General Information

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ANA Annual Conference

General Policies

  • Children (including infants) are not permitted in the exhibit area.
  • The recording and/or transmission of education sessions in any format is strictly prohibited.
  • English is the official language of the 2017 American Nurses Association Annual Conference.
  • The information presented in sessions and posters at the 2017 American Nurses Association Annual Conference does not necessarily represent the views or standards of ANA.

Photography/Videography

Professional photographers and videographers will take pictures and record video throughout the conference. The photos and video will be used to publicize the event and/or produce related literature and products for public release. Individuals photographed or taped will receive no compensation for the use of photos or videos bearing their image. Conference participants will be deemed to have consented to the use and release of photos or videos in which they appear. Participants opposed to being photographed or taped must immediately notify BOTH the photographer or videographer AND conference staff if they are photographed or taped.

Waiver of Liability

I agree and acknowledge that I am participating in the 2017 American Nurses Association Annual Conference. I agree and acknowledge that my participation in the 2017 American Nurses Association Annual Conference events and activities is voluntary and intentional; I fully accept responsibility for any and all injuries that occur to me as a result of my participation in the 2017 American Nurses Association Annual Conference events and activities. I release ANA, its affiliates, officers, agents, employees, volunteers, contractors, and representatives from any and all liability resulting from (1) participation in the 2017 American Nurses Association Annual Conference, (2) the condition of the facilities in which the events are held, and (3) the negligent acts of any other participant of the 2017 American Nurses Association Annual Conference, whether directly or indirectly caused by ANA. I further agree that I, my heirs, next of kin, spouse, agent, or legal representative(s) will indemnify ANA from any and all liability resulting from my participation in the 2017 American Nurses Association Annual Conference and not file any legal claims naming ANA as a party to the suit.

Will there be Internet access at the conference?

We understand your need to stay connected no matter where you are. At the Tampa Convention Center, complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the Rotunda (Bay Bar and Bay Bistro) and outside in the Sail Pavilion.

When can I check-in and pick up my badge?

Arriving Tuesday? Registration is open Tuesday, March 7, 4:00pm-7:00pm at the Tampa Convention Center. For a fast, easy registration experience, plan to pick up your conference badge and materials on Tuesday and avoid long lines and delays Wednesday morning.

BONUS! All attendees who pick up their badge on Tuesday, March 7, are automatically entered in a drawing for a $100 gift card.

How should I prepare in advance to pick up my badge?

Print and bring your registration confirmation. If you are part of a group registration, please first ensure that all group members have been confirmed. Verify that registrations have been paid in full―payment issues create delays at registration. Make sure that all registration changes, corrections, substitutions, and/or TBD updates have been completed in advance of your arrival.

Contact Information:

Program/ Conference Schedule/ CE questions – ananurseCE@ana.org

Logistics (hotel, travel, registration) – meetings@ana.org

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