WHEA’s 57th Annual Conference
Tuesday, September 19 – Friday, September 22, 2023
KI Convention Center, 333 Main St., Green Bay, WI


The annual conference provides a variety of educational programs including code updates and additional current topics for all healthcare facility managers and engineers. In addition to the opportunity to enjoy time at the technical exhibits, you will be provided ample time to relax, network with your peers, and enjoy the Green Bay area.

Education Agenda
This conference revolves around three days of intense healthcare engineering educational programs. (Specific program information and a timed agenda will be available at www.whea.com under the Conference tab.) The conference registration is open at www.whea.com.

Tuesday – beginning at noon we will open the conference with our special keynote speaker, Charlie Berens, then continue with current education topics.

Wednesday – sessions will include a review of state codes by WHEA’s very own Codes and Standards Committee with a split track option for hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes.

Thursday – is a full day of hot topic education sessions and concluding with important compliance updates from DNV Healthcare.

Friday – closes the conference with an update from The Joint Commission.

The conference agenda is subject to change. All speakers will have exceptional credentials and you will leave the conference with the most current information available to give you the tools to excel.

Special Events
The 2023 Annual Conference special events have been planned to give you the opportunity to network professionally and socially with peers.

Conference Open House / Social Evening (Tuesday) — this social event is an evening of relaxed conversation with the emphasis on renewing friendships and making new ones. Members and guests, retired members and guests, and registered exhibitors are invited.

Annual Technical Exhibition (Wednesday) — this exhibition will provide you with an update on all of the latest technology in the health care engineering field with a chance to meet the excellent firms that can supply and provide service of that technology to you. This technical exhibit will be held in the KI Convention Exhibition Hall.

The Annual Banquet and Awards Program (Thursday) – “Aloha from Green Bay! We are planning on a night of recognition to the hard work and dedication of our members. Then we will have a night of Hawaiian fun. Iron that aloha shirt, trim up the grass skirt and tighten up the coconuts for fun night of friends and fun.”

Registration and Fees: (a link to the registration form can be found below)

$240Early Bird Full Conference (register and pay by July 22)
(covers the cost of educational programs, program materials, breaks, noon luncheons, annual banquet*, and special events.)
$280Full Conference (register and pay after July 22)
(covers the cost of educational programs, program materials, breaks, noon luncheons, annual banquet*, and special events.)
$140One Day Conference
(covers the cost of educational programs, program materials and breaks. Does not include any special event passes or banquet tickets*.)
$50Spouse Program
(includes programs planned for spouses, entry into the Tuesday Open House and Wednesday's Technical Exhibition and a banquet ticket*.)
*Additional banquet tickets may be purchased at the conference for one day registrants.

All fees must be received by the beginning of the conference. If your registration fee is not received before the beginning of the conference, you will be asked to pay with a credit card when you register.

 Cancellation Policy

A non-refundable charge of $50 will be retained for any cancellation received after August 22. All cancellations must be emailed to info@whea.com. No refunds will be made after the conference binder materials link has been sent out to the attendees.

 Early Bird Prize Drawing

If you register and pay before June 16th, you will be eligible for a special drawing. If your name is drawn, you will receive free lodging for the entire conference at the Hyatt Regency Green Bay that is connected to the KI Convention Center. The winner will be notified by email.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Hotel for education conference attendees at a discounted rate. This hotel has a 3 night minimum on conference reservations, but if you are a one day education session attendee, please contact Jane at info@whea.com and she will be able to offer you information on rooms. There is a list of other hotels in the downtown Green Bay area with discounted rates for our attendees. Most within walking distance of the KI Convention Center. You can find a list of hotels at the Travel & Hotel webpage under the Conference tab on www.whea.com. Be sure to call and reserve your room early!

Contact Information
If you have any questions, please contact:
Jane Bruvold, WHEA Administrative Assistant
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