Iowa Chiropractic Society - 2018 Annual Convention

Chiropractor's: Better Together! is this year's Annual Convention theme. We have brought in many renowned speakers with sessions that will enhance you and your practice and we have changed up the agenda to make it more engaging with time for chiropractors to network and come together. Thank you for attending!

Attend and Earn Up to 20 Hours of CE
A choice of programs that will enhance your practice and patients' lives. On Friday, there will be three concurrent 8-hour CE sessions; and two 4-hour sessions to choose from; Saturday offers 4-hours of concurrent programming in the morning and a 4-hour General Session in the afternoon; and Sunday offers a 4-hour General Session in the morning to close the conference at 12:20 p.m.

Event Location
All CE programming and exhibits at:
Iowa Events Center/Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center
833 5th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309

Walking from Marriott to Iowa Events Center - Partner up with attendees and get your steps in.
It is a 7 to 10-minute walk via the indoor skywalk system. The Marriott has a complimentary shuttle (limited seating and advance request is required).

Downtown Des Moines Skywalk map
Driving directions to the Iowa Events Center
Street parking and garage information


Parking at the Iowa Events Center: Parking is available north of the Iowa Events Center with entrances off the following streets: 3rd Street, 5th Avenue, Crocker Street. Cost: $8.00/per day.
View Map
Downtown Des Moines Skywalk

Hotel Accommodations & Friday Night Extravaganza
Des Moines Marriott Downtown
700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: (515) 245-5500
The sleeping room block with the ICS discounted rate is closed, but there may still be availability.

Parking at or near the Des Moines Marriott:
There is valet parking at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown for a fee of $24.00/night (plus tax). Convention attendees and those staying at the Marriott will receive a 20% discount off valet parking, valid on one vehicle per room, per night. The City of Des Moines charges for street parking and city garage ramps on weekends.

Additional hotel accommodations:
Hilton Des Moines Downtown
(directly connected to the Iowa Events Center), located at 435 Park Street, Des Moines, IA 50309.
Phone: (515) 241-1456
The block with the ICS discounted rate is closed, but there may still be availability.
Book Online

Wi-Fi Access
Wi-Fi is available and complimentary throughout the Des Moines Marriott Downtown and the Hilton Des Moines Downtown including public spaces and sleeping rooms for guests staying at the hotel.

Network Name: IA Chiropractic
Password: iachiro2018

Connect with the Iowa Chiropractic Society on Facebook and Twitter by using the hashtag #ICSAC2018 in your social media posts.

ICERF silent auction during convention
ICERF will be conducting a silent auction throughout the convention to help raise funds for the 2018 Emerging Leaders program. Bring cash, checkbooks and credit cards, as there are fun and valuable auction items to help the Foundation. If you bring an item to donate, see ICS staff at registration. Cash donations are also accepted without participation in the auction.

Convention Attire
Attendees should be in business casual (slacks, khakis, or skirts; blouses, polo shirts or shirts with collar but no necktie; some sweaters; and comfortable shoes for walking.)
Please Note: The meetings will be held indoors and meeting rooms tend to be cool.

Church/Worship Service:
There will be an informal, non-denominational worship service on Sunday, April 22 from 7:00–7:30 a.m. Message: Knowing God's Heart for You.

In case of an emergency during the conference text or call Kristen Dearden at 515-779-9991 (cell), Kailah Schmitz 515-491-3531 (cell) or Molly Lopez (515) 205-0911 (cell). Please be sure to identify yourself and your issue.

Cancellation Policy

A refund, minus a $50.00 processing fee, will be provided if cancellation is received by close of business on Friday, April 6, 2018. NO refunds will be issued after that date. ICS reserves the right to cancel the program due to insufficient enrollment, acts of God, and/or other circumstances beyond our control.

Program Disclaimers
The information shared during this conference is provided for informational and/or educational purposes only. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Iowa Chiropractic Society (ICS). In addition, ICS is not responsible for any errors or omissions in the resources of information provided. Reference to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement or recommendation by ICS. Also, by registering you are giving permission to share contact information with vendors in attendance.

Plan now to attend the ICS 2018 Fall Symposium
October 20–21, 2018
Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel, located at 1800 50th St., West Des Moines, IA 50266

A Total of 12 CE Hours will be offered.
Registration and information
will be available this summer