Budgets for travel and training are always tight, so documenting the value of conference attendance is more important than ever. We know the knowledge and connections you’ll gain from attending the 22nd Annual Healthcare Internet Conference are well worth the investment. Here are some tips to help you explain how attendance at
the conference can improve your job performance and contribute to organizational goals.
- An Exceptional Value.
Calculate your total costs, including airfare, transportation (taxi, rental car, etc.), hotel and meals (breakfast and lunch are provided on Tuesday and Wednesday of the conference; snacks and beverages are provided during breaks; heavy hors d'oeuvres are provided at the evening receptions), plus the registration fee of $1,125-$1,450. For that amount, you’ll have access to an intensive learning experience, with more than 70 hours of keynote and concurrent sessions, plus up to 9 hours of formal networking with colleagues and vendors and unlimited informal networking opportunities. In addition, after the conference is over, you will have free access to the recordings of all sessions, synced with the slide decks, (Rewind) to review for yourself or share with your colleagues.
- Leverage the Experience of Others.
Through case study sessions, keynotes, workshops and networking, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn from other healthcare organizations. Hear 64 best practice case studies from some of the best in the business … including sessions on using social media effectively; mobile and multimedia strategy; content marketing; Web site design; improving the online patient experience; connecting with physicians; measuring and reporting ROI; and aligning clinical systems, marketing, and IT. Here are just a few of the organizations on this year’s agenda:
- Barnes-Jewish Hospital
- Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Carolinas HealthCare System
- Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
- Cleveland Clinic
- Duke Health
- Geisinger Health System
- Henry Ford Health System
- Lehigh Valley Health Network
- Main Line Health
- MedStar Washington Hospital Center
- Moffitt Cancer Center
- Northwell Health
- Norton Healthcare
- Penn State Health
- Renown Health
- SCL Health
- Sharp HealthCare
- St. Louis Children’s Specialty Care Center
- Stanford Children's Health
- Tenet Healthcare
- Texas Health Resources
- University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
- Vanderbilt University Medical Center
- Build practical skills.
In addition to the main conference, there are four Pre-Conference Workshops, each is designed to help you develop the skills needed most by today’s web professionals. Learn best practices and receive hands-on training from industry experts any of these intensive three-hour workshops. An extra fee of $125 ($95 if you register by September 21) applies for each pre-conference workshop.
- Unplug, Recharge and Get Inspired.
Sometimes it’s best to get away from the office to really focus on tough problems in the most efficient way possible: fully immersed in an expertise-rich, how-to environment. You’ll be able to commiserate with, and bounce ideas off, others who know the challenges healthcare Web professionals face on a daily basis.
- Interact With Vendors and Consultants in One Convenient Setting.
Dedicated time in the Exhibit Hall gives you access to the leading consultants and vendors. Talk with the experts and try out hands-on demos of the latest in Internet solutions that can work for you. Document what you’ve learned for easy sharing with co-workers at your organization.
- Share What You’ve Learned for Maximum Impact.
Offer to do a presentation for others in your organization highlighting key learnings. Consider developing an immediate "to do list" once you get home based on your conference takeaways. Implement as many new ideas as possible and be sure to emphasize that the idea came from the conference, and it wouldn’t have happened if you didn’t attend. And, don’t hesitate to bring up ideas or points from the conference in meetings or informal conversations, being sure to note “one of the speakers at the Greystone Internet Conference said” or “something I learned at the Internet conference was …” These actions reinforce how your conference attendance continues to benefit the organization long after your return.
- The Return on Investment is Immediate.
You’ll return home re-energized and ready to put your new knowledge to work. Loaded with the latest insights and how-to knowledge, you’re sure to have dozens of ideas for advancing your organization’s online strategy. Plus, with the conference proceedings online, you can easily access session handouts and networking contacts and share the information with the rest of your team.