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“"The Pinnacle experience invites collaboration, dialogue and new ideas." ”

Krista Haugen, Co-Founder

Survivors Network for the Air Medical Community

““Pinnacle attracts the highest degree of innovative thinkers on a national level.” ”

Timonthy Black, Deputy Chief of Emergency Services

Forsyth County Emergency Services, North Carolina

““Pinnacle provides a terrific venue for medical directors and EMS executives to network and learn from one another.” ”

Neal Richmond, MD, Medical Director

MedStar Mobile Healthcare System, Fort Worth, Texa

““Pinnacle creates a great opportunity to benchmark where we are as a department and as leaders.” ”

Mike Myers, Fire Chief

Portland Fire & Rescue, Portland, Oregon

WHAT DAYS SHOULD I PLAN TO ATTEND PINNACLE?

Pinnacle events run from Monday, July 23, through Friday, July 27. Monday and Tuesday morning are devoted to optional Pinnacle Power Seminars, in-depth workshops that run for a half-day (registration and additional fee required). The main conference kicks off Tuesday afternoon and runs through Thursday evening. On Friday, special bonus sessions are available at no additional cost.

CAN I ATTEND FOR A SINGLE DAY?

Pinnacle is designed as a complete event, and we encourage you to take advantage of the entire Pinnacle experience, including presentations, panel discussions, participatory roundtables, and networking events such as meals, special meetings and receptions. But we also recognize that EMS leaders have many demands on their time, so we do allow single-day registrations for people whose schedules are limited. Just choose the Single Day option when you register.

WHERE IS PINNACLE BEING HELD?

Pinnacle events take place at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort.

CAN I BRING A COMPANION OR MY FAMILY?

Yes. Many busy EMS leaders combine Pinnacle with a family vacation. Guest registration is required for spouses and others not in the industry who wish to attend breakfasts, receptions and Pinnacle social events, at a nominal fee. More details soon on how to register a guest.

WHAT’S INCLUDED WITH MY REGISTRATION?

Pinnacle is an exceptional value — your registration fee includes all main conference presentations, breakfast and lunch on Wednesday and Thursday, plus coffee, snacks and receptions.

IS PINNACLE AN ASSOCIATION MEETING OR TRADE SHOW?

Neither. Pinnacle is a participatory educational experience for EMS leaders. Unlike typical conferences and chaotic trade shows, Pinnacle invites sponsors and faculty to participate in roundtable discussions with attendees for true collaboration and open dialogue. There are also several opportunities to visit with a select number of sponsors in a low-key, tabletop environment.

WHO ATTENDS PINNACLE?

EMS chiefs, leaders, administrators, medical directors, managers, educators and innovators all attend Pinnacle. They come from systems of all sizes and types, from fire departments and municipal third services to private, not-for-profit and hospital-based organizations. It’s a one-of-a-kind environment, in which competition and politics are set aside in the pursuit of collaboration and solutions to common challenges.

WHAT ARE POWER SEMINARS? ARE THEY INCLUDED WITH MY REGISTRATION?

Pinnacle Power Seminars™ are in-depth workshops that run for a half-day on Monday morning, Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning. Registration and an additional fee are required.

ARE THERE REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS?

Yes. Visit the registration page for more details.

HOW EARLY DO I NEED TO RESERVE MY ROOM?

For Pinnacle guests, there’s an exclusive rate beginning at just $169 per night at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort, the site of all main Pinnacle events. We encourage you to secure your room at the time of registration to ensure you will be on site for all Pinnacle activities.

SHOULD I RENT A CAR?

If you’re coming with a group or traveling with your family, or if you plan on sightseeing, a rental car is recommended.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Pinnacle is a leadership event in a relaxed, informal environment. Most participants wear business casual attire (e.g., slacks and a polo shirt, jacket optional). Uniforms typically are not worn unless specified by your organization’s policy.

ARE ANY OTHER MEETINGS CO-LOCATED WITH PINNACLE?

Yes. Visit the program page for more details on special meetings and events.

DOES PINNACLE OFFER CEUS?

Pinnacle does not offer CEUs.