As news about COVID-19 dominates media and public safety discussions at state and federal levels, we want you to know that since we are still two months away, we have no plans right now to cancel AST’s 51st Surgical Technology Conference occurring May 28-30, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Your safety is our top priority, however, and we recognize this as an extremely important and evolving situation. We will continue to monitor developments and base any decisions we make concerning our annual conference on the advice of health and safety experts. In addition, we are waiving all cancellation fees for our attendee registrants, and in the case the event is canceled, all attendee registrations will be refunded completely.

As an organization of healthcare professionals, AST recognizes the value that our members place on the importance of infection prevention practices not just when traveling, but every day. We will continue to provide updates. 

Holly Falcon, CST, FAST
AST President

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  • Conference Exhibiting

    AST Surgical Technology Conference: May 28-30, 2020 | Exhibits: May 28-29, 2020

    Conference Hotel:
    The Westin Peachtree Plaza | 210 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303=1704

    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 sponsorships:
      • 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