National Meeting, May 2012 (New Orleans, LA)

Latest News:



5/19/12 - View the entire Illustrating Innovation Through Bright Spots book, produced for the May 2012 National Meeting here.

5/11/12 - All meeting materials now available.

5/2/12 - AF4Q App Challenge details released

4/27/12 - The May 2012 AF4Q National Meeting Agenda released!  View it here.

4/2/12 - Steven Berlin Johnson, best-selling author of seven books on the intersection of science, technology and personal experience, has been announced as the closing plenary speaker. Johnson’s newest book is titled Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation. From Darwin to YouTube, Johnson asks the questions, What kind of environment fosters the development of good ideas? What sparks the flash of brilliance? How does groundbreaking innovation happen? His answers are never less than revelatory, convincing and inspiring as Johnson identifies the seven key principles to the genesis of such ideas, and traces them across time and disciplines.

3/26/12 - The AF4Q national program office is thrilled to announce Jay Walker, founder of and curator of TedMed, is confirmed as the opening keynote speaker for the national meeting. Mr. Walker describes himself as a "serial innovator" and will provide an excellent grounding as we delve into two days of conversation around the concept of "cultivating innovation."

About the Meeting:

Get ready for 4.0 and beyond! The AF4Q national meeting this May in New Orleans will be about cultivating innovation, in great part through examining inspirational bright spots from our peers. We will hear some dynamic speakers with important perspectives on innovation, and enjoy what New Orleans has to offer. We look forward to seeing you in May!

View full agenda here.

Schedule at a Glance:        

Agenda Overview*                                             cultivating innovation

Wednesday, May 16
  • Project Directors Meeting (by invitation)
  • Consumer Meeting (by invitation)
  • AF4Q App Challenge Judging
  • Reception and Dinner (National Meeting begins) Will be held offsite, a short walk from the hote

8am – 5pm*

Thursday, May 17

  • Networking Breakfast
  • Meeting Sessions
  • Reception (Dinner on your own)

7am – 8am
8:15am – 5pm
5:30pm – 6:30 pm

Friday, May 18

  • Networking Breakfast
  • Meeting Sessions
  • Post-meeting lunches for PDs and Consumers
  • Ambulatory Quality Improvement Leadership Consortium (by invitation)

7am – 8am
8am – 12pm
12pm – 1pm

*Please note that start and end times for some activities may be subject to slight change. Invitation-only pre-meetings may not fill the whole 8-5 slot.

Breaks and Meals:
Breakfast and lunch will be provided, in addition to morning and afternoon refreshment breaks.

Business casual. You may want to bring a sweater or jacket since the meeting rooms are cold at times.