Announcing our 2018 Conference and Call for Presentations

Reimagining the Future of Arts in Health

October 8-10, 2018
Austin, Texas
Austin Convention Center


Dear Friends and Supporters of NOAH,

NOAH is proud to announce its second annual conference, to be held in conjunction with the 31st Healthcare Facilities and Design Symposium and Exposition (HFSE), October 8 – 10th 2018, in Austin, Texas.

We have been so pleased to hear the positive feedback from attendees regarding the 2017 conference!  This year we will be making many improvements based on the suggestions that you provided to us.  Some of the changes that will be implemented include a pre-symposium workshop for administrators of Arts in Health programs on Sunday, October 7 (stay tuned for details!), as well as an additional space throughout the conference for participatory arts activities.

For information on the larger Symposium and Exposition, please visit the HFSE’s website here. NOAH’s conference track information will be on the HFSE website by April 2018.  Proceedings and photos from the 2017 conference can be found here on our website. NOAH is grateful for the friends and sponsors who have been instrumental in the success of its early endeavors, including its legacy organization, the Arts & Health Alliance.

In addition to the Arts in Health track activities, our conference attendees will have access to the keynotes, full breakfasts, luncheons, break refreshments, and Expo events with the attendees of the Symposium. Registration fees for the conference track will begin at the Early Bird rate of $495 for NOAH members. Individuals who do not wish to become members of NOAH can register at the rate of $650. After June 1, the Early Bird rate will expire for NOAH members and the cost for members will be $595. We will again provide information on affordable accommodation options in addition to the official conference hotels.

We encourage you to apply to present and participate in this exciting conference!
Please click here to view our full call for presentations. More information on the conference will be provided as it is available – please stay tuned for further announcements and for updates on our upcoming website!

For additional information, please feel free to contact NOAH’s Conference Chairs, Annette Ridenour and Katherine Trapanovski.


Annette Ridenour
Co-Chair of the Conference
[email protected]

Katherine Trapanovski
Co-Chair of the Conference
[email protected]

Last year’s attendees said:

“It was wonderful to be able to meet and connect with peers and mentors from across the country.”

“I was energized and inspired by many of the presentations. I have come back to my program with lots of new ideas.”


NOAH’s Second Annual Conference
Reimagining the Future of Arts and Health
October 8-10, 2018

Early Bird Pricing Deadline: June 1, 2022

Call for Presentations:
Submissions Open:
 January 15, 2018
Submissions Closed:  March 09, 2018
Submissions Notified of Acceptance or Rejection: April 13, 2022