2017 Fall Conference in Chicago, IL

November 2 & 3, 2017

All ISHMPR members are invited to join us for this year’s Fall Conference at the Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago, IL. On November 2 & 3, the conference will allow members to learn what is new in the healthcare marketing field, visit with exhibitors and network with their peers. The Pinnacle Awards dinner celebration will be held in conjunction with the conference, where winners will be announced.




9:00 am – Exhibitor Check In

11:00 – Registration and Exhibits Open

1:00 pm – Welcome and Keynote

2:30 – Break with Exhibitors

3:00 – Concurrent Sessions

4:15 – Concurrent Sessions

6:00 – Cocktail Hour

7:00 – Dinner and Pinnacle Awards

9:30 – After Party


7:30 am – Exhibits Open & Breakfast

8:00 – Morning Session

9:15 – Concurrent Sessions

10:15 – Break with Exhibitors

10:45 – Concurrent Sessions

12:00 pm – ISHMPR Business Meeting

12:15 – Lunch and Final Speaker

Conference Attendance Rates

Full conference:  $345

$295 if you register by the early bird deadline:  October 9th

Thursday only:  $225

Friday only:  $175

Non-ISHMPR members pay an additional $200 (includes a 1-year membership in ISHMPR)

The Hard Rock Hotel in Downtown Chicago

Tune into the good vibrations and relax in a world-famous cityscape at the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago. Housed in the historic Carbide & Carbon skyscraper on Michigan Avenue, just down the road from Millennium Park, the Hard Rock Hotel provides the perfect backdrop for living large. Enjoy a modern, urban vibe with signature rock star swagger and a prime location in the heart of Chicago, Illinois. With red carpet treatment and surprises around every corner, every guest is a VIP at the Hard Rock Hotel.

Nightly rate of $199 for a Deluxe King or 2 Queen Room, Valet Parking $55 night (In and Out Privileges), Complimentary Internet and 24 Hours Fitness Center. Rate can be used October 30 through November 5th for those who wish to spend time in Chicago before or after the conference.



MAKE A RESERVATION HERE, call 312-334-6767, or e-mail reservations@hardrockhotelchicago.com by October 20, 2017. If making reservations via email, you must have the following information ready:



  • Arrival and departure date
  • Room type request
  • Number of people and names in the room
  • CC to guarantee
  • Any other preferences (smoking,non,etc)
  • Reply e-mail address and/or phone number
 Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor
Help make the conference the best it can be

Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor

Connect with key healthcare marketing decision-makers in Illinois by exhibiting at or sponsoring our ISHMPR Fall conference. To secure your sponsorship/exhibit space, click here.

submit2017 Pinnacle Awards

The 2017 Pinnacle Awards ceremony will take place during the Fall Conference. ISHMPR created the Pinnacle Awards Program to recognize its members for the challenging, creative work they do on a daily basis and to recognize excellence in clear and effective marketing and public relations communication.

All ISHMPR members are eligible to submit their marketing team’s work for recognition in a variety of design and strategy categories.