Networking Events and Awards

Join like-minded and motivated stakeholders and decision-makers at ATA2023 to talk telehealth. This is not a healthcare conference dabbling in virtual care. ATA2023 is the telehealth conference that puts telehealth in its place – within a new omnichannel care delivery model. And it’s all happening in a city full of culture, world-class cuisine and cowboys!

We’re planning a variety of networking opportunities and social events, starting with a Welcome Reception on Saturday night, March 4, and our can’t miss 30th Anniversary Gala and Leadership Dinner on Sunday evening, March 5. And, we’ll close out the conference at a rockin’ block party in historic Downtown San Antonio on March 6. You don’t want to miss these events!

Welcome Reception

Join us on Saturday, March 4, from 7:00 – 10:00PM at the Convention Center and catch up with colleagues, make new contacts and find out why San Antonio was designated a Creative City of Gastronomy by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)!

Leadership Dinner

6:30 – 10:30pm CST

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Celebrate 30 years of innovation and advances in telehealth at ATA2023! Join us at the ATA 30th Anniversary Gala and Leadership Dinner as we honor the innovators transforming healthcare. This exclusive event will feature speakers from the ATA and showcase this year’s ATA Annual Awards recipients, recognizing extraordinary leaders in telehealth. ATA will also welcome the new Class of 2022 Fellows, a high honor that acknowledges significant achievements in telehealth, service to the general community, and service to the ATA.


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Annual Awards

The ATA Annual Awards program recognizes individuals and organizations that have accelerated innovations and solutions to advance the adoption of telehealth and have been instrumental in expanding access to care to individuals when and where they need it. Through their groundbreaking work, these leaders help to set new standards in care delivery through the implementation of telehealth and virtual care solutions.


2023 Award Categories and Criteria

ATA Annual Awards will be given in the following categories:

ATA Leadership in Care Transformation

Recognizes a healthcare organization that has demonstrated success in systemic implementation of telehealth in today’s ‘new normal’. This award recognizes truly outstanding teams or individuals that have vastly improved quality, reduced cost of care, increased efficiencies, improved clinical outcomes, increased patient and provider satisfaction, and/or delivered care to a large cohort of patients including underserved or vulnerable patient populations via telehealth solutions. Examples of initiatives in leading towards this transformation include:

  • Dramatically expand access to underserved and vulnerable populations
  • Address the healthcare needs of individuals including older patients and those with chronic conditions or disabilities
  • Demonstrate a successful business case or model, including increased efficiencies, cost savings, provider satisfaction, patient engagement, etc.
  • Effective internal or external partnerships and collaborations that supported the transformation
ATA Telehealth Champions: Advancing Access to Virtual Care

Recognizes an individual or organization that has championed the expansion of telehealth services to rural, underserved or vulnerable patient populations, helped to broadly increase awareness and adoption of telehealth, or made significant contributions to the ATA’s policy initiatives in areas including reimbursement, regulation and access to telehealth services. Examples of initiatives in leading telehealth’s expansion to the underserved include:

  • Demonstrated leadership in educating the public and policymakers about telehealth and the benefits of telehealth services
  • Dedication and commitment to working with government agencies and vested stakeholders in removing regulatory barriers for telehealth services
ATA SIG Leadership Award

Recognizes leadership (Chair or Co-chairs) of an ATA Special Interest Group (SIG) who has provided exemplary service and contributions to advancing the goals of the SIG, expanding its scope and engaging other ATA members. This individual continuously demonstrates a strong commitment to the ATA’s mission and goals of the SIG, encouraging member engagement and demonstrating thought leadership in the individual’s area of expertise.


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Projects or institutions affiliated with current officers of the ATA are ineligible for consideration for ATA Annual Awards. The ATA leadership can make its own nominations for ATA Annual Awards and reserves the right to not grant an award in any one year.

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Nominating & Selection Process

Nominations will be accepted from ATA members or non-member individuals and organizations. All required materials to support a nomination must be submitted using the online nomination platform.

Selection Process

The ATA Awards Committee, comprised of recognized thought leaders from across the industry, will review all nominations and select the recipients in each category. Nominations must include no more than three letters of recommendation that highlight how a nominee meets or exceeds the designated criteria for an award, including nominee’s impact and how they have contributed to the substantial development, advancement or deployment of telehealth. The selection of award recipients will be based on the information provided in these letters. Final awardees will be notified in advance and must be able to attend the 30th Anniversary Gala and Leadership Dinner at ATA2023 in-person, on Sunday, March 5.

Social Event

8:00 – 11:00pm CST

Riverwalk South Bank, San Antonio

ATA2023 will take over a block of historic Downtown San Antonio, with live music, local entertainment, food and cocktails at adjacent nightclubs, including the Hard Rock Café and Howl at the Moon! With multi-level indoor and outdoor spaces overlooking the beautiful Riverwalk, it will be a night you won’t forget!

The Monday Night Block Party is a not-to-be-missed event!


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