2021 CONFERENCE INFORMATION

The “virtual binder” file link, that includes access to the speaker presentations, has been sent out to all conference attendees via the email listed on their registration. If you have not received it, please click here to email the WHEA Conference Coordinator and it will be sent to you.

WHEA’s 55th Annual Conference
Tuesday, September 21 – Friday, September 24, 2021
La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, WI

ABOUT THE EVENT

Purpose

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 La Crosse area.

Education Agenda (a link to a more detailed agenda can be found below along with the flyer with full information on the conference)

This conference revolves around three days of intense healthcare engineering educational programs. The agenda link can be found up above.

Tuesday – beginning at noon we will open the conference with a keynote speaker and continue with current education topics.

Wednesday – sessions will include an update and review of state codes by the Codes and Standards Committee with education options for hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes.

Thursdayis a full day of programs focusing on current hot topics of interest to all attendees.

Friday – closes the conference out with an update from our WHEA ASHE Liaison and a compliance update presented by a Life Safety Code Surveyor from The Joint Commission.

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 2021 Annual Conference special events have been planned to give you the opportunity to network professionally and socially with peers.

Annual Technical Exhibition — 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 La Crosse Center Exhibition Hall.

Conference Open House / Social Evening — 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.

The Annual Banquet and Awards Program – this night is a time to network, relax and recognize the hard work and dedication given by our members. Wear “your favorite sports team” apparel and enjoy a night of fun and games with Mark Tauscher!

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

$240Early Bird Full Conference (register and pay by September 1st)
(covers the cost of educational programs, program materials, breaks, noon luncheons, annual banquet*, and special events.)
$280Full Conference (register and pay after September 1st)
(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 materals 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 can be purchased at the conference for one day registrants and/or additional guests.

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 24. All cancellations must be emailed to info@whea.com. No refunds will be made after the conference has started.

 Early Bird Prize Drawing

If you register and pay before June 11th, you will be eligible for a special drawing. If your name is drawn, you will receive free lodging for the entire conference at the Radisson Hotel in downtown La Crosse. The winner will be notified by email.

Lodging

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Radisson La Crosse 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 many other hotels in the La Crosse area with discounted rates for our attendees. Most within walking distance of the La Crosse 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
920-570.4081
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