Frequently Asked Questions

Who attends EMS World Expo?

EMS World Expo is the largest EMS trade show in North America. Attendees include EMS professionals on every level from municipal third-party services and fire departments to private, not-for-profit and hospital-based organizations.

What dates is EMS World Expo held?

EMS World Expo 2015 will be held Sept. 15-19 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The exhibit hall hours are:
Thursday, Sept. 17 | 11:30am - 6:00pm
Friday, Sept. 18 | 11:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday, Sept.19 | 10:00am - 1:30pm

The workshop offers several half-, full-, and 2-day classes that are scheduled throughout the following days:
Tuesday, Sept. 15 | 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday, Sept. 16 | 7:30am - 5:00pm

The conference program runs from 8:15am on Sept. 17, through 2:15pm on Sept. 19. See website for conference schedule
Thursday, Sept. 17 | 8:15am - 4:45pm
Friday, Sept. 18 | 8:00am - 5:45pm
Saturday, Sept. 19 | 8:00am - 2:15pm

Can I attend for a single day?

Yes, EMS World Expo is set up so you can attend the sessions that meet your needs. You can sign up for half-, full- and 2-day pre-conference sessions, or 1, 2 or 3 day conference sessions. See the conference pricing page for more information.

Are any other conferences and/or meetings co-located with EMS World Expo?

Yes, the World Trauma Symposium and the Integrated Healthcare Forum are both co-located with EMS World Expo. However, the Mobile Integrated Healthcare Summit classes this year have been incorporated into the core classes.

Also held at EMS World Expo is the NAEMT General Membership Meeting.

Does EMS World Expo offer CEUs?

With over 130 CEU-certified sessions, EMS World Expo offers innovative and dynamic education at a price that works for any budget. Our goal is simple: make superior education and learning accessible and affordable to the greatest number of EMS providers. Flexibility is the key to attending EMS World Expo. Attend the core program and you can either focus on a specific area of interest, or mix and match from seven educational tracks to create your own personalized program.

What’s included with my registration?

Conference: registration for the full conference includes admittance into the exhibit hall.

World Trauma Symposium: registration for the WTS includes breakfast and lunch.

Exhibit Hall: registration includes opening ceremonies & keynote presentation; exhibit hall; Sim Lab and Learning Center.

Are there group registration discounts?

Bring a group and save on the 3-day conference program! Register 3-5 people before August 14 and pay $310 each. Register 6 or more before August 14 and pay $270 each.

Can I bring a companion or my family?

Yes, you may bring a companion or family with you into the exhibit hall. They will need to register and pay for any exhibit hall or conference sessions they wish to attend. All children 16 years of age and under are admitted free to the exhibit hall. An adult must accompany children at all times. Children are not allowed in any of the conference sessions.

Where is the registration desk, and when is it open?

The on-site registration desk is located in the lobby outside Exhibit Hall C on the 3rd level.

What are the exhibit hall hours?

EMS World Expo 2015 is held Sept. 15-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The exhibit hall hours are:
Thursday, Sept. 17 | 11:30am - 6:00pm
Friday, Sept. 18 | 11:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday, Sept.19 | 10:00am - 1:30pm

How early do I need to reserve my room?

We suggest you book early to receive the best rates. For assistance with your housing, contact our official housing partner, onPeak. They provide reduced hotel rates and travel discounts for your trip to Las Vegas. Hotel reservation deadlines through onPeak begin in August. Book through their simple-to-use reservation website or call them directly:

Hours: 8:00 AM–5:00 PM (CST)
1 (800) 220 5914 - U.S. Toll-free
+1 (312) 527 7300 - Int'l

Should I rent a car?

If you plan to spend your free time visiting Las Vegas' tourist destinations outside of the core downtown area, renting a car is recommended. In town, Las Vegas has plenty of transportation options including cabs, double-decker buses, motor scooters and the monorail.

Airport Shuttle

The most economical way to get to your hotel. Shuttles can cost less than $10 for Strip/Downtown. Check with your hotel for schedules.

Parking

Free parking is abundant. Virtually every major hotel offers free valet parking (don't forget to tip!)

Car Rentals

The average price for an economy car in Vegas is around $25 to $30 per day, but the sky's the limit if you want a little more extravagant.

Limousine Services

See Las Vegas in style for as low as $35 an hour. Options and pricing vary depending on the vehicle and services.

Public Transportation - (Regional Transportation Commission - RTC) Fares vary by time and location - $6/2 hours on the Strip; off-Strip $3/2 hours, and only $2 for one way trips. Buses on the Strip run 24/7.

Taxis

Taxi fares begin with an initial charge, then a per mile charge thereafter. See taxi sign on back of headrest for details. Most taxis now accept cash and credit card payments.

The Las Vegas Monorail

EMS World Expo has partnered with the Las Vegas Monorail to offer exclusive discounts for EMS World attendees! Trains arrive every few minutes at seven stations and the system is open 7 a.m. to Midnight Monday, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday through Sunday. Click here for further details and to order tickets.

Vegas on Foot

You can still cover a lot of the city on foot. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and carry a bottle of water, especially during summer months.

What should I wear?

We want attendees to feel comfortable during the EMS World Expo. Casual attire or uniforms is typically worn. However, your company may have policies on attire worn when representing your organization.

What kind of weather should I expect?

Daily temperatures in Las Vegas during the month of September averages daily high temperatures of 95 degrees (35 degress C) and daily low temperatures of 66 degrees (19 degrees C). We suggest you layer your clothing in the evenings.