Networking and Special Events

Networking is an essential component to any conference. It’s more than meeting people, it’s connecting with the right people for knowledge sharing, best practices, career connections and socializing. The planning committee has planned many ways for you to connect during the conference. Decennial is the place to create future opportunities for collaboration.

SHEA Mentorship Luncheon
Thursday, March 26 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Room A703-704
The SHEA Mentorship Program is designed to create a strong networking community while providing and enhancing the SHEA membership experience at all levels. Our goal is to form relationships that can be carried forward beyond Decennial 2020. Mentors and Mentees attend this luncheon to meet with each other, network with others in the field, and foster relationships.

Opening Welcome Reception
Thursday, March 26 | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
The Welcome Reception is open to all attendees. Join your fellow colleagues in the Exhibit Hall and mingle with the exhibitors directly following the Opening Plenary. This fun-filled event will be an attendee favorite featuring entertainment, beverages, and hors d’oeuvres. Professional attendees will receive two drink tickets in their registration materials. The Welcome Reception is the premier opportunity for networking with fellow attendees and to show support for Decennial’s exhibitors.

SHEA Education and Research Foundation Dinner
Saturday, March 28 | 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Location: The ROOF at Ponce City Market
We invite you to join your fellow colleagues for a delightful evening of fun, entertainment, and thought-provoking presentation! More information to come. We hope to see you there in support of the SHEA Education & Research Foundation. Additional Ticket Purchase Required when registering.

Infection Prevention: Speed Networking Sessions
Having an opportunity to meet industry leading, like minded peers is the goal of every attendee. During our 30-minute Infection Prevention: Speed Networking Sessions, we will give each attendee the opportunity to engage and meet their peers and or expert leaders in the healthcare epidemiology, infection prevention, and antimicrobial stewardship field.

Meet the Experts: Fire Side Chat
What better way to meet new people and discuss new ideas and industry leading research! During the Meet the Experts: Fire Side Chat, attendees will be able to meet and engage with industry leading experts, as well as their peers, on topics in healthcare epidemiology, infection prevention, and antimicrobial stewardship.

Special Interest Group: Meet and Greet
Engaging attendees is a huge goal at conferences. Allowing attendees to engage and talk with industry leading professionals on thought provoking topics is like being a kid in a candy store for attendees. During our 30-minute Special Interest Group: Meet and Greet our aim is to create that type of experience for our attendees. Offering topics on continuing education, research, and advocacy.