On-Site Activities

National Forum Networking Activities by Date

​Date Time​ ​Activity
Sunday, December 7​ ​5:00 PM - 7:00 PM ​​International Attendee meeting
Free
All National Forum attendees are invited to this informal networking meeting to interact with colleagues from around the globe.
​Sunday, December 7 ​6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Candlelight Vigil: Honoring our Patients, Friends, and Family Members
Free
Every year, we gather as a health care community to remember and honor our patients, friends, family members, and colleagues who have been lost to adverse events. Candles will be provided.
​Monday, December 8 ​7:00 AM - 7:30 AM Morning Stretch
Free
​Monday, December 8 ​10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Meet to Eat Concierge
Participants to cover the cost of their own meals.
Looking to have dinner on Monday night with other attendees interested in the same topic? Sign up to join a group for an informal meal at one of the nearby restaurants.
​Monday, December 8 ​4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Welcome Reception
Free
Join attendees and over 120 exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall for snacks, drinks, and to learn about all the latest health care technologies, innovations, and services.
​Monday, December 8 ​6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Yoga
Free
Join a free Yoga class.
​Monday, December 8 ​6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Dinner and a Demo: Improve Health While Learning to Cook
$40 per person
Please register​ for this event during your National Forum enrollment.
Health care providers often counsel patients to eat better, but rarely learn the principles of healthy cooking as part of clinical training. In this session, participants will dine on a three-course meal as they watch it being prepared. Presenters Dr. Timothy Harlan and Chef Leah Sarris from Tulane University School of Medicine will explain the Mediterranean diet and the evidence of its effect on health, discuss their hands-on nutrition program at Tulane, and demonstrate how to cook the meal served in the session. ​Read more about this event in this blog post.​
​​Tuesday, December 9 ​10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Meet to Eat Concierge
Participants to cover the cost of their own meals.
Looking to have dinner on Tuesday night with other attendees interested in the same topic? Sign up to join a group for an informal meal at one of the nearby restaurants.
​Tuesday, December 9 6:30 AM - 7:00 AM Morning Stretch
Free
​Tuesday, December 9 ​12:40 PM - 1:20 PM Be the Change: Health Equity Lunch and Learn
Free
Grab your lunch and join members of IHI's Diversity and Inclusion council for a dialog about diversity in health equity.
​Tuesday, December 9 ​12:40 PM - 1:20 PM Social Media 101 Lunch and Learn
Free
Curious about how to use Twitter and other social media sites? Grab your lunch and join Paul Levy, the social media-savvy former hospital CEO, for this informal discussion.
​Tuesday, December 9 ​12:40 PM - 1:20 PM National Forum Meet the Author Lunches
Free
Grab your lunch and sit with one of the National Forum bookstore authors to discuss various topics.
​Tuesday, December 9 ​4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Storyboard Reception
Free
Check out the nearly 500 improvement storyboards displayed by fellow attendees at this networking event. Storyboard presenters will be standing by to answer your questions about their quality improvement journeys in the Exhibit Hall.
​Tuesday, December 9 ​6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Yoga
Free
Join a free Yoga class.
​Tuesday, December 9 ​6:30 PM - 10:00 PM Engage! A National Forum Celebration
Free
Join us by the Marriott pool to meet and engage with other attendees. Live music and snacks provided, cash bar available. 
​Wednesday, December 10 ​6:30 AM - 7:00 AM ​​Morning Stretch
Free
​Wednesday, December 10 ​12:40 PM - 1:20 PM Lunch and Learn: Systems Preparedness for Infectious Disease Emergencies: Learnings from the Recent Ebola Outbreak
Free

​Wednesday, December 10 ​12:40 PM - 1:20 PM  ​National Forum Meet the Author Lunches
Free
Grab your lunch and sit with one of the National Forum bookstore authors to discuss various topics.
 

DISCOUNT DISNEY TICKETS

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IHI is pleased to offer discount tickets to Walt Disney World. Disney provides exclusive afternoon (after 2 PM & after 4 PM) tickets and special discounted multi-day tickets to meeting groups that are not available at ticket windows, so that you can attend the National Forum and experience Disney adventures as well! The multi-day tickets include an additional complimentary admission to one of the following Disney experiences:
  • ​​​Day at a Water Park: Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park or Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
  • DisneyQuest® Indoor Interactive Theme Park
  • Round of Golf: Disney’s Winter Summerland or Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Courses (before 4 PM), or a round of golf at Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course, a 9-hole walking course.
​​​​For advance purchase of Florida resident tickets and specially priced Disney Theme Park tickets, please call 407-566-5600 or click here. Please note the cut-off date for advance purchase savings is December 6, 2014.

 

CAR RENTAL DISCOUNT

  • Advantage Rent a Car welcomes IHI National Forum Attendees 
    Take Advantage of their low rates with an additional 10% discount at any Advantage location in Florida. Details available here, or attendees may call their toll-free reservation line at (800) 777-5500 and refer to discount code DCJKK8QKKC to receive their savings.​