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Recognizing the ongoing efforts of hospitals and health systems fighting COVID-19 in their communities while also providing care for other patient needs, the Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE) has cancelled its Exchange 2020 Annual Conference and Solutions Center, scheduled for August 2-5 in Chicago, and all AHE Exchange related events. During this unprecedented time, we support Illinois and Chicago’s phased reopening which does not allow large events. We also recognize and understand that hospital and health system leaders must remain onsite.

We look forward to resuming the AHE Exchange Conference in 2021 and hope to see you there!

Thank you for your leadership and please find the latest COVID-19 updates and resources.

The 2020 AHE Exchange Conference and Solution Center convenes health care professionals from multiple disciplines to collect tools, build and enhance skills and share the lessons necessary to optimize environmental services as a critical programmatic response to infection prevention and environmental hygiene; as well as to quality outcomes and patient or resident experience. Exchange programming offers a robust schedule including: preconference workshops, meaningful networking opportunities, high level learning labs, inspiring general session speakers, and interactive solution center.

Social Learning

When networking is more than networking, it’s social learning. You don’t want your facility’s environmental services team working in silo – environmental services professionals need to be afforded opportunities to confer with their peers regularly just as clinicians do. From beginning to end Exchange offers endless opportunities for meaningful social interactions. 

New in 2020

The 2020 Exchange Conference will be colocating with the ASHE Annual Conference. For the first time, EVS professionals will have the opportunity to network with facility and engineering professionals during networking events and  joint sessions.


The 2020 program will feature dynamic presentations that inform attendees of proven best practices, push the leading edge of the profession, and motivate the pursuit of excellence.
The call for presentations is now closed.

Solution Center

More than a trade show - the AH E Exchange Solution Center focuses on making connections and providing solutions to the most pressing everyday problems of the health care environment. AHE Exchange is the premier event for health care environmental services professionals and those involved in the environment of care. Advertise your company’s involvement and highlight your products and services at Exchange. This is the premier event of the year for health care environmental services professionals as they investigate new products and services, meet with colleagues and sales representatives, stay informed on AHE activities, participate in educational courses and more!Align with the trusted organization for health care environmental services professionals and reach your target market!

For exhibit hall opportunities:
Stuart Lawry
Exhibit Sales Manager
Phone: 312-673-5440

For sponsorship and advertising opportunities:
Sue Griffin
Sponsorship Sales Manager