First Time Attendee

We’re thrilled that you’ll be joining us at HIMSS21. If you’ve been to other healthcare conferences, you’ll soon see nothing compares to the HIMSS conference experience. But don’t feel overwhelmed: prepare now so you can maximize your time on-site.

Chart your course—in-person or digitally.


Join us in Las Vegas at the new venue campus for five full days of education, networking and exhibition. Your safety is our highest priority, so please familiarize yourself with our health and safety protocols—including the COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all staff, attendees and exhibitors.

HIMSS21 Digital

Your digital-only registration will give you a unique program with personalized learning from the convenience of home. Join us live on Monday, August 9 through Thursday, August 12, plus receive on-demand access to content for 45 days post-event.

Know what’s included in your registration.

In-person registration includes:*

*Full conference registration does not include optional education and networking events, such as Preconference Symposia and Forums, Specialty Programs, Awards Gala or Thursday Night Special Event. These events can be purchased during registration or added onto an existing registration at any time.

HIMSS21 Digital registration includes:

Add even more value to your HIMSS conference week!

Additional registration is required for:

Before you go

Before you go

  • Understand the Health & Safety protocols and verify your vaccination status. HIMSS21 is a COVID-19 vaccination required event for all attendees, exhibitors and HIMSS staff.

  • Book your hotel early. Hotels near the venue campus fill up fast, so book your room now—even before you complete your HIMSS21 registration. Make your reservations through onPeak, the HIMSS official housing company, and get peace of mind plus exclusive perks by booking in the HIMSS block.

  • Read the FAQs. Find information on registration, how to’s, cancellation, certification and more. And remember, you’re not alone… 40% of attendees are first-timers! So don’t be afraid to ask questions, meet new people, and explore all that HIMSS21 has to offer.

  • Establish your objectives. The hundreds of general education sessions in and thought leadership sessions in specialty pavilions are included with your registration. Additional sign up is NOT required and you may flow from room to room.

    Start planning your HIMSS conference educational experience now by exploring the 17 topics that interest you most.

  • Build your agenda on the mobile app

  • Download the Pocket Guide

  • Plan to earn continuing education credits. HIMSS21 is an excellent opportunity to advance many professional healthcare, project management and IT designations.

  • Attend an orientation webinar. Learn how to optimize your time on-site and get other helpful attendance tips. Invitations will be sent via email.

  • Take advantage of social media. Use the #HIMSS21 hashtag to network with other attendees. Identify potential contacts and collaborators, schedule working lunches and dinners before and after the conference, and more.

  • Pack for comfort. Those jogging shoes you swore you’d exercise in last weekend? Trust us: bring them. You’ll be doing a lot of walking across the venue, and comfortable, supportive shoes are critical.

While you’re there

While you're there

  • Go mobile. Download the official mobile app. Search for HIMSS21. Available mid-July. Get the latest information on educational sessions, exhibitor listings, floor maps, networking opportunities, headline news and more.

  • Attend an in-person orientation session. Join HIMSS staff for a First-Timers’ Orientation and get answers to your last-minute questions.

  • Explore the maps. Reference maps in the HIMSS Events Mobile App and in guides throughout the conference center to navigate your way to education sessions, the exhibit hall, networking events and more.

  • Wear your conference badge on-site. Be sure to wear your badge at all times during HIMSS21―and take it off when you leave the venue campus.

  • Use the shuttles. Take advantage of the complimentary shuttles that run between the venue campus, official HIMSS hotels and the airport.

  • Plan for travel time. Whether trying to get to a morning keynote or breakfast session, or leaving to an off-site networking event, plan extra time for travel. Traffic near the conference venue gets extremely busy at peak times.

Register now
Choose your path to attend—with both in-person and digital options.