Pinnacle 2022 FAQ
For all your Pinnacle-related questions, check out the FAQ below. We look forward to seeing you July 25-29, 2022, in Marco Island, Florida!
Contact [email protected] with any additional questions.
WHERE IS PINNACLE BEING HELD?
Pinnacle will be held at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, from July 25-29, 2022.
WHAT’S INCLUDED WITH MY PINNACLE 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.
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, lunches, receptions and Pinnacle social events, at a nominal fee.
IS PINNACLE AN ASSOCIATION MEETING OR TRADE SHOW?
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.
ARE THERE REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS?
Yes. Visit the registration page for more details.
HOW EARLY DO I NEED TO RESERVE MY ROOM?
For Pinnacle guests, there’s an exclusive rate beginning at just $244 per night at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, the site of all main Pinnacle events. We encourage you to secure your room at the time of registration to ensure you will be on site for all Pinnacle activities. The room block closes July 6, 2022.
WHEN SHOULD I PLAN TO ARRIVE?
Pinnacle events run from Monday, July 25 through Friday July 29. 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 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.
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.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Pinnacle is a leadership event in a relaxed, informal environment. Most participants wear business casual attire (e.g., slacks and a polo shirt, jacket optional). Uniforms typically are not worn unless specified by your organization’s policy.
SHOULD I RENT A CAR?
If you’re coming with a group, traveling with your family, or if you plan on sightseeing, a rental car is recommended.
IS THERE A SHUTTLE AVAILABLE?
Pinnacle does not provide transportation to/from the airport.
DOES PINNACLE OFFER CEUS?
Pinnacle does not offer CEUs.
ARE ANY OTHER MEETINGS CO-LOCATED WITH PINNACLE?
Yes. Visit the program page for more details on special meetings and events.
ARE YOU TAKING COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS?
It is our goal to create a safe and enjoyable environment for all during Pinnacle 2022. Click here for information on what to expect during your stay at JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort.
CAN I GET A REFUND?
All cancelations will be subject to an administrative fee based on date of cancelation. Refunds will be processed less a 25% fee if cancelled before May 31; less a 50% fee between June 1 and July 15. No refunds will be processed after July 15, 2022. Cancelations must be in writing to Fitch & Associates via fax (816-431-2653) or e-mail ([email protected]). Telephone cancellations will not be accepted. Attendee substitutions from the same agency will be accepted if requested via fax or e-mail. Any hotel room cancellations must be made at least seven days prior to arrival; check with hotel for additional details regarding your individual reservation. If making a flight reservation, check with your airline’s cancellation policy. Please contact Sharon Conroy at [email protected] for details.