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When and Where will the event be held?

This year the conference will take place on the Stanford Campus, at the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, on October 2 - 3, 2019. On Friday October 4, there will be the opportunity to participate in site visits and workshops. Details regarding these will be available by mid June.

Parking at the venue is available in the Galvez Street Lot and pay machines placed throughout the lot accept payment by credit cards and cash.

The event organizers have secured discounted rates at a number of Palo Alto hotels and detailed options will be available in the coming weeks. Accommodation in Palo Alto is expensive. Cheaper accommodation may be found in Redwood City, Mountain View, San Jose or San Francisco with access to the Stanford Campus via the Caltrain service to Palo Alto from these locations.

Who should attend?

This event will bring together leaders, clinicians, allied healthcare staff and improvement practitioners involved in deploying Lean Thinking in teaching hospitals across the world. Delegates will have the opportunity to network with like-minded colleagues and learn what is and what is not working as we strive to improve patient care.

What are the themes of the Conference?

The conference aims to focus on Understanding How We Improve Together and sub-themes will be developing following close of abstracts.

How do I register and what will it cost?

Conference registration has now opened. We offer reduced rates for early bird registration and student discounts apply.

Registration Category Price - Early Bird (Until September 4) Price - Standard (After September 4)
Two Day Registration Wednesday 2 & Thursday October 3 $795.00 USD $995.00 USD
One Day Registration $450.00 USD $550.00 USD
Student/Trainee (Includes Introduction to Lean Workshop) $275.00 USD $375.00 USD
Introduction to Lean Workshop Tuesday October 1 10.30am – 5.00pm $350.00 USD $400.00 USD
Half Day Site Visits & Workshops Friday October 4 More Details to Follow $350.00 USD $400.00 USD

Organizations registering 5 delegates will receive a 6th registration free of charge.

How else can we be involved?

The conference organizers are interested in establishing closer links with several organizations to support the event. This support may include registrations of more than 10 delegates, support and guidance in event promotion or access to keynote speakers. These organizations will be acknowledged as part of the event program. If your organization is interested in this concept please contact Terry Platchek at