2020 Conference Details

The conference will feature 2 days of programming which will include plenary sessions, breakouts, panel discussions, and round tables.

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For additional information, you can download the 2020 prospectus here

Agenda at a Glance

Arrival Day | 

11:30 AM-7:00 PM     

12:30 PM-2:30 PM

3:00 PM-5:00 PM

5:00 PM-7:00 PM 

Registration Desk Open

Workshop A- VBP 101

Workshop B- Refining Value Prop

Opening Reception 

Download a detailed version of the agenda here. 

Day 1 | 

8:00 AM-4:30 PM     

8:00 AM -4:30 PM    

8:00 AM-9:00 AM     

9:00 AM-9:15 AM     

9:15 AM-10:00 AM 

10:00 AM-11:15 AM      

11:15 AM-12:15 PM     

12:15 PM-1:30 PM 

1:45 PM-2:45 PM

2:45 PM-3:00 PM

3:00 PM-4:00 PM


4:00 PM-5:00 PM

5:00 PM-6:30 PM 

Registration Desk Open 

Exhibit Hall Open


Opening Remarks


Plenary Session:

  International Perspective on Value 


Discussion & Networking 

Breakout Sessions:

  New Care Models

  Whole Person Care

  The Mechanics of the Move to Value

Lunch & Plenary


Plenary Session:

  The State of the State of VBP in NY

Discussion & Networking

Breakout Sessions:

  New Care Models

  Whole Person Care

  The Mechanics of the Move to Value

Reflective Plenary

Happy Hour 

Day 2 | 

8:00 AM-1:00 PM     

8:00 AM-1:00 PM    

8:00 AM-9:00 AM


9:00 AM-10:00 AM     

10:00 AM-11:15 AM 

11:15 AM-12:15 PM



12:15 PM-1:30 PM  


Registration Desk Open

Exhibit Hall Open 


Plenary Session 


Discussion & Networking  

Breakout Sessions:

  New Care Models

  Whole Person Care

  The Mechanics of the Move to Value


Lunch & Closing Plenary Session:

  What the Future of Value-Based Care         Holds for Humanity


Important Update from the VBP Team

Due to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the VBP Forward 2020 conference scheduled to take place in Albany from April 28th-30th is being postponed until the Fall. Our team is working with the Hilton Albany to select new dates and we will make an announcement as soon as we can. Your existing registration will be valid for the new dates and there is nothing you need to do now.


New York is under a state of emergency declaration and Governor Cuomo has stated his intent to be prudent in determining measures to prevent the spread of the virus, such as the move this week to ban large gatherings of 500 or more people. Accordingly, we cannot in good conscience go forward with the conference at this time due to the risk to the health of the attendees, speakers and hotel staff.


Further, since this is a conference for health and social care workers, many of you will be needed in your communities and we know that’s where you will be. Please keep yourselves, your families, and your communities safe during this crisis.


As always, thank you for all you do in your community.



The VBP Forward Team



Early Bird Special (through 8/13/2020)                                                           

   $299 for CBO Registrants* 

   $499 for Non-CBO Registrants 

Standard Rates (after 8/13/2020)

   $399 for CBO Registrants*

   $699 for Non-CBO Registrants 

Registration includes:

All sessions, Exhibit Hall Reception, Breakfast & Lunch both days, Happy Hour on Tuesday**, Valuable Networking Opportunities and various other conference related activities

*Organizations that provide clinical or social care services directly to the community and have less than $10 million in annual revenue.

**pending sponsorship confirmation

If you attended one of our Fall 2019 workshops, you are eligible to receive a discount to the VBP Forward conference. Please email info@vbpforward.com for more information. 

November 22, 2019

Conference Early Bird registration opens 

November 22, 2019

Sponsorship and Exhibit Booths available for purchase

Important Dates

Conference Management Team

ARB Meetings & Events 



VBP Forward Team


Conference Hotel

Hilton Albany


40 Lodge Street

Albany, NY 12207



2020 Conference Prospectus 

Scholarship Information

2020 Agenda

Hotel & Travel | Hilton Albany 

Please note, hotel reservations, ground transportation, and all other travel-related bookings should be made directly through VBP Forward approved vendors or a third party booking site you are familiar with.  Please beware of email fraud, scams, and other misleading communications from fraudulent third-party travel and hotel companies advertising discounted room blocks.  VBP Forward has only authorized discounted rooms directly through the conference hotel, the Hilton Albany.

Exhibitors and sponsors have access to negotiated rates for the conference at the Hilton Albany.*

The Hilton Albany Hotel Block Rate is Now Open!

Rate Information:

The conference rate is $165/night + taxes*

Rooms are limited, VBP Forward cannot guarantee a room for all attendees. Reservations made after August 1, 2020, are subject to availability and prevailing rates.

*Rate is only guaranteed through August 1, 2020.



Sponsorship Opportunities

After a successful inaugural conference, and a sold-out fall workshop series across New York (Buffalo, Syracuse, and Albany), we are thrilled to expand the session and sponsorship offerings, designed to build your company’s or brand’s awareness within this community.

As a sponsor, you will have access to 400+ attendees including leaders from local and national community-based organizations and social care agencies, healthcare providers, health plans/managed care organizations and current and past NY state officials. In 2019, nearly 65% of our attendees were director-level or higher including many corporate officers, executive directors, and founders.



247 Cayuga Road

Suite 50

Buffalo, New York 14225

Tel: 504.309.8965

Email: info@vbpforward.com

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