It’s not every day you have the chance to be surrounded by healthcare professionals like you, attend educational sessions and earn continuing education units (CEUs), and attend speaking seminars from industry experts across the board. However, that’s the reality of what it’s like to attend the Traveler’s Conference, or more commonly known as TravCon. This year, the conference gets even better with Marketplace as a TravCon Premium Sponsor! Let’s find out more about TravCon and answer some of your burning questions like:
What is TravCon?
TravCon is more than an annual healthcare conference—it’s a place to make friends, collect knowledge, earn scholarships, and make memories. What started in 2008 as a small networking event has grown to be the “epicenter of the healthcare travel industry,” something you won’t want to miss. On average, each year, there’s 1,500 travelers in attendance, plus dozens of exhibitors like Marketplace, and Furnished Finder.
TravCon is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to serve the needs of healthcare travelers through a four-day event focused on “community, knowledge, and inspiration.” This year, the event will take place September 16th to 20th in Las Vegas, Nevada where TravCon attendees can attend educational and guest speaker sessions, earn CEUs, and connect with other travelers who get them. If that sounds good to you, purchase your tickets now before they’re sold out!
What is there to do at TravCon?
Now, you may be wondering what to do at TravCon once you get there, especially if it’s your first time coming. And if it is your first time at TravCon, the TravCon team has put together some handy dandy tips to help you make the most of the experience.
Once you arrive at the conference, there’s loads to do. From classic Vegas entertainment to collecting healthcare skills to networking with peers and professionals, TravCon has a little something for everyone.
No. 1: Participate in extra-curricular events
There are several different traveler participation options when it comes to TravCon and one of them is the extra-curricular events that go on during the week. These events may require an additional ticket or registration, so be sure to check in advance to ensure you have your spot reserved. Wondering what exactly is going on? Check out the events to help you navigate TravCon 2023.
No. 2: Attend educational sessions and earn CEUs
Regardless of your division or specialty, from physical therapy (PT) to radiology tech (rad tech) to emergency room nurse (ER RN) and then some, TravCon welcomes travelers of all healthcare expertise. Part of TravCon’s mission is to provide knowledge to healthcare travelers, recruiters, and other conference attendees and one way the TravCon team does so is through continued education.
Continued education is vital for professionals in healthcare to stay up to date on the latest industry trends, news, and healthcare practices. That’s why TravCon provides educational sessions given by more than 40 experts to give you the chance to earn more CEUs to add to your resume and advance your traveler career.
You can also renew some of your certifications at TravCon! For example, here, you can renew your:
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
- American Heart Association (AHA) HeartCode Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification
- Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
- Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training (CPI) certification
TravCon is a unique networking event because it not only allows you to meet and greet professionals like yourself, but it also provides the opportunity to enhance your healthcare career all in the same place.
No. 3: Listen to the keynote speaker
Each year, TravCon hosts a keynote speaker and this year, you can look forward to “the healthcare humorist," Terry Foster, RN, MSN, FAEN, CCRN, CPEN, TCRN, CEN.
No. 4: Live viva Las Vegas
Of course, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right? While you’re in town, live it up viva Las Vegas style and see what Sin City really has to offer. Taking place at the Paris Hotel on the Vegas Strip, TravCon gives you premium access to the best parts of the city. During your time in-between classes, speakers, networking, and other sessions, explore the Las Vegas strip, and do as the locals do. Here are some of the top things you can get only in Vegas:
- Test your luck at a casino
- Eat your way through the best restaurants on the strip
- Ride the tallest ferris wheel in the world, the Linq
- Experience Cirque du Soleil
- Sing your heart out at a live music event
- See a magic show
Las Vegas is a special U.S. destination where you can get glam and glitter, fun and funky, and calm and cool all in the same place. While you’re there for TravCon, see what else Vegas can do for you. Who knows? Maybe you’ll like it so much, you’ll work a healthcare travel job in Vegas!
As a Premium Sponsor, you’ll have the chance to meet some of the top professionals of Marketplace at this year’s TravCon event. Throughout the conference, you can get to know the team and pick up some free Marketplace swag at the Marketplace booth. Come meet Marketplace in person at TravCon and learn firsthand all the benefits of a traveler-driven Marketplace. From recruiter ratings and reviews to enhanced pay transparency to finding assignment housing, Marketplace has just about everything you need in one convenient location, and the team is ready and happy to answer any questions you may have!
TravCon is more than a professional conference. It’s a chance to connect with likeminded people, learn from each other, network with recruiters and staffing agencies, and experience Las Vegas. As traveler and repeat TravCon attendee Nicole Roper said, “Where else can you be around people who actually understand what you do and why?”