Call for Proposals
The Call for Proposals for the 2019 Forum is OPEN. Proposals will be collected through mid-February. Please see below for a list of topics and to submit your proposal. Our planning committee will review all proposals and will be sending out decisions around the first of March, 2019. Proposals will be reviewed on the quality of the proposal, fitness for our spring program, and on relevant topics. All speakers are required to submit a speaker agreement, which will be sent to you after selection.
Please note: Speaker agreements must be downloaded and saved to a desktop in order to submit. Submissions directly from the website will return a blank form.
If you have questions about Proposals or Speaker Agreements please contact Shannon Connell, event coordinator, at Sconnell@coruralhealth.org.
Topics for 2019 Annual Forum:
- Behavioral Health
- Chronic Care Management
- Customer Care
- Data and Health Analysis
- Grants and Funding
- Integrated Care
- Oral Health
- Patient Engagement
- Patient Navigation
- Regulatory Compliance
- Substance Abuse
- Workplace Culture
Please visit our 2018 Forum Post Conference Page for the Agenda
Sponsorship Info and Benefits
For the 2019 Forum, we are offering new sponsorship levels to allow companies to show their support at different levels. We are also integrating changes in Beverage Break Locations and adding Dedicated Exhibitor Breaks!
Conference sponsors are greatly appreciated because their support allows us to provide the highest quality programming for our members and other conference participants while offering the lowest possible registration fees.
There are three sponsorship levels, starting at the Bronze Level at $2,500, the Silver Level at $3,500, and our highest support the Gold Level at $5,000.2018 Forum Prospectus
Contact Shannon to request an invoice or use the links below to register.Bronze Sponsorship $2,500 Silver Sponsorship $3,500 Gold Sponsorship $5,000
Conference exhibitors are an essential component to the conference, as they connect our attendees with valuable resources and information that is applicable to their hospitals, clinics, staff and more.
If you are questioning whether this conference would be a beneficial exhibit opportunity for your company, please contact Shannon Connell at 720.248.2749 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibit rates start at $750, which includes your exhibit booth, conference materials, breakfast and lunch for the duration of the conference, one attendee registration and up to two registrations can be added for $200/each.Standard Booth
We also offer a premium exhibit package at $1,000 which includes the same benefits listed above, in addition to the option to host your exhibit booth in a high traffic area. You’ll have plenty of extra space for large banners, demos and more! We will also include your company’s logo on all electronic signage and the conference webpage.Premium Booth
All exhibit and sponsor exhibit space includes the following:
• One 6’x30″ table
• Two chairs
• Breakfast and lunch for duration of conference
Note: If you have a large display or banners, please contact Shannon Connell to ensure your exhibit area will have sufficient space to accommodate those items.
Packages may be delivered no more than 3-days prior to April 18th. The package delivery fee is $5.00 per box and $75.00 per pallet. Your packages should be shipped to the address below and include both your name and the name of our main contact at the Sheraton, Kerstin Middleton. Charges will be assessed after your arrival and can be charged to your room number or a separate credit card. Please note that the hotel will not be responsible for any loss or damage to materials set to the hotel prior to April 18th.
Sheraton Denver West Hotel
Attn: [Your Name] / Kerstin Middleton
360 Union Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80228
CRHC has negotiated a discounted rate for electrical hookup ($50). You can select that option during the checkout process.
Note: Complimentary High-Speed Internet Access is available in all guest rooms and all-conference meetings rooms/exhibit space.
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. Click below to preview the general conference layout. The final conference layout will be emailed one week prior to the conference.
The Forum conference serves as a valuable opportunity for healthcare providers, clinic managers and clinic administrators of Colorado’s rural health clinics and rural hospitals to actively engage in creating synergy for programs and resources as they move towards models of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Meaningful Use, Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), and the Triple Aim. In addition, clinics will have the opportunity to learn about and discuss HIT.
In the scope of most conferences – we are small – with a specific niche group of healthcare professionals in attendance. Given the three-year attendance record, CRHC expects around 200 participants to attend the conference in 2018. Approximately half of the participants represent rural health providers, with the remainder comprising exhibitors, sponsors, speakers, staff and other healthcare professionals.
- CEOs and administrators: 37%
- Clinic Directors/Managers: 33%
- Specialists/Coordinators: 17%
- EMT/Physician/Nurse: 8%
- HIT/Compliance/QI: 5%
ROI: Reaching your Target Market
Our group is a close-knit community of rural leaders who know each other and come together every year to attend this conference – for them, it’s about seeing old friends and colleagues. Your job as an exhibitor will be challenging, but the key is to be approachable, introduce yourself and totally immerse yourself in the conference. Think of yourself as an attendee and use your exhibit table as a home-base (where you invite attendees for further information). For this reason, your exhibit fee includes an attendee registration! We want you to participate fully in the entire conference! Our conference is definitely not about quantity – but quality leads.
- Setup begins at 6:00 pm and goes until 12:00 am
- Previously sent packages can be picked up at the front desk
- Booths will be set up with Forum materials (name badges, program, etc.) on tables
- Booths will have table numbers on them; these will match the number you were given in your confirmation
- Setup begins at 5:30 am and must be completed by 7:15 am
- Breakfast is served at 7:30 am
- Sessions begin at 8:00 am
- All session breaks and lunch will be networking opportunities; you can also connect with specific attendees through the event app
- You are welcome to attend any sessions that spark your interest!
- Happy Hour begins at 6:00 pm*
*If you donated a prize to be given out at the Happy Hour, please check-in with Emily upon your arrival
- Breakfast is served at 7:30 am
- Sessions begin at 8:00 am
- Forum adjourns at 12:05 pm
- Breakdown begins at end of Forum**
**Should you need to break down early, please check-in with Shannon as soon as you are able
About The Forum
The Colorado Rural Health Center’s Annual Rural Health Forum is in its 18th year of service. The Forum provides an opportunity for Colorado’s 51 certified Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), rural clinics, and other rural providers and healthcare professionals interested in learning more about rural specific healthcare to convene, learn and network together.
April 3-5 2019
Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel
3801 Quebec St,
Denver, CO 80207
Please check for a reservation link after October 2018.
Call 720.248.2749 or email Sconnell@coruralhealth.org