Frequently Asked Questions

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 11 – 12, 2022.

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 are available via the accommodation menu. 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 Improving Together For All – Patients, Families and Healthcare Workers.

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 24) Price – Standard (After September 24)
Two Day Registration Tuesday October 11 & Wednesday October 12 $890.00 USD $1055.00 USD
One Day Registration $525.00 USD $675.00 USD
Student/Trainee (Includes Introduction to Lean Workshop) $350.00 USD $350.00 USD
Organizations registering 10 delegates will receive a 11th 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 and support and guidance in event promotion. These organizations will be acknowledged as part of the event program. If your organization is interested in this concept please contact Lisa Warner at