2024 Annual Leadership Conference

2024 Annual Leadership Conference

Nov. 04 - 06, 2024

Call for Proposals

About the conference

Nov. 4-6, children’s hospitals’ leaders will gather in San Antonio, Texas, to learn, inspire, and share their experiences guiding projects that are producing change in children’s health care.

Submit a proposal by April 26 to showcase your hospital’s strategic work, leadership practices, and innovative solutions at this event. Your experience could change how other children's hospitals approach their most difficult challenges.

The Annual Leadership Conference is an exclusive member event, and the premier conference for children's hospital executive, administrative, strategy, finance, policy, nursing, and physician leaders.

Submit a proposal demonstrating:

Advocating for children's hospitals.

  • Accelerating the use of data and information in telling the "children's hospitals" story.
  • Collaborating with state leaders, payors, and the community to impact child health.
  • Strengthening the brand and differentiating the role children's hospitals and health systems serve in local, state, and regional markets.
  • Protecting not-for-profit hospitals and health systems.

Building a behavioral health system of care.

  • Investing in preventive and upstream work.
  • Strengthening and expanding the workforce.
  • Implementing evidence-based models.
  • Cultivating sustainable funding.
  • Collaborating with non-traditional and/or multi-sector partners.

Advancing workforce solutions.

  • Cultivating a culture of inclusion and belonging.
  • Improving well-being and health outcomes of employees, caregivers, patients, and families.
  • Leveraging automation and artificial intelligence to create efficiencies that address workforce shortages.
  • Deploying innovative strategies to drive recruiting, retention, and outcomes for a multi-generational workforce.

Embracing innovation and change.

  • Implementing digital solutions that meet customer expectations and improve the patient and family experience.
  • Preparing for cybersecurity threats including risk mitigation, security protocols, and business continuity strategies.
  • Identifying and reducing health disparities to promote health equity.
  • Fostering multi-sector partnerships to advance health outcomes for children.

Sustaining and improving cost position.

  • Optimizing operational efficiencies and reducing costs.
  • Leveraging data to drive decisions to reduce costs and advance patient outcomes.
  • Collaborating across finance, operations, and patient care to improve efficiency and cost position.
  • Adapting care models to address workforce shortages and improve access.

View the presenter agreements.

Proposal submissions will close April 26. Conference registration will open in August.

Conference details

Date: Nov. 4-6, 2024
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Hotel: San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter on the River Walk
101 Bowie St.
San Antonio, Texas, 78205


Early bird: $1,150
Regular: $1,400
On-site: $1,550
Member presenter: $1,150
Forum members attending in conjunction with the conference: $850
Daily rate: $600

Visit the 2023 Annual Leadership Conference website to access resources, view presentations and learn more about last year's conference.

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