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ASHE PDC Summit | International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction


ASHE PDC Summit | The International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction

Thank you for attending the 2023 PDC Summit! Save the date for next year, and browse past program information below.

The PDC Summit brings together thousands working in all disciplines of health care planning, design and construction to learn, network and discover ways to create value for the health care built environment. 

The field comes together to share their findings, challenges and best practices with the shared goal of advancing safe and trusted health care. Professionals from every stage of their careers can benefit from sessions, networking and solutions.


Save the Date: Future PDC Summits

2024 PDC
March 17 – 20, 2024
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA

2025 PDC
March 9 –12, 2025
Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, GA

ASHE PDC Summit Attendee

2023 PDC Summit

What to Expect

Participants at the PDC Summit will learn about new practices, discover solutions to complex challenges and stay informed about new developments in the health care planning, design and construction field.

Attendees can expect:

  • Peer-to-peer knowledge sharing
  • Timely and innovative sessions from leading experts
  • Hands-on solutions from vendors
  • Continuing education credits towards CHC and other leading certifications




2023 PDC Keynotes



Four Tracks


Who Should Attend?

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Hospital Administrators

New construction and renovation of a health facility is a major investment. Senior administrators with responsibility for the design and construction of health facilities should attend to gain insight on the strategic outlook for the health care physical environment and assess how to maximize operational efficiency through design.

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Health Care Facility Management Professionals

Maximizing the efficiency of design and construction projects is critical to a health facility's bottom line. Facility Directors and Managers working to optimize the physical environment of health care facilities will gain insight from the PDC Summit on innovative operational strategies that complement design and construction initiatives.

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Contractors & Construction Professionals

Whether you're attending the Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) Exam Review Course, listening to a case study presentation on Lean methodologies, or networking with prospective clients at one of the receptions, health care construction professionals will walk away from the PDC Summit with valuable knowledge and business connections.


Design Professionals

Whether you want to learn about new building codes and standards, discover case studies on sustainable design practices, or interact with prospective clients at one of the receptions, design professionals will gain insight on trends impacting the various design activities associated with the physical health care environment.

Care Provider

Care Providers

The built environment in which you practice impacts the care experience. Whether you are focused on improving your organization’s care workflow, working with colleagues on the design of new health care facilities, or seeking to share your experience delivering care with design and construction professionals, the PDC Summit will provide you with knowledge and connections to support your goals.

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Concurrent Sessions

Buzzworthy Sessions at PDC 2023

Choose from relevant, compelling sessions across 4 targeted tracks:

  • Hospital Construction Projects — What Accrediting Organizations Want To Know
  • Mitigating Health care Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Cyber Risk
  • Building Smarts: Leveraging Code to Build Better and Reduce Unnecessary Operational Waste
  • An All-In Approach to Energy Reduction at Seattle Children’s
  • Fire to Electrons: Decarbonization at Baptist Health South Florida's Boca Raton Regional Hospital
  • Innovations in the Behavioral Health Environment of Care: Interaction with Occupants & Architects


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Register today!

More than 3,000 senior leaders from hospitals, design firms, and construction companies attend the PDC Summit to share perspectives on optimizing healing environments. 100% of conference revenue is reinvested into the mission of optimizing the health care built environment.


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2023 PDC begins in

Located in Phoenix, Arizona

This year's PDC Summit will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center located at 100 N 3rd Street Ac, Phoenix, AZ 85004, in the middle of the city's vibrant downtown area. As you plan your conference trip, be sure to make time to explore this beautiful location in the eve of Spring!

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Add-On Events

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Make the most of your time in Phoenix by adding Pre-Summit and/or Post-Summit event to your schedule! Take a deep-dive into industry concepts with respected faculty from ASHE, American College of Healthcare Architects and AIA Academy of Architecture for Health. Add events to your 2023 PDC Summit experience during registration:


Join us in creating a sustainable future

ASHE is committed to supporting the health care field with a cross-functional environmental sustainability and decarbonization initiatives and we are starting now. This year, the PDC Summit will be utilizing recyclable badge stock and badge holders. Additionally, we will be working with our partner, TerraCycle to recycle badge lanyards.

Take your next step in optimizing your facility by participating in the post-conference Energy to Care Treasure Hunt. Identity low-cost energy savings opportunities from behavioral, operational and maintenance actions in this case study-backed program. Don't pass up on a tested electrification and decarbonization solutions for your facility!

Treasure Hunt        Our Commitment


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Exhibitors & Sponsors

Showcase your solutions at the 2023 PDC Summit!

More than a trade show, the PDC Summit focuses on making connections and providing solutions to the most pressing everyday problems in construction of the the health care built environment. Become an exhibitor or sponsor and be part of the most exclusive health care planning, construction and design event of the year.

Exhibitor & Sponsorship Opportunities  

PDC Summit Exhibit Hall



2023 Conference Sponsors


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2023 Supporting Organizations


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Corporate Sponsors

Morris Group - AcornVac
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Eaton logo. Powering Business Worldwide.
Grainger logo. For the ones who get it done.
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Schneider Electric logo. Life Is On.
Specified Technologies Inc.
Starc Systems
WW Grainger logo. For the ones who get it done.
Morris Group - Whitehall
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