• AST National Conference

    The AST Surgical Technology Conference is the number one surgical technology trade show in the country. At our golden anniversary event, you'll have the opportunity to take part in one-of-a-kind events and meet with more than 1,500 attendees. Join us as we celebrate 50 years and look forward to the next 50!




  • Conference Exhibiting

    AST Surgical Technology Conference: May 29-June 1, 2019 | Exhibits: May 30-31, 2019

    Conference Hotel:
    Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center | 201 Waterfront St, National Harbor, Maryland 20745

    Exhibiting Setup/Breakdown

    • TBA

    Sponsorship and Marketing Opportunities

    • Conference co-sponsorships: $5,000 and $10,000
    • Year-round corporate and conference sponsorships: $20,000 to $40,000
    • Preferred employer/AST Career Center sponsorships: $1,000 to $2,500 monthly
    • Events sponorships:
      • Opening Night Party
      • Closing Night Party
      • Conference app
      • Daily coffee breaks with snacks
      • Speaker and education sessions
      • Attendee scholarships
    • Marketing
      • Pre- and post-conference Journals (50% discount on 2nd adv)
      • Tote-bag inserts: $500 (plus insert costs and shipping to AST)
      • Scavenger Hunt door prizes (donor choice)
      • Pre- and post-conference attendee email: $1,500

    Reasons to Exhibit

    With almost 2,000 attendees and almost 100 exhibitors, the AST Conference is the #1 event for professionals in the perioperative industry. Benefit from one-on-one face time with OR decision makers/influencers or great candidates to fill your open job positions.

    • 72% of AST members are directly involved with purchasing or have a strong influence on products uses – or not used – in the operating room
    • More than 17% of AST members hold supervisory and leadership roles
    • More than 28% of AST member have worked in surgery for more than 15 years

    Conference Exhibits: Benefits

    • One-on-one time with 2,000 OR professionals
    • Exclusive Exhibit Hours
    • Career-center exhibit area focusing on job seekers
    • Free company listing on AST conference webpage and handbook
    • Complimentary initiation to the exhibitors reception
    • Complimentary invitations to opening and closing social events
    • More than 100 companies representing the leading surgical device manufactures, developers of specialty instrumentation, sterile processing services and facility recruiters
    • Many companies have exhibited with AST for more than 30 years