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Sunday, August 13, 2017

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Site Visit Tour for Associate Members  (TBD)*

 

2:30 – 4:00 pm

 

 

Best Practices Roundtable for Corporate Members*  

Corporate members can be part of an informal discussion of best practices pressing topics facing the industry.  The Roundtable format, so popular among our Association members, is now available for HCEA Corporate Members.

2:30 – 4:00  pm

 

 

 

Association Roundtable for Association Members*

Discuss and debate with your fellow Association Members on a number of educational topics pertaining to the healthcare convention and exhibition industry. Share your knowledge and learn best practices with one of the most popular member benefits for our Association Member community.

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Sponsored by:

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HCEAConnect Launch Party

Kick off your 2017 HCEAConnect experience and network with your fellow colleagues at the HCEAConnect Launch Party!

 

 

 

Monday, August 14, 2017

8:30 – 9:30 am

 

 

 

 

 

General Session I: Opening Keynote Breakfast

Keynote Speaker: Joanna Pena-Buckley, Global Chief Experience Officer, ThinxMachine

Sponsored by:

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9:30 – 10:30 am

 

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening

 

10:45 – 11:45 am     

 

 

 

Concurrent workshop sessions

Ok, Now I Get It!: Interactive Empathic Experiences for HCPs that Promote Patient Centricity

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12:00  – 1:15 pm

 

 

“Conversations That Matter” Networking Lunch 

Brainstorm new ideas with your peers and discuss industry trends and best practice. This luncheon program facilitates insight-sharing and enhances informal connect.

1:15 – 2:00 pm

Sponsored by:

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Dessert in the Exhibit Hall

Enjoy a mix of delicious deserts and network with your peers in the exhibit hall.

 

 

 

2:15  – 3:15  pm

 

Concurrent workshop sessions

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3:15 – 4:00 pm

 

Break in the Exhibit Hall

 

4:00 – 5:00  pm

 

 

 

Joint Corporate-Association Roundtable

Both Corporate and Association registrants can be a part of a joint informal discussion on a number of educational topics pertaining to the healthcare convention industry. Attendees of this roundtable will share their knowledge and learn best practices with one of the most popular member benefits to for our Association Community.

6:00 – 9:00 pm

Sponsored by:

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HCEAConnect VIP

Join HCEA and 3D Exhibits during the pinnacle social and networking event at HCEAConnect! Attendees will be immersed in music, food, networking and spectacular city views at a premiere Chicago nightlife destination, ROOF.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

7:15 – 8:15 am

 

 

Walking With Wisdom*

Start the day with a morning walk with colleagues. Enjoy casual conversation and learn about the challenges of other HCEA members. No boring sales talk allowed!

9:15  – 10:00 am

 

 Open House in the Exhibit Hall

 

9:30 – 10:00 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

HCEA 101: “How to get involved in your association”

Do you wonder how HCEA programs and events are planned and executed or how the committees are structured and operate? Do you have good ideas, enthusiasm and a passion for your work? Join us as we review HCEA’s governance and volunteer structure, and opportunities to participate in developing the association to meet the needs of you and your colleagues. Learn how to join or participate on a committee, develop an education program or maybe even run for the Board of Directors. Get an overview of HCEA and discover how to get the most of your HCEA membership, while contributing to your profession and the organization.

10:00 – 11:00 am

 

Concurrent workshop sessions

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11:10 am – 12:10 pm

 

Concurrent workshop sessions

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12:15 – 1:45 pm

 

 

 

HCEA Awards Luncheon & State of the Industry

Gather for lunch to celebrate the best and brightest of the amazing work of our HCEA members and gain insight on healthcare exposition trends including to benchmark your own programs for the coming year with the State of the Industry Report.

2:00 – 3:00 pm

 

Concurrent workshop sessions

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3:00 – 3:45  pm

 

Networking Break

 

3:45 – 4:45 pm

 

General Session II

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4:45 – 6:00 pm

 

 

Happy Hour in the Exhibit Hall

The exhibit hall happy hour provides a great opportunity to network with colleagues and enjoy all that the exhibit hall has to offer! Meet and network with other attendees all while enjoying a drink!

6:30 or 7:00 pm

 

 

Dining Chicago*

Sit down for dinner with people you haven’t met before and leave with new friends, These “Dutch-treat” dinners will have sign-ups onsite.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

8:30 – 10:00 am

 

General Session III:  Healthcare Professionals Panel

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*Separate registration required for this activity.