2018 ACHP Boards of Directors Symposium


General Information


The ACHP Boards of Directors Symposium offers a unique opportunity for ACHP Board members and their plans’ Boards of Directors to hear from experts and discuss recent developments in health plan governance, public policy, performance excellence and best business practices.


April 11-13, 2018


Francis Marion Hotel
387 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Phone: (843) 722-0600
Reservations: (877) 756-2121

Register Today!

To register for ACHP Boards of Directors Symposium, click here. Remember to reserve a hotel room! You may call the hotel directly at (877) 756-2121 or click here to make your reservations.

Contact Maria Velasco with any questions: mvelasco@achp.org or (202) 524-7755.

View highlights from the 2017 Boards of Directors Symposium. 

Hotel and Travel


The 2018 ACHP Boards of Directors Symposium will be held at the Francis Marion Hotel. You may make reservations online or directly with the hotel by calling (877) 756-2121. When calling, refer to 2018 ACHP Boards of Directors Symposium to receive the special room rate of $249 plus tax per night.

The deadline to reserve a room is March 9, 2018. We have secured a large block of rooms, but once all the rooms have been reserved, we cannot guarantee that additional space will be available. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 p.m.

Francis Marion Hotel
387 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Phone: 843-722-0600
Hotel Website


In addition to private in-room dining, hotel guests can indulge in numerous dining options in and near the hotel that offer a variety of cuisine, atmosphere, and formality.


Valet parking is available at a $22 per day charge that will be automatically charged to your room bill. Self-parking is available in the City Garage located next door to the Hotel. The charge is $17 per 24 hour period and is payable to the garage attendant by MasterCard, Visa, or cash.


The nearest major airport is the Charleston International Airport (CHS). This airport has international and domestic flights and is approximately 12 miles from the hotel.



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Schedule is subject to change.

Day One
Wednesday, April 11

Noon – 5:00 p.m. Registration
6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Transportation for Welcome Reception and Dinner
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Reception
7:15 – 7:30 p.m. Welcome Remarks
7:30 p.m. Dinner

Day Two

Thursday, April 12

6:45 – 7:30 a.m. Fitness Walk
Meet in the lobby for a walk
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00-9:45 a.m. General Session
9:45-10:30 a.m. General Session
10:30-10:45 a.m. Ignite Talk
10:45-11:15 a.m. Networking Break
11:15-12:45 p.m. General Session
12:45-1:45 p.m. Lunch Buffet
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. General Session

Day Three

Friday, April 13

6:45 – 7:30 a.m. Fitness Walk
Meet in the lobby for a walk
7:30-8:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:45-10:15 a.m. General Session
10:15-10:30 a.m. Ignite Talk
10:30-11:00 a.m. Networking Break
11:00 a.m. – Noon General Session
Noon Adjournment