allnurses Exhibiting at AACN NTI in Chicago, May 3-8th 2008 - page 4

we are happy to announce that will be exhibiting at the 2008 national teaching institute (nti) & critical care exposition may 3-8th in chicago, il. actual exhibit hall dates and... Read More

  1. by   traumaRUs
    I live in IL and also plan to attend. I'm so looking forward to meeting everyone!

    As to the weather - plan for cold, dress in layers and remember the conference rooms are usually cool.

    Just to give an idea of crazy weather: on Monday, we had snow, sleet and hail, today is sunny and 70!!!!!!
  2. by   icunurse36
    Hey All:

    I am going to the pre-conference Crucial Conversations. Anyone else? I would love to meet ya'll on Saturday evening!

    LindaRN, did anyone take you up on your room thing? LOL..

    My friends are coming in on Sunday from New Orleans, and we will be at the Chicago Hilton.

    Email me or send me a PM if you would like to meet up!

    Hope ya'll have great fun and learn lots! I will stop by and see Allnurses as well...

    Chris .
  3. by   maolin
    Hey, does anyone have an opinion on taking the train/subway from the airport to downtown? Is it clean? Safe? It's much much cheaper than a $35 cab ride (and greener too). Not used to public transport - it's quite lacking in Austin.

    I'm getting in around 1:30 tomorrow afternoon! I'll give you a ring then. I'm thinking about going to the Art Museum after I get checked in.
  4. by   NRSKarenRN
  5. by   icunurse36

    Anyone know which section of the McCormick Convention Center that the AACN conference is going to be in? I was going to park at the Convention center parking lot A, but I didn't know which section of the convention hall we will be in. I heard that parking at the convention center was only 16.00. Anyone been there? Can you park there 24 hours a day?


  6. by   Brian
    Yes, Lot A is the closest to the exhibit hall, I got an exhibitors parking pass for $20 a day. The paperwork I have says no overnight parking.
  7. by   icunurse36
    Hey Brian:

    Thanks...I was just trying to see if I didn't have to pay the 40.00 that Hilton wants per day to park!!! I think I am going to try the parking garages near the Hilton. See you at the convention!!!


  8. by   RNforLongTime
    Hi all!

    Live from NTI here! I attended a 12 ld EKG pre-conference today! The speakers were wonderful! The McCormick Place West is HUGE! Just HUGE!

    I heard today at the luncheon that over TEN THOUSAND participants will be attending! The most NTI has ever had! And it's because the conference is in Chicago! SOOO much to do here! Shopping, Theater, the attractions.....

    Tomorrow there will be SO MANY people!

    The expo (exhibits) actually start on Tuesday. I'm bummed because my flight is leaving from OHare at 1:20pm....So, I'll probably end up missing some, if not all of Thursday! I really want to spend time at the exhibits!

    People buy boxes to ship their goodies that are given out back home because there is SO much stuff to be had! I can't wait!!!

    Looking forward to meeting the staff!
  9. by   Brian
    Yes, the McCormick Center is huge.

    We got our exhibit bout half set up today, will finish it tomorrow. We got tons of goodies to give away, pens, calculators, mints bookmarks, 3 ipod touchs, Candy filled prescription bottles, flyers, buttons and more.

    I'm glad to hear that there is going to be 10K visitors! That's awesome. also sponsored the Message Center as well as the rotating Brochure Rack, we'll post some pictures after everything is up and running and all nice and clean

    Had some great Chicago Pizza tonight... yum!

    Can't wait to meet all of you that are coming! Be sure to stop by our booth the first day to get your name in the drawing for the ipods early. We will be drawing for an ipod each day, so the sooner your ticket is in, the better your chances!
    Last edit by brian on May 5, '08
  10. by   RNforLongTime
    I'll be SURE to stop by your booth first!

    I noticed that AllNurses was sponsoring the message center and thought that was pretty cool!
  11. by   NRSKarenRN
    Welcome LIVE from NTI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Booth setup will be complete tonight.

    Trying to find us???? Go past AN sponsored message center.

    Enter exhibit area behind CE computer section, look for the 3000 level banner ---our isle is directly behind STRYKER exhibit. Stroll to back of exhibit area towards back exit door to find the booth.

    Please tell us your username for a special gift.

    We look forward to meeting you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. by   cardiacRN2006
    Let's see some pics!
  13. by   maolin
    we should arrange an allnurses meetup for cocktails tuesday nite after sessions. or dinner even. there's a bunch of pubs around town.

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