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Storyboard & Speaker Proposals

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Every year, thousands of quality improvers gather at the National Forum to see what their peers have been working on during IHI's Storyboard Walkarounds. More than 600 improvement projects were displayed at the 2018 conference. View storyboards here.​

What You Need to Know

Accepted storyboards were notified in Octobe​​​r 2018. Resources for accepted storyboard presenters include:​

Additional information for storyboard presenters can be found below. Please send questions and inquiries to​

​​Size Requirements

Storyboards will be mounted on 3' x 5' wood panel boards. The panel has no frame; therefore, the usable posting space is the full 3' wide x 5' high. IHI will provide one (1) strip of the male side (hoop side) of Velcro to adhere your poster to the display board. A laminated poster will hang properly. We have found that cloth or fabric made posters do not adhere well to the boards with Velcro.

Storyboard Display

All storyboards will be displayed in the Forum Hall. During set-up representatives from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement will be in the Forum Hall to direct you to your assigned display board, if needed.

Storyboard Set-Up Times

  • ​Monday, December 10 from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Please plan at least ½ hour to set up your storyboard
  • Tuesd​​ay, December 11 from 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
    Please plan at least ½ hour to set up your storyboard 

Storyboard Display Times

  • Tu​​esday, December 11 from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM: Storyboard Display
    ​Storyboard representative presence NOT required.

Storyboard Reception

  • Tuesday, Dec​​ember 11 from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Please plan to be at your storyboard to answer questions and discuss your project with other National Forum attendees. You are also welcome to take down your storyboard immediately following the reception.

Storyboard Breakdown

  • Wedn​esday, December 12 from 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Please remove storyboards by 1:00 PM. Any that are left after 1:00 PM will be discarded.
IHI endeavors to respond to all applications during the proposal process. For any questions, please contact customer service at

Speaker Proposals

The deadline for submitting proposals was Friday, April 9, 2018, 11:59 PM ET. We receive thousands of proposals each year, and we aim to include the best content to meet our customer’s needs. Those whose speaker proposals are accepted will be notified in June.​