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Maryland Rural Health Conference


Save the Dates!

Please mark your calendar for the 2024 Maryland Rural Health Conference: 

NEW DATES: November 3 - 5, 2024 | Crowne Plaza - Annapolis

Ideas to Action: Innovative Strategies for a Healthier Rural Maryland.

REGISTRATION

Early Bird Rates (available till September 9):
Early Bird Member: $235
Early Bird Non-Member: 
$275
Primary Presenter: 
$210
Student: 
$160

Regular Conference Rates (after September 9):
Member:
 $285
Non-Member:
 $325
Primary Presenter:
 $210
Student
: $160

Early Bird Registration is now OPEN!
Link:
https://mdruralhealth.org/event/2024-maryland-rural-health-conference

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE (*Subject to change.)

Sunday, November 3, 2024

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm | MRHA Members Annual Meeting
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm | MRHA Welcome Networking Reception


Monday, November 4, 2024
7:30 am - 8:00 am | Registration & Breakfast
8:00 am - 5:30 pm | Conference
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm | MRHA Awards Dinner

Tuesday, November 5, 2024
7:00 am - 8:00 am | Registration & Breakfast
8:00 am - 2:00 pm | Conference

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Call for Proposals deadline has been extended to June 25! The Conference Planning Committee is accepting speaker proposals for the MRHA annual conference held at the Crowne Plaza - Annapolis from November 3 - 5, 2024. This year’s theme is: Ideas to Action: Innovative Strategies for a Healthier Rural Maryland. Share your research methods and results, best practices, and great work you are doing!

We welcome the following session formats: education breakout (1 hour including time for questions and answers), panel discussions, certification, round-table, plenary, and workshop. Session proposals should focus on the areas of Social Equity, AI Innovations & Technologies, and Workforce. NEW! This year the Conference Planning Committee is looking to hold a Social Equity Plenary to be held on Monday, November 4 after lunch. We invite you to submit a session proposal!

All abstracts will be evaluated by the 2024 Conference Planning Committee. Notifications will go out late July.

Call for Proposals now closes on June 25 at 11:59 pm. Submit your proposal today online using the button below or contact us for questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

EXHIBITOR | SPONSOR | ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES

Your organization is invited to participate as an exhibitor and/or sponsor at the MRHA annual conference. Select from a variety of levels and options to best suit your needs. Your support helps further the MRHA Mission: To educate and advocate for the optimal health and wellness of rural communities and their residents.

View and download the 2024 Exhibitor & Sponsorship Prospectus

Click HERE to register to be a sponsor and exhibitor.

Sponsorship Levels & Exhibit Only - Become a Sponsor/Exhibitor Today!

Champion Partner Level Sponsor ($25,000)

  • Prominent display of logo for conference (emails, website, front cover for program quarterly newsletter)
  • Exhibit table in General Session Room (optional)
  • Speaking Opportunity at the Day 1 Welcome: General Session (3-5 minutes)
  • 10 complimentary registrations
  • Full page color ad in printed program
  • 8 social media shout outs
  • Post-show MRHA podcast (optional)
  • MRHA Organizational Membership (one year)
  • Includes one Sponsor a Student
  • Sponsor ribbon


Diamond Level Sponsor ($10,000)

  • 7 complimentary registrations
  • Exhibit table in pre-function area (optional)
  • Full page color ad in printed program
  • 7 social media shout outs
  • MRHA Organizational Membership
  • Onscreen acknowledgement and announcement at conference
  • Post-show podcast opportunity (optional)
  • Logo on MRHA website, signage, and program
  • One eblast to attendees with a company description and logo
  • Sponsor ribbon

Emerald Sponsor ($5,000)

  • 5 complimentary registrations
  • Exhibit table in pre-function area (optional)
  • Full page color ad in printed program
  • 6 social media shout outs
  • MRHA Organizational Membership
  • Onscreen acknowledgement and announcement at conference
  • Post-show podcast opportunity (optional)
  • Logo on MRHA website and in printed program
  • One conference bag insert included
  • Sponsor ribbon

Platinum Sponsor ($2,500)

  • 4 complimentary registrations
  • Exhibit table (optional)
  • Full page color ad in printed program
  • 5 social media shout outs
  • MRHA Organizational Membership
  • Onscreen acknowledgement at conference
  • One conference bag insert (optional)
  • Logo (hyperlinked) on MRHA website
  • Listed in printed Conference Program
  • Sponsor ribbon

Gold Sponsor ($1,500)

  • 3 complimentary registrations
  • Exhibit table (optional)
  • Half page color ad in printed program
  • 4 social media shout outs
  • Logo (hyperlinked) on MRHA website
  • Listed in printed Conference Program
  • Sponsor ribbon

Silver Sponsor ($1,000)

  • 2 complimentary registrations
  • Exhibit table (optional)
  • Half page color ad in printed program
  • 2 social media shout outs
  • Logo (hyperlinked) on MRHA website
  • Listed in printed Conference Program
  • Sponsor ribbon

Bronze Sponsor ($750)

  • Two complimentary registrations
  • Exhibit table (optional)
  • 1 social media shout out
  • Logo (hyperlinked) on MRHA website
  • Listed in printed Conference Program
  • Sponsor ribbon

EXHIBIT ONLY: For Profit Rates

  • MRHA Member: $500
  • MRHA Non-Member: $550
  • Includes a skirted table, two exhibit booth personnel registrations (meals included), two chairs, and access to wi-fi. Electricity available upon request.

EXHIBIT ONLY: Non-Profit Rates

  • MRHA Member: $400
  • MRHA Non-Member: $450
  • Includes a skirted table, two exhibit booth personnel registrations (meals included), two chairs, and access to wi-fi. Electricity available upon request.

CONFERENCE HOTEL INFORMATION

Location
Crowne Plaza Annapolis Hotel
173 Jennifer Road
Annapolis, MD 21401

Discounted Room Rate
$169 USD + per night (
Book Early! There are only a limited number of rooms available at the special conference rate.)
The deadline to reserve at the group rate is October 18, 2024.

Hotel Reservations
Online Reservations:
To start making reservations under the group block online, click the following link:
MRHA 2024 Annual Conference

Call-In Reservations:
Call
1-855-223-1441 to speak with a reservation specialist in the Reservations Department. To receive the special conference discounted rate please mention the group code MRH or the group name MRHA 2024 Annual Conference.

For any problems when booking with a reservation specialist or for those who choose to book through the hotel directly, call 410-571-1596 to reach the hotel's Group Housing Coordinator.

Additional Guestroom Details:

  • Rates will be available 3 days prior and 3 days after the Event Dates, subject to availability of guest rooms at the time of reservation. Online and calls made to the reservation department will only have the option to create reservations on the contracted dates (11/02/2024 – 11/05/2024). Any nights made outside the contracted dates must be booked through the hotel directly.
  • A credit card is needed as a guarantee to hold the room. Incidentals are $50.00 per guestroom; authorized at check-in with guestroom rate & tax.
  • The debit/credit card must be presented with a valid ID at check-in. No pre-paid or loaded cards will be accepted.
  • Reservations must be cancelled 24 hours prior to the intended date of arrival to avoid cancellation charges (one night's room plus tax).
  • All rooms are non-smoking with complimentary parking and Wi-Fi.
  • Check-In is 3:00 pm | Check-Out is 11:00 am.
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