When is Thrive Summit 2019 taking place?

May 21-23, 2019 at the Roosevelt Hotel New Orleans

How much does it cost to attend Thrive?

The Early Bird registration fee is $1095 and the regular rate is $1495. The Early Bird Special expires on February 28 so, act fast, to take advantage of this over $400 savings!

What is included in the cost of Thrive?

The registration fee for Thrive includes the following:

Access to all Keynote and Summit sessions

Welcome Reception on Tuesday, May 21 including heavy hors d'oeuvres

Breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner on Wednesday, May 22

Customer Appreciation Reception on Wednesday, May 22

Breakfast, snacks and lunch on Thursday, May 23

Evening entertainment

Are hotel or airfare included in the code of Thrive?

No, airfare and hotel accommodations are not included in the Thrive registration cost. However, we have negotiated a special room rate at The Roosevelt New Orleans and The Renaissance Hotel.

How far is The Roosevelt Hotel from the airport?

The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is approximatley a 30-40 minute drive to The Roosevelt or Renaissance Hotel. Uber & Lyft are both available at the airport as our several other means of transportation. For more information on getting to and from the Louis Armstrong Airport, visit their website.

How do I reserve a hotel room for Thrive?

We've negotiated special rates at the following hotels. They're a 3 minute walk from one another and can be booked through our Reservations Page.

The Roosevelt New Orleans, 130 Roosevelt Way

The Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette, 817 Common Street

Who is speaking at Thrive this year?

Amongst many other experts and wellbeing professionals, Sir Richard Branson, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Clayton Christenson, Esther Dyson, Dr. David Katz, Alison Levine, Josh Bersin, Dr. BJ Fogg and Dr. Ron Goetzel, will take the stage at Thrive Summit 2019.

What makes Thrive different from other conferences I attend?

Thrive is unlike any other health, wellness, wellbeing, or engagement industry conference. It’s an intimate conference, attended by HR, benefits, and wellbeing executives and leaders, all of whom are tackling the same challenges and eager for the same results.

At Thrive, attendees learn from one another. This is a rare opportunity to see how other administrators, leaders, and executives across the country are tackling workplace wellbeing, employee engagement, and organizational culture – to interact with each other, share insights, learn from each other’s successes and mistakes, and experience the latest wellbeing and engagement innovations. Attendees will walk away with applicable, real-life strategies for improving wellbeing and engagement within their populations, along with ideas for evolving programs and seeing better company results in the future.

What can I expect from the event?

Because we are focused on creating a collaborative, interactive event, the bulk of our content will be covered in intimate breakout sessions, focused on client stories, product innovation, and industry research/insights. Many of our presenters will be industry leaders and academics from the Virgin Pulse Science Advisory Board or clients who are doing exceptional work promoting wellbeing and engagement within their own companies and employee populations.

That said, we will spend our mornings gathered together for general sessions that are focused on the future of the industry, new technologies, the relationship between employee wellbeing and engagement. This year, our main stage is one-to-remember with Sir Richard Branson, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Esther Dyson, Josh Bersin, Alison Levine and Dr. David Katz all taking the stage.

Who else will be there?

Hundreds of HR, health, benefits, and wellbeing professionals from around the country will be joining us for this year’s event. In addition, there will be consultants, partners, academics, and researchers in attendance. Many teammates from Virgin Pulse attend as well, so this is also an excellent chance to meet your account team face-to-face!

How can I get the most out of the experience?

Come prepared to ask questions, seek advice, share success stories and problem-solve with other like-minded professionals.

How do I justify attending to my Manager?

You'll find a Justication Letter available for download on our Why Attend page. This should help in showing your Manager all the fantastic bits of Thrive!