Thrive is going to be electric in 2023!

Thrive is unlike any other industry conference. It’s a comprehensive yet intimate experience, attended by health and marketing executives, people leaders, and more, who are facing similar challenges and driving to real results.  

Thrive tackles big topics like workplace culture and health, population engagement, patient acquisition, member experience, and more. Attendees gain actionable, real-life strategies for evolving programs and achieving positive outcomes.

April 11 - 13, 2023 | Hyatt Regency | Salt Lake City, UT

Join us in celebrating our 10th year of bringing together the entire health ecosystem to learn, collaborate, and define the future of health, wellbeing, and navigation.

The Power of Pulse

Thrive 2022 highlights


People attended in 2022  
470+ in person and 730+ livestream


Leading innovation in digital health, condition management and specialty solutions


Interactive keynotes, industry leaders, celebrities, and Virgin Pulse clients 


Unique organizations joined us
Serving industries from automotive to utilities and everything in between

What to expect

Our thoughtfully curated agenda of both mainstage and breakout speakers will be jam-packed with something for everyone. We've expanded our breakouts to five tracks this year, and over 35+ sessions. All attendees, including employers, health plans, and health systems, will hear from a variety of industry thought-leaders, clients, and innovators speak on the topics that matter most.


Designed to ensure attendees get the most of their time at Thrive, they’ll hear content around:

  • The power of engagement

  • Virgin Pulse innovations and best practices

  • Market trends and insights, top trendsetters

  • Client case studies and how to power up performance

Check out our highlight reel from Thrive 2022 in Austin, TX! ➜



Hear from industry leaders on our immersive stages, including world-renowned experts, academics, and innovators, on topics that are top of mind for every health, wellbeing, and business leader.



Engage with other attendees, share insights, explore each other’s successes and challenges, and experience the latest wellbeing and engagement innovations.



Come with an open mind to discover and share actionable takeaways that revitalize your approach to advancing population health, reducing healthcare costs, and igniting engagement.  



Attend the sessions that matter most to you. Between our workshops, mainstage presentations, breakout sessions, and more, you’ll experience a personalized attendee journey and experience.



Engage in conversations with your peers and innovators through 1:1 matchmaking and group networking opportunities with real decision-makers.



Experience all that Thrive Summit in Salt Lake City has to offer, including sponsored wellness activities, live entertainment, networking opportunities, and more.


We strive to create a thoughtful and creative space for clients, prospects, sponsors, and thought leaders to come together as a community to share and learn from each other. Sponsors help make it all happen! Let’s ensure that your engagement and experience with our attendees go beyond the booth.

Location & Venue

Hyatt Regency 

Stay in one of the fastest-growing urban hubs in the country—surrounded by the beauty of the snow-capped Wasatch Mountains. Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City, conveniently connected to the Salt Palace Convention Center, offers 700 modern rooms and suites, an array of dining options, and a rooftop terrace with an outdoor pool and cabanas. Immerse yourself in Utah’s natural beauty just outside our front door, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, verdant hiking and biking trails, and world-class ski resorts.

Salt Lake City, Utah

The largest urban hub in Utah, Salt Lake City brims with activity no matter the time of year. The city itself boasts a flourishing foodie and bar scene, particularly in the historic district surrounding Temple Square. Add in museums, gorgeous parks, and the enchanting Great Salt Lake and you’ve got plenty to fill a vacation itinerary. Just a quick drive to the east lies the Wasatch Mountains, home to scenic canyons, world-class skiing and hiking, and other fresh, appealing sites begging to be explored.

Day 3 • April 13
Breakfast & lunch
Keynotes & breakouts
Sponsored wellness activities
Day 2 • April 12
Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Keynotes & breakouts
Sponsored wellness activities
Nighttime entertainment
Day 1 • April 11
CEO welcome address
Welcome reception
Keynotes & breakouts
Pre-conference • April 10
Pre-conference Workshops

Agenda (details to come)

Chief Executive Officer for Virgin Pulse 

Chris Michalak

LGBTQ advisor to government agencies, CEOs and ivy league schools; 2022 HERO President’s Award recipient 

Jessica Halem

Rare Disease Advocate and Author

Matt Hay, MBA

Co-Hosts of HGTV's First Home Fix

Raisa Kuddus & Austin Coleman

Health Economist, Advisor, Trend Weaver THINK-Health LLC and Health Populi blog  

Jane Sarasohn Kahn, MA, MHSA

Chairwoman and CEO of Rebel Girls, a New York Times bestseller, multiple Webby Awards winner and Apple Design Award winner 

Jes Wolfe

Are you maximizing your Virgin Pulse experience? Learn more about the multiple solutions we’ve designed to solve pressing challenges from providing cost transparency and advocacy to communicating with diverse and disparate populations. You’ll have the opportunity to go deep with our product team and leaders to get the most out of all we have to offer you and your organization.

Engagement can mean something different across industries, but there is one very compelling similarity: more engagement = better VOI/ROI. For Employers, small engagements can add up to big savings, for Health Plans, they enhance the member experience and quality scores, and for Health Systems, they lead to new patients and additional revenue. Hear real-world stories from Virgin Pulse clients about how powerful engagement has been for their organization and how they sustain it.   

To help you guide the conversation with your leadership team about how your programs are affecting your organization’s bottom line, shift the focus from return-on-investment (ROI) to value-on-investment (VOI). Join this track to learn how you can prove that an investment in wellbeing is critical to your organization's success and bottom line with VOI.

We’re rounding up the industry’s top thought leaders, innovators, experts and award winners to share their success around the subjects that matter most. Aspiring to be a Best Company to Work For, a 5 Star Plan or Top 100 list? We are handing the mic to these top-ranked leaders to spill the tea and inspire new thinking. This track will help you hit those ambitious goals and set yourself apart from the competition.  

Information is power especially when it comes to understanding the challenges you’re facing and the steps you can take to tackle them. Join this fireside chat-only track to hear from industry experts who will share their perspectives and expert insight into the hottest market trends, predictions and more.  

Breakout Sessions

This year, we’ve expanded our breakouts to span across 5 tracks stacked with content relevant to all attendees – Employers, Health Plans, Health Systems, Consultants and more. Industry thought leaders and peers will dive deeper into the topics that matter most to you, including health, wellbeing and navigation, and provide you with the inspiration and knowledge you need to put your learnings into action after Thrive. 


Hear from world-renowned experts, academics, innovators, and industry leaders on the topics that are top of mind right now for every health, wellbeing, and business leader.

More Speakers being announced soon!