In Annual Conference, WHEA News and Updates

Tuesday, September 17 – Friday, September 20, 2019

Registration is now open for WHEA’s 2019 Annual Conference.

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 Appleton area.

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

Tuesday – beginning at noon we will kick off the conference with our guest speaker, Barry Alvarez, athletic director at UW-Madison.

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

Thursday – is a full day of programs focusing on current hot topics of interest to all attendees.

Friday – closes the conference out with an important compliance update presented by Richard Smith, CHFM, CHSP, Life Safety Code Surveyor for The Joint Commission.

All speakers 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 2019 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 new Fox Cities Exhibition Center.

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 – The annual banquet and awards program is a time to network, relax and recognize the hard work and dedication given by our members. Join us for an exciting night at the Fox Cities PAC, just down the street from the conference center, for our Annual Banquet Awards Ceremony with Casino Night. Try your luck at the many tables and games available… and prizes will be awarded! Attire is casual.

Go to and follow the “Annual Conference” tab to registration.

Only online registrations will be accepted.

Registration Fees:

(Link to Registration Form)

$240 – Early Bird Full Conference (register and pay by July 19)
(covers the cost of educational programs, program materials, breaks, noon luncheons, annual banquet*, and special events.)

$280 – Full Conference (register and pay after July 19)
(covers the cost of educational programs, program materials, breaks, noon luncheons, annual banquet*, and special events.)

$140 – One Day Conference
(covers the cost of educational programs, program materials and breaks. Does not include special events passes or banquet tickets*.)

$ 50 – Spouse 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 September 3. All cancellations must be emailed to No refunds will be made after the conference has started.

Early Bird Prize Drawing
If you register and pay before June 28th, you will be eligible for a special drawing. If your name is drawn, you will receive free lodging for the entire conference at the Red Lion Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton. The winner will be notified by email.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Red Lion Paper Valley Hotel for a discounted rate. Once those rooms are gone, there are numerous hotels in the Appleton area that will have availability at their normal rate. You can find a list of hotels at the Travel & Hotel webpage under the Conference tab on Be sure to call and reserve your room early!

Parking is available at parking ramps in downtown Appleton near the conference center. Uber and taxi service is also available in the Appleton area if needed.

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



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