THA 2018 Annual Conference and Expo

THA 2018 Annual Conference and Expo

Feb. 6-7, 2018

Marriott Marquis Houston

The THA Annual Conference and Expo brings together health care leaders from across Texas. The two-day event is the association's premiere event for Texas hospital leaders and features sessions designed for clinical, policy, legal, technology, and governance positions. The 2018 conference will be held in Houston, TX at the Marriott Marquis on Feb. 6-7. Join us!

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Schedule of Events 

This year's schedule will cover a variety of topics ranging from leadership to policy and regulatory issues.

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THA is teaming up with the American College of Healthcare Executives Independent Texas Chapters, the Texas Association for Healthcare Financial Administration, Texas Healthcare Trustees and the Texas Organization of Nurse Executives.

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Sponsors and Exhibitors

THA is offering a variety of sponsor and exhibitor opportunities at the 2018 Annual Conference and Expo. Find out how you can take advantage of these opportunities.

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Featured Speakers

James Carville

James Carville

Political consultant, former senior political advisor to President Bill Clinton 

James “The Ragin’ Cajun” Carville is America’s best-known political consultant. His long list of electoral successes evidences a knack for steering overlooked campaigns to unexpected landslide victories and for re-making political underdogs into upset winners. In recent years, Carville has not been a paid political consultant for any domestic politicians or candidates, instead focusing on campaigns in more than 23 countries around the globe stretching from the continents of South America to Europe to Africa and most recently Asia. James Carville is also a best-selling author, actor, producer, talk-show host, speaker and restaurateur.

Karl Rove

Political strategist, former deputy chief of staff and senior advisor to President George W. Bush

Karl Rove, an iconic political strategist, is best known for his provocative and robust knowledge of the major political issues of the day. Rove served as senior advisor to President George W. Bush from 2000-2007 and deputy chief of staff from 2004-2007. He’s now a Wall Street Journal weekly columnist, Fox News contributor, and The New York Times bestselling author.

Joe Theismann

Entrepreneur, former star quarterback for the Washington Redskins

Joe Theismann is an entrepreneur and the former star quarterback for the Washington Redskins. He spent the last two decades working for ESPN on their NFL broadcast and the NFL Network. The former Washington Redskins quarterback joined ESPN in April 1988, reuniting with play-by-play voice, Mike Patrick. Theismann joined ESPN after spending two seasons as an NFL analyst for CBS Sports. A 12-year NFL veteran, Theismann played in 163 consecutive games from 1974-1985 and holds Redskins’ records for passing yardage (25,206), completions (2.044) and attempts (3,602). A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Theismann led Washington to a 27-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII.

Evan Smith

Evan Smith

CEO, co-founder of The Texas Tribune

Evan Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization called “one of the nonprofit news sector’s runaway success stories.” The Tribune's deep coverage of Texas politics and public policy can be found at its website, texastribune.org, in newspapers and on TV and radio stations across the state, and in the print and online editions of the Washington Post. Since its launch in 2009, The Tribune has won international acclaim and numerous honors, including a Peabody Award, thirteen national Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association and three general excellence awards from the Online News Association. Previously Evan spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as Editor and a year as President and Editor-in-Chief.