Important Information for Attendees

Badge & Conference Materials

All sessions will be held in the Hynes Convention Center. You can pick up your badge and conference materials from the registration desk located outside of the exhibit hall on the second floor. Click here for a floor plan of the convention center.

Registration Hours

Tuesday, April 16           5:00pm – 7:00pm

Wednesday, April 17      7:00am – 7:00pm

Thursday, April 18          7:00am – 6:30pm

Friday, April 19              7:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday, April 20          7:30am – 12:30pm

Substitutions, Cancellations & Badge Changes

Can’t make it? At this point we do not offer refunds for registration fees or tickets, but you can send someone in your place. If you want to send a substitute or make a badge change, just complete the Registration Add/Change Form and bring it with you on-site. There is a $25 fee for substitutions.

Transportation from the Airport

The Hynes Convention Center and ASCA 2013 hotels are about a 15 minute drive from Logan International Airport (BOS). A cab ride from Logan Airport runs approximately $28.

Boston Cab                        617.536.5010

City Cab                            617.536.5100

Independent Taxi (ITOA)      617.825.4000

Metro Cab                          617.782.5500

Top Cab                             617.266.4800

Town Taxi                           617.536.5000

Click here for transportation options to and from Logan Airport. And here for transportation information to and from the Hynes Convention Center.

John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 954-2000

Click here for a guide.

Hotels

Most of the hotels are connected through the Prudential Center and the Copley Place mall complex.

Continuing Education

New this year!
We are launching an online program for you to request and retrieve your nursing contact hours, administrator AEUs, physician CMEs, or Certificate of Attendance. Several Continuing Education stations will be located at the ASCA booth and on the convention floor which will allow you to log in and complete an evaluation form for the sessions you attend. Once all your evaluations are done, you can request your CE certificate. You have until May 31 to complete your request. You will need the ID number that is printed on the back of your badge, so please do not discard your badge when the meeting ends.

Syllabus

All conference attendees will receive a digital copy of the syllabus. A printed version was offered for sale during pre-registration. A limited number of printed copies will be available for sale ($35) at the registration desk during the meeting. Please remember that you can view, download and print the handouts before and after the meeting via the ASCA 2013 online community (see below).

ASCA 2013 Online Community

If you haven’t already done so, please visit the ASCA 2013 Community in ASCA Connect. Everyone who is registered for the meeting is subscribed to the community. It’s a great place to start discussions with attendees and continue them after the meeting. The Resource Library contains the syllabus and attendee list. After the meeting, it will be updated with any new handouts and a final attendee list. To visit the community, just go to ASCA Connect and log in. Use your email address and password (Note: If this is your first time logging in, your initial password is your last name, case sensitive.) Click on the ASCA 2013 Community, and go to the Library to access online syllabus.

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is available throughout the convention center, including the meeting rooms and the exhibit hall.

Mobile App

Program information can be found on the ASCA 2013 Mobile App, sponsored by Provista. Visit m.marketart.com/asca13 to access.

Social Media

Let people know you are attending and help promote the conference using the hashtag #ASCACONF on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Visit the ASCA Booth

Visit the ASCA booth to learn more about your membership benefits, discover how to make the most of ASCA Connect, submit your request for continuing education credits, learn about ASCA’s new benchmarking program and other educational offerings, meet ASCA Board members and staff and learn more about ASCA’s Government Affairs efforts to promote and protect the future of ASCs. It’s also a great opportunity to find out how to get involved in ASCA advocacy efforts and support ASC champions through ASCAPAC. Don’t forget to stop by the Advocacy booth on Thursday morning for your free latte!

Visitor Information

There is much to see and do in Boston! Here are some good links:

Back Bay Neighborhood

Boston USA

Walk Boston

Dress

Business casual dress is recommended. Average weather in Boston ranges from 50-65 degrees during the day and 35-50 degrees at night. Regulating temperatures inside the Convention Center is extremely difficult and session rooms are likely to be chilly or downright cold. We suggest dressing in layers. Dress for the social event is casual; be sure to bring you dancing shoes!

Sponsors

ASCA would like to thank this year's sponsors!

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Education Grant Sponsors:

Cerner

Eveia Health Consulting & Management

Mavicor

McKesson