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Are you a subject matter expert interested in presenting in-person at HIMSS22, March 14–18 in Orlando? The Call for Proposals is a yearly request to receive proposals to speak at the in-person conference events.

We have three unique opportunities:

Discover more about these unique opportunities—your expertise has a home within one (or all) of these options.


Option #1: Present a General Education Session

HIMSS Contact: Debra Clough, manager, education,

The HIMSS22 Call for Proposals for General Education sessions is now closed.

General education sessions are the core of our programming, comprising 300+ sessions across many topic categories that take place during the conference week, Tuesday, March 15 - Friday, March 18, 2022. Proposals are peer reviewed, scored and selected by members of the HIMSS Global Health Conference Education Committee (GHCEC) within their areas of expertise.

Apply to present and share your story—critical advancements and best practices are being developed each day. You’ll help shape the education for thousands of global healthcare ecosystem professionals at HIMSS22.

Accepted general education speakers receive:

  • Complimentary, non-transferrable HIMSS22 registration.
    • Registration is non-transferable. Speakers are responsible for hotel and travel expenses.
  • Visibility to thousands of global health ecosystem attendees.
  • Membership advancement and/or certification points for HIMSS members.

How to Submit a Proposal

Prior to submitting, please read all instructions located on this page and within preparation resources. They can also be found on the proposal submission site when you log in. Late submissions will not be accepted.

  • Login and/or register a HIMSS account. Multiple proposals may be submitted under the same username and password. Save your login credentials! They are needed to accept/decline your speaker status.
  • Begin your submission. The entry is segmented into sections:
    • Submission Information – Presentation title and topic category.
    • Speaker Details – Speaker name, contact information and biography.
    • Content – Session details like description, learning objectives and target audience.
  • Preview your submission. Once all information has been entered, it can be reviewed, edited, if necessary, and printed prior to submission. Edits can be made until the submission site closes. Draft status proposals are not reviewed. Proposals must be submitted in order to be reviewed.

Preparation Resources

Become a HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition Speaker

Speaker Requirements

New! Proposed Speaker Photos Required

Call for Proposals - Writing Guidelines

How Proposals Are Evaluated

HIMSS22 Topic Categories

Sample of Proposal Application

Presentation Formats & Requirements

Presentation Levels

Professional Roles & Target Audience List

Learning Objectives

Enduring Credit Questions

Presentation Content Outline

Important Dates


Option #2: Present a Session within a Preconference Symposium

HIMSS Contact: Caroline Connelly, manager, education,

The Call for Proposals for preconference symposia is now closed.

Preconference symposiums are specialized topic or audience-specific, niche programs where a captive audience attends for deep-dives into that specific content area. Always well attended and highly rated, these preconference events will occur on Monday, March 14. Proposals are peer reviewed, scored and selected by HIMSS Subject Matter Experts.

Sample of Proposal Application

Accepted optional event speakers receive:

  • Complimentary HIMSS22 optional event-only registration.
    • Registration is non-transferable. Speakers are responsible for hotel and travel expenses.
  • An honorarium of $500
  • $100 discount off the HIMSS22 Annual Conference registration if you choose to attend
  • Visibility to thousands of global health ecosystem attendees
  • Membership advancement and/or certification points for HIMSS members


Option #3: Present a Session within a Preconference Forum

HIMSS22 Preconfernce Forums will be taking place on Monday, March 14. This year we’ll have Machine Learning and AI Forum, Healthcare Cybersecurity Forum, Patient Experience Forum and our Accelerate Health Forum.

These educational forums offer a more intimate learning experience for our attendees before the hustle and bustle of the global conference begins. See the descriptions below and submit your proposals today!

Machine Learning and AI Forum: This one-day event looks at how this powerful technology has the ability to change how healthcare is delivered - if we can only figure out how. We are looking for experts from up and down the healthcare IT chain from any and all size organizations who want to be part of this important discussion. Data, analytics, staffing, workflow, implementation...all subjects are on the table. This has been a sold-out room for two years running so submit now!

Healthcare Cybersecurity Forum: Is there a more fundamentally important subject in healthcare IT today and, no doubt, in the future? The industry is grappling with this threat and we’re looking for submissions from those on the front line. Tell us what you’re doing, how you’re doing it and the conversations you’re having. We want to hear about prevention, communication, your threat landscape as you see it, what your team is working on. Cybersecurity is a key topic for everyone and your peers need to hear from you. Submit your proposal today.

Patient Experience Forum: This forum has been growing in importance and attendance for years now. Patient Experience is an important piece of the healthcare puzzle and that piece is only increasing. Whether you’re part of your organization’s patient experience team, a patient or clinician working on this key topic, we want to hear from you. How are you working to improve and transform the patient experience? How is this important at your organization? Submit today.

Accelerate Health Forum: What does the future of healthcare IT look like in your organization? As an investor, what does it look like? What are your pitching to healthcare orgs, or your own leadership? What are you hearing? What are clinicians asking for? Patients? Essentially, if you think you’re part of the future of technology in healthcare, we want to hear from you! Please take a moment and submit today.

Apply to speak! The Call for Proposals for preconference forum is open September 17 - November 5, 2021.

Submit a Proposal

If you have any questions, please email Chris Hayden at



For technical questions, contact the HIMSS Help Desk,

For general education session content questions, contact Debra Clough, manager, education, .

For optional event symposium content questions, contact Karla Shao, manager, education,

For optional event forums content questions, contact Chris Hayden, coordinator, events,

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