Registration is open
for the 2016 convention in Baltimore!
|SYMPOSIA REGISTRATION FEES
Your current NATA membership status must match the category for which you are registering.
MIDNIGHT CT APRIL 30
|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, 2016. Between May 21 and June 15, 2016, refunds will be granted less a $25 administrative fee – or attendees can choose to apply their full payment (no $25 fee) to the 2017 convention. Between June 16 and July 31, 2016, attendees will only be given the option of applying their full payment to the 2017 convention. No cancellations will be processed after July 31, 2016.
Exhibitor Badge Registration
Exhibitors must submit an exhibit space contract prior to badge registration. We are currently accepting contracts for AT Expo 2016. For a contract, please see the 2016 Exhibitor Prospectus.
First Time Attendees
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.
Wondering what you’ll experience at NATA 2016? Check out this video recap from NATA 2015 to get a peek at the events and education:
Before You Go
- If you’re a new member to NATA (two years or less) or this is your first convention, attend a free reception on the first day of full programming. Learn how to make the most of your membership with NATA, hear valuable tips on how to navigate our convention and meet fellow ATs like yourself. Light snacks and beverages will be served. RSVPs are required, you can select this event when you register to attend.
- Familiarize yourself with all the great offerings at the convention by reviewing the preliminary educational programming and abstracts.
- Use the online NATA2016 smartphone app to create your custom convention schedule. The smartphone app will will be available in spring 2016.
- Select the exhibitors you want to visit at the AT Expo by checking out the floor plan and the handy Exhibitor Listing/Booth Search.
- With your registration email confirmation and photo ID in hand, you will pick up your convention materials at the Baltimore 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 being held Wednesday, June 22.
What You Are Eligible to Attend
The registration fee for members (certified, career starter certified, associate, international certified, international non-certified, and certified students) includes admission to all educational programming except Advanced Track Seminars, Minicourses and Pre-conference Career Workshops.
Due to limited availability, pre-registration is required for Learning Labs.
Non-certified students are eligible to attend the Athletic Training Student Seminar, Feature Presentations, Sessions, Special Topics, and Free Communications. Pre-conference Career Workshops are also available for an additional charge.
Non-members are eligible to attend Feature Presentations, Sessions, Special Topics and Free Communications. Advanced Track Seminars and Minicourses are available for an extra 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 wear lab attire (something comfortable you can move freely in) for the Learning Lab 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.
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.
Guests are not permitted to attend educational programming.
Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is an attraction in itself. But, surrounding this urban waterfront park, you’ll discover a number of family-friendly places to visit. The features more than 16,000 animals, from sharks to a giant sea turtle, while the highlights include two-story dinosaurs and interactive exhibits to keep the kids busy. The features more activities for the little ones, and, a short ride away, the in Baltimore’s Druid Hill Park engages young and young at heart with the giraffe-feeding station and much more. And, if it’s the unexpected you seek, you’ll be talking about the oddities in for weeks!
Bringing your spouse, significant other or partner in crime? There’s no shortage of things for them to see and do in Baltimore while you’re participating in the awesome educational offerings at convention.