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SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2024
Austin Convention Center - Austin, Texas

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June 25, 2024

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Sophia Lapat 212.203.6536
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Inspiring Programming, Product Launches, Keynotes, Industry Leaders, Facility Tours, Emerging Leaders, and Networking Events

Austin, TX (June 14, 2024) — Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo, one of the country’s largest shows dedicated to healthcare design and facilities, returns for its 37th annual event to the Austin Convention Center, September 24-26, 2024. This must-attend symposium and expo brings together architects, designers, engineers, contractors and healthcare providers to collaborate, share research, hear fresh perspectives and participate in the ever-changing healthcare industry. Attendees will have a chance to sit in on compelling Keynote Presentations, explore 100+ Exhibitors, be inspired by industry leaders at daily Conference Sessions, explore two of Austin’s biggest Healthcare Facilities, enjoy Networking Events and much more.


“The success of the Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo can be attributed to the collaborative environment we foster each year, and we look forward to bringing together architects, designers, contractors, healthcare providers and more to Austin,” said Jenabeth Ferguson, Vice President, Symposium Director. “Through powerful Keynotes, informative sessions that inspires dialogue, and the latest product innovations from hundreds of exhibitors, we hope to continue to help transform the landscape of healthcare design and delivery.”


Robust Conference

The Symposium features three jam-packed days of educational and insightful sessions, case-studies and three keynotes meant to inspire and improve current and future healthcare facilities. The sessions will span multiple topics including Pediatrics, Behavioral Health, Safety, AI in healthcare, Sustainability and more. A few highlights include:


Hear about the new Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) Hospital which stands amidst the giants of the Texas Medical Center, as an unsung hero who tends to the historically disadvantaged and those most in need within the community. The upcoming 1.2 million SF LBJ heralds a new era of transformative design and you’ll hear from architects and engineers on this project during the “Architectural Avenger: Championing Health Equity in a Safety-Net Hospital” session.


Tackling important issues of the day, “Culturally Inclusive Care: Healthcare Design for Black Communities”, will hear from black voices in healthcare about disparities they have experienced and discuss examples and strategies of how design can change the narrative.


Understand how Disaster Recovery and Future Planning took place for the Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital during the “Disaster Recovery and Future Planning for the Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital after Hurricane Maria in the US Virgin Islands.”. The executive director of the Territorial Hospital Redevelopment Team, Government Hospitals and Health Facilities Corporation (USVI) will travel to the US to share the hospital’s story with the architect and engineer who served on the project.


Exhibit Hall

The Expo Hall features the most innovative products and services in the healthcare facilities industry from some of the country’s top manufacturers and providers. Many exhibitors will launch new products at HFSE, getting in front of important decision makers from healthcare facilities, architecture and design firms. This year, the Expo Hall will feature more than 30 NEW exhibitors hailing from around the globe including Kingsway Group, MedViron, Skyler Design Build, RPS America Inc., MDC Interior Solutions, PEVCO, PABCO Gypsum, Amico Lights, EquipWare, LLC, Chesapeake Healthcare Planning, Lonseal Flooring, Calico Building Services, Inc., Walters Healthcare Resources, Hallmark Building Supplies, Johns Manville and more.

Experience the latest furnishings, technology, flooring, lighting, modular operating rooms and mobile clinics from WIELAND Healthcare, Pineapple Contract, Stance Healthcare, Belden, MazeMap, Tarkett, Mohawk Group, Interface, vHealth Lighting, Modular Services Company, SLD Technology, OWA USA, Odulair and many more. Don’t miss mini sessions on the Expo Floor presented by architecture firms in the Design Solutions Theaters where the design team galleries come alive in these 15-minute presentations. Back by popular demand, there will be two design solutions theaters so double the chance to hear about the latest projects in this exciting format.

Get ready for an interactive experience as returning exhibitors La- Z-Boy | Knu Comfort and Whitehall MFG/Acorn VAC rev up their mobile showrooms for more hands-on displays this year!


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. All entries are due August 2 and submissions can be made here:


Networking Events

Mix and mingle with new and old friends at daily events including the Grand Opening of Exhibit Floor and Symposium Party, the Ice Cream Social, the Happy Hour and many more fun and engaging events.


Emerging Leaders Welcome

The Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo’s successful Symposium Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program returns in 2024 offering recognition to those individuals with less than 10 years (non-consecutive) of experience in healthcare design and construction including research and/or education. The recognition includes attending the 2024 HFSE in Austin, TX September 24-26 and participating in all activities surrounding the event.



  • A Full Access registration to the 2024 Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo (travel expenses are not included)
  • Welcome breakfast for all emerging leaders to meet each other at the beginning of the event
  • Recognition at the Opening Keynote at the 2024 HFSE
  • Recognition on a display board at the 2024 HFSE
  • Invitation to the VIP Reception at the 2024 HFSE and be paired with a Board Member to offer guidance
  • Featured in the October 2024 Leaflet issue


For more information and to apply, visit


Facility Tours

On Monday, September 23, HFSE will be offering two Facility Tours at Texas Children’s Hospital and Lillibridge Healthcare Services for attendees to learn about two major health construction projects in Texas. Texas Children’s Hospital, one of the top-ranked hospitals in America providing pediatric and maternal-fetal care, recently opened a brand-new, greenfield hospital for children and women in Austin, Texas. The design for this facility began in February 2020 and opened in February 2024, just in time for the institution’s 70th birthday. Lillibridge Healthcare Services, Ventas’ wholly owned medical office operating subsidiary, and development partners at HKS Architects and Rogers O’Brien Construction began designing a full scale modernization of Medical Park Tower in 2019. Concept design was completed in early 2020, and construction began in the fall of 2020.


For more information or to register, please visit




The mission of the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo is to ignite change and advance healthcare delivery through innovative physical spaces. Here, competitors become collaborators, clients become friends, and colleagues share fresh perspectives, research, and insights, driving forward the dynamic conversation of our industry.