You’re running hard between proposals and vacation/family time. Included here is a high level overview of some of the things you need to know as you plan for your trip to Orlando.

When: July 24th – 26th

Where: Caribe Royale Convention Center -8101 World Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32821

Directions – The Caribe Royal is located 16 miles from the Orlando International Airport. You can choose to take a taxi or a shuttle service from the Orlando International Airport.

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What to Pack – Business Casual; Business attire for Presenters. *Prescribed for Contractors

Networking opportunities outside of the scheduled DHITS events to plan for:  

*Please note that these networking events are not connected directly with DHITS in any way.

4th Annual Happy Hour for a Cause
Benefiting Fisher House Foundation
Hosted by NetImpact Strategies
Monday, July 23rd from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
The Pub Orlando – 9101 International Drive #1003, Orlando, FL 32819

Beat the Heat 
Hosted by BeyondTrust, McAfee and ServiceNow
Tuesday, July 24th from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Minus 5 Ice Bar – 9101 International Drive, Suite 1198 – Orlando, FL 32819

3rd Annual Customer Appreciation Event
Hosted by NetApp, VMware, WWT, and Riverbed
Tuesday, July 24th from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Hurricane Bar and Grill – 13520 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd. Orlando, FL 32821

Happy Hour
Hosted by Red River
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Howl at the Moon Orlando, 8815 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

Come Celebrate with General Dynamics IT
Hosted by General Dynamics IT
Tuesday, July 24th from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Cuba Libre (Plaza Vieja Room) – 9101 International Drive – Orlando, FL 32819

4th Annual Howl At The Moon Party
Co-hosted by tiag & IBA
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 from 7:30 to 11:30 PM
Howl at the Moon Orlando, 8815 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

Annual After Party – Blue Martini Orlando
Hosted by ByLight, Kinney Group, Norseman, and Aderas
Wednesday, July 25 from 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Blue Martini Orlando, 9101 International Dr., #1182, Orlando, FL 32819
*You must register to attend and will be checked in upon entry.

The ULTIMATE After Party & Cybersmoke Event
Hosted by PSI with TechWerks, Favor TechConsulting and MicroHealth
Wednesday, July 25th from 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Howl at the Moon Orlando, 8815 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819



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Exhibit Hall Hours:

Move-In and Set-Up:
Monday, July 23rd – 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 24th – 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Exhibit Hall Hours:
Tuesday, July 24th – 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 25th – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 26th – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 26th – 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Keynote Speakers:

Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono – Director, Defense Health Agency

Other Speakers:

Stacy Cummings – Program Executive Officer for the Defense Healthcare Management Systems (DHMS)
Pat Flanders – Chief Information Officer (J-6), Defense Health Agency at United States Department of Defense
RADM Colin G. Chinn – Joint Staff Surgeon at Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Dr. Barclay Butler – Director at DoD/VA Interagency Program Office

To view the dozens of speakers and pick your tracks, click here – Break-Out Sessions

For your Day by Day Agenda, click here – DHITS Agenda by Day

Here are some of the Top Federal Health IT Partners who will have a booth at the event. Make sure to stop by.

Accelera Solutions – Booth #821
Accenture Federal Services – Booth #207
Aderas Inc. – Booth #403
ASRC Federal – Booth #223
By Light – Booth #706
CACI – Booth #903
Dell EMC – Booth #601
Deloitte Consulting – Booth #313
DSS, Inc. – Booth #406
DXC – Booth #108
Fulcrum – Booth #617
General Dynamics Health Solutions – Booth #914
Hewlett Packard Enterprise – Booth #219, 221
IBA – Booth #418
InterSystems Corporation – Booth #713
Juniper Networks – Booth #720
KPMG – Booth #509
Leidos – Booth #501
ManTech International Corporation – Booth #513
MAXIMUS Federal – Booth #604
NCI Inc. – Booth #203
Northrop Grumman – Booth #801
Optum – Booth #401
Palo Alto Networks – Booth #807
Planned Systems International (PSI) – Booth #301
SeKON – Booth #506
T and T Consulting – Booth #503
tiag – Booth #913
VMware – Booth #803

*Full list of Vendor Booths – DHITS 2018 Floor Plan and Booth Availability

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