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Your Homebasefor Daily Engagement HealthWellbeingCultureProductivityInnovationBenefitsPhysical ActivityLifestyle ChangeDaily EngagementPerformanceSuccessLife

Thrive 2020 is About Creating Your Homebase Experience

During 2.5 days of immersive learning experiences, our goal is to challenge you, educate you, inspire you and motivate you to think about what your Homebase looks like. Learn from industry-leading scientists, visionaries, academics, healthcare professionals, HR experts and your peers about how you can change the way people engage with their health and wellbeing.

Transform the health and wellbeing experience for employees and health plan members. Make it simpler, better and more affordable, for everyone. Thrive Summit 2020 — the premier conference for employee health and wellbeing — will get you there faster.


Hear the brightest thinkers, practitioners and leaders in the industry present on the topics you care about.


Thrive Summit is about making connections. Engage with your peers, expand your network, catch up with old friends — and have fun doing it.


Build your health and wellbeing IQ, apply your knowledge and open your mind with practical, hands-on learning experiences and workshops.


Choose from a variety of daily wellness activities, because conferences should be good for you too.

"We have a responsibility to you, to our members, to the industry, to continually drive forward."

David Osborne CEO, Virgin Pulse

Get Inspired by Our Keynote Speakers

They’ve bounced back from the very bottom. They’ve changed their thinking to change their lives. They’ve exposed radical inequality in our healthcare systems. And they’re constantly innovating — developing novel ways to improve the health and wellbeing of those around them.

Our exceptional keynotes speakers have never backed down in the face of a challenge, and they’ll show you why you shouldn’t, either.

Mel Robbins

“Having the courage to change, changes everything.”

Meet Mel
Martin Makary M.D., M.P.H.

“Every stakeholder in healthcare is doing very well financially except for one — the patient … transparency's time has come.”

Meet Marty
Matthew Walker, PhD

“Sleep is the elixir of life. It is the most widely available and democratic powerful healthcare system I could ever possibly imagine.”

Meet Matthew
Josh Bersin

“You cannot maintain a positive employee experience without listening to your people.”

Meet Josh
Byron Katie

“Every time your mind shifts, your world shifts.”

Meet Byron
David Osborne

"Healthcare costs are skyrocketing, but employees aren’t getting healthier. As leaders in this industry, it’s our job to solve this challenge."

Meet David
Ron Hildebrandt

"As a platform, we were one of the first to pioneer whole-person wellbeing, and we are committed to creating daily success for everybody."

Meet Ron
Mark Jeffries, Emcee

Mark has published two books: “What’s up with your Handshake?” and “The Art of Business Seduction”.

Meet Mark

And over 30+ breakout speakers!


Your daily guide to Thrive.
Date and time are subject to change.
Day 1 May 26, 2020
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Registration Opens for All Attendees+
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pre-Conference Sessions+
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wellness Retreat+
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Client Advisory Board Meeting+
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Consultant Workshop+
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Welcome Cocktail Hour+
Day 2 May 27, 2020
6:00 am - 7:00 am
Morning Wellbeing Activities+
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Breakfast & Sponsor Pavilion+
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Live Services Sessions+
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Welcome & Opening Act+
8:30 am - 9:00 am
David Osborne, Virgin Pulse, Chief Executive Officer+
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Ron Hildebrandt, Virgin Pulse, Chief Product Officer+
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Dr. Martin Makary, M.D., M.P.H.+
10:30 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Byron Katie, American Author and Founder of The Work+
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch & Sponsor Pavilion+
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dr. Matthew Walker+
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

45 minutes

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Evening Celebration+
Day 3 May 28, 2020
6:30 am - 7:30 am
Morning Wellbeing Activities+
7:30 am - 8:45 am
Breakfast & Sponsor Pavilion+
7:30 am - 8:45 am
Live Services Sessions+
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Josh Bersin, HR Analyst, Founder of the Josh Bersin Academy, Thought Leader+
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mel Robbins, Speaker, Author, Television Host+
11:00 am - 11:15 am
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Lunch & Sponsor Pavilion+
1:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Breakout Sessions+

45 minute sessions


Stay at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona

Discover a revitalizing oasis at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. Nestled in the Sonoran Desert, the hotel offers a stunning landscape in one of the most biodiverse regions of North America, ripe with the energy of renewal.

Special Room Rate: $220 (exclusive of taxes & fees)

Relive the Memories from Past Thrive Summits

The conference was amazing. The keynote speakers were inspiring, life affirming and engaging.

Vice President, Shared Services

The event exceeded my expectations. Super organized and very thoughtfully organized. The main speakers were excellent. The food was the best conference food I've ever had. Enjoyed the vendor expo and the wellness activities in the morning. You thought of everything!

Manager, Compensation & HRIS

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I can honestly say the Thrive Summit was the best conference I’ve EVER attended. What great speakers, break-outs, venue, food, fun!

Wellness Coordinator

The most enriching, educational, inspiring, professional and motivational conference I have ever been to. I am so grateful that Sun Life chose to partner with Virgin Pulse and especially grateful for the team we are assigned.

Wellness Manager

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We fight so hard against the negative in this world, and we forget to tell people how powerful the positive is.

Shawn Achor
Co-Founder & CEO, GoodThink

We all have that capacity to do goodness whenever we can.

Tony Tjan
Founder and Managing Partner, The Cue Ball Group

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