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Networking Events

​​​​​With nearly 5,500 health care professionals in attendance, the National Forum offers attendees various ways to connect with one another throughout their time in Orlando.​​​

Sunday, December 9​

5:00 PM ​–
6:00 PM​
Sunset Yoga
Led by Elyse McLaughlin, IHI Blue Shirt and Certified Yoga Instructor, this all levels yoga class will help you to improve flexibility, build strength, and develop control and endurance. Mats will be provided. Space and mats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Preregistration ​is not required.
5:00 PM –
7:0​0 PM
Internatinoal Attendee Networking Meeting
EAll National Forum attendees are invited to this informal networking meeting to interact with colleagues from around the globe. 
7:30 PM –
8:00 PM
Menorah Lighting Ceremony
Observe the final night of Hanukkah with a candle lighting and a light snack.

Monday, De​cember 10​

4:30 PM
6:30 PM
Welcome Reception
Join attendees and more than 100 exhibitors in the Forum Hall for snacks, drinks, and the opportunity to learn
about the latest health care technologies, innovations, and services.
6:00 PM –
7:30 PM
Cost of Care Value Challenge - Winner Showcase
Winners from this year’s national Costs of Care Value Challenge will present engaging TED-style talks describing their award-winning projects for teaching and implementing high-value care. ​
6:30 PM ​–
7:00 PM​
Candlelight Vigil
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.
6:30 PM –
8:00 PM
IHI Health Equity Reception
Meet and connect with IHI leaders and staff as well as colleagues from around the world to discuss equity initiatives in their organizations.
7:00 PM –
9:00 PM
 Presenter and Student Reception
Exclusive to presenters, students, and IHI faculty.

Tuesday, December 11​

7:00 AM
8:00 AM
National Forum Orientation
​If you are a first-time attendee, we suggest that you attend the National Forum Orientation session to help you navigate through the program and learn about all the National Forum has to offer. No registration required. 
12:40 PM
1:20 PM
Death Over Deli
Join The Conversation Project team for a casual lunch and friendly conversation about what matters most to you when it comes to end-of-life care.
12:40 PM ​–
1:20 PM​
Advancing Organizational Equity: IHI's Journey            
Learn how IHI and its Internal Equity Improvement Team is developing a workforce that represents the diversity of its communities and creating a workplace where all can thrive. 
4:40 PM –
6:30 PM
Storyboard Reception
Check out the 500+ improvement storyboards displayed by fellow attendees. Storyboard presenters will be standing by their storyboards to answer questions about their QI projects.
6:00 PM –
8:00 PM
Nursing Now Reception
IHI invites all nurses and midwives to a special information and networking event focusing on Nursing Now, a global campaign to improve health by raising the profile and status of nurses worldwide.  Learn how you can become involved in the campaign, and how nurses and midwives can access IHI’s complimentary Open School improvement and leadership resources.
6:30 PM –
10:00 PM
30th National Forum Celebration
Meet and engage with other attendees by the Marriott Pool. Live music and fresh fare provided; cash bar available.

Wednesday, December 12​

7:00 AM ​–
7:40 AM​
Special Interest Breakfasts
Network with colleagues and discuss
a variety of improvement topics over breakfast. No registration required.
12:40 PM –
1:2​0 PM
Lunch & Launch! NEW IHI White Papers and NEW Blueprint for Complex Care
Exclusive to the Forum, IHI is so excited to share three new major resources aimed at clinicians, staff, and hospital trustees: IHI Psychology of Change Framework, Framework for Effective Governance of Health System Quality (including Governance of Quality Assessment (GQA) Tool), and Blueprint for Complex Care. During lunch, hear from the lead authors of these new publications.

 Disney Discount Tickets

disney.jpgIHI is pleased to offer discounted tickets​ to Walt Disney World. Disney provides exclusive afternoon (after 2 PM & after 5 PM) tickets and special discounted multi-day tickets to meeting groups that are not available at ticket windows, so that you can attend the IHI National Forum in Orlando and experience Disney adventures as well!
The multi-day tickets still offer savings of 10% when purchased prior to arrival and include one complimentary admission to an additional Disney Experiences, including:

  • Day at a Wa​ter 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.

To purchase specially priced Disney Meeting/Convention Theme Park tickets, please call 407-566-5600  or click here​​. Please note that the cut-off date for advance purchase savings is December 8, 2018.