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Guru Bars


For sponsors looking for a budget friendly presentation option in the Exhibit Hall, the Guru Bar is the perfect choice. Guru Bar presentations provide an intimate venue for sponsors to directly engage with up to 25 attendees. The sponsor is given the opportunity to do a brief presentation and then engage the audience with a challenge or question to prompt discussion. The discussion allows attendees to interact with both the presenter and each other for a dynamic educational experience.  

The Guru Bar consists of a burst session of 15-20 minutes on a topic that should fall into one of four categories of interest. A burst session is a 10-minute presentation outlining the problem statement, mitigating factors, and the expert’s perspective/solution, and a challenge or question posed to attendees, who discuss for the remaining 5-10 minutes.  

The four categories of interest for the Guru Bars are:

  1. Guru Bar 1 -  Education/Awareness/Prevention
  2. Guru Bar 2 - Diagnosis
  3. Guru Bar 3 -  Treatment
  4. Guru Bar 4 - Adherence/Compliance 

Availability & Fees

Guru Bar 1Guru Bar 2
Education/Awareness/Prevention Diagnosis
11 a.m.
12 p.m.
1 p.m.
11:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
SUNDAY $1,500 SUNDAY $1,500
MONDAY $1,500 MONDAY $1,500
TUESDAY $1,500 TUESDAY $1,500
Guru Bar 3Guru Bar 4
Treatment Adherence/ Compliance
11 a.m.
12 p.m.
1 p.m.
11:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
SUNDAY $1,500 SUNDAY $1,500
MONDAY $1,500 MONDAY $1,500
TUESDAY $1,500 TUESDAY $1,500

 

  • Guru Bars are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Guru Bars run every 30 minutes from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall.
  • Each Guru Bar seats 25 people with standing room around the perimeter of the space.
  • Programs offering CME/CE/MOC credit are not permitted. The use of any space within the convention center that is affiliated with the Guru Bar should support conference activities, and cannot be used in combination with developing CME/CE Material or any form of Professional Credit.
    • Programs from MECCs are welcomed, but require a letter of approval from the ATS that should be included in any grant submissions. Applications that do not follow this process will be declined. To obtain a letter of approval please contact Michelle Turenne, Chief, Corporate Alliances and Business Development at mturenne@thoracic.org.
  • A standard A/V package comprised of monitor, speakers, microphone, and laptop computer is furnished by the ATS.

Please contact Shannon Payne, Assistant Manager, Corporate Alliances & Exhibit Operations with any questions you may have at 212-315-8605 or spayne@thoracic.org.