Exhibit Hall Hours & Happenings

You don’t have to wait until October 28th to start connecting with exhibiting companies! Take advantage of the attendee portal and directly communicate with participating exhibiting companies before arriving at the convention. The below link will help you navigate through the interactive floorplan to assist with planning a productive and successful experience at AOC’s 56th International Symposium & Convention!

How to Email an Exhibitor before Convention

Beating at the heart of our bustling exhibit hall floor is The Crows’ Nest! This networking area hours mirror the official show hours, and features lounging areas for attendees to relax and network. This will also be the site of the AOC membership area and store, JED desk, as well device charging stations and on-going coffee service. Check out just a few of this features that you’ll find there:

  • Device charging stations
  • Lounge area
  • Networking area
  • AOC store
  • AOC Membership HQ
  • All-day coffee service
  • JED desk

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Due to your overwhelmingly positive responses, the AOC is proud to announce the Innovation Stage will be presented again on this year’s Exhibit Hall floor! The Innovation Stage offers a series of short, dynamic and fresh perspectives that build upon the conversation surrounding this year’s Symposium theme “Building the EMS Enterprise.” The ideas, aspirations, and knowledge shared on the Innovation Stage are intended to generate and exploit new ideas to solve problems and challenge participants to think differently about advancing our shared mission and common interests in EMS operations. Join us in the exhibit hall for these engaging and energizing conversations, specially crafted by global & industry leaders.

Innovation Stage sessions are open to all badge types—All Access Pass, Exhibition Only Pass, and Booth Personnel.

Returning to the exhibit hall this year will be the Small Business Showcase! This is a special opportunity for smaller organizations to get a seat at the table and connect with attendees and exhibitors alike. If you are interested in being a part of the Small Business Showcase you can click here to learn more!

  • Job Seekers: The 2019 AOC Career Fair is a great opportunity for both active job seekers and passive job seekers alike. Visit the Career Fair to browse myriads of open positions from recruiting companies and access valuable career development resources.
  • Employers: Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your current openings to the largest concentration of qualified candidates in the Electromagnetic Warfare community! Connect and make hires with attendees of the 56th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention.

This year, In conjunction with the first Inaugural AOC Career Fair, the AOC is bringing you three “Workforce Development” sessions on the Innovation Stage! These sessions will cover important topics centered around job aids and tips and tricks. Come learn how to stand out crowd from industry professionals, hiring managers, and fellow Crows!

Workforce Development Presentations:
  • Monday, October 28, 3:30 - 3:50 PM: Demand Signal for the EMS Workforce
  • Tuesday, October 29, 4:20 - 4:40 PM: Making the Shift: Transitioning From Military Service to a Civilian Career
  • Wednesday, October 30, 12:20 - 12:40 PM: How to Present Yourself on Paper and in Person, a Guide for Military Vets!

The AOC will be hosting a number of lunches and happy hours on the exhibit hall floor during this year's event. Join us for these special opportunities to enjoy delicious food and drinks while networking.

Lunch will be held each day the hall is open from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM.

Happy hours will be on Monday 10/28 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM and on Tuesday 10/29 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM.