It’s that time of year again.

Our staff here at the offices of Healthcare Building Ideas and sister magazine HEALTHCARE DESIGN is putting all of the final pieces in place as we prepare for our upcoming HEALTHCARE DESIGN.11 conference being held November 13-16, 2011, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville.

But before we take to the friendly skies, I wanted to let all of our readers know what we have planned.

For those of you attending the show, it goes without saying that the schedule is chock-full of educational sessions covering everything from innovations in planning and design to future-focused building methods to facilities management. And we’ll be bringing our coverage of those sessions straight to you through live coverage on the Healthcare Building Ideas website, as well as through posts on Twitter (@HBIMagazine) and the HEALTHCARE DESIGN Connection on LinkedIn.

We’re also excited to announce this year’s launch of a new daily newsletter that will be available to all attendees of the show and include news articles covering the previous day’s events, previews of what’s to come, and highlights including giveaways and exhibit floor hours.

Speaking of the exhibit floor, be sure to stay tuned to our social media sites for updates on when our Editorial staffers will be at the Healthcare Building Ideas/HEALTHCARE DESIGN booth—I look forward to meeting some of you there!

Finally, don’t forget to take part in sharing your own news from the show. Be sure to tweet what you’re up to at HCD.11 by using hash tag #HCD11 on Twitter, or register on Leebug to network before and after the show with your fellow attendees.

While I hope all of you will attend, we’re here for all of those who aren’t able to make it. We’ll keep you up to speed right here at

Safe travels to all, and I’ll see you in Nashville!