Event Format

In-Person Event


Thu, Jul 22, 2021, 08:00 AM – Sat, Jul 24, 2021, 01:00 PM

Event Host


The 2021 AHA Leadership Summit and Virtual Conference will feature senior health care executives, clinicians and experts in the field presenting high level, transformational strategies and innovative approaches for achieving financial sustainability while delivering greater value through operational excellence, creative partnerships, and redefined delivery models. Special attention will be paid to the strategies and practices that enable health care leaders to remain resilient and respond successfully in periods of sustained crisis.

This hybrid event will explore:

  • Leadership Resilience
  • Strategic Planning: Post-Pandemic Recovery and Rebuilding
  • Advancing Equity and Eliminating Care Disparities
  • Virtual Care and Digital Health Transformation
  • Governance Excellence
  • Workforce Resilience and Development
  • Behavioral Health


We are now accepting presentation proposals that offer unique insights, successful case studies, and cutting-edge solutions. The majority of Summit sessions will be delivered at the in-person event and captured and repurposed for on-demand airing in the virtual conference. Some sessions may be delivered at only one venue due to instructional delivery requirements.

Leadership, innovation, and transformation are a team sport. Thus, of particular interest are proposals that demonstrate how to accelerate, sustain, and scale change in the particular issue areas with preference given to proposals that feature hospital and health system teams of presenters, helping to highlight on-the-ground perspectives with the strategic insights and direction of the senior-most organizational leaders.

Proposals must be non-commercial in nature. The proposal submission deadline is January 8, 2021. Our design process will occur throughout the winter and we will contact you in late March to notify you of our decisions.

Learn more about our presentation types and content areas.


Thank you for your leadership and know that we are committed to providing you the latest updates and resources as we fight this together.

Connect with Hospital Leaders

Sponsorship and Exhibit opportunities are available. Contact Ryan Engstrom at rengstrom@aha.org for more information.