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

The Leaflet

Still Different by Design

April 17, 2024

The Symposium is totally different from your average industry event; our mantra is “different by design”. There are a lot of ways that mantra manifests itself in how we plan the event each year.

Attending an event is a lot. You not only loose time in the office to be getting to all those tasks on your schedule, but it impacts your personal life. There are arrangements to be made for kids, elderly parents, pets and homes. It is one of the driving forces in making sure the event we produce each fall is worthy of the effort it takes all of you to attend. Let’s be honest, there are a lot of events for you to choose from each year and so it is always our mission to make sure the Symposium is worth your effort, time and resources.  It is why our event rotation is Tuesday to Thursday and our hours are condensed so you still have time to work during the week, you don’t loose time away from your family on the weekends and can still attend educational sessions, network with with peers and source products on the exhibit floor.

Networking is such an important part of attending events.  Connecting with clients and partners while meeting new friends. We offer several unique networking opportunities every year.  The highlight is our raffle where you have the chance to talk to exhibitors and laugh with other attendees trying to win the amazing prizes, all in the name of donating money to a worthy charity.  Since we started the annual raffle, the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo community has donated over $200k to many worthy charitable organizations.  A lot of those organizations are small and the donation we made was a game changer.  Every year the exhibit floor closes with an ice cream social – who doesn’t love ice cream!  It’s a fun way to spend the last hour visiting exhibitors and enjoying other attendees.

We truly embrace the ENTIRE design team. Our roster of speakers and the advisory board is the best demonstration of this, as you can see, we have architects, engineers, contractors, interior designer from both design firms and healthcare providers.  Yes, we have different sessions for all the disciplines but at the same time, we have case studies that everyone is interested in, or keynotes that inspire all. This melting pot of attendees network and engage so they can learn from each other and become better together.

We have often done things a little different than the other industry events and it works not just for the sake of being different. It works because it gives all our attendees, speakers, exhibitors and partners great value when they spend 3 days each year at the Symposium.

As you plan your fall schedule and decide which trips are worth packing up and leaving your family and home, I hope you keep in mind why the Symposium is different and put us on your calendar.

I look forward to seeing you in Austin in September!

Jenabeth Ferguson
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 [email protected].