Have you already registered? We’re excited you’re joining us.
The CVC staff wants you to have the absolute best CE experience possible when you attend CVC Kansas City. On this page we’ve gathered tips, tricks and helpful information to help you plan your attack. (If you haven’t, what are you waiting for?? Get to it!)
Start your CE off right
Planning out your days will help you maximize your time while at CVC Kansas City. After you pick up your registration packet, sit down and take a look at the program grids. Map out the sessions you’re most interested in to efficiently move from room to room without having to dig out your program and hustle during breaks.
If you want to get a jump on this process, you can check out the program grids online, here.
Need some suggestions to narrow down your list? We’ve compiled a list of the most popular clinical topics in 2016, and what you should attend in 2017 based on that list. Click here to get started.
And, because we know you’re a highly motivated—and maybe a bit of an overachiever—check out how Tracy Sheffield, BS, LVT, CVPM, creates a pre-conference binder to organize everything from conference schedules, printed proceedings papers to take notes on, business cards—even freebies handed out in the exhibit hall, by clicking here.
What to bring and what to do
You’re just about to invest your time and money in an awesome conference. Want it to be your best conference ever? Consider these insider pro tips to supersize your experience.
The highlights of this list are below. Find the full list with more details, here.
What to bring to the convention center:
> Your registration program
> Your CE form
> Your Lunch Bucks
> Your Attendee Badge
> Your proceedings
> Pen and paper
> A jacket
> A bag for your exhibit hall swag
What to check out:
> The exhibit hall
> The Vet Confessionals Project
> The CVC Kansas City Block Party
> The KC Streetcar
Get the most out of the exhibit hall
The exhibit hall is a wealth of information about products and services, both new and the time-tested favorites. It goes without saying that spending time talking to the exhibitors is the fastest way to learn about potential new additions to your clinic—after all, they’re all housed in a one-stop-shop on the exhibit hall floor. If you want to get started planning your route through the hall, click here to see the interactive exhibit hall map.
If the thought of talking to that many people at once seems overwhelming, dvm360 Business Channel Director and CVC Practice Management Program Director, Brendan Howard, offers tips to make the exhibit hall more approachable here.
Relax like a local
Want recommendations for food and drink in the area surrounding the convention center? Check out these bars, restaurants and coffee shops within walking (Or free streetcar ride) distance from CVC Kansas City. You’ll find something that will please everyone on this list.
Just want the deets?
You’ll receive a comprehensive “Know before you go” email that contains important information about everything related to CVC Kansas City. From parking and hotel information, registration desk hours, details on where to find special food and drink opportunities, to CE credit information, everything you need to know is contained in this email. We know that inboxes can turn into black holes that swallow information, never to be seen again. Just in case, all of those details can be found here.