HIMSS WA Sponsorship Program

The Washington State chapter of HIMSS Washington strives to provide Washington State’s healthcare professionals with outstanding educational conferences, networking opportunities, and a forum for the interchange of ideas and effective use of information technology in healthcare. To deliver these activities and programs to our members, the chapter relies on the support of its sponsors.

As such, the WA HIMSS Sponsorship Committee is committed to providing the means to serve our community with quality events and venues by proving our sponsors' opportunities to increase visibility, value, potential, and accessibility to the HIMSS WA Chapter in return for their financial support.

The WA HIMSS Board of Directors would like to thank all our current and past sponsors. Without your support, our ability to provide quality programs, events, and scholarships to the 1,700+ HIMSS membership base across Washington state would not be possible. We hope you find value in the investment you have made.

ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION PACKAGES:

  • Partner: $2,500 Annual Contribution
    • Recognition with company logo and link displayed on HIMSS WA Website
    • Recognition on event invitations, signage, program announcements and handouts
    • Company sponsorship announcement at all events
    • Complimentary event registration for two (2) at one (1) Summit event
    • Complimentary event registration for two (2) at one (1) Collaborate events
    • Complimentary event registration for two (2) at two (2) Connection events
    • Exhibit space at one (1) Collaborate event
  • Premier: $3,500 Annual Contribution
    • Recognition with company logo, brief description and link displayed on HIMSS WA Website
    • Recognition on event invitations, signage, program announcements and handouts
    • Company sponsorship announcement at all events
    • Complimentary event registration for two (2) at one (1) Summit event
    • Complimentary event registration for two (2) at two (2) Collaborate events
    • Complimentary event registration for two (2) at two (2) Connection events
    • Exhibit space at all Summit events
    • Access to marketing through WA HIMSS newsletter and social media programs
  • Elite - $5,000 Annual Contribution
    • Elite Sponsor recognition with company logo, description, and link displayed on HIMSS WA website
    • Elite Sponsor recognition on event invitations, signage, program announcements and handouts
    • Company sponsorship announcement at all events
    • Complimentary event registration for two (4) at two (2) Summit events
    • Complimentary event registration for two (2) at three (3) Collaborate events
    • Complimentary event registration for two (2) at three (3) Connection events
    • Prominent exhibit space at all Summit events
    • Access to marketing through WA HIMSS newsletter and social media programs
    • Recognition as an Elite Sponsor at our CIO/CMIO Advisory meetings and meeting minutes
    • Recognition as a contributor to the HIMSS WA Scholarship program
    • Priority option to exhibit at any three (3) additional events throughout the year
    • Conference speaker slot (pending board approval of topic and speaker)

 

EVENT CONTRIBUTION PACKAGES:

  • Connection Event: $750

This event hosts up to 100 attendees and is typically held in the early evening. It is approximately 2 hours long and includes a 45-60-minute presentation.

    • Complimentary conference registration for two (2) company representative
    • Prominent logo placement on all on-site signage and promotional material
    • Description of your organization logo, description, and link listed on the WA HIMSS Website
    • Conference attendee list including name and organization (post-event)
  • Collaborate Event: $1,500

This event hosts up to 125 attendees and is typically held for breakfast or lunch. It is approximately 2 to 3 hours long and includes a 60-minute presentation.

    • Complimentary conference registration for two (2) company representative
    • Prominent logo placement on all on-site signage and promotional material
    • Description of your organization logo, description, and link listed on the WA HIMSS Website
    • Conference attendee list including name and organization (post-event)
    • Prominent advertising/banner space
  • Summit Event: $2,500 main sponsor, $1,500 additional sponsors

This event hosts up to 300 attendees. It is an educational themed event and typically spans a half of a day. There will be multiple speakers and the opportunity to set up booths.

    • Complimentary conference registration for two (2) company representative
    • Prominent logo placement on all on-site signage and promotional material
    • Description of your organization logo, description and link listed on the WA HIMSS Website
    • Conference attendee list including name and organization (post-event)
    • Main Sponsor Only: Prominent advertising/banner space
    • Main Sponsor Only: Exhibit space/table
  • Summit Extras: $750 booth only, $1,500 post-event networking social

 

Sponsorship Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Tell me more about Washington HIMSS Chapter?

A. A local chapter of the Health Information and Management Systems Society focused on providing leadership in healthcare for the management of systems, technology, and information. The Chapter promotes an organized forum for continuing education and exchange of ideas amongst its members to improve healthcare information and management systems that support patient care and wellness.

The Washington chapter of HIMSS began in Seattle in 1988 as HIMSS - NW. It served not only Washington but also Oregon and British Columbia. When Oregon developed their chapter in 1999, HIMSS - NW became HIMSS Washington.

Q. How many attendees are expected at your events?

A. The numbers of attendees very depending on the subject matter of the conference. Smaller events could range from 50 - 75 attendees and larger events could range from 200 - 350.

Q. How many events do you hold annually?

A. At least 7 a year not including webinars but our goal is to have one per month moving forward.

Q. How can I sign up?

A. Click Here.

Q. Does a Sponsorship assure a speaker slot?

A. Sponsorship does NOT convert into speaking slots, though you do get a vendor table and an ability to display/show your products/solutions at these events. HIMSS members want to hear from others on their success/challenges and experiences. Elite sponsors can contribute content driven experiential articles for our sponsor’s corner. These articles are typically around experiences our sponsors’ clients have had relative to utilizing their products or services. They can also be referencing important information that members need to be aware of for their business. Please send an email to wa.sponsorship@himsschapter.org for more information.

Q. Can I get the attendee list for past events?

A. Attendee lists are only provided to sponsors (as appropriate) AFTER the event. Please note that it includes a mix of name, job title and company… but no contact information.

Q. How do I register my attendees for an event?

A. You will be provided a code to register your people.

Q. Can we get the chapter’s W-9 for taxes?

A. A W-9 will be sent to you along with your payment confirmation and registration instructions.

Q. Can sponsors give away drawing items at an event?

A. Yes, giveaways are appreciated. We can coordinate this with larger events.

Q. What if my company wants to pay by check?

A. We can coordinate this process.