Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo

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

Austin, TX (June 2024) — Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo [1],
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, 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 inspire 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

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 the 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, health 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 the 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 [2] and Lillibridge Healthcare Services [3]
for attendees to learn about two major health construction projects in
Texas. Texas Children’s Hospital, one of the top-ranked hospitals in
America, which provides 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 the Medical Park Tower in 2019. The concept design was completed in the early
2020, and construction began in the fall of 2020.

For more information or to register, please visit [4]

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

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