REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! ABHES’ 17th Annual National Conference on Allied Health Education will be held Wednesday through Friday, March 4-6, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency Houston – Houston, Texas. Click here to register now!

The National Conference on Allied Health Education is an annual event hosted by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). This event brings together the best of the best in postsecondary health care education. Each year’s conference promises an industry-current agenda that features dynamic keynote and special guest speakers from industry leaders, educators, and those in the know regarding issues facing health care education.

An array of informative and timely break-out sessions aim to assure attendees gain a renewed dedication to health care education and most importantly, the students served. ABHES-accredited institutions and programs will not want to miss the Annual Membership meeting held during the conference that brings together commissioners and staff to present on the year’s accomplishments, tasks at hand, and subject matter most prevalent to the ABHES membership.

A variety of exhibitors showcasing products and services that cater to those in health care education will be on hand throughout the conference. We encourage attendees to bring plenty of business cards and visit with each exhibitor.

ABHES also hosts several pre-conference trainings and workshops, including the following:

  • Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation Workshop
  • Maintaining Accreditation Workshop
  • Evaluator Trainings
  • Program Effectiveness Plan Workshop

FAQs about National Conference/Exhibitors

How much does it cost to exhibit?

Exhibitor registration fees vary depending on the date of registration. See below for a listing of the basic exhibitor registration fees.

Early Bird Registration: October 1-31, 2019 – $2,200
Regular Registration: November 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020 – $2,600
Late/On-Site Registration: February 1, 2020 through March 6, 2020 – $3,100

*There is a $1,200 fee for each additional booth space. See the booth selection question for details.

What is a Non-Exhibitor?

Companies can register as a Non-Exhibitor if they do not wish to purchase an exhibit booth or booths are sold out. Non-Exhibitor registration fees vary depending on the date of registration. See below for a listing of Non-Exhibitor registration fees.

Non-Exhibitor October 1-31, 2019 – $900
Non-Exhibitor Regular Registration: November 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020 – $1,300
Non-Exhibitor Late/On-Site Registration: February 1, 2020 through March 6, 2020 – $1,700

What is included in the Exhibitor Registration fee?

Exhibitor Registration includes:

• An 8’x10’ booth space containing an 8′ high back wall drape, 3′ high sidewall drape, one (1) skirted 3×6 table, two (2) chairs, and wastebasket
• Registration for two (2) exhibitor representatives who are permitted access to all conference breakout sessions and meal functions
• Access to the ABHES conference attendee list
• Access to the ABHES conference mobile app

Non-Exhibitor Registration includes:

• Registration for one (1) company representative who is permitted access to all conference breakout sessions and meal functions
• Access to the ABHES conference attendee list
• Access to the ABHES conference mobile app

Can more than one exhibit booth be purchased?

An exhibitor may opt to purchase additional booth space. The cost for each additional booth space is $1,200. The Grand and Reception Sponsorship Registration Packages include two booth spaces. See the listing of sponsorship packages for details.

Can an exhibitor bring additional representatives?

Each exhibitor booth includes two (2) exhibitor representatives with the exception of the Non-Exhibitor registration option. A company may opt to register additional representatives for an additional fee of $600 per person.

Note: The Grand Sponsor Registration Package includes up to six (6) exhibitor representatives, and the Reception Registration Package includes up to four (4) exhibitor representatives. See the listing of sponsorship packages for details.

Can an exhibitor select its exhibit booth location?

ABHES will try to accommodate the exhibitor’s preferred booth space; however, there is no guarantee exhibitors will get their top choice. To guarantee your preferred location, there is an additional fee of $500 to select a location outside of that guaranteed to the Grand and Reception Sponsorship Registration Packages.

Note: The Grand and Reception Sponsorship Registration Packages include two booth spaces in a preferred ballroom location. See the listing of sponsorship packages for details.

What is the event size?

Approximately 325 attendees register to attend the ABHES Annual National Conference on Allied Health Education.

Who attends the ABHES conference?

Conference attendees are generally comprised of CEO’s, Presidents, Campus Directors, Deans of Education, Department Chairs, and instructors in the health care education fields, many of which are from ABHES-accredited institutions and programs.

What are the exhibiting hours?

The following exhibit hours are subject to change by ABHES without notice:

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

12:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Exhibitor Registration and Set-up

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Commissioners’ Welcome Reception

Thursday, March 5, 2020

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  Deluxe Breakfast with Exhibitors

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Plated Luncheon with Keynote Speaker

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Exhibitors’ Happy Hour Reception

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Optional Dismantling of Exhibits

Friday, March 6, 2020

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  Deluxe Breakfast with Exhibitors

11:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Dismantling of Exhibits

What speaker opportunities exist for exhibitors?

See the listing of sponsorship packages for details.

Will exhibitors have access to an attendee list?

An attendee list will be provided in intervals starting within 6 weeks of the conference.

What are the sponsorship opportunities?

Sponsorship packages are detailed in the exhibitor registration platform.