Announcements

Might You Need a Roommate?

Conference organizers will collect a list of individuals who are interested in securing a roommate for the Conference and will distribute that list June 2, 2014, to all who have expressed an interest. Individuals will then be responsible for contacting each other and arranging shared housing.

If you would like to be included in the roommate referral program, please email the following information to Jane Johnston, Member Services Coordinator.

Name;
Institution;
Gender;
Planned check-in date;
Planned check-out date;
Telephone number; and
Email address

The deadline to submit your information for the roommate referral program is May 30, 2014. 

Please be aware, the information you supply will be shared with all who register for the roommate referral program. The information you provide will NOT be kept private, and AHEAD can make no guarantees of successful shared housing arrangements. 

CEU Information

AHEAD and pn2 are applying for CEU approval from CRCC and RID for this Conference. Updated information on obtaining CEU’s will be posted to the Conference website at www.ahead.org after May 30, 2014 and will also be available onsite in Sacramento. 

Volunteer Information

Are you friendly and energetic? Do you want to add depth and richness to your Conference experience? If so, you should become a volunteer! We are looking for volunteers to help meet and greet our Conference attendees, distribute Conference materials, work the Silent Auction, assist with hospitality events, and a variety of other activities. 

If you are interested in spending a couple (literally, just 2) hours volunteering at the 2014 Conference, please indicate your interest on the attached registration form. The volunteer coordinator will contact you closer to the time to work out a scheduled time. Thank you in advance! 

Want a video call?

A private PC will be set up in a small room near the registration area with internet connectivity exclusively for the purpose of conference attendees who use video as a means for placing telephone calls and don’t have a device handy from which to do so.

Want a Lift from time to time?

While the distances between venues and meeting spaces are not great (all within one block); we realize that some folks may want or need a lift from time to time. Conference organizers have arranged to have a “fleet” of 10 scooters available for check out at the registration area of the convention center beginning on Monday morning through Friday afternoon. Scooters will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis; signed out for up to four hours at a time at no cost to attendees, and will be charged between uses and overnight.  

While not an answer for everyone; we’re hopeful that for some who experience fatigue or maybe just are not longer-walk-friendly and don’t have their own options available – this “getting a lift from time to time” will be just the right answer. 

Need some Wi-Fi?

Sacramento has an extensive 3G/4G network for your smartphones and tablets, and conference organizers have made two additional arrangements to assist attendees with staying connected for free.   

All hotels rooms within the AHEAD/pn2 block will include high-speed internet at no charge as a part of the standard room rate, and Wi-Fi will also be available in the West Lobby of the Sacramento Convention Center at no charge to attendees. 

Presenter Information

Presenter bios are located at: http://www.ahead.org/conferences/2014/presenter

Exhibit Hall 

The Exhibit Hall is a crucial focal point of the 2014 Conference, and should not to be missed! Both lively and educational, the Exhibit Hall offers attendees hands-on access to demonstrations and information on the latest products and resources available from participating organizations.

The more than 20,000 square foot exhibit hall space will serve as host to over 60 different companies and organizations, the Silent Auction, various receptions and refreshment breaks, and engaging poster sessions. On Thursday of the conference, you may even choose to enjoy your lunch break in the Exhibit Hall with a cash and-carry lunch!

Please refer to the Conference Program Book on-site in Sacramento for Exhibit Hall hours of operation and a detailed listing of exhibiting companies and organizations as well as special events taking place in the Exhibit Hall, you may also access our virtual Exhibit hall on our website to preview exhibitors.

If you or someone you know would like information regarding exhibiting or other marketing opportunities in conjunction with the 2014 Conference, please contact AHEAD’s Coordinator of Member Services and Marketing, Jane Johnston directly at jane@ahead.org or 704-947-7779.