We all know how difficult it can be to find the time in our busy schedules to attend conferences. There are some conferences, though, that are really worth your while – like the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference, which takes place on November 11-14, 2017 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
Here are 4 reasons why you should attend HCD:
#1: Connect with industry leaders of healthcare design
Whether it’s at our Havana Nights premiere networking event, association programs, or on the exhibit floor, we put you face-to-face with some of the most influential minds in the healthcare industry.
In addition to networking opportunities, you won’t want to miss our keynote presentations.
Acclaimed keynote speakers at the 2017 Healthcare Design Expo & Conference include Nicholas Webb, healthcare technologist, medical school professor, inventor, and best-selling author. Webb will share new systems, processes, and cultures that are driving the best and most successful healthcare brands in the world.
Other renowned keynote speakers are Dr. Mardelle McCuskey Shepley, B.A., M.Arch., M.A., D.Arch., Professor in the department of design and environmental analysis at Cornell University, Vincent Della Donna, AIA, ACHA, President Elect, AIA Academy of Architecture for Health, as well as Srinivas Rao, host and founder of The Unmistakable Creative Podcast and author of Unmistakable: Why Only is Better than Best.
#2: Learn new research and case studies at 130+ educational sessions
The Healthcare Design Expo & Conference boasts 130+ conference sessions among 12 educational tracks that provide attendees with the latest research, trends, and strategies in healthcare design and operations. From Advancements in Evidence-Based Design Research and Improving the Patient and Family Experience to Facilities Management and Clinical Perspectives, there’s a track for every interest.
Designed to provide attendees with just-breaking information, case studies, and research findings, our educational sessions are filled with information-rich presentations and opportunities for Q&A.
In addition, attendees have the opportunity to earn CEUs from a variety of organizations, including The Center for Health Design (CHD), American Institute of Architects (AIA), Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC), and Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design (NIHD).
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#3: Explore our expanded exhibit hall
The vast Healthcare Design Expo & Conference Exhibit Hall features hundreds of providers giving live demonstrations of innovative healthcare design products and services that support the design of the hospital or clinic environment. Check it out here.
Just one step into HCD’s inspiring exhibit hall, and you’ll experience how innovative design solutions, planning, architecture, and technology positively impact healthcare environments – Now and into the future!
#4: Tour Orlando’s top healthcare facilities
Facility Tours are always a highlight of the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference, offering insight into real-life examples of new innovations, as well as best practices in the design and construction of healthcare facilities. You’ll experience first-hand how thoughtfully designed and built space enhances patient outcome across the healthcare spectrum.
From healing gardens that can provide a sense of restorative power, to the design and layout of a space that provides a connection to facility support functions, you’ll get an up front and personal view of current innovations within healthcare design.
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Whether you’re looking for the latest research, inspiring innovations, or networking opportunities, HCD brings it all together. From architects, interior designers and contractors to engineers, facility managers and nurses, the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference welcomes all healthcare professionals and enthusiasts.
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