A month later and I am still basking in the glow of this years Symposium. From a number stand point attendance was up over last year but even more notable was that the healthcare provider involvement was significantly higher than past years. Personally, it was such a treat for me to have everyone in my home state. I loved hearing from so many folks who took advantage of spending time in Boston. Attendees texted photos from Fenway Park. Others shared stories of their morning runs along the Charles River or amazing dinners at local seafood spots and the North End. And I loved hearing when people discovered the countless architectural and historical spots all around the city. I really enjoyed being able to share my city with all of you.
It's always been our goal to make the Symposium different than other industry events in that we try to create an environment of caring and personal connection. I heard from so many attendees who were able to experience it for the first time. In fact, one message was from a gentleman who has been in the industry for over 20 years and admittedly was not really excited about attending just another conference (his words not mine) and he was so completely surprised by the spirit of connection he found at our event. That one email alone truly makes the long hours and time we put into planning the event each year completely worth it. It is very rewarding to know our efforts are being felt.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to email me after the event and share their experience. However, now it's time to turn the page to Long Beach in 2020. Our call for speakers will open in just a few short weeks, exhibitors and sponsors are already signing up and the advisory board will be meeting in January. Stay tuned for more details as things develop and, in the meantime, enjoy the fall season.
Vice President, Symposium Director
Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo
P.S. Have a thought about the Symposium? Please feel free to contact me at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.