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Sponsorship

Sponsorship Application

Infoway invites you to take advantage of exciting and unique business opportunities at the 2020 Infoway Partnership Conference, taking place from November 17-18, 2020 at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver in Vancouver BC.

Attracting 300 - 340 attendees, this annual gathering draws from many digital health communities including regional, provincial and territorial clinician and health care leaders, influencers and digital health experts from both public and private sectors.

Capitalize on opportunities to engage in a conversation about collaborating to achieve our shared goals of improving health outcomes for Canadians and creating a more sustainable health system for future generations. This will include discussions about: virtual care; mental health and addictions; better care for Indigenous Peoples; long-term care, including palliative care; and safer access to medications. Participants will also share best practices about privacy, interoperability standards and more. The well-established conference brings together various communities including:

  • Clinician leaders from regional and provincial organizations
  • Health care leaders and influencers from regional and provincial organizations
  • Digital health experts from private and public sectors 

This year, we are continuing with the Industry Showcase sponsorship, the networking event (November 17) that offers all sponsors higher visibility at the conference and provides more opportunities to interact with delegates to profile your offerings. Highlight your organization via conversations, demos, a video or by providing literature at your Industry Showcase display table. Bring your own pull-up banner to display by your station. See the full list of sponsorship benefits starting on page 8 of the prospectus.

Please feel free to contact us to discuss the sponsorship opportunities or design a customized package for your organization.

Download the 2020 Infoway Partnership Conference Sponsorship Prospectus for the complete list of unique benefits associated with each sponsor level.

To guarantee your sponsorship, please complete our online Sponsorship Confirmation Form.

If you have any questions about becoming a Partnership sponsor, please contact us.

Levels of Support - Tiered Sponsorship - Based on your sponsorship contribution range you will qualify as a sponsor under the following tiers. Your organization will be recognized for your sponsorship and identified in all marketing materials and onsite signage in the following tiers. To be recognized as a sponsor in a higher tier, the difference in sponsorship dollars can be added to your invoice.

Sponsorship Levels

Financial Contribution Range

Sponsorship Packages

*Access 2022 Alliance Founding Sponsors

Community Champion

*For information about pricing please contact Christina Northcott

CSR Community Champion |   Patient Scholarship  | Networking Reception | Webcast  |  Breakfast in Bed |   Social Lounge

Premier

$6,500 - $6,000

Keynote |   Mobile App 

 Professional Photography |   Morning Walk

Partner

$5,500 - $5,000

Attendee Lounge & Mobile Charging Station 

  Hydration Station |   Branded Snacks

Collaborator

$4,000 - $3,000

Breakfast Sponsored Seminar | Room Drops 

  Hotel Door Hangers |   Social Media Wall

Supporter

$2,750 - $1,500

Industry Showcase |   Lanyards 

  Wi-Fi   | Start-Up

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Accenture
LifeLabs
RGAx
Roche
Teladoc Health
Telus

2019 Infoway Partnership Conference Webcast

Join this year’s Partnership Conference without leaving your office. We will be streaming some sessions live so you don’t miss out … and it’s free!

Infoway will be webcasting the following sessions:

November 12th

8:30-8:55 a.m. ET

  • Land Acknowledgement
    Reta Gordon, Métis Elder
  • Opening Remarks by Carly Weeks (MC)
    Carly Weeks, National Health Reporter at the Globe and Mail
  • Welcome Remarks by Dr. Stephen Lucas 
    Stephen Lucas, Deputy Minister of Health, Health Canada

9:00-9:25 a.m. ET

  • Opening Keynote - My "Newfoundland Fairytale"
    Paula Corcoran-Jacobs, Provincial Executive Director, CHANNAL

9:30-10:10 a.m. ET

  • Leadership Session – Rethinking Healthcare for the Second Era of the Digital Age
    Don Tapscott, C.M., B.A., B.Sc, M.Ed, LLD., Executive Chairman, Blockchain Research Institute

November 13th

8:45-9:15 a.m. ET

  • Opening Keynote - Setting the Stage for the Future: Remarks by Michael Green
    Michael Green, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canada Health Infoway

9:15-9:30 a.m. ET

  • Q&A with Carly Weeks

9:30-9:50 a.m. ET

  • Keynote: Canada’s Health Care System: The Next Four Years
    Carly Weeks, National Health Reporter at the Globe and Mail 

Please refer to the program to read more about these sessions.

Supporting the Ottawa community - Shepherds of Good Hope

shephards of good hopeThe 2019 Infoway Partnership Conference takes place in Ottawa, and Infoway is pleased to give back to our host city. Local not-for-profit Shepherds of Good Hope (SGH) supports Ottawa’s homeless and most vulnerable citizens by providing housing and medical care. Assisting this work is Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull, former Chief of Staff at the Ottawa Hospital and speaker at the 2019 Infoway Partnership Conference. Together, SGH and Dr. Turnbull are working to combat the current opioid crisis through much-needed supervised injection sites and substance use treatments.

We welcome you to join us in supporting SGH and their valuable work. Donations to a Go Fund Me Fundraiser and physical item donations are being accepted at the conference.

Needed items for donation:

  • Coffee, Jam, Peanut butter, Cereal, Spices
  • Mugs (no glassware)
  • Soup bowls (small)
  • Cutlery
  • Towels
  • Single/double sized bedding (sheets, pillowcases)
  • Blankets
  • Food vouchers
  • Gift cards, (coffee, fast food, grocery stores, pharmacies, etc.)
  • Taxi vouchers

Facebook Live Sessions at the 2018 Infoway Partnership Conference

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We were joined by patients and family members on Facebook Live during the 2018 Infoway Partnership Conference in Montreal. View the videos below to hear our discussions about digital health and patient engagement and the patient perspective on conference themes and sessions.

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About the Conference

Infoway is excited to once again hold this year’s conference during Digital Health Week (November 16-22, 2020) which celebrates the difference digital health is making in the lives of Canadians.

At the 2020 Infoway Partnership Conference, participants will engage in a conversation about collaborating to achieve our shared goals of improving health outcomes for Canadians and creating a more sustainable health system for future generations. This will include discussions about: virtual care; mental health and addictions; better care for Indigenous Peoples; long-term care, including palliative care; and safer access to medications. Participants will also share best practices about privacy, interoperability standards and more. You do not want to miss the opportunity to share successes and lessons learned, and to connect with Canada's digital health leaders and international experts!

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Registration open: March 2020
  • Early-bird registration deadline: October 9, 2020
  • Hotel reservation deadline: October 16, 2020
  • Last minute registration rate: November 10, 2020
  • 2020 Infoway Partnership Conference: November 17-18, 2020
  • Digital Health Week 2020: November 16-22, 2020

Conference objectives

  • Showcase leading practices and their success;
  • Highlight the patient experience;
  • Address the challenges facing policy-makers and health leaders in transforming health service delivery; and
  • Showcasing innovation and new technologies that can help to transform health systems.

Expected outcomes

Conference participants will:

  • Come away with practical ideas to bring to their work settings;
  • Build strong networks and engage in challenging conversations;
  • Be better equipped to address system transformation challenges; and
  • Learn about Infoway’s strategic goals and objectives.

Conference format

This year’s format delivers a leadership day to set the foundation for a second day offering deeper engagement in the areas such as safer medication practices, clinical interoperability, consumer health, and more. National and international health care thought leaders, influencers and digital health experts will share learnings, address challenges and discuss opportunities for transforming health care delivery in Canada. Check out the Program at a Glance. The full program will be available in the summer.

Activities you won’t want to miss

  • Join colleagues for the Evening Reception & Industry Showcase on November 17th;
  • Become a sponsor so you can showcase your organization and build brand awareness at Partnership and during Digital Health Week;
  • Enjoy everything Vancouver has to offer during your stay.

Stay connected for news about the conference program by following us @Infoway and #ThinkDigitalHealth.

Patients Included

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We are proud that the 2019 Infoway Partnership Conference will be Patients Included.

This means that we are “committed to incorporating the experience of patients as experts in living with their condition while ensuring that they are neither excluded nor exploited.” For more information on the Patients Included charter, please visit the website.

Patients Included status recognizes that the event has satisfied all five criteria as identified in the Patients Included charter.

  1. Patients or caregivers with experience relevant to the conference’s central theme actively participate in the design and planning of the event, including the selection of themes, topics and speakers.
    • We have partnered with patient advisors, who will work with us from the earliest stages of planning the Partnership Conference to shape the program themes, select speakers, advise on the patient scholarship program, and ensure the best possible experience for patient/caregiver attendees.
  2. Patients or caregivers with experience of the issues addressed by the event participate in its delivery, and appear in its physical audience.
    • Patients will be speaking at a number of sessions. Patient speakers, conference patient advisors, and scholarship recipients are invited to stay for the duration of the conference and attend any session they choose.
  3. Travel and accommodation expenses for patients or caregivers participating in the advertised program are paid in full, in advance. Scholarships are provided by the conference organizers to allow patients or caregivers affected by the relevant issues to attend as delegates.
    • Patients invited to speak, the conference’s patient advisors, and the recipients of patient scholarships will have registration, travel and accommodation expenses paid in full, in advance.
    • All patients, caregivers and family members are eligible to apply for a patient scholarship.
  4. The disability requirements of participants are accommodated. All applicable sessions, breakouts, ancillary meetings, and other program elements are open to patient delegates.
    • The 2019 Partnership Conference will be held at the Delta Hotels by Marriot Ottawa City Centre, which states that it meets all local and provincial accessibility requirements. For more details visit the following link.
    • All conference sessions are open to all participants.
  5. Access for virtual participants is facilitated, with free streaming video provided online wherever possible.
    • The 2019 Partnership Conference will be live-streamed with a virtual conversation component for the Opening Keynotes on November 13 & 14.
    • Videos from the Partnership Conference plenary presentations will be uploaded to YouTube following the event.
    • The Twitter hashtag #ThinkDigitalHealth will be actively promoted prior to and during the events so that participants, as well as those unable to attend the events, can join the conversation and discussion presentations, key learnings, etc.
    • The conference will request presentation slides from all speakers, and host all that are made available on our website for free viewing and downloading.
    • Facebook Live videos from the conference will be streamed on Infoway’s Facebook page.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Patient Scholarships for the 2019 Infoway Partnership Conference

As part of our commitment to amplifying the patient voice, we are pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to patients, caregivers, and family members to attend the 2019 Infoway Partnership Conference in Ottawa on November 12-13, 2019.

The presence and participation of patients will enrich the experience of all conference attendees, as well as empower and engage the patient attendees to be advocates in their communities.

Any patient, caregiver, or family member was eligible to apply using the online form before June 12. Applications could be completed in English or French. All scholarships have now been awarded.

After being screened against the selection criteria, the applications are scored by the conference's patient advisors, who collaborate to form a final set of applicants that includes a mix of experiences and backgrounds. Successful applicants demonstrate a knowledge of digital health and a history of patient engagement, community outreach and/or advocacy. They also demonstrate a strong desire and ability to make an impact at the conference itself, and in their communities with the knowledge and skills they gain.

Scholarship Details

Each patient scholarship includes:

  • Registration for the 2019 Infoway Partnership Conference;
  • Transportation to and from the Delta Ottawa City Centre hotel from the participant’s location within Canada;
  • Hotel accommodation at the Delta Ottawa City Centre hotel (if required); and
  • Daily meals and incidentals allowance.

Infoway Partnership Conference Program

Check out the Program at a Glance

 

7:30 - 8:30 Breakfast & Registration
8:30 - 9:00 Welcome
9:00 - 9:25 Opening Remarks
9:25 - 9:50 Break
9:50 - 10:30 LEADERSHIP SESSION
10:30 - 10:35 Session change
10:35 - 11:25 LEADERSHIP SESSION
11:25 - 11:30 Session change
11:30 - 11:45 PROTALK
11:45 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 1:40 LEADERSHIP SESSION
1:40 - 1:45 Session change
1:45 - 2:35 LEADERSHIP SESSION
2:35 - 2:40 Session change
2:40 - 2:55 PROTALK
2:55 - 3:15 Break
3:15 - 4:00 LEADERSHIP SESSION
4:00 - 4:05 Session change
4:05 - 4:50 CLOSING KEYNOTE
4:50 - 5:00 REFLECTIONS
5:00 - 7:00 EVENING RECEPTION & INDUSTRY SHOWCASE
7:00 - 7:30 Breakfast
7:30 - 8:30 BREAKFAST
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Registration

Early bird

On or before October 4, 2019

Regular

After October 4, 2019

One Week Out

After November 4, 2019

General
$650
+ applicable fees

General
$775
+ applicable fees

General
$875
+ applicable fees

Student*
$200
+ applicable fees

Student*
$225
+ applicable fees

Student*
$225
+ applicable fees

Patient**
$545
+ applicable fees

Patient**
$545
+ applicable fees

Patient**
$545
+ applicable fees

Register now!  Convince Your Boss

Convince Your Boss

Need help justifying the expense to attend the Infoway Partnership Conference? We want to make the approval process for attending hassle-free so we have prepared a letter template you can download, edit and use to rationalize your trip or to help guide your conversation. Remember to focus on the practical ideas and knowledge experiences you can immediately bring back your organization.

Download the Convince Your Boss letter template.

Your Partnership Conference registration includes:

  • Keynote sessions
  • Leadership sessions
  • Concurrent sessions
  • Evening Networking Reception (November 13th)

* If you are registering as a student, please contact us with proof of current student status (i.e. scan a copy of student ID or proof of registration in the current academic year). Please include your full name and the name of the event, "2019 Infoway Partnership Conference” in the e-mail.

** If you are seeking to register as a patient partner, please contact us.

If you require a tax-exempt rate, please contact us with your tax-exempt number prior to registering to receive a registration code.

Payment, refund and cancellation policies

Advance registrations received with payment by October 4, 2019 will be given the early bird registration discount. Registrations after that date will be charged the regular fees. Advance registrations received with payment by November 4, 2019 will be given the regular registration discount. Registrations after that date will be charged the one-week out fees.

All payments must be received in full before the event. Outstanding balances will need to be paid on-site prior to admission to the event.

Delegates may elect to transfer their registration to another individual. This change must be requested by via email.

Refunds will be issued upon request, less a $100 administration fee (plus applicable HST), if notification is received via email by October 4, 2019. No refunds will be made after this date.

Canada Health Infoway reserves the right to cancel should a minimum registration number not be attained.

Register now, or for more information please contact us.

Hotel and Travel

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Hotel

JW Marriott Parq Vancouver
39 Smithe Street
Vancouver, BC
V6B 0R3

Guestroom Rates: $270.00 CDN
*plus applicable taxes

Hotel reservations are now being accepted. We encourage conference delegates to make reservations early with our designated venue, as our discounted room rates are limited until October 16, 2020. Canada Health Infoway cannot meet contracted room obligations if delegates do not use our special booking link and reserve rooms at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver. We appreciate your cooperation.

Book your reservations directly with the hotel today

To book by telephone, please dial 1-877-688-9951 and reference the Infoway Partnership Conference to take advantage of the special hotel rates. 

You may cancel your reservations without penalty 72 hours prior to your schedule arrival. Any cancellations made after this deadline will be charged 1-night penalty, plus applicable taxes.

Travel

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Conference delegates may take advantage of a 10% discount on all fares except for Tango bookings. To take advantage of this discount, visit www.aircanada.com and enter the code KQD2DCU1 in the search panel. The designated travel period for the conference on Air Canada begins Monday, November 9, 2020 and ends Friday, November 25, 2020.


logo westjetConference delegates may take advantage of 5% off Econo* and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada. To take advantage of this discount, visit www.westjet.com/conventions to make a booking online. The designated travel period for the conference on West Jet begins November 11, 2020 and ends November 25, 2020.

  • Coupon code: Y66AB61
    *Guest web/Travel Agent web
  • Promo code: YBC04
    *Travel Agent GDS only

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