Attending the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition for the First Time?

Here are a few tips to make it successful!

The countdown to HIMSS17 has begun! As a first-time conference attendee, you’re no doubt wondering how to plan for and maximize your time at HIMSS17. We’ve got some advice to help you prepare your schedule in advance and get the most out of your conference experience.

Benefit from insider tips

Walk the conference like a pro with advice from the experts. Get tips on choosing education sessions, navigating the exhibit hall, attending networking events, using on-site technology, and more with our online and on-site orientation sessions:

Plan your agenda

Research and build your HIMSS17 agenda before you arrive in Orlando. Be sure to incorporate education, exhibition and networking into your schedule.

  • View the Schedule at a Glance to plan your overall experience – including keynote speakers, education sessions, special events and more.
  • Use the session search to find the educational sessions, programs and speakers that meet your objectives.
  • Explore our 24 professional roles for suggestions on education, exhibition and networking options.
  • Download the HIMSS17 Mobile App and sync it with your agenda.

See how easy it is to plan your agenda.

Coordinate travel and logistics

Make sure your travel plan includes contact and registration numbers for your travel to and from the airport, hotel, and any Orlando area attraction you may attend while at conference.

And finally: Don’t forget to pack your comfortable shoes! We can’t wait to see you at HIMSS17.

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