Late last week, I traversed the country in the middle of one of the most horrifying winter storms in recent memory, traveling from our headquarters here in Cleveland to Concord, California, home of our publishing partners atThe Center for Health Design. In a day-long meeting, I met with representatives of The Center and our other partners (including the AIA AAH, IFMA, and ASID) on the annual HEALTHCARE DESIGN conference to select presentations for the forthcoming
HEALTHCARE DESIGN.11 conference, taking place this November 13-16 in Nashville. Despite the ridiculous flight schedule, the event was as rewarding as ever. While I'm not at liberty to disclose specific sessions that were selected or not selected, I can say that I think we have another great conference lined up this year--I'm especially excited by some of the prospective keynote speakers, but we'll have to keep that mum for a while yet. In any case, it is always interesting to see the trends present in similar presentations sent in for our consideration. This year, there were a few trends that I noted, but one in particular pleased me to no end; we received several very strong proposals to speak about Post-Occupancy Evaluations, a topic I have been advocating (
and practically begging for) for some time now. Lots of other good stuff, too, and I can tell already that this fall, yet again, I will have a very hard time choosing which sessions to attend during my limited available hours at the show! In any case, watch this site and
www.HCD.11.com for the final line-up in the upcoming weeks, and rest assured that we are continuing to work hard to ensure that the HEALTHCARE DESIGN conference is the most rewarding conference experience in the field. Hope to see you there!