First Time Attendee

Data Analyst
Academic Medical Center

Attending a HIMSS conference combines a wide range of experiences that expand far beyond learning. First time attendees like Wyatt find value in connecting with like-minded colleagues and subject matter experts who are interested in developing technologies, influencing policy, advocating for health equity and supporting digital transformation.

Get guidance on navigating our immersive education sessions, find topic-driven pavilions on the exhibition floor and explore networking opportunities tailored to individual interests across the health information and technology ecosystem.

Top of mind issues:

  • Developing leadership expertise, improving professional skills and advancing general knowledge and competency
  • Staying in-the-know about industry-wide technologies and innovations that enhance the user experience
  • Connecting with fellow attendees, finding new colleagues and discovering year-round opportunities to expand a professional network
  • Exploring immersive educational offerings that address everyday organizational challenges
  • Understanding next steps for career growth and finding resources for professional development

Access your full agenda:

Explore curated education and activities for first time attendees.

Get expert education, networking and exhibition opportunities curated specifically to prepare you for existing and future challenge:

Conference Orientation Sessions

Get insider tips to help you navigate the conference, and explore HIMSS's year-round opportunities for networking, learning and thought leadership. Be sure to stop by the HIMSS Connect booth for more information about HIMSS and our offerings.

HIMSS23 - Ready, Set, Go! Attendee webinar

We highly encourage and welcome both first-timers and past HIMSS attendees to use this webinar to prepare for an exciting HIMSS23.

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Discover first-class education sessions designed to give you year-round insights that enhance your personal and professional development.

Education Programming

HIMSS23 offers 300+ general education programs across eight topic categories. We have curated these topics to match your interests.

Session Series

Find dedicated, immersive sessions designed to address critical themes that matter to you most. No additional fee is required to attend.

Add-on Events (Including Forums*)

Jumpstart your education with a bonus day of focused preconference education. An additional fee is required to attend. Forums are included in the Conference Plus pass.


Explore curated networking opportunities and meet like-minded professionals at networking hubs, receptions, and events.


Visit the exhibition hall Tuesday, April 18 – Thursday, April 20 to hear presentations, explore specialty pavilions, and explore new products and innovations.

"Having attended the HIMSS Global Health Conference multiple times, I particularly value the networking opportunities the conference offers. The conference attracts a diverse group of professionals across the healthcare sector, all of whom share a passion for the continued improvement and advancement of health information and technology. This event has enabled me to build a global network of industry peers who have played a significant role in guiding and shaping the person that I am today — both personally and professionally. I am truly grateful for the knowledge, support, and inspiration this network provides."
Chad Carroll, DNP, MS, RN-BC
Health Informaticist, Northwestern Medicine