July 21 - 25, 2014
WESTIN KIERLAND RESORT     SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ.

FAQ

What days should I plan to attend Pinnacle?
Can I attend for a single day?
Where is Pinnacle being held?
Can I bring a companion or my family?
What’s included with my registration?
Is Pinnacle a trade show or association meeting?
Who attends Pinnacle?
What are Power Seminars? Are they included with my registration?
Are there registration discounts?
Where is the registration desk, and when is it open?
What are the sponsor/exhibit hours?
How early do I need to reserve my room?
Should I rent a car?
Is there a shuttle from the airport?
What should I wear?
Are any other meetings co-located with Pinnacle?
Does Pinnacle offer CEU’s?

What days should I plan to attend Pinnacle?

Pinnacle events run from Monday, July 21, through Friday, July 25. Monday and Tuesday morning are devoted to optional Pinnacle Power Seminars, in-depth workshops that run for a half-day (registration and additional fee required). The main conference kicks off Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 and runs through Thursday evening. On Friday, special bonus sessions are available at no additional cost.

Can I attend for a single day?

Pinnacle is designed as a complete event, and we encourage you to take advantage of the entire Pinnacle experience, including presentations, panel discussions, participatory roundtables, and networking events such as meals, special meetings and receptions. But we also recognize that EMS leaders have many demands on their time, so we do allow single-day registrations for people whose schedules are limited. Just choose the Single Day option when you register.

Where is Pinnacle being held?

Pinnacle events take place at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. See maps, driving directions and current weather.

Can I bring a companion or my family?

Yes. Many busy EMS leaders combine Pinnacle with a family vacation. Guest registration is required for spouses and others not in the industry who wish to attend breakfasts, receptions and Pinnacle social events, at a nominal fee. If you would also like to purchase lunch for a guest, contact Sharon Conroy via e-mail or by phone at 816-431-2600.

What’s included with my registration?

Pinnacle is an exceptional value—your registration fee includes all main conference presentations, breakfast and lunch on Wednesday and Thursday, plus coffee/snacks and receptions.

Is Pinnacle a trade show or association meeting?

Neither. Pinnacle is a participatory educational experience for EMS leaders. Unlike typical conferences and chaotic trade shows, Pinnacle invites sponsors and faculty to participate in roundtable discussions with attendees for true collaboration and open dialogue. There are also several opportunities to visit with a select number of sponsors in a low-key, tabletop environment.

Who attends Pinnacle?

EMS chiefs, leaders, administrators, medical directors, managers, educators and innovators all attend Pinnacle. They come from systems of all sizes and types, from fire departments and municipal third services to private, not-for-profit and hospital-based organizations. It’s a one-of-a-kind environment, in which competition and politics are set aside in the pursuit of collaboration and solutions to common challenges.

What are Power Seminars? Are they included with my registration?

Pinnacle Power Seminars™ are in-depth workshops that run for a half-day on Monday morning, Monday afternoon, and Tuesday morning. Registration and an additional fee are required. One of our most popular discounts allows you to choose a third Power Seminar for free when you register for two. See details.

Are there registration discounts?

Yes. Better yet, by combining discounts, you can save up to $285. See Pinnacle discounts.

Where is the registration desk, and when is it open?

The registration/information desk will be located outside the Kierland Grand Ballroom.
Sunday, July 20, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, July 21, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, July 22, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, July 23, 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thursday, July 24, 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Friday, July 25, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

What are the sponsor/exhibit hours?

You’re invited to visit with sponsors during the Opening Reception on Tuesday, July 22, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Additional sponsor hours are Wednesday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m,; and Thursday, July 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

How early do I need to reserve my room?

For Pinnacle guests, there’s an exclusive rate beginning at just $139 per night at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, the site of all main Pinnacle events. Family-friendly casitas with up to 2 bedrooms are also available on-site. Reserve before June 27 for the limited rate by calling 800-354-5892 (use code Pinnacle 2014), or reserve online now.

Should I rent a car?

If you’re coming with a group or traveling with your family, or if you plan on site-seeing, a rental car is recommended.

Is there a shuttle from the airport?

The Westin Kierland Resort is conveniently located just 30 minutes north of Phoenix Sky Harbor International airport (PHX) (www.skyharbor.com). Additional transportation options can be found at www.skyharbor.com. Directions and maps to the hotel can be found at www.pinnacle-ems.com/location.

What should I wear?

Pinnacle is a leadership event in a relaxed, informal environment. Most participants wear business casual attire (e.g., slacks and polo shirt with or without a jacket). Uniforms typically are not worn unless specified by your organization’s policy.

Are any other meetings co-located with Pinnacle?

Yes. The following meetings are for members only:

The Association of Critical Care Transport

The Arizona Ambulance Association

The following meetings are open to all participants:

The National EMS Management Association Annual Meeting

FirstWatch User Group Meeting (preregistration required via Pinnacle online registration system)

Does Pinnacle offer CEUs?

Pinnacle does not offer CEUs.


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