When/where is the Healthcare Design Conference + Expo?

The Healthcare Design Conference + Expo is being held Oct. 5-8, 2024, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. The conference will begin on the 5th, and the expo will kick off on the 6th. We hope to see you there! Add it to your calendar >>

How do I register for the conference? What is the cost to attend?

Registration for HCD 2024 is not yet open. Pricing can be viewed here.

To get 2024 show updates, click here >>

If I am having issues registering for the conference, who do I contact?

Registration for the 2024 event is not yet open. Stay tuned!

Can I get a guest pass for my spouse/partner/family member?

All HCD Conference + Expo attendees must have a badge. Personal guest badges are available for purchase in registration for non-industry persons. Guest passes include access to keynotes, conference-provided networking events, and the exhibit hall during exhibit hall hours. Guests are prohibited from attending education sessions, tours, workshops, interactive discussions, and pre-conference offerings.

Are there any special travel and hotel discounts related to the conference?

Yes! When the housing site launches (April-May 2024), please book your stay through HCD’s official housing provider, EventSphere, for the best rates and availability. Learn more >>

    Is there a mobile app?

    The 2024 mobile app will launch 4-6 weeks before HCD stages in October 2024. Stay tuned for more updates.

      Does the Healthcare Design Conference + Expo offer continuing education credits? From what organizations?

      Yes! The Healthcare Design Conference plans its educational content to comply with the accreditation requirements accepted by most major credentialing organizations. Because continuing education requirements differ among state and national agencies, attendees should contact their credentialing agencies for specific acceptance requirements. Attendees receive CE credits for participating in the following educational opportunities: facility tours, pre-conference workshops, keynotes, and educational breakout sessions.

      To receive Continuing Education Credits, the following criteria must be met:

      • 1. Conference registration fees must be paid in full. Attendees must attend the entire session (i.e., no leaving before the session ends).
      • 2. Attendee’s badge must be scanned by the room monitor at the start of every session. It is the attendee’s responsibility to ensure their badge is scanned.
      • 3. All CE provider forms must be completed and legible to receive your certificates. Conference attendees who do not fulfill these requirements will not receive a certificate of attendance. There are no exceptions to this policy. 

      Stay tuned to see which 2024 sessions offer LUs.

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          How do I get exhibitor badges?

          All exhibitors must register for HCD exhibitor badges. Exhibiting companies receive one (1) exhibitor conference badge and two (2) exhibitor expo only badges per 100 sq ft. of booth space. 

          Registration for HCD 2024 is not yet open. To inquire about exhibiting at the next HCD, click here >>

          Where do I pick up my badge?

          Badges will not be mailed in advance. If you’ve pre-registered, you will pick up your badge upon arrival at the registration desk onsite. 

          Registration will be located near Exhibit Halls C-F of the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

          If I am having issues registering for the conference, who do I contact?

          Registration for the 2024 event is not yet open. Stay tuned!

          Is there a mobile app?

          The 2024 mobile app will launch about 4-6 weeks before the show stages.

            What does the floor plan look like?

            The 2024 floor plan can be viewed here >>

            What are the expo hours?

            This year’s exhibit hall will be open during the following times (subject to change):

            Sunday, Oct. 6
            4:30-7:30 p.m.

            Monday, Oct. 7
            10 a.m.-3 p.m.

            Tuesday, Oct. 8
            9:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

            Does the venue have Wi-Fi?

            This information will be announced closer to the show.

            How do I order a scanner?

            When launched, information about ordering lead retrieval units can be found in the Exhibitor Kit. Check back soon! 

            What is the Move-In/Move-Out process?

            MOVING IN

            ALL BOOTHS should be completely set up in Exhibit Halls C-F of the Indiana Convention Center, no later than 12 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6.

            You will find the Freeman Service Desk near the Sales Office in Exhibit Halls C-F, on the main level of the Indiana Convention Center. This is also where your Lead Retrieval devices can be picked up.

            MOVING OUT

            Move-out details will be announced closer to the event. 

             The Healthcare Design Conference + Expo is an annual conference focused exclusively on the design of hospital and clinic environments. The educational program is driven by industry experts who share case studies, research, best practices, and new approaches throughout the three-day learning experience.

            To create the annual program, a call for presentations is opened, with submissions selected via a rigorous review process. All conference sessions must qualify for continuing education units, with four distinct learning objectives and one hour of content delivered.

            The Center for Health Design is HCD's educational partner for the conference and manages the call for presentation process. Follow the link below to view the form on The Center’s website and submit a presentation proposal.

            Top-of-mind topics for sessions include but are not limited to: patient safety and satisfaction, ambulatory care, remodeling, renovation and conversions, impact of technology, clinical perspectives, the high-performance hospital and sustainable practices, design for wellness, innovations in facility planning and management, design challenges and solutions, specialty facilities and departments (i.e., oncology, pediatrics, behavioral health, OR, ED), strategies for financing and operations, international trends and practices, and projects and initiatives that advance equality and social justice. 

            Join us Oct. 5-8, 2024, in Indianapolis for the ultimate healthcare design education, networking, and product-sourcing event!