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 2014 will be held Nov. 9-13 in Nashville, Tenn. The exhibit hall hours are:
Tuesday, Nov. 11 | 11:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday, Nov. 12 | 11:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday, Nov. 13 | 10:00am - 2:00pm

The workshop offers several half-, full-, and 2-day classes that are scheduled throughout the following days:
Sunday, Nov. 9 | 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday, Nov. 10 | 8:00am - 5:00pm

The conference program runs from 8:15am on Nov. 11, through 2:15pm on Nov. 13. See website for conference schedule
Tuesday, Nov. 11 | 8:15am - 4:45pm
Wednesday, Nov. 12 | 8:00am - 5:45pm
Thursday, Nov. 13 | 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 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 on-site registration desk is located in the lobby outside Exhibit Hall C on the 3rd level.
Registration Hours:
Sunday, Nov. 9 | 7:00am - 5:00pm
Monday, Nov. 10 | 7:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday, Nov. 11 | 7:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday, Nov. 12 | 7:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday, Nov. 13 | 7:30am - 2:00pm

What are the exhibit hall hours?

EMS World Expo 2014 is held Nov. 9-13 at Music City Center in Nashville, TN. The exhibit hall hours are:
Tuesday, Nov. 11 | 11:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday, Nov. 12 | 11:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday, Nov. 13 | 10:00am - 2:00pm

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?

Whether you love sports, music or fine dining, endless entertainment options are within walking distance of the Music City Center. However, if you are driving in or wish to rent a car, parking is available at the center.


The Music City Center is home to the largest parking operation in downtown Nashville. The structure features reasonable rates and 24-hour roving security.

The garage is equipped with a 24/7 fully-automated system that accepts debit and credit cards upon exit.
Located on 6th Avenue and Demonbreun, directly across from the south entrance to Bridgestone Arena, the parking garage is within easy walking distance to all downtown attractions.

Visit the Music City Center website for parking rates.


Music City Circuit:
6:30am — 11:00am every 30 minutes
11:00am — 11:00pm every 15 minutes
*STOPS at Demonbreun, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Avenues

6:30am — 11:00am: every 30 minutes
11:00am — 6:00pm: every 15 minutes
*STOPS at Demonbreun & 5th Avenue ONLY

6:30am — 11:00pm: every 60 minutes
*STOPS at Korean Veterans Boulevard & 6th Avenue Only

Is there a shuttle to and from the airport?

Nashville International Airport​ has a wide variety of ground transportation options to and from the airport. Visit the airport's website for more information.

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 Nashville during the month of November averages daily high temperatures from about 54-66 degrees and daily low temperatures ranging from 36-45 degrees. We suggest you layer your clothing.