September 4-6, 2024
The Lodge at Spruce Peak | Stowe, Vt.


The 2024 schedule is currently being finalized. Stay tuned!

Please see below for last year’s agenda.

Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023

12:30-2:00pm Registration and lunch
Location: Sunroom
Description: Stop by the registration desk to check in and pick up your attendee badge. Enjoy a casual lunch at any time during this 90-minute window, as well. Attendees may eat in the Sunroom or grab and go.
2:00-2:30pm Welcome and introductions
Location: Sunroom
Description: All attendees will gather in the Sunroom for a welcome from the HCD Forum team and to meet one another in a round of introductions.
2:30-4:30pm Team-building exercise: Savannah Scavenger Hunt
Location: TBD
Description: We kick things off with an iconic trolley ride into Savannah’s historic district, where teams of attendees will compete in a fun scavenger hunt that will test your wits and creativity.
4:30-6:00pm Attendee free time
6:30-9:00pm Dinner
Location: Electric Moon Skytop Lounge + Moon Deck, JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District
Description: Shuttle buses load at 6:00pm for the short drive to the Electric Moon Skytop Lounge atop the JW Marriott hotel in Savannah’s Plant Riverside District. At this playful, high-energy spot we’ll give out scavenger hunt awards and enjoy dinner, drinks, and conversation while enjoying one of the best views in the city.

Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023

8:00-9:00am Breakfast
Location: Sunroom
9:00-10:15am (with Q+A) KEYNOTE: Connect with Anyone, Anywhere
Location: Argyle Ballroom
Speaker: Annie Griffiths, photographer, National Geographic
Description: Three decades of work in more than 100 countries have taught Annie how to quickly navigate any social situation to find points of connection. Whether working in a remote village or an urban jungle, Annie shares real-life challenges and shows how humor, body language, sincerity, and deeper listening can build a bridge to anyone.
10:15-10:30am Break
10:30am-12:00pm Rethinking Legacy Workshop
Location: Argyle Ballroom
Speaker: Annie Griffiths, photographer, National Geographic
Description: National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths will follow her keynote presentation with a hands-on workshop with HCD Forum attendees that's focused on rethinking legacy. Attendees will work in groups, with Annie challenging you to consider what might be next for your contributions to healthcare design and how to truly leave a mark on this field.
12:00-1:00pm Lunch; Sponsored by Shaw
Location: Sunroom
1:00-2:15pm (with Q+A) Owners panel
Location: Argyle Ballroom
Speaker: TBD
Description: A panel of design leaders from healthcare systems will share their perspectives on some of the most significant challenges their organizations face, lending valuable insight ahead of the afternoon's small group breakouts.
2:15-4:30pm Small group breakouts
Location: Groups' choice (anywhere around the hotel)
Description: A highlight of HCD Forum every year, we assign attendees to smaller, multidisciplinary groups and give each group a healthcare challenge/concept to discuss and dissect. Each group comes up with talking points and suggestions that they will then share with the entire assembly Friday morning.
4:30-6:00pm Free time
6:00pm Shuttle pickup
Location: TBD
Description: Please meet in TBD location to board shuttles to The HCD 10 Awards Dinner.
6:30-9:30pm HCD 10 Awards Dinner; Sponsored by La Z Boy
Location: Charles H. Morris Center
Speaker: Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Content Director, Healthcare Design
Description: An elegant awards dinner at the gorgeous Charles H. Morris Center, honoring Healthcare Design’s HCD 10 winners for 2023.
9:30-11:30pm After Party; Sponsored by Kwalu and Shaw
Location: Bar Julian, The Thompson Hotel
Description: Join us for one last nightcap (or more!) at The Thompson Hotel's stunning rooftop bar, Bar Julian. Sponsored by Kwalu and Shaw, the after party will offer an open bar and light bites.

Friday, Sept. 8, 2023

8:30-9:30am Breakfast
Location: Sunroom
9:30-11:45am Small group report-outs
Location: Argyle Ballroom
Description: Small groups will present the challenges they tackled the prior day and share solutions identified, including the role design plays. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and provide feedback.
11:45-12:00pm Closing remarks, end of event
Location: Argyle Ballroom
Speaker: Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Content Director, Healthcare Design