According to a HIMSS spokesperson, the total estimated attendance for HIMSS22, being held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando this week, March 14-18, is 28,000—with that figure including onsite registration and also virtual registration—and with the HIMSS organization not distinguishing between the two. That was the estimated attendance figure as of Tuesday afternoon, March 15, on the second day of the conference. Meanwhile, the total number of vendors is about 1,000 for this year’s conference, HIMSS said on Tuesday.
HIMSS21, which was held on August 9-13, 2021, saw a total attendance of 19,300 (plus 5,000 attending virtually) as the healthcare industry continued to battle a surging Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus. That figure was considerably down from the 43,000-plus who attended HIMSS19 in Orlando, which had marked an all-time high, prior to the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused the cancellation of the conference in March 2020, and led to the postponement of HIMSS21 until August of 2021.