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Need to know info


Continuing Education Credits
The 2014 CVC Kansas City program has been submitted (but not yet approved) for a maximum of 55 hours* of credit for veterinarians in full attendance and 35 hours* of credit for technicians over four days in jurisdictions that recognize AAVSB’s RACE approval. General four-day attendance earns veterinarians 32 hours of CE and technicians 32 hours of CE without purchasing any Wet Labs or Workshops or Ask The Expert Luncheons. Each state’s licensing board will consider the program; check with your state’s board for the number of hours it approves. Some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. To record your CE hours, certificates of attendance will be included in your registration packet. For more information, call the CVC Group at (800) 255-6864, ext. 6.

CVC is an approved sponsor to provide continuing education to New York State licensees.

Texas Veterinarians: Track your CE! Veterinarians licensed in Texas must track each seminar hour attended with a CE checklist. When you arrive, pick up the checklist at the Tour/Information desk and sign in on the sheet provided. Before you leave CVC Kansas City, return your completed checklist to the Registration Desk and sign out on the sheet provided. A CVC staff member will verify your hours and give you a signed CE Certificate of Attendance. Be sure to take your certificate with you — we regret that certificates cannot be mailed.

All registered attendees and guests must wear a badge at all times. Attendees will not be admitted to lectures or the Exhibit Hall without a badge. If requested and applicable, an Exhibit Hall-only badge will be issued to a registered attendee’s guest. However, seminar attendance is for paid registrants only. For a $45 fee, Exhibit Hall-only badges are available onsite for veterinarians, technicians, practice managers, and team members who are affiliated with a practice and/or not orking for an industry company. Exhibit Hall-only badges do not receive access to seminar rooms.

Guests (e.g. spouses, significant others, children) are defined as people not working in the veterinary industry. All veterinarians, technicians, practice managers, and team members must register and pay registration fees. Guests receive complimentary Exhibit Hall-only badges if registered in advance. Onsite guest badges are $5. Children ages 10 to 18 receive free badges; those under 10 do not require badges.

Registration Desk
The CVC Registration Desk at the Convention Center is open during the following UPDATED hours:

Friday, August 22: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Saturday, August 23: 6:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 24: 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Monday, August 25: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Proceedings Book, CD-ROM, or Downloadable
Paid veterinarians, technicians, practice managers, students,and spouses attending seminars receive a 2014 CVC Kansas City proceedings CD-ROM or downloadable proceedings (available a week prior to the convention). Indicate your preferred format on the registration form.
New in 2014! A book is available by advance purchase for only $60. A limited number of additional CD-ROMs and downloadable proceedings will be sold for $75 each at the Onsite Registration Desk.

Exhibit Hall Hours
Saturday, August 23: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday, August 24: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday, August 25: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Attendee Contact Card
You received a white attendee card with a barcode in your badge packet. This barcode contains your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address (if provided). You can use this card to request information from exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall.

Lunch and Refreshments
Complimentary refreshments are available in the Exhibit Hall during open hours. See the final program (onsite) for lunch information and menus. Technicians are invited to a sponsored lunch each day and will not receive Lunch Bucks. Those registered as guests do not receive Lunch Bucks.

Emergency Number/Messages
Message boards are located in the KCCEC lobby 2300 of the Convention Center. Please check the message boards daily as individuals cannot be paged. The phone number to leave with your family or clinic for the boards is (816) 513-5501.

Directions and Parking
There are several parking lots in the convention center area. Prices range from $5 to $15 per day per vehicle. For more information see page 13 of the final program or visit

Ground Transportation Info
To make your reservation for roundtrip transportation from Kansas City International Airport to the convention hotels and receive a CVC attendee discounted rate, visit and select the Ground Transportation link from the Travel and Hotels pull-down menu. Taxis are also available; the average fare from the downtown hotels to KCI Airport is $40 plus tip.

The city’s MAX (Metro Area Express) rapid transit service is another ground-transportation option. MAX provides faster, more convenient commutes than traditional bus service for all points between the River Market area (north of downtown) and the Country Club Plaza shopping center in the south.

Each ride is $3. To purchase a $10 three-day pass that gives you unlimited rides for three consecutive days, visit and select the Ground Transportation link from the Travel and Hotels pull-down menu.

Convention Shuttle Schedule
The convention shuttle runs between Crown Center hotels and the convention center Friday through Monday.

Friday, August 22: 6:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Saturday, August 23: 6:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Sunday, August 24: 6:45 AM – 11:00 PM
Monday, August 25: 6:45 AM – 6:00 PM

If you pre-registered for a tour, stop by the Tour/Information Desk in Lobby 2300 of the KCCEC to pick up your tickets. A limited number of extra tickets are available for select tours at the tour desk and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. All tours depart across the street from the Kansas City Marriott Downtown at their scheduled times.

Recordings and Photography
From time to time, photographs, motion pictures, and/or video recordings may be made in the show facility, which may include images of attendees of the show. Attendees cannot hinder, obstruct, or interfere in any way with such photography or recordings whether by show management, its agents, attendees, or other exhibitors, and hereby consent to the show management’s use of such recordings for commercial purposes.

Cell Phones and Pagers
Please turn off or mute cellular phones and pagers during lectures as a courtesy to other attendees.

No-Smoking Policy
Smoking is not permitted inside any city facility or hotel.

Future CVC Dates
CVC San Diego • December 4-7, 2014
CVC Washington, D.C. • April 23-26, 2015
CVC Kansas City • August 21-24, 2015

Reconnect at Alumni receptions
Saturday, August 23, 7:00-10:00 PM
(after the Welcome to Kansas City Reception)
Location: Kansas City Marriott Downtown, 2nd Floor
Cost: Free to all CVC attendee alumni of:

Kansas State University
University of Missouri

Get in on ALL OF the Exhibit Hall Happenings
Exhibit Hall events start on Saturday and run
through Monday. Stop by the Online
Oasis powered by VIN, which is fully equipped with computers and
Internet access.

Seminar Recordings
With such a wide variety of great lectures, it’s difficult to attend every session. Thanks to CVC Kansas City MP3 recordings, you can listen in on the lectures you couldn’t attend or hear your favorite sessions again. Order MP3s at the onsite Registration Desk in Lobby 2300 — watch for the signs.

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