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Education and the sharing of information are at the heart of Lean Transformation. Simpler® senseis and leaders regularly host and participate in events, conferences and seminars aimed at helping organizations make the most of Lean principles. Here is a listing of upcoming events:

Simpler Hosted Events | Conferences

Simpler Hosted Events

Simpler North America's Annual CEO Symposium
Where: Chicago, IL, USA
When: October 9-10, 2014

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Please save the date!  Our annual North American CEO Symposium offers Simpler’s client executives the exclusive opportunity to hear from national leaders in Lean, to learn how other organizations are applying the Simpler Business System, and to network.  The symposium will be held in Chicago, Illinois at the Intercontinental Hotel O'Hare.  Your Simpler sensei will provide you with the complete details in June.

Simpler Europe's Practitioners Conference
Where: Dijon, France
When: October 28-29, 2014

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Please save the date for Simpler Europe's Practitioners Conference, reserved solely for current Simpler clients.  The conference is geared towards your Lean core team members, value stream owners, department managers and directors, and operations managers. This program is free of charge to current Simpler clients.

Speakers include:

  • Steven Balint, RES Group
  • Darren Hobbs, AIM Aviation
  • O. Ohrling, Vossloh Nordic
  • Guus Sturk, AMC Hospital

The symposium will be held at the Hotel Mercure.   A specially-priced block of rooms has been reserved. Please contact Simpler's Liesl Friesenhahn at travel@simpler.com to book your hotel reservations.  A detailed agenda will be emailed to you upon receipt of your registration.

Simpler North America's Practitioners Conference
Where: Chicago, IL, USA
When: February 26-27, 2015

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Please join us for Simpler’s North America Practitioners Conference to be held in Chicago, Illinois on February 26-27, 2015.  This event provides a unique opportunity for Simpler client practitioners to share lessons learned, collaborate on new ideas, and enhance their own improvement and leadership capabilities.  The conference will be held at the Doubetree Hotel Rosement near Chicago O’Hare Airport.  Details coming soon.


California Radiological Society Annual Meeting and Leadership Summit
Where: San Francisco, CA, USA
When: September 5-7, 2014
The Californial Radiological Society partners with the American College of Radiology to offer the Leadership Summit.  Speakers are nationally known leaders of organized radiology and the premier authorities on the future of radiology practices.  Simpler is honored to be a sponsor of this event.
Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Annual Conference
Where: Las Vegas, NV, USA
When: October 26-29, 2014

Simpler's Medical Director, George Palma, MD, will present "Survival in 2014 and Beyond: Successful Physician Leadership in a Lean Healthcare Organization."  (Tentative.)  In this Lean tutorial, Dr. Palma will discuss the key components to leading an organization in a complex, evolving healthcare system and describe strategies to guide successful transformation to a collaborative, patient-centered environment.  Additionally, he will share insights from his experience with organizations such as Kaiser Permanente which, through the use of Lean management, produced breakthrough improvements in quality, the patient care experience, and productivity.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement's 26th Annual National Forum
Where: Orlando, FL, USA
When: December 7-10, 2014

Every year, the IHI National Forum refuels the tanks of leaders of change, from executives to the front line, including those of us at Simpler Healthcare!  Please visit Simpler Healthcare in the exhibit hall.