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Know Before You Go! REVITALIZE 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Matthew Nicholas
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Know before you go to REVITALIZE 2017

Before you hit the road, here are a few things to help you get the most out of the conference:

Dress attire is business casual and comfortable shoes are a must. Pack what you need to take notes - paper, pens, tablet, or laptop as well as business or contact cards to give to new connections!
A few things to keep in mind:

  • It's still April in the Midwest - check the weather before your leave and pack accordingly.
  • When it comes to room temperatures, we can't please everyone. Plan for layers that you can add/remove to be comfortable.
  • Technology takes power - bring your chargers, cords and even a light weight extension cord as there are only so many outlets in a room and everyone can't sit next to them.
  • Don't forget to pack your enthusiasm, smiles, energy and questions! There will be many resources available to you - make the most of REVITALIZE and plan to network with instructors, exhibitors, colleagues, IPTA leaders and staff.
  • If you are attending Saturday morning’s program on Sacroiliac Joint Stability: An Orthopedic and Pelvic Health Approach to Dysfunction, the instructors recommend comfortable clothing and bringing a yoga mat.

The Q Center is located at 1405 North Fifth Avenue in St. Charles. When you drive in there is a gate where you check in as an IPTA guest and will be directed to parking if attending as a day guest, or hotel check in if staying overnight. There is ample parking surrounding the hotel. All of the IPTA activities will take place near Entrance 7.

REVITALIZE CENTRAL is the IPTA hub for where you will receive your name badges and materials – make sure you take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with what’s in your bag so you don’t miss out on anything REVITALIZE has to offer.

REVITALIZE CENTRAL will be open Friday & Saturday, 7:30 am -5 pm.

Overnight guest – Check in first at the main lobby Welcome Center to get your room key – which is also your conference name badge. Complimentary bag check is available if your room is not ready at the time of check in. Once you are all set, then head over to REVITALIZE CENTRAL.

Not staying overnight? Then enter through entrance 7 and head to REVITALIZE CENTRAL to check in, collect your name badge and materials.

In the spirit of being green, we are asking attendees to either utilize technology to download handouts and materials to their personal technology in advance of the program or print and bring their own handouts. We will only provide paper materials to attendees when they are part of a classroom activity (i.e. worksheet).

Click here to access course materials. Not every course has provided handout materials.

If you are registered for Friday REVITALIZE:

  • Breakfast - Once you check in at REVITALIZE CENTRAL, grab some great morning refreshments and check out the IPTA booths while you network with other attendees. Mid-morning break and mid-afternoon break options will be available.

  • Lunch- Included with your registration, head to the Q Tower Dining Hall that offers a menu of abundant variety in a contemporary, casual setting with plenty of natural light and garden views – just show your badge. All you can eat is included in registration fee. Visit any or all of the chef stations that feature the flavors of the Mediterranean, Pacific Rim, Mexico, and Caribbean. Fish and hand-carved meats are served at lunch, as well as a variety of vegetarian and heart-healthy options. The beverage station is open all day, so grab a coffee, tea or soft drink at any time during REVITALIZE.

  • Friday’s Awards Reception will include complimentary appetizers and beverages.

  • Dinner – Meet up with friends at the Q Center’s Bistro which will be available for dinner service from 5-10 pm and bar service from 5-11 pm – or take a short ride into downtown St. Charles to explore their fine restaurants, bars and shopping.

If you are registered for Saturday REVITALIZE:

  • Breakfast - Once you check in at REVITALIZE CENTRAL, grab some great morning refreshments and check out the IPTA booths while you network with other attendees. Mid-morning break and mid-afternoon break options will be available.

  • Lunch – Your preselected lunch box will be waiting for pick up in the Expo Hall. Just turn in your ticket (included in welcome bag) and select a drink. Seating will be in the Expo hall allowing you to visit with our wonderful exhibitors. Two hours gives you plenty of time to eat, check your emails, phone home, and make the most of the opportunity to network with potential employers, learn about new products, and find new resources.

  • Dinner – After conference visit the Fox River Dining which will be open for all meal services. The Bistro will be open for bar service only from 5 -11 pm.

If you are registered for Friday & Saturday REVITALIZE, enjoy all of the above!

The Poster Hall will open be open Friday at 10 am - 5 pm and Saturday 8 am - 2 pm. On Friday, the authors will be present from noon until 2 pm to discuss their findings and answer questions.  You can pick up and complete a poster quiz to earn 1 additional hour of CE credit. Quizes must be droped off at REVITALIZE Central no later than 5 pm on Saturday.

If you are a Poster Presenter, make sure your poster and any packaging that you would like returned to you is clearly marked with your first and last name. Check in your poster at REVITALIZE CENTRAL any time after 7:30 am but no later than 10:00 am on Friday, April 21st. Once you have checked in, you will be directed to the display area where you can post your poster display.

Posters may be removed any time after 2 pm on Friday, April 21st; however, we encourage you to leave your poster up through Saturday so that both Friday and Saturday REVITALIZE attendees can view it.  Unless other arrangements are requested in advance, posters not claimed by 5pm on Saturday, April 22nd become the property of IPTA.

You need to sign in and sign out to educational programs in order to receive your CE certificate(s). Please allow IPTA staff two weeks for CE certificates to be processed.

IPTA members - your certificate will post to your membership profile where you can download and print a copy at any time.

Not a member? Your CE certificate will be emailed as a PDF to the email address you provided at registration.

On Saturday, from 1:00 - 1:45 pm, your Student Special Interest Group (SSIG) will hold its annual business meeting. Learn what your SSIG leadership has been up to and help develop the plans for the coming year, discover new opportunities to get involved with the IPTA, and meet with other students from programs across the state!  

While the full vendor EXPO only happens on Saturday, on Friday check out the information stations in REVITALIZE CENTRAL. Network with other attendees, meet with IPTA leaders, and check out "all things IPTA".

REVITALIZE CENTRAL is open 7:30am - 5pm Friday and Saturday.

On Saturday, the vendor EXPO will be open 11am - 2pm. Check out the latest products, services, non-profit resources, and the various employers looking to make their next hire! Visit at least 10 booths and collect pins to be entered into the raffle to win great prizes!

Check out who is exhibiting by clicking here!

Prior to: please make sure you have access to all Assembly materials prior. As the IPTA is making effort to host a "greener" conference - no printed packets will be available at the Assembly. The IPTA suggest that you either download the packets to your mobile PDF reader, or bring a printed copy.

If you are an Assembly Representative, you must be credentialed between 7:30 am and 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 22nd at REVITALIZE CENTRAL.

Credentialing required you to sign your representative card and qualifies you for voting in the Assembly. Representatives that do not credential during the designated time can still attend the Assembly in the gallery, but will not be allowed to sit or vote with their districts.

NEW FOR 2017: You will receive your credential card when you check in at REVITALIZE Central. On Saturday, you must sign and return the card to REVITALIZE Central in exchange for a ticket, which will be your entry into the Assembly Hall.

You must be seated in the Assembly Hall by 1:55pm. The Assembly will start at 2:00 pm.

Wi-Fi is available in common areas of the Q Center on Friday and then on Saturday it will be available in the common areas, the EXPO and the Assembly Hall.

Q Center has released a mobile app that will help guests navigate their way throughout the facility. Using your smartphone or tablet, the app will provide turn-by-turn directions to your destination. Not sure which room to look for? Select Events to find your meeting and be navigated to its location.

The Q Center app is available in both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.  Simply search for “Q Center” and install.

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Sarah M. Serritella PT DPT says...
Posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017
What are the course times for Friday and Saturday?

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