September 6-8, 2023
The Thompson Hotel | Savannah, Ga.


All speakers, sessions, and events subject to change

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022

1-2pm registration
2-2:30pm Welcome, introductions
2:30-4:30pm Game Show Extravaganza!
Description: Attendees will work in teams in this super-fun mashup of “Jeopardy,” “Family Feud,” and “Minute to Win It.” The perfect ice-breaker to kick off the whole event.
4:30-5:30pm Free time
5:30-9pm Wine tasting/dinner
Location: Paraduxx Winery
Description: Shuttle buses load at 5:30 for the short drive to Paraduxx Winery for a quintessential Napa Valley experience

Sponsored By:

Kimball Hospitality

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022

8-9am breakfast
9-10am Designing for Health Equity
Speaker: Stella Safo, M.D., Mount Sinai, New York
Description: Is it possible to create a healthcare system where equity is embedded into everything it does? Unequivocally yes, says Dr. Stella Safo. In this keynote, the HIV primary care physician and founder of Just Equity for Health will discuss why DEI initiatives are bound to fail in healthcare settings if those systems do not include patients at the design table. She will explore how we can move from theoretical discussions of implementing equitable care to actual, real-world experiences that positively impact patient lives.
10-10:30am break
10:30-11:30am OWNERS’ PANEL
Description: A candid discussion with representatives from several major healthcare systems on key challenges and initiatives affecting facility design.
11:30am-12pm Q&A with owners’ panel
12-1pm lunch
Sponsored By:

Shaw Contract
1-1:30pm HCD Insights: The state of healthcare design
Speaker: INDUSTRY UPDATE: Jennifer Silvis, editor in chief, Healthcare Design
Description: This is an exclusive presentation for HCD Forum, culling insights from the magazine’s A/E/C survey, staffing survey, and Breaking Through competition. Jennifer will offer a unique perspective on today’s industry challenges and how healthcare facilities are evolving.
1:30-4pm 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.
4-6:30pm Free time
6:30-9:30pm HCD 10 Awards Dinner
Description: An elegant awards dinner honoring Healthcare Design’s HCD 10 winners for 2022.

Sponsored By:

La Z Boy

Friday, Sept. 9, 2022

8-9:30am (breakfast starts at 8, panel discussion will begin at 8:30) RISING STAR PANEL
Description: A discussion on the future of the industry through the eyes of its promising young stars (select winners from Healthcare Design’s Rising Star Awards).
9:30-11:30am Small group report-out
11:30am End of event