliver@visitraleigh.com
Website:
www.visitraleigh.com
Known for its historic landmarks and burgeoning cosmopolitan offerings--arts, festivals, sports and shopping--Greater Raleigh is the “can’t miss” cultural and entertainment center of the Southeast for leisure, business and events. The professional staff at the GRCVB is committed to ensuring that every meeting hosted here is a success.

Greater Saint Charles Convention & Visitors Bureau
Booth: 124
Martha Little
230 S Main St
Saint Charles, MO 63301
Phone: (636) 946-7776
Email:
mlittle@historicstcharles.com
Website:
www.historicstcharles.com
Quaint destination sitting along the Missouri River featuring 10 block restored historic district with 100 specialty shops, numerous restaurants, winery and micro brewery. Meeting facilities include the St Charles Convention Center offering 154,000 sq ft of space which is attached to a Embassy Suites with 296 guest rooms and complimentary parking. The Ameristar Casino Resort Spa is a four diamond property offering 400 suites and a 25,000 sq ft conference center. We are a full service CVB that offers many complimentary services to our meetings and conventions that are hosted in our city!

Hilton Minneapolis
Booth: 148
Erin Feeney
1001 Marquette Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403-2440
Phone: (612) 376-1000
Email:
Erin.Feeney@hilton.com
Website: www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/minnesota/hilton-minneapolis-MSPMHHH/index.html
Nestled within the vibrant heartbeat of downtown Minneapolis, the AAA Four Diamond Hilton Minneapolis welcomes Guests with unparalleled service and remarkable style. Hilton Minneapolis offers 821 deluxe guest rooms, along with 77,000 sf of flexible function space. The rich color scheme and custom artwork highlighting Minnesota’s many landmarks provides an upscale environment for Meetings, Exhibits, and Social Events. Stunning Minneapolis skyline views and the latest guest room amenities provide class and comfort for creating that ultimate retreat while traveling. $14 Million guest room renovation to be complete March 28, 2014.

Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center
Booth: 116
Sarah K Johnson
1306 N Berkeley Ave
Peoria, IL 61603
Phone: (309) 677-0800
Fax: (309) 677-0815
Email:
Sarah.K.Johnson3@osfhealthcare.org
Website:
www.jumpsimulation.org
Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center (Jump) is a virtual care delivery setting replicating all areas of patient and family care. Actual medical equipment is combined with state of the art simulation devices to attract the finest minds in clinical education and provide the highest level of medical research, training, and innovation. To serve the joint vision of OSF HealthCare and University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria for excellence in education, large gathering spaces permit events such as healthcare conferences and symposiums. The largest of these spaces is the 250-person Auditorium. The nearby 75-person Lecture Hall features raised seating and the Briefing Theater and eight conference rooms provide ample breakout spaces. While the Jump facility is impressive, Jump is an entity much larger and farther-reaching than the physical building in which its resources are housed. The programs and objectives of Jump are central to improving the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of care for community members across the region. Furthermore, Jump serves as an incubator where collaboration, innovation and improvement leads the transformation of health care worldwide.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - Wolters Kluwer Health
Booth: 119
Ruth Boyle
2001 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 521-8300
Email:
Ruth.boyle@wolterskluwer.com
Website:
www.lww.com
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a Wolters Kluwer Health company is a leading international publisher of medical books, journals, and electronic media. We proudly offer specialized publications and software for physicians, nurses, students and clinicians. Please visit our booth to browse our comprehensive product line.

Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Booth: 107
Lisa LeCompte
401 W Main St Ste 2300
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 584-2121
Email:
llecompte@gotolouisville.com
Website:
www.gotolouisville.com
Louisville offers the friendly warmth of the South, the convenience and ease of the Midwest, and the sophistication and cultural creativity of a major metropolitan location. In this city you can find Museum Row on Main featuring nine attractions in four walkable blocks and Churchill Downs, the home to the Kentucky Derby. As the gateway to bourbon country, Louisville is also a great place to explore a vast and eclectic dining scene. Plus, a walkable, flexible convention package, makes it the perfect meeting destination. In Louisville, the question isn’t what to do, it’s what to do first!

Meet Minneapolis, Official Convention + Visitors Association
Booth: 147
Tom Ruzsa
250 Marquette Ave, Suite 1300
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: (612) 767-8144
Fax: (612) 767-8145
Email:
TomR@minneapolis.org
Website:
www.minneapolis.org
Minneapolis, City by Nature, consistently ranks in the upper echelons of healthy living and medical implementation; and it is proud to be the host city of the 2013 Alliance Fall Summit. Minneapolis is vibrant and affordable, from the world-class theaters to a wealth of culinary options. Light rail conveniently connects downtown Minneapolis, Mall of America and the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. And, the average flight time to the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area, from just about anywhere in the country, is just 2.5 hours. See you in Minneapolis!

               

National Healthcare Career Network
Booth: 120
Matt Dorn
510 Herndon Pkwy Ste A
Herndon, VA 20170
Phone: (703) 964-2770
Email:
mdorn@boxwoodtech.com
Website:
www.nhcnnetwork.org

New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau
Booth: 130
Eliana Thompson
2020 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 566-5040
Email:
ethompson@neworleanscvb.com
Website:
www.neworleanscvb.com
Here, in this little corner of the American South, we celebrate almost anything. We have a saying: LAISSEZ LE BONS TEMPS ROULER -- LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL. A reminder of our french heritage, where European traditions blend with Caribbean influences. A place where Haitian and African Creoles were instrumental in creating jazz and Cajun Zydeco, legendary cuisine and a history as colorful as the local architecture. New Orleans is a cultural gumbo … a sensory overload with an authentic spirit. … a place like no other … a way of life that began three centuries ago and remains today.

Northern Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau
Booth: 109
Erin Hoebbel
50 E River Center Blvd Ste 200
Covington, KY 41011
Phone: (859) 655-4154
Fax: (859) 261-5135
Email:
ehoebbel@nkycvb.com
Website:
www.northernkentuckycvb.com
Northern Kentucky is the Southern Side of Cincinnati. We offer the best of both worlds- southern charm in a metropolitan area. Our RiverCenter Convention Package, anchored by the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, offers a unique and picturesque setting on the Ohio River with awesome views of downtown Cincinnati and the historic Roebling Suspension Bridge. The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, a Delta hub, offers easy accessibility. We offer one contract for multi-hotel groups. Plus, our Meeting Guarantee Program exemplifies the community’s commitment to service.

Nurses Service Organization
Booth: 122
Kate Fox
159 E County Line Rd
Hatboro, PA 19040
Phone: (800) 247-1500
Email:
service@aon.com
Website:
www.nso.com
For more than 35 years, Nurses Service Organization (NSO) has been protecting nursing professionals from medical malpractice lawsuits and state BON inquiries. Over 650,000 nurses safeguard their careers with Nurses’ professional liability insurance through NSO, making us the nation’s largest provider of medical malpractice coverage for nurses.
www.nso.com

Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau
Booth: 132
Nichole Beran
1001 Farnam St
Omaha, NE 68102
Phone: (402) 444-4666
Email:
nberan@visitomaha.com
Website:
www.visitomaha.com
When you want to unearth something fresh, look to the heart and soul of the Midwest – Omaha. Home to five nursing colleges and two teaching hospitals, Omaha was recently named one of the top 10 coolest Midwestern cities. Located in the center of the country, traveling to Omaha is easy. Omaha’s Old Market is a lively entertainment district filled with restaurants, pubs and shops, just blocks from the 250,000 square-foot convention center and more than 2,000 downtown hotel rooms. Consistently ranked as a top value destination, Omaha has a proven track record of hosting successful meetings.

Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau
Booth: 128
Ann Garvey
300 E Green St
Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone: (410) 544-4612
Fax: (626) 795-9656
Email: agarvey@visitpasadena.com 

Website:
www.visitpasadena.com
Planning a meeting? Plan on Pasadena! The best place to meet in Southern California. The Gold LEED Certified Pasadena Convention Center offers 55,000 square feet of exhibit space and a 25,000 square foot ballroom. Pasadena offers 1,500 guestrooms within walking distance; hundreds of national retailers and one-of-a-kind boutiques, 500 restaurants, theatres, renowned museums, and exciting nightlife. Located just 11 miles from downtown L.A. with access to four major airports. Pasadena provides the ideal facilities, amenities and red carpet service to accommodate your meeting, corporate event or gala in style! To book your meeting, please contact: Ann Garvey

PHLLife
Booth: 102
Hillary Sandoli
1700 Market St Ste 3000
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 636-4410
Email:
hillary@discoverphl.com
Website:
www.discoverphl.com/phllife/

Positively Cleveland
Booth: 125
Eric Julian
334 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: (216) 875-6655
Email:
ejulian@positivelycleveland.com
Website:
www.clevelandmeetings.com
Cleveland is a vibrant lakeside city located within 500 miles of 43 percent of the U.S. population and a growing premier meeting and convention destination. If you are looking for an exciting and affordable city with great facilities for your meeting, Cleveland has all that covered and more. The brand new LEED silver-certified Cleveland Convention Center & Medical Mart boasts a 1.1 million-square-foot campus with 93,000 square feet of meeting space featuring permanent medical showrooms, a Class-A exhibition hall and state-of-the-art conference facilities tailored to the needs of both the medical and mainstream marketplace. Contact Mike Burns, mburns@positivelycleveland.com, 216.876.6615.
www.clevelandmeetings.com.

Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa
Booth: 134
Kristen Goodnow
17260 Harbour Pointe Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Phone: (239) 466-4000
Email:
kristen.goodnow@marriottsales.com
Website:
www.sanibelmarriott.com
Scenic vistas of water and lush landscapes combine to make the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa a meeting destination unlike any other. We feature 347 newly renovated guestrooms including 69 suites. We offer 45,000 square feet of beautiful, comprehensive indoor and outdoor function space complemented by a staff of experienced catering and audiovisual resources. You and your attendees will love our idyllic event venues, outstanding service, deluxe accommodations and indulgent amenities. More than a meeting destination, the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa is a state of mind.

Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau
Booth: 106
Dianna Douglas
629 Spring St
Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: (318) 222-9391
Email:
ddouglas@sbctb.org
Website:
www.shreveport-bossier.org
Make your next meeting the star attraction in Shreveport-Bossier: Louisiana’s Other Side. We will extend star treatment and hospitality to conference planners and attendees alike. Shreveport-Bossier City will satisfy all of your meeting planning needs and provide your organization with “wallet friendly” rates. You can count on professional and experienced service that goes above and beyond to make your event successful and memorable….come discover LOUISIANA’S OTHER SIDE!

St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission
Booth: 105
Jason Jordan
701 Convention Plz
Saint Louis, MO 63101
Phone: (314) 992-0623
Email:
JJordan@explorestlouis.com
Website:
www.explorestlouis.com
St. Louis has everything for your meeting attendees -- the America's Center Convention Complex; 8,000 downtown hotel rooms (3,600 within walking distance of the convention center); 38,000 hotel rooms metro-wide; more than a thousand one-of-a-kind restaurants; great entertainment and exciting nightlife venues; family, cultural and sports attractions. Rediscover St. Louis!

Travel Portland
Booth: 138
Shawna Wellman
1000 SW Broadway Ste 2300
Portland, OR 97205
Phone: (503) 275-9754
Email:
shawna@travelportland.com
Website:
www.travelportland.com
You want a unique place for a meeting and affordable accommodations to match? You want great culture, memorable meals and delicious microbrews with no side order of sales tax? You want transportation that’s delegate-friendly and easy on the environment, too? YOU JUST WANT A PLACE LIKE PORTLAND. Portland offers 22,000 hotel rooms and your delegates can hitch a ride to/from the convention center on Portland’s MAX light rail free in downtown. With no sales tax or food and beverage tax, Portland lets you stretch your meeting dollars. Your budget will thank you, as will your delegates, who’ll use the money they save to take advantage of Portland’s acclaimed dining, shopping and cultural offerings — plus great pre/post options like the nearby gorge, Mount Hood, wine country and coast.

Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau
Booth: 136
Sally Noona, CMP
2101 Parks Ave Ste 500
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone: (757) 385-6663
Email:
snoona@visitvirginiabeach.com
Website:
www.visitvirginiabeach.com
Virginia Beach’s emerging mid-Atlantic location offers an excellent destination for the Nursing societies: an award-winning and sustainable Convention Center and meeting site offering a wide variety of accommodations, great accessibility and value! Our team is ready to assist your team in creating unforgettable meeting experiences! Bring it to the Beach Alliance Members!

Visit Anchorage
Booth: 103
Shelli Stanton
524 W. Fourth Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (888) 257-2381
Email:
sstanton@anchorage.net
Website:
www.anchorage.net
Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city and offers the perfect balance between unrivaled Alaska wilderness and adventure, and the amenities delegates and visitors expect from a large, modern city. With two convention centers, luxurious hotels and a host of other memorable meeting sites, Anchorage has the space to make your meeting a success. The continent’s tallest peaks, 60 glaciers and incredible wildlife are all within reach, and with Anchorage's eclectic mix of high-end eateries, world class museums and art galleries, an extensive trail system and remarkable Alaska-sized adventures, you can be certain your meeting will be successful and also unforgettable.

Visit Charlotte
Booth: 110
Randy Smith
500 S College St Ste 300
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (704) 334-2282
Email:
randy.smith@visitcharlotte.com
Website:
www.charlottesgotalot.com
Look closely at Charlotte and you’ll discover a lot. Museums showcasing the world’s wonders, dining to suit every craving, and unexpected off-site meeting venues have enriched the landscape. 4,100 hotel rooms in Center City and 30,000 citywide encompass dependable hotel chains, stately bed and breakfasts, and luxury brands like the LEED Gold-Certified Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte and Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge. More than 60% of the nation’s population lives within a two-hour flight, making the Queen City an accessible hub and a magnet for growth. A must-see destination in its own right, attendees will be dazzled by assets like the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Levine Center for the Arts and entertainment venues like the EpiCentre and NC Music Factory.

Visit Indy
Booth: 123
Anne Boon
200 S Capitol Ave Ste 300
Indianapolis, IN 46225
Phone: (317) 262-3000
Fax: (317) 262-6250
Email:
aboon@visitindy.com
Website:
www.visitindy.com
Indianapolis offers the most connected meetings package in the country, featuring a vibrant, walkable downtown with hundreds of options for networking and entertainment. A glimmering canal set among 250 acres of green space and museums, an internationally-acclaimed Cultural Trail bike path, and award-winning cuisine are just a few of the surprises waiting for you in Indy in 2014!

Visit Milwaukee
Booth: 137
Christine Celley
648 N Plankinton Ave Ste 425
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: (414) 287-6220
Email:
ccelley@milwaukee.org
Website:
www.visitmilwaukee.org
VISIT Milwaukee is the premier destination marketing organization for the City of Milwaukee, We welcome the opportunity to serve you and your association. Stop by booth #137 to learn more about our first-class hotel and convention facilities, our vibrant downtown atmosphere, and how VISIT Milwaukee can help you make your next convention a success!

Visit Norfolk
Booth: 115
Vianetta Johnson
232 E Main St
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: (757) 403-5804
Email:
vjohnson@norfolkcvb.com
Website:
www.visitnorfolktoday.com
Within 10 city blocks, our downtown waterfront area offers over 1200 committable rooms and 206,000 square feet of meeting space. All are within walking distance to the Norfolk Waterside Convention Center and some of the cities most popular attractions including harbor tours of the largest naval base- Norfolk Naval Station, dinner cruises, Chrysler Museum of Art (nationally recognized as one of the top 15 art museums in the country), Nauticus: the National Maritime Center, Battleship Wisconsin, the Cannonball Trail, year round festivals, and shopping at the Nordstrom anchored MacArthur Center Mall. Not only does the city lie within driving distance of two-thirds of the population of the East coast, but with over 200 daily flights from our newly expanded Norfolk International Airport, getting to Norfolk has never been easier- the airport is only 7 miles from our downtown waterfront! Come see what affordable options Norfolk can offer your next conference!

Visit Pittsburgh
Booth: 144/145
Jennifer Pedrazzoli
1000 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
Phone: (412) 560-6353
Fax: (412) 227-4504
Email:
jennifer.pedrazzoli@westin.com
Website:
www.visitpittsburgh.com
Pittsburgh is one dynamic city for nursing organizations! We have hosted AANA, ITNS, IAFN, NONPF, AALNC, NSNA, APHON, & APNA. Why? We are affordable, accessible, friendly, safe and world leaders in the medical field--all important components in selecting the ideal meeting location. Within a 90 minute flight or 6 hour drive of 70%+ of the US population, Pittsburgh has the best sustainable convention package within steps - a compact, walkable downtown, a LEED® certified Convention Center, multiple stores & boutiques, over 100 restaurants, cultural & sporting performance venues and a host of hotels representing all prominent brands.

Visit Saint Paul
Booth: 126
Stephanie Madden
175 W Kellogg Blvd Ste 502
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Phone: (651) 265-4905
Fax: (651) 265-4999
Email:
smadden@visitsaintpaul.com
Website:
www.visitsaintpaul.com
Saint Paul, Minnesota - perched on the bluffs of the mighty Mississippi River, this river town with a city vibe preserves its history while embracing an exciting future. Everywhere you look there are reminders of where it’s been – preserved architecture and quaint streets, a vibrant cultural scene, and new development offering an exciting glimpse of where it’s going. Accessibility, facilities and accommodations along with impeccable service, affordability and safety make Minnesota’s capital city the ideal location for your next meeting.

Visit Salt Lake
Booth: 131
Sally O'Neill
90 S W Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Phone: (801) 534-4931
Email:
soneill@visitsaltlake.com
Website:
www.visitsaltlake.com
Vibrant Salt Lake City, nestled against the Rocky Mountains, offers an incredible meeting destination for healthcare/nursing groups! Salt Lake offers a compact, walkable convention package of over 7,000 hotel rooms within five blocks of the Salt Palace Convention Center. Two shopping/entertainment/dining districts - City Creek Center and Gateway are across the street or two blocks from the Salt Palace. The free light rail line operates in the heart of the city, and also goes to the Salt Lake City International Airport, the University of Utah Medical Center & College of Nursing, each only 10 minutes from downtown. Delta Air Lines 2nd largest hub is in Salt Lake with over 70,000 seats daily, nonstop flights to over 100 cities and Paris! Utah offers 21 national parks/monuments, Olympic venues, and 14 ski/summer resorts.

Visit Tampa Bay
Booth: 149
Amy Trautman
401 E Jackson St Ste 2100
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: (813) 223-1111
Email:
ATrautman@visittampabay.com
Website:
www.visittampabay.com
Treasure waits in Tampa Bay! With first-class hotels, distinct heritage, authentic culture, thrilling attractions and premier shopping, there is no better place for your meeting and convention attendees to discover Florida’s riches. The award-winning Tampa International Airport, located just seven miles from downtown, as well as a walkable convention and meetings district ensure you’ll conquer with ease. The waterfront Tampa Convention Center and the topnotch off-site venues that offer unique experiences for you and your crew are just waiting for a takeover. When all your business is done, explore a fascinating region sizzling with adventure. Unlock Tampa Bay at VisitTampaBay.com

Visit Vail Valley
Booth: 112
Kim Brussow
PO Box 1130
Vail, CO 81658
Phone: (970) 477-4002
Fax: (970) 476-6008
Email:
kbrussow@visitvailvalley.com
 
Website:
www.visitvailvalley.com
Visit Vail Valley, home to Vail and Beaver Creek, offers a wide array of unique off-site venues, superior guest service and team building opportunities. Designed after the alpine villages of Europe, our pedestrian villages offer an extensive selection of convenient condominiums, charming alpine lodges and convention hotels that allow us to accommodate groups of 10-2,000. You’ll enjoy 350+ shops and restaurants, all accessible by complimentary in-town transportation. With non-stop air service from across the country, getting here becomes even easier when your attendees discover the convenience of flying directly into Eagle County Airport.

For a brief escape to Vail, click on the following link: http://youtu.be/s5WA-DoWf8Q

Wiley
Booth: 114
Daisy Guerrero
350 Main St
Malden, MA 02148
Phone: (781) 388-8200
Email: info@wiley.com
Website:
www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-351297.html
Wiley is the leading society publisher. We publish on behalf of more societies and membership associations than anybody else, and offer libraries and individuals 1250 online journals, thousands of books and e-books, reviews, reference works, databases, and more. For more information, visit www.wiley.com, or our online resource: onlinelibrary.wiley.com. 
          
 

 
 
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