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Austin Convention Center - Austin, Texas

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August 8, 2022

Sophia Lapat
[email protected]

Long Beach, CA (August 8, 2022) — Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo, one of the country’s largest shows dedicated to healthcare design and facilities, returns for its 35th annual event to the Long Beach Convention Center, September 27-29 with a jam-packed schedule of special events and networking opportunities offering attendees time to connect, recharge and celebrate.

“We are thrilled by all the excitement surrounding the 2022 event in Long Beach as the first Symposium and Expo took place in Southern California 35 years ago,” adds Jenabeth Ferguson, Vice President, Symposium Director. “Our exhibitors, partners, and sponsors are all hard at work planning a show-stopping event filled with engaging sessions, special events and activations that represent the best of what our community has to offer.”

Networking Events
Mix and mingle with new and old friends at daily events including the Networking Breakfast opening morning to kick off the 2022 Symposium (Tuesday, September 27, 7:30-8:30am). New this year, the Emerging Leader Breakfast held during the welcome breakfast will feature designated tables where Symposium Advisory Board members will help guide all newcomers during their 1st Symposium experience. The Grand Opening of Exhibit Floor and Symposium Party kicks off at 4pm and features lite bites, cocktails and the ever-popular Raffle that benefits Long Beach charity partner, Algalita.

The Expo Hall will also be home to the Networking Lunches, Ice Cream Social and many more fun and engaging events. Later that evening the Happy Hour is a chance for all attendees to gather in a local Long Beach establishment for some fun. For the full schedule visit,

Raffle and Charity Partner
The Healthcare Facilities Symposium has a long history of selecting charitable organizations each year, holding a raffle onsite and donating the proceeds to that charitable organization. What started as a small endeavor has grown to a highlight of the annual event with diverse organizations across the country benefitting from the HFSE’s community’s generosity. Since 2006, HFSE has donated over $170,000 to various charitable organizations. The Raffle continues to be a favorite event for attendees and this year’s beneficiary, Algalita, started with an eye-opening discovery when Founder, Captain Charles Moore, discovered a massive area of plastic soup floating in the Pacific Ocean. Their mission is not to pick trash out of the sea, it’s to fundamentally shift the way of thinking on land and empower young people to think critically, demand action and be agents for change. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at HFSE.

Symposium Distinction Awards
The annual program recognizes design teams, projects and individuals who have made a profound contribution to the healthcare design industry. The program accepts submissions of all types and sizes of patient care-related facilities. In addition, it recognizes the best and most innovative new products within the healthcare design & construction industry.

For more information or to register, please visit

The mission of the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo is to create a multi-disciplinary environment that inspires you to evoke change and the advancement of a better delivery of healthcare through the physical space. Competitors, clients, and colleagues come together as friends to collaborate, share research, hear fresh perspectives and participate in the ever-changing conversation of your industry.