Healthcare Industry User GroupINTERACT 2018Phoenix, AZ, June 17-20

Interact 2018 Important Dates

The following table provides a summary of the important dates leading up to Interact 2018 for all participating sponsors. This list is updated as new information becomes available so be sure to bookmark this page and refer back to it often!

September, 2017 Exhibit Sales Begin
October 23, 2017 Session proposal submissions begin. Be sure to encourage your HIUG clients to submit a proposal and tell their story. Closing date for submissions - January 12, 2018
November 27, 2017 Earlybird registration rate begins.
November 27, 2017  Accommodations reservations open.
November 30, 2017 Last day to take advantage of special advance sponsorship purchase discount (see prospectus for details)
January 29, 2018 Session proposal submissions closed.
February 12, 2018 Session approval/confirmation notifications to be sent out.
February 26, 2018 Online Agenda available.
March 15, 2018 Final payment due on all sponsorship invoices.
March 22, 2018 SmithBucklin Lead Retrieval Order Form available. Click here to access the Lead Retrieval Order Form.
March 29, 2018 Interact 2018 Exhibitor Kit is now available. Click here to access the GES Exhibitor Kit.
April 20, 2018 Last day to submit changes to your corporate profile details for the Interact mobile app.
April 20, 2018 Last day to submit your logos for signage and printed agenda (Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze)
April 27, 2018 Last day to submit your artwork for the Coupon Book. Click here to download the artwork specifications for the Interact 2018 CouponBook. Click here to download a PDF of the 2017 Coupon Book as an example. 
April 27, 2018 Earlybird registration rate ends
April 28, 2018 "Conference" registration rate begins
May 4, 2018 Vendor sessions - draft ppt's due (send to
May 11, 2018 Attendee List sent to sponsors
May 15, 2018 Advance booth shipments to GES warehouse begins
May 28, 2018 GES Discount Deadline Date for Orders Received with Payment 5:00 PM
June 01, 2018 SmithBucklin Discount Deadline for Lead Retrieval Orders
June 01, 2018 Vendor sessions - final version of ppt's due (send to
June 01, 2018 "Conference" registration ends
June 02, 2018 Late registration rate begins
June 08, 2018 All vendor session PowerPoint files must be submitted to Bob Blackburn
June 13, 2018 GES Last day for Advance Shipments to arrive at Warehouse without surcharges* 3:30 PM
June 16, 2018 Late registration rate ends
June 17, 2018 GES Direct Delivery to Show Site* 8:00 AM To 4:30 PM
June 17, 2018 On-Site registration rate begins
June 17, 2018 Exhibitor move-in from 8:00am - 4:30pm (All booths must be set up by 4:30pm)
Exhibit Hall open from 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Reception is in the Exhibit Hall from 6:30pm - 8:30pm
June 18, 2018 Exhibit Hall open from 9:30am - 3:30pm
Morning Break in Exhibit Hall 10:40am - 11:10am
Lunch in Exhibit Hall 12:10pm - 1:15pm
Afternoon Break in Exhibit Hall 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Exhibit Hall closes at 3:30pm
June 18, 2018 Vendor Hosted Events - if vendors wish to host private events, these should be held on Monday, June 18th starting no earlier than 6:30pm. Please contact Bob Blackburn if you are planning an onsite hosted event at Interact 2018 as all vendor hosted events must be pre-approved by the Conference Committee.
June 19, 2018

Exhibit Hall open from 9:00am - 2:30pm
Break in Exhibit Hall 10:10am - 10:40am
Lunch in Exhibit Hall Noon - 1:00pm
Break in Exhibit Hall 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Exhibit Hall Teardown 2:30pm - 5:30pm

Carriers must be checked in by 3:30pm

As a courtesy to our attendees and your fellow sponsors, PLEASE do not start breaking down booth until Exhibit Hall is officially closed at 2:30pm.

The Interact Annual Conference is hosted in by the
Healthcare Industry User Group -  Phone: (602) 792-9190