October 15-16, 2018 | Boston, 2018 x2, MA

Submission Guidelines

Speaker Benefits

  • Recognition as an industry leader
  • Industry visibility and credibility for you and your organization
  • Complimentary conference registration
  • Multiple networking opportunities

Presentation Formats

  • Presentations must be impactful, concise,  to-the-point, and share outcomes and/or lessons learned. Most run 20 to 30 minutes and include audience Q&A
  • Case studies should address outcomes and include practical, actionable information.
  • We like TED-style presentations - and attendees do, too.
  • A good thought-leadership proposal usually makes us sit up and take notice.

What We're Looking For

  • Attendees prefer case studies, best practices, and are eager to learn how their peers are addressing common challenges and pain points. As such, we place high value on proposals from payer and provider organizations that offer practical, actionable information and real-life solutions. 
  • We accept proposals from healthcare payers and providers, government agencies and academic institutions ONLY.  We do not accept proposals from healthcare vendors unless made on behalf of a client.

Review Procedures

We evaluate presentation proposals according to the following criteria:

  • Topic is timely, focused, and relevant to healthcare providers and payers
  • Information is original
  • Session content is high quality
  • Proposal is complete
  • Proposal includes best practices and clear takeaway for attendees
  • Presenter's previous speaking experience
  • Uniqueness of approach to the topic or of presenter perspective

No Commercial Content

Submissions will not be selected if they appear to directly promote specific products/services or are of a commercial nature. Likewise, if your submission is selected, HIMSS has the right to request that you make modifications to keep your session within the program content guidelines.


Only completed forms will be considered. The deadline to submit is Friday, May 25.

Fill out the speaker proposal form

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