Registration is open for the 2014 convention in Indianapolis!
Registration for the 2014 convention in Indy is now open!
*Your current NATA membership status must match the category for which you are registering.
|SYMPOSIA REGISTRATION FEES*||EARLYBefore Midnight CT April 30, 2014||ADVANCEMay 1, 2014 through June 3, 2014||LATE/ONSITE|
|Member Professional Development Package
(registration fee & 2014 membership)
|One-Day Registration Non-Member||$210||$210||$210|
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Refund requests must be sent in writing to the NATA office (firstname.lastname@example.org if by e-mail) and will be processed no later than eight weeks after the last day of the convention. Refunds will be issued in the same form as the payment received.
NATA will offer a full refund of registration fees through May 20, 2014. Between May 21 and June 15, 2014, refunds will be granted less a $25 administrative fee – or attendees can choose to apply their full payment (no $25 fee) to the following year’s convention. Between June 16 and July 31, 2014, attendees will only be given the option of applying their full payment to the 2015 convention. No cancellations will be processed after July 31, 2014.
First Time Attendee
As a first time convention attendee, you are embarking on an adventure filled with opportunities to learn and to network with your colleagues and friends.
Before You Go
- Familiarize yourself with all the great offerings at the convention by reviewing the preliminary program (in your February NATA News).
- Use the online 2014 Smartphone app (available Spring 2014) to create your convention schedule.
- Select the exhibitors you want to visit at the AT Expo by checking out the floor plan and the handy Exhibitor Listing/Booth Search.
- Review the abstracts for the 2014 educational program.
- With your registration email confirmation and photo ID in hand, you will pick up your convention materials in Hall H at the Indiana Convention Center. Your registration materials will include your name badge, guest badges (if any), pre-purchased event tickets and convention guide.
- Stop by the Information Kiosk to pick up your First Time Attendee ribbon!
- Take the family or meet up with friends at the Welcome Reception.
What You Are Eligible to Attend
The registration fee for members (certified, career starter certified, associate, retired certified, honorary, international certified, international non-certified, and certified students) includes admission to all educational programming except Advanced Track Seminars, Minicourses and Pre-conference Career Workshops. Registration fees and ticket prices for these and other extra events will be published soon.
Due to limited availability, pre-registration is required for Special Topics, Learning Labs and Peer-to-Peer Discussions.
Non-certified students are eligible to attend the Athletic Training Student Seminar, Feature Presentations and Sessions. Pre-conference settings workshops are also available for an additional charge.
Non-members are eligible to attend Feature Presentations, Sessions and Free Communications as well as Advanced Track Seminars and Minicourses for an additional charge.
What to Wear
We strongly encourage participants to dress in a manner befitting professionals while attending educational events and the AT Expo. Business casual – shirts, slacks, skirts and blouses (no jeans or shorts) is the recommended attire. Learning Lab participants should change into lab attire for the Learning Lab (something comfortable you can move freely in) and return to business casual afterwards.
As with any destination, we recommend that conference attendees practice common sense and do not wander into deserted, non-tourist areas of the city. Wear your name badge at all times while in the convention center. Do not wear your name badge out in public.
Your guests need a badge (or child verification card) for admittance into the Welcome Reception, the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and the General Session. To register your guests or make other changes to your convention registration, return to the convention registration website and click the “Already Registered” tab at the top of the page. Log in using the email address and password you created when you registered. To the right, you will see blue “edit” links which will allow you to update your registration.
Although there is no charge for guests and children, they must be registered to attend. A Child Release Form must be completed for children under 18. Adult guests and children 12+ will receive a convention badge. A child verification card will be issued for children 11 and under. Guests and children may attend the Welcome Reception, the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and the General Session.
The AT Expo is open to guests, children 12 and older and infants during unrestricted hours. Strollers are not allowed on the show floor. Children must be accompanied by an adult registrant.
Bringing your spouse, significant other or partner in crime? There’s no shortage of things for them to do while you’re participating in the awesome educational offerings at the convention.
Top Places for Family Fun
- Children’s Museum of Indianapolis: With 1.3 million visitors annually, 12 permanent galleries and nearly 1 million square feet, it’s the world’s largest, period. Check out the interactive Dinosphere and enjoy a ride on the fully restored antique carousel.
- Indianapolis Art Center: Offering classes in woodworking, ceramics, painting and other mediums, families can learn art while taking home something fun. The ARTSPARK offers 12-acres of outdoor interactive artwork including the Crooked Little House.
- Indianapolis Zoo: From a dolphin in-water program to a shark touch tank, from racing cheetahs to painting with elephants, a jewel for families.
- IMAX Indianapolis Theatre: Who doesn’t want to see a flick on a towering 3-story screen? Kids-specific movies and exclusive IMAX features are offered year-round at this theater in the Indiana State Museum.
- Rhythm! Discovery Center: Beat on drums and learn how rhythm and percussion are a part of our daily lives at this museum for kids of all ages.
- Caribbean Cove: An indoor water park packed with slides, pools, and lazy rivers.
- Indianapolis Firefighters Museum: Little boys and girls love firetrucks, and this museum is dedicated to the profession via hands-on exhibits.
- Conner Prairie: Ride a historic hot air balloon, pet adorable animals and travel back to the 1800’s at this interactive history park on the settlement of the historic William Conner House.
- Victory Field: Visit what Sports Illustrated called America’s Best Minor League Ballpark and enjoy breathtaking views of downtown as you cheer on the Indianapolis Indians.
- Go Ape Treetop Adventure: Located in scenic Eagle Creek Park, Go Ape is a unique and highly interactive treetop adventure for all ages.
- Bankers Life Fieldhouse: Catch a WNBA game and support the NATA Foundation at the same time! Tickets to the Friday night game are being offered to convention attendees at a discount, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the NATA Foundation. View the package options here.