Special Events & Networking

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Sunday, February 11


Pre-Conference Intensive/Workshops

INTENSIVE: Building Better Board Leadership in a Time of Crisis | 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM | $199 Fee 
Registration for this session is only open to board chairs, incoming board chairs and their CEOs of AHA member hospitals and health systems.

WORKSHOP: Co-Designing Innovative Solutions to Ensure Health for All | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

WORKSHOP: High-Impact Cyber Attacks and AI: Cyber Risk Preparedness in Rural Hospitals | 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

WORKSHOP: Creating Harmony in Health Care: How to Cultivate Strong Relationships with Vital Stakeholders | 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

WORKSHOP: Closing the Gap on Youth in Distress: Virtual Training for Communities | 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM


Monday, February 12


AHAPAC Appreciation Breakfast | 7:00 AM – 8:15 AM | By Invitation Only

AHAPAC hosts Duncan Wardle, former head of innovation and creativity for Disney, for a look behind the scenes of Disney, revealing the inside stories of how the magic of Disney is brought to life. From the drawing board to execution, get ready to be swept away by wild and entertaining anecdotes with the untold stories behind magical Disney moments that brought joy into the hearts of millions.

For more information, please contact Shari Dexter at sdexter@aha.org.

Learn more about the AHAPAC Appreciation Breakfast.


Networking Lunch in the Sponsor Hall | 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM


Networking Reception in the Sponsor Hall | 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Join us in the Sponsor Hall to connect, collaborate and engage with your peers over refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. The networking reception provides a unique opportunity to forge new connections and strengthen existing ones. Whether you’re looking to share insights, seek advice or explore potential partnerships, the Sponsor Hall is the place to be. Connect with our Sponsors who share your passion for advancing rural health care and exchange ideas that can drive positive change in your community.


Tuesday, February 13


Networking Lunch with Conversation Starters in the Sponsor Hall | 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

Join a Conversation Starter table to connect for meaningful discussions with other attendees with similar roles or topical interests. Every Conversation Starter table will have a host to launch the talk. Topics may vary from perennial challenges like rural physician recruitment, tactics for leveraging telehealth, and building great boards, to creative workforce strategies. 


Leisure Time - On Your Own | 3:00 PM AND ON

The Hilton by Signia Bonnet Creek and the adjacent Waldorf Astoria resort offer an array of activities and amenities for a delightful afternoon and evening. Whether your idea of a perfect afternoon involves unwinding by the pool, enjoying a round of golf, treating yourself to a spa day, savoring delectable cuisine, or embarking on a Disney adventure, these resorts offer many choices for enjoying your free time.

Complimentary Shuttle Service to Disney Theme Parks and Disney Springs: Enjoy the complimentary shuttle bus service to visit popular Disney Theme Parks and Disney Springs. It’s a convenient way to explore these iconic attractions without worrying about transportation logistics. Special theme park tickets and savings are available as well.


Plan a Retreat for Your Leadership Team or Governing Board

The Conference offers an excellent opportunity for your team or governing board to meet in a retreat setting with select conference faculty or other facilitators. Contact Sarah Reusch at sreusch@aha.org for more information.