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|AAP Innovation Showcase|
Launching a new product? Want to lend your expertise to the meeting? The Innovation Showcase is the place to be.
Benefits to all
Leading an Innovation Showcase allows companies and institutions to introduce new technologies and drug therapies, give in-depth technical demonstrations, and present technical updates to the interested and engaged AAP meeting audience.This marketing opportunity is available to official exhibitors and supporters and provides companies with unique opportunities to demonstrate their new products and solicit feedback from the audience in an intimate environment dedicated to building innovation.
AAP Annual Meeting attendees will have the opportunity to learn about breakthrough technologies in AAP’s new Innovation Showcase in the exhibit hall and with industry professionals who will have insight and solutions to the latest challenges in PM&R, and receive one-on-on attention during follow up questions/answer sessions.
Innovation Showcase is a designated theater within the Exhibit Hall with seating for 50+attendees. Innovation Showcases are intended to be interactive demonstrations of brand new therapies and technologies.No selling of any kind can occur during the Innovation Showcase, however promotional materials and contact information can be distributed immediately after the Innovation Showcase and on the exhibit floor.
Presentations are arranged in 30 minute increments and there are 5 available slots.
Due to limited spacing, the application process is competitive. The AAP Program Committee will review all submitted applications and choose only those applicants with truly innovative and new products and services that will be of highest interest to the AAP audience
These sessions are promotional and are not eligible for continuing education credits.
Companies and organizations are required to be exhibitors at the AAP Annual Meeting in order to conduct an Innovation Showcase. There are a total of five (5) Innovation Showcase slots. Applications will be processed on a first-come first serve basis.
Who can submit new therapies and technologies
$5,000 per presentation per timeslot. Special pricing for start-ups and academic centers may be considered.
Included in the price is:
Innovation Showcase Participant Responsibilities:
The Innovation Showcase participant and/or the participant’s third party meeting planning organization is responsible for all aspects associated with the planning, promotion, and management of the Innovation Showcase and for payment of all costs related to the Innovation Showcase.
Promotion of Innovation Showcase:
All materials intended to promote Innovation Showcases, including websites, e-blasts, promotional brochures, invitations, signage and other materials must be approved by the AAP Program Committee prior to the release and distribution. Because changes may be required, it is strongly recommended that review and approval of AAP occur before printing or production of the materials.
All approved promotional, marketing, and other materials used in conjunction with the Innovation Showcase must contain the following statement in a prominent type size and location:
“This event is not part of the official AAP educational program of AAP’s 2016 Annual Meeting. This promotional activity is provided by (sponsor) and is not certified for continuing education credit. The content of this Innovation Showcase and opinions expressed by the presenters are those of the sponsor and not of the AAP.
Any audio visual requirements other than what is provided by AAP are the organization’s responsibility.
AAP has contracted with GES as its shipping company for the 2016 AAP Annual Meeting. The fees you are quoted and charged are the sole responsibility of the company hosting the Innovation Showcase. Shipping fees are not included in the fee that is paid to AAP. If you have any questions, please contact GES directly:
Contact Info – Steve Underwood
Senior Sales Manager
Global Experience Specialists
1400 K Street, Suite 309
Sacramento, CA 95814
AAP is not responsible for any shipping delays or loss of materials.
One (1) professionally produced sign, not to exceed 28” x 44” may be displayed outside the Innovation Showcase during your scheduled time slot. AAP will also accept one (1) additional sign to place in the registration area.
All speakers and presenters for AAP’s Innovation Showcases must be registered for the 2016 AAP Annual Meeting and must be wearing their AAP meeting badges in order to be admitted to the exhibit hall. The organization coordinating the Innovation Showcase is responsible for ensuring all presenters are registered in advance of the session. One (1) complimentary meeting registration will be provided to a designated speaker of the participating company.
Changes to assigned time slots must be requested in writing to AAP and will be accommodated only if the requested time slot is available.
Any company cancelling or withdrawing from time of application through December 15, 2015 will receive a 50% refund. AAP shall retain the full price of Innovation Showcase fee as liquidated damages for any company who withdraws or cancels after December 31, 2015.
For additional questions regarding the Innovation Showcase please contact:
Bernadette M. Rensing
External Affairs Manager
Association of Academic Physiatrists
10461 Mill Run Circle, Suite 730
Owings Mills, MD 21117
(p) 410.654.1000 (f) 410.654.1001 (w) www.physiatry.org