I have some very exciting news!
Are you ready?
The 2016 AIUM Annual Convention is moving to New York City and the New York Hilton Midtown! That’s right, the AIUM Convention is moving from Las Vegas to New York City.
About a month ago, the AIUM was presented with an opportunity to return its signature event to New York City. Now, New York has always been a great city for the AIUM Annual Convention, but we were already committed to Las Vegas.
Before we explored the opportunity, however, we did some research. We looked at our existing city pattern, which didn’t have us returning to New York until at least 2022. We reviewed the evaluations from the times we were in New York and found that attendees and exhibitors gave the city really high ratings. And, of course, we reviewed the terms of the offer.
With all of this positive feedback, we decided to pursue the opportunity a little further. In a move that even surprised us, Las Vegas was willing to release the AIUM from its commitment without any penalty. Another positive sign.
The only thing left to do was sign the final contract with New York—which we did this morning. The dates are now March 17-21, which also changes the day pattern to Thursday-Monday. While we know these changes might inconvenience some participants we believe that the return to New York, along with having the bulk of programming on the weekend, will allow even more AIUM members to attend.
We still have a lot of details to work out over the coming weeks so keep reading Sound Waves, checking www.aium.org, and reading your email. In the meantime, add the new dates to your calendar and circle October 14—that’s when registration and housing will officially open.
Oh, and help us out by spreading the news!
Keep watching AIUM’s communications for more information on this change. What do you love about NYC? Comment below or let us know on Twitter: @AIUM_Ultrasound.
Carmine M. Valente, PhD, CAE, is AIUM’s Chief Executive Officer. He is an avid Yankees fan.