New this year, there are eight conference tracks/content areas you can choose from and two ways to build your agenda. One way is to choose from the three cohort tracks (each offered Mon and Tues), sign up and spend the entire day exploring, discussing, and obtaining insight into a single topic. The other way is to freestyle it- move as you wish from session to session across presentation topic or styles throughout the day. Visit the Program overview page to learn more.

Yes and no. This year the conference starts on Sunday (a day earlier than usual) and the pre-conference activities are now incorporated into the full conference registration. Pre-Conference Workshops are now being referred to as Conference Workshops. Sign up for Conference Workshops during the registration process to reserve your seat.

Need to add a workshop after you’ve already registered? Log in to manage your registration and indicate your interest in a Conference Workshop.

The industry continues to evolve, and while the heart of who we are remains the same, so must we.  Our loyal, long - time members and attendees know and trust the acronym ANI, but those unfamiliar with the history of the event need more. With help and input from our members and association volunteer leaders, we’ve decided to change our  name from ANI (Annual National Institute) to Annual Conference. The name change is also a reflection that our new Annual Conference will be different in many ways from years past.

This year, you’ll notice our changes. From a new conference name to new and improved programming, we've built upon all of the great experiences from our past ANIs to bring you a more progressive learning environment. 

Three cohort tracks allow attendees to move through sessions that address a single topic for a full day. Sessions are also organized in five freestyle tracks that will allow you to move as you wish from session to session and across presentation topic throughout the day. Within these tracks, you'll notice new session formats designed to give you the opportunity to participate in real-world problem solving. 

There are new opportunities to advance your career and create meaningful connections in the Exhibit Hall. Attendees and business partners can participate in Executive Connection Meetings. These are pre-set meetings that match attendees with exhibitors who have solutions to their most pressing issues. Also new this year, the Exhibit Hall will feature the Career Connection Experience, which includes interview strategy sessions, executive coaching, career builder opportunities, job board assistance, and headshot opportunities, and the Innovation Hub showcasing healthcare start-ups and other innovative products.

When you arrive, pick up your badge and registration materials at the HFMA Annual Conference registration locations area in the Sands Expo Hall. You will be asked to locate your registration at one of the self-serve kiosks by entering your confirmation number/badge ID, using the barcode from your confirmation letter, or searching for your first and last name. Once you've located your registration, you'll select the option to print it and proceed to the registration counter to pick it up. Be sure to have a photo ID handy.
HFMA provides several concierge information areas. You can visit the registration desk, the HFMA info table right inside of the Exhibit Hall or the HFMA booth in the center of the Exhibit Hall and HFMA staff will personally answer any questions you have.  

You can search for Exhibitors on the Interactive Event Map page or the Exhibitor List page.

To perform a more extensive search, go to the Advanced Search page. Search for exhibitors by keyword, product category, country and state.

The My Exhibitors list contains the names of all the exhibitors you have tagged as favorites.

You can add an exhibitor as a favorite from any of your exhibitor lists by clicking on the star icon next to their company name. Your list of favorites can be found under the My Exhibitors tab.

The Sunday evening opening reception, 6:00–8:00 p.m., is for everyone. It is a great way to kick off the conference and meet new and old friends. Join us in the Exhibit Hall D following the Sunday keynote session for food, drink, and lively conversation.

On Monday, the Volunteer Leadership Gala (invitation-only) kicks off at 6:30 p.m.

The Tuesday night party, Cheers! To Collaboration, is open to all conference attendees. It is a way to network as the conference is coming to a close. Don’t miss out—come eat, drink, and dance starting at 6:00 p.m.

  • Mon, June 25, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. and 4:30–6:30 p.m.
  • Tues, June 26, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

More information about Exhibit Hall activities will be added as details become available. Here's a list of the activities we can share now:

  • Career Connection Experience—meet us at the HFMA Booth (Booth #841) for a resumé review, headshot with a professional photographer and makeup artist, and advice on everything from job interviews to how HFMA can help support your career goals. 
  • Innovation Hub—12 healthcare start-ups will be showcasing their innovative business ideas. You will be asked to vote for the best idea and we will announce the overall winner during Wednesday's General Session. Learn more
  • Executive Connection Meetings—Attendees will be matched with Executive Connection Sponsors with common interests during 15-minute meetings to be held in the booth of the sponsor. Executive attendees from provider organizations who qualify will receive a $500 gift card for their participation. Learn more

Total CPE hours for Conference Workshops, General/Keynote Session, Early Riser Sessions, Featured Speaker Sessions, and Cohort/Freestyle Sessions:  21.0 CPEs
See individual session descriptions for exact CPE hours per session.

Prerequisites (if required) are listed for individual sessions; prework required is “none” unless indicated for the session.

The CPE Field of Study for sessions is Specialized Knowledge and Applications, unless otherwise indicated in each specific session description.
Instructional Method: Group Live

The Healthcare Financial Management Association Educational Foundation is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

For general questions, contact HFMA Member Services by email at or by calling (800) 252-4362, ext. 2. 

For sponsorship information, contact Rita Walker at or by calling (708) 866-1681.

To learn more about exhibiting, contact Chuck Wagner, Annual Conference Exhibit Sales, at or (312) 265-9657

If you are a current exhibitor and have questions, please contact Doreen Bonnema, Exhibit Manager, at or (312) 265-9653

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