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 2013 is held Sept. 8-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The exhibit hall hours are:

Tuesday, September 1011:30 AM–6:00 PM Wednesday, September 1110:45 AM–3:15 PM Thursday, September 129:15 AM–1:00 PM

The pre-conference offers several half-, full-, and 2-day classes and runs:

Sunday, September 88:00 AM–5:00 PM Monday, September 98:00 AM–5:00 PM

The conference program runs from 8:15 AM on Tuesday, September 10 through 2:30 PM on Thursday, September 12. See website for conference schedule.

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 meetings co-located with EMS World Expo?

Yes, the World Trauma Symposium, held Monday, September 9, 7:30 AM–5:00 PM, and the Mobile Integrated Healthcare Summit, held Wednesday, September 11, 8:00 AM–5:45 PM, are both co-located with EMS World Expo.

Does EMS World Expo offer CEUs?

With over 120 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, lunch and an evening networking reception.

Are there group registration discounts?

Bring a group and save on the 3-day conference program! Register 3-5 people before August 12 and pay $275. Register 6 or more before August 12 and pay $235 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 registration desk is located in the North Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Registration Hours
Sunday, September 87:00 AM–5 PM Monday, September 97:00 AM–5 PM Tuesday, September 107:00 AM–6:00 PM Wednesday, September 117:30 AM–4:30 PM Thursday, September 127:30 AM–2:00 PM

What are the exhibit hall hours?

EMS World Expo 2013 is held Sept. 8-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The exhibit hall hours are:

Tuesday, September 1011:30 AM–6:00 PM Wednesday, September 1110:45 AM–3:15 PM Thursday, September 129:15 AM–1:00 PM

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 August 28, 2013. 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 downtown core, renting a car is recommended. In town, Las Vegas has plenty of transportation options including cabs, double-decker buses, motor scooters and the monorail.

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.

Free parking is abundant. Virtually every major hotel offers free valet parking.

Public Transportation - (Regional Transportation System - RTC)
A one-way fare on the Strip costs $3, and slightly less in the rest of the city. Buses on the Strip run 24/7.

Fares start with $3.30 on the meter, and $2.65 is then added for every additional mile.

The Las Vegas Monorail
The Monorail travels from Sahara Ave to the MGM Grand 7 days per week from 7 AM–2 AM. Monday-Thursday and until 3 AM Friday-Sunday. Visit their website for location stops and ticket prices.

Vegas on Foot
You will 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.

Is there a shuttle to and from the airport?

Yes, there is shuttle service to/from the airport. A shuttle is the most economical way to get to your hotel. EMS World Expo has partnered with LASxpress to offer $19.99 one-way airport transfers. Book now to receive this special rate.

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?

With more than 300 days of sunshine every year, the odds that weather in Las Vegas will be good to you are in your favor. In September, the weather typically has a low of 71°F (22°C) and a high of 95°F (35°C), with 27% humidity.