Are You Ready for Congress?

 Updated: September 20, 2017

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We are in the final countdown to Congress—are you ready? We put together a quick Congress Checklist to help you plan and prepare so you’ll have a great Congress experience.

Missed Online Registration? Register On-Site

AARC Congress 2017 is filled with great sessions to help you brush-up on your skills and knowledge of the respiratory care profession. We also have great events and activities lined up to help you connect with colleagues.

While Online registration has already closed, on-site registration will be available. Visit our Registration page for rate information.

Sign Up for the Free Patient Advocacy Summit

Join us Oct. 3 for the third annual Patient Advocacy Summit, a free event open to all respiratory therapists as well as their patients and caregivers. At the summit, you will have the chance to collaborate with colleagues and advocate for advancing the quality of care for chronic respiratory patients.

Reserve a Spot at the Fundraiser Gala

Support the American Respiratory Care Foundation by attending their annual fundraiser gala, Night on the Plaza on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. It will be an evening filled with fine music, food, prizes and networking, all at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Foundation. Contact the Foundation office for ticket availability: (972) 243-2272.

Secure Your Room

Check out the Congress Housing Guide for information about hotels available for Congress. The Guide also includes a map of the convention center area, as well as a listing of what to see and do in Indy.

Review the Schedule

We have 200+ presentations and sessions for you. With so many options, you’ll want to start planning now for how to spend your days at Congress. Review the speaker and lecture schedule to create your personal schedule for the week. Be sure to read our Congress Highlights post for more details about the events and activities available at Congress, such as the RESPIRATORY CARE OPEN FORUM.

Did you know you can even review our interactive exhibitor map? Begin browsing and even set up your route plan to navigate through the hall!

map of exhibit hall

Download the App

Yep, there’s an app for that. Download the AARC Mobile app to enhance your Congress experience. Through the app, you can create your personal Congress schedule, review the sessions, log your attendance for CRCE credit, play Congress games, get announcements through push notifications, share photos, Tweet and more! Review our AARC Mobile App Guide for more information.

Plan Your Trip

Driving to Congress? Check out our Road Trip to Indy post for ideas on fun sights to see along your route.

See You there!