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First Time Attendee

We are delighted to welcome you to your first visit to FDIC International. We've created this guide to help you navigate this all-encompassing event.

  1. Register Early
    Registration is now open! Be sure to review all the package options. Why? To get the best selections of courses, early bird pricing (ends February 22, 2019) and start planning out your schedule.
  2. Getting To and In the Door
    FDIC International happening April 8-13, 2019 takes place at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium.

    The Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium is located at 100 S. Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225.

    If you weren't able to get a room within walking distance, don't worry! We have additional options for you:
    • Transportation is available to and from the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium from select hotels. View our Shuttle Schedule here.
    • Parking - FDIC International has a NEW Official Parking Partner, Gate Ten Events & Parking!

      Gate Ten is located directly across from Lucas Oil Stadium and within 3 blocks of the Indiana Convention Center. They offer a free shuttle service for our attendees, which runs to and from downtown hotels, convention center and Lucas Oil Stadium. You can actually reserve your spot ahead of time. Book your spot today!
  3. Planning Tools
    Download our FDIC 2019 mobile app to start planning you experience and scheduling out your days.
  4. Survival Tips
    Take our word for it, the event is HUGE! This list of things to know, remember or bring will be very helpful on site:
    • Download the FDIC 2019 mobile app!
    • Be in the know and follow us on our FDIC social media channels
    • Review the exhibitor list 
      • Make appointments with "must-see 
      • Set aside time to browse
      • Review the floorplan to give yourself enough time
    • Bring a phone charger
    • Know the floor plan - this will ensure you are spending your time more efficiently
  5. Important Locations
    Here are some key resources in and around FDIC International that you'll find helpful:
    • Show Floor - there are 4 main exhibit areas. Make sure to check them all out!
    • Registration - located by the Maryland Street Entrance/Motor Lobby, this is where you will pick up your badge when you arrive at show site. To save time, print your registration confirmation with the barcode before arriving at show site and go to the Fast Track line
    • Clarion UX Fire & Rescue Group Booth - located in Indiana Convention Center across from Meeting Room 140 and by the entrance to Hall H, stop by and check out all our publications, digital media that covers the latest developments and standards in appartus and equipment, clinical breakthroughs and training for firefighters, EMTs, paramedics and professionals serving in those industries.
    • Fire Engineering Books & Video Booth - located in Indiana Convention Center by Meeting Room 140, this is where you can purchase our books.
    • Classroom Sessions/Conference - located in Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium Meeting Rooms, check out the FDIC 2019 mobile app to find exactly where
    • Cyber Cafe - located outside Hall D in the Indiana Convention Center. Attendees can access complimentary Wi-Fi to send an email, obtain information about vendors and products or print classroom certificates.
    • Food & Beverage - there are three concession stands, located in:
      • Georgia St. Lobby
      • Wabash West Prefunction/Hallway
      • Speedway Cooridor, right across from Exhibit Hall D