Annual Rural Health Conference





Colorado Rural Health Center’s Annual Rural Health Conference is the only conference in the state dedicated to exclusively rural health issues for rural hospitals, clinics, emergency preparedness entities and other rural health facilities. Our conference provides information, resources and networking opportunities to administrators and executives, primary care providers, quality and technical staff as well as to partners concerned with rural health and access to care. The exhibit hall will have companies with products and services on the forefront of industry trends and of practical use to rural facilities and providers and participants will be able to connect to one another in a meaningful way and bring valuable insight into current issues facing rural communities.


2018 DATES

October 17-19, 2018



Marriott Colorado Springs
5580 Tech Center Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

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2018 Event Sponsors

The 2019 Annual Conference will be held October 23-25

The Annual Rural Health Conference will bring over 200 professionals together to experience 20 educational sessions, four general session speakers, one keynote and numerous opportunities for networking and connecting with peers. Our CAH Workshop involves hospital CEOs and other leadership staff together for more intimate learning and sharing of best practices solutions and methodology while working together on shared issues and concerns for their hospitals and communities. Your top priorities will be addressed in both the conference and workshop including quality, workforce, policy, payment, health information technology, and creating and maintaining healthy workplaces.

2018 Annual Conference Agenda

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Vendor Opportunities:

Play a part in this year’s Annual Conference by being apart of our exhibit hall. Review details by checking out our prospectus below! Once you are ready to invest in an exhibitor or sponsor level you can register under the Sponsorship or Exhibitor categories for the appropriate level.

NEW for 2018 is our Al-La-Cart Sponsorship options. This allows you to build on your current investment or allows you to participate at our sponsorship level at a reduced cost. All Al-La-Cart Sponsorships include your company logo on our Sponsor Signage, inclusion in our 2018 Event Powerpoint and more!

For more details including booth locations, exhibitor pricing, and for more information on what each investment level includes please click below to see our Exhibitor Prospectus

2018 Annual Conference Prospectus

Event Sponsorship

Your support allows us to provide the highest quality programming for our members and other conference participants.

Bronze SOLD OUT    Silver SOLD OUT    Gold SOLD OUT

Al-La-Cart Sponsorship


Invest in whatever level works for you! We currently have the following Al-La-Cart Sponsorship options. Click for more information. Please note that Al-La-Cart Sponsorships do include 1 event registration but do not include an exhibit table. To purchase an exhibit table in addition to your sponsorship, please email Shannon at

Registration Sponsor – $350  SOLD OUTLanyard Sponsor – $500 SOLD OUT Conference Room Sponsor – $1000Wi-Fi Sponsor – $1,500 SOLD OUTHappy Hour Sponsor – $2,500 SOLD OUT Conference Attendee Gift – $850 SOLD OUT


As a conference exhibitor, your attendance provides our members the opportunity to learn about product and service offerings that may benefit their facility.

Standard SOLD OUT   Premium SOLD OUT

If you are questioning whether this conference would be a beneficial exhibit opportunity for your company, please contact Shannon at 720.248.2749 or email 


This prestigious award is given annually by the Colorado Rural Health Center to honor those who have made a notable contribution to health, healthcare, or a healthcare delivery system in rural Colorado. The award will be presented at the  Annual Rural Health Conference October 17-19 at the Marriott in Colorado Springs.

To be eligible for the award, a candidate must have made a significant contribution to the health, healthcare, or a healthcare delivery system in a rural Colorado community, area, or region. Healthcare providers, board members, administrators, volunteers and others are eligible for nomination. Despite their enormous contributions, CRHC Board Members are not eligible for the nomination while serving on the Board.

The 2018 deadline for entries is August 1, 2018. To nominate someone, simply complete the entry form below prior to the deadline. Feel free to add any additional information, as the form allows you to include an attachment. If you have any questions, please call 720.248.2749 or email for more information.

Nominations Have Closed. 

Download the Exhibitor Prospectus

Click Here to see 2018 Annual Conference Exhibitor Prospectus

Date Time Activity
October 17 4:00pm – 7:00pm Booth Setup
October 18 5:30am – 7:00am Booth Setup
October 18 7:30am – 5:00pm Exhibit Hours (2 Dedicated Exhibitor)
October 18 7:30am – 11:55am Exhibit Hours (2 Dedicated Exhibitor))
October. 19 11:30pm – 2:00 Booth Tear Down
Exhibit Space

All exhibit and sponsor exhibit space includes the following:

• One 6’x30″ skirted table
• Two chairs
• Breakfast and lunch for the duration of the conference.

Ballroom Diagram – This space is our general session room and available to premium exhibitors and sponsors only.

Pre-Assembly Hall Diagram – This space is for regular exhibitors and premium exhibitors have the option of either location.

Note: If you have a large display or banners, please contact to ensure your exhibit area will have sufficient space to accommodate those items.

Package Shipping

Packages Should be Shipped with Attention to Shannon Connell, Colorado Rural Health Center to our venue. The venue address is:

Colorado Springs Marriott
C/O Karin Ayers (CRHC AC18)
5580 Tech Center Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Electrical Hookup

CRHC has negotiated a discounted rate for electrical hookup ($50).  You can select that option during the checkout process.

Exhibit Layout

The location of exhibit tables is designated on a first come, first served basis.  Premium exhibitors and sponsors are given preference for high-traffic, high visibility locations.  The final conference layout will be emailed one week prior to the conference.

Attendee Demographics

The Annual Rural Health Conference is a great opportunity to meet with rural healthcare administrators.  This one and a half day conference attracts hospital administrators and other C-Suite executives, who play significant roles in the day to day operation at their facilities. In fact, 28% of conference participants are C-Suite executives.

2018 Schedule

Date Time Activity
October 18th 7:00 – 8:00am Registration and Breakfast
October 18th 8:00 – 9:30am Welcome Address and Morning Keynote
October 18th 9:30 – 10:00am Dedicated Exhibit Hall Break
October 18th 10:00 – 11:00am Breakout 1
October 18th 11:00am– 12:00pm Lunch
October 18th 12:00pm– 1:00pm Breakout 2
October 18th 1:00 – 1:30pm Dedicated Exhibit Hall Break
October 18th 1:30 – 2:30pm Breakout 3
October 18th 2:30 – 4:00pm Afternoon Keynote
October 18th 4:30 – 6:30pm Networking Happy Hour
October 19th 6:45 – 8:00am Registration and Breakfast
October 19th 7:00 – 8:00am Early Bird Sessions
October 19th 8:15 – 9:15am General Session
October 19th 9:15 – 9:45am Dedicated Exhibit Hall Break
October 19th 9:45 – 10:45am Breakout 4
October 19th 10:45 – 11:15am Dedicated Exhibit Hall Break
October 19th 11:15 – 12:15pm General Session


CRHC Member Registration $375  

Registration has closed. To register please email Shannon at

Non-Member Rate $525  

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Speaker Rate $125 

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Student Rate $50  

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CAH Workshop

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Speaker Agreement
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2018 Premium Exhibitors