SAVE THE DATE! ABHES’ 18th Annual National Conference on Allied Health Education will be held Wednesday through Friday, February 26-28, 2021, at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa – Indian Wells, California. More details to be released this fall.

ABHES is now accepting speaker proposals to lead a breakout session at our upcoming conference. Each year, we strive to provide a variety of informative and relevant sessions to our attendees and we invite industry leaders and members with speaking experience to submit proposals. Please note, the submission deadline is Friday, August 14, 2020. To find out more, or to submit a speaker proposal, click on 18th Annual National Conference on Allied Health Education.


The National Conference on Allied Health Education is an annual event hosted by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). This event brings together the best of the best in postsecondary health care education. Each year’s conference promises an industry-current agenda that features dynamic keynote and special guest speakers from industry leaders, educators, and those in the know regarding issues facing health care education.

An array of informative and timely break-out sessions aim to assure attendees gain a renewed dedication to health care education and most importantly, the students served. ABHES-accredited institutions and programs will not want to miss the Annual Membership meeting held during the conference that brings together commissioners and staff to present on the year’s accomplishments, tasks at hand, and subject matter most prevalent to the ABHES membership.

A variety of exhibitors showcasing products and services that cater to those in health care education will be on hand throughout the conference. We encourage attendees to bring plenty of business cards and visit with each exhibitor.

ABHES also hosts several pre-conference trainings and workshops, including the following:

  • Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation Workshop
  • Maintaining Accreditation Workshop
  • Evaluator Trainings
  • Program Effectiveness Plan Workshop

FAQs about National Conference/Exhibitors

Exhibitor registration fees vary depending on the date of registration. See below for a listing of the basic exhibitor registration fees.

Early Bird Registration: October 1-31, 2019 – $2,200
Regular Registration: November 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020 – $2,600
Late/On-Site Registration: February 1, 2020 through March 6, 2020 – $3,100

*There is a $1,200 fee for each additional booth space. See the booth selection question for details.

Companies can register as a Non-Exhibitor if they do not wish to purchase an exhibit booth or booths are sold out. Non-Exhibitor registration fees vary depending on the date of registration. See below for a listing of Non-Exhibitor registration fees.

Non-Exhibitor October 1-31, 2019 – $900
Non-Exhibitor Regular Registration: November 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020 – $1,300
Non-Exhibitor Late/On-Site Registration: February 1, 2020 through March 6, 2020 – $1,700

Exhibitor Registration includes:

• An 8’x10’ booth space containing an 8′ high back wall drape, 3′ high sidewall drape, one (1) skirted 3×6 table, two (2) chairs, and wastebasket
• Registration for two (2) exhibitor representatives who are permitted access to all conference breakout sessions and meal functions
• Access to the ABHES conference attendee list
• Access to the ABHES conference mobile app

Non-Exhibitor Registration includes:

• Registration for one (1) company representative who is permitted access to all conference breakout sessions and meal functions
• Access to the ABHES conference attendee list
• Access to the ABHES conference mobile app

An exhibitor may opt to purchase additional booth space. The cost for each additional booth space is $1,200. The Grand and Reception Sponsorship Registration Packages include two booth spaces. See the listing of sponsorship packages for details.

Each exhibitor booth includes two (2) exhibitor representatives with the exception of the Non-Exhibitor registration option. A company may opt to register additional representatives for an additional fee of $600 per person.

Note: The Grand Sponsor Registration Package includes up to six (6) exhibitor representatives, and the Reception Registration Package includes up to four (4) exhibitor representatives. See the listing of sponsorship packages for details.

ABHES will try to accommodate the exhibitor’s preferred booth space; however, there is no guarantee exhibitors will get their top choice. To guarantee your preferred location, there is an additional fee of $500 to select a location outside of that guaranteed to the Grand and Reception Sponsorship Registration Packages.

Note: The Grand and Reception Sponsorship Registration Packages include two booth spaces in a preferred ballroom location. See the listing of sponsorship packages for details.

Approximately 325 attendees register to attend the ABHES Annual National Conference on Allied Health Education.

Conference attendees are generally comprised of CEO’s, Presidents, Campus Directors, Deans of Education, Department Chairs, and instructors in the health care education fields, many of which are from ABHES-accredited institutions and programs.

The following exhibit hours are subject to change by ABHES without notice:

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

12:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Exhibitor Registration and Set-up

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Commissioners’ Welcome Reception

Thursday, March 5, 2020

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  Deluxe Breakfast with Exhibitors

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Plated Luncheon with Keynote Speaker

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Exhibitors’ Happy Hour Reception

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Optional Dismantling of Exhibits

Friday, March 6, 2020

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  Deluxe Breakfast with Exhibitors

11:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Dismantling of Exhibits

See the listing of sponsorship packages for details.

An attendee list will be provided in intervals starting within 6 weeks of the conference.

Sponsorship packages are detailed in the exhibitor registration platform.