Six Tips for Surviving (and thriving) at HIMSS20!

Whether HIMSS20 marks your first HIMSS event or your 30th, you’re sure to find these tips worthwhile. I’ll see you there and, in the meantime, let’s continue this conversation on LinkedIn.

1. Eat early (and often)

Make reservations for lunch in advance or you might be stuck waiting in a long line for a dry convention center pretzel and dipping into the endless supply of vendor candy offerings. If you smell popcorn or cookies, just follow your nose! The Hyatt Regency has a variety of safe bets that are easy to access for lunch.

2. Wear comfortable shoes and participate in a Fitbit challenge!

Trust me, or you might be calling up your friends asking them to drop off a pair of replacement shoes. The Orlando Convention Center is the second-largest convention center in the U.S. with 2.1 million square feet of exhibition space so be prepared to get your steps in. Make every step count by turning it into a competition; challenge your co-workers to see who covers the most ground. Remember – stay hydrated!

3. Use the HIMSS app to plan ahead

It’s a good idea to schedule (and sync with your calendar) any educational sessions you want to attend. Do this well in advance so you don’t miss out—the HIMSS app is easy to navigate and includes an exhibitor map; locate the vendors you want to partner with to #bethechange.

Our customers say that we make the complex simple, are a highly reliable partner, and that our solutions are helping them scale. Join these leaders when you choose Verato as your next-generation EMPI. Learn more at booth #4791 or schedule a meeting now. Pro tip: we’ll have candy and a pretty awesome raffle.

4. Get social

Follow #HIMSS20 on your social channel of choice. While you’re at it, follow Verato too (Twitter and LinkedIn), you never know when we may announce a pop up giveaway ;)

5. Attend at least one vendor sponsored event

Receptions, coffee hours, and after hours await you. Vendors with free food and drinks create a great opportunity for you to network. Schedule a meeting with Verato to learn about our exclusive event; we promise interesting dialogs with happy customers.

6. Take time to Breathe in fresh air and have some fun in the sun!

Anyone else arriving early for Harry Potter World? Even if theme parks aren’t your jam, commit to leaving the hurried exhibit hall to catch even 10 minutes of sunshine and fresh air each day.

Share your tips in comments below and let’s make this the most meaningful HIMSS yet! See you in Orlando!