Technology

Technology with Portable Devices

Wi-Fi
 Stay in touch and up to date using your electronic devices throughout the Annual Meeting.  Wireless internet access is available at no charge in the Convention Center. Please check with individual hotels for their internet access capabilities.

My Academy App
The Annual Meeting My Academy App is free from the App Store or Google Play. View or search Educational opportunities, Exhibitor information, Social Program, Committee and Affiliate Meetings, and Special Events. You may even add personal events to your schedule to help you stay organized and make the most of your time at the Annual Meeting. You may browse or search the list of participants and use the messaging feature within the app to help you connect or reconnect with colleagues. The app also includes an electronic business card exchange to help you stay in touch with new connections. Need some assistance? Visit the help desk located in the Resource Center in Academy Hall.

Internet Connection
These “all-in-one” workstations allow you to quickly utilize the following key connections through our meeting portal: Exhibitor Directory, 2019 Member Housing, email sites, and flight check-in.  The workstations act as a business center and are also available for printing your boarding pass.

Charging Stations
Stop by the electrical plug-in stations to recharge your electronic devices.  The stations are located in Academy Hall, and both Exhibit Halls, as well as in the Academy Lounges.

Information Booth Digital Signage
Touch screens are available at the Info Centers located throughout the Convention Center and will function as an interactive “You Are Here”. This technology allows you to engage directly with the display, assisting with a visual guide to meeting rooms, educational sessions, exhibits, Academy Hall, and special events.


Technology as part of our Meeting

Audience Response System
Selected Instructional Courses and Symposia will feature the Audience Response System, allowing interactive participation with the faculty by responding to their questions utilizing a keypad to indicate your choices.

Case Presentation Courses
Several Case Presentation instructional courses will take place during the Annual Meeting. Tables will be facilitated by expert faculty who will discuss cases presented by the moderator. The entire audience will discuss results and pearls.

Electronic Handouts
Annual Meeting handouts are available electronically via My Academy app, as well as accessing them on the registration site. Handouts for all Instructional Courses will be available one week prior to the meeting if you have purchased a ticket for the course.

ePosters and eScientific Exhibits 
A digital version of the poster or scientific exhibit is provided in this electronic format. The audio recorded by the presenter will be a narrative of the poster or scientific exhibit and offered on playback via Smartphone and tablets as the attendee views the poster and scientific exhibit. A blog will allow viewers to question the authors, creating an ongoing dialog. eScientific Exhibits also may contain video. Kiosks are available within Academy Hall, where attendees can view them, hear the audio, and play the video. The ePosters and eScientific Exhibits create an excellent post meeting opportunity to view this important research in your office or home, allowing you to create your own grouping of Posters and/or Scientific Exhibits to view and share with colleagues.

Evaluations
Instructional Courses and Symposia evaluations can be accessed through the My Academy app available on your smartphone or tablet, as well as accessing them on the registration site. You can easily complete and submit your evaluation form for the sessions you attended. Also, Poster Tour evaluations can be completed at the ePoster and eScientific Exhibits Kiosks.

Poster Tours
Poster Tours are guided by experts in each classification with them quizzing selected poster authors, highlighting pearls and answering your questions during the tour; and are uniquely viewed using monitors while the poster authors navigate through their important data via laptop to create a memorable experience.

Proceedings
Be sure to visit our website to view the 2018 Annual Meeting Proceedings. A website will be available at the start of the meeting to view the Proceedings on a PC, tablet, or mobile device.  Presentations that showcase current technology, products, and applications that are beneficial to orthopaedic surgeons take place here.  Keep an eye open on our website for the updated link to the 2018 Proceedings before the meeting begins!


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