10 Tips for Making the Most of EMS Live

August 17, 2018


Networking. Expert tips. One-on-one training. Hands-on technology demos. With all the activity and things to do and options to choose from at EMS Live, how do you ensure you get the best value out of attending this annual experience? These 10 tips will help you reap the utmost benefits from this can’t-miss event.

Before the event

  1. Schedule a time to meet with your EMS Live account manager. Our account managers are enthusiastic about offering personalized guidance and suggestions on breakout sessions and panels that will most benefit your organization as well as which Play area partner hardware and software integrations are most appropriate for your setup. They can also suggest the clinics that best match your level of EMS experience. Not only do we recommend you participate in a phone call with your account rep before the conference, we also suggest you schedule a “Meet” session to take place early on during EMS Live to discuss, in person, the most relevant content at the event.
  2. Pre-register to secure a spot. Don’t miss out! While many of the sessions do not require signing up ahead of time, pre-registration is necessity for scheduling appointments at the Learn and Meet areas as well as the Monday Networking event and Clinic workshops. (Clinics incur an additional fee.) And to keep track of your appointments, you can create your personal schedule in the mobile phone app, which will be available a few weeks before the conference.
  3. Get close to the experts. If you’ve attended the EMS Live in the past, you know that a large amount of valuable knowledge is shared outside of the formal sessions – in the hallways, in the break rooms, and even in the elevators on the way to and from the event. EMS has set aside a block of rooms at the Hyatt Regency Denver that you can book at a reduced rate to be closer to the experts and information.

During the event

  1. Take part in one of the focused networking sessions.  Year after year, attendees tell us that the scheduled networking sessions are some of the most worthwhile activities from the entire conference. Be sure to schedule time on your agenda to meet with others in your industry, region and role, and gather tips about how your peers are making the most of the EMS platform.
  2. Jumpstart your expertise with a clinic. EMS Live offers clinics for all levels of EMS users. Novices can ramp up quickly with the beginner clinics offered the first day of the event, opening them up the number of sessions that may be useful later. Advanced users can dive deeper into the platform tools and discover benefits and configurations that support more automation as well as ways to optimize workflows learned in the more basic trainings.
  3. Go mobile. The EMS Live mobile app is your gateway to the entire conference, including the agenda, speaker profiles, a social wall, surveys, ways to reserve time in Meet and Learn, and more. Everything in the conference will be available in the app, so download it early and plan out what you want to see while you’re in Denver. Anyone who logs into the mobile app will be able to search the attendee list and send messages directly via the app, so you can reach out and make your “impromptu” networking efforts even more effective.
  4. Plan to stay the whole time - and beyond. Explore Denver! In the past, EMS Live has typically ended early on the third day. We listened to our customer requests and extended the schedule, so there’s a longer Wednesday agenda. The conference will end around 2 pm on Wednesday, October 3, so you can either leave that evening or on Thursday, October 4, and not miss a moment of the event. But if you can swing it, we highly recommend you arrive a day or two early or extend your stay to explore what the greater Denver area has to offer. (There’s a reason we’re headquartered here!)
  5. Let it soak in. One of the potential drawbacks of an event this packed with content is that there’s almost too much to absorb. So, help yourself out; take summary notes after each session of the top 2-3 things you discovered and any follow-up questions you may have. You’ll be grateful you did once you’re back at the office.

After the event

  1. Debrief your co-workers. Once you’ve returned to work, schedule some time with employees who did not attend the event so that more people can benefit from what you learned at EMS Live.  Through “Lunch & Learn” events and similar activities across your organization, you can educate the rest of your teams and advance a dialogue about new processes and challenges. (To learn more about the ROI of attending EMS Live of the conference, check out our blog post, How EMS Live Can Boost ROI for Your Organization.)
  2. Experience what you missed. Had to choose between two awesome but conflicting breakout sessions? This year our sessions are being recorded, so you can go online after the conference and check out what you may have missed (or want to see again!)


We’re looking forward to seeing you at EMS Live 2018 this October! And if you haven’t yet, make sure you register soon to get the best deal on your registration and hotel prices.

Click here to register now for EMS Live 2018 in Denver!