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When & where is Thrive Summit 2020?+

Thrive Summit 2020 will take place Tuesday, May 26 through Thursday, May 28 at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, AZ.

How much does it cost to attend Thrive?+

Act fast and save! The Early Bird registration fee is $1095 — over $400 in savings — and is good now through Monday, February 10, 2020. After February 10, the regular registration rate of $1,495 will apply.

What is included in the cost of Thrive?+

The registration fee for Thrive includes the following:

  • Access to all Pre-Conference sessions
  • A variety of daily wellness activities to choose from
  • Access to all Main Stage Keynotes and Summit sessions
  • Welcome Reception on Tuesday, May 26 including heavy hors d’oeuvres
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner on Wednesday, May 27
  • Entry to our exclusive Customer Appreciation Reception & evening entertainment on Wednesday, May 27
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks on Thursday, May 28
  • Access and visbility to over 20 sponsor companies
Is hotel or airfare covered in the cost of Thrive?+

We’ll take care of everything once you get here, but travel and accomodations are up to you. We’ve negotiated an exclusive, discounted room rate at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. To reserve your room, call the Westin Kierland’s Group Reservation Department at 1-800-354-5892 and request the Virgin Pulse Thrive Summit special group rate or visit this online reservation link.

What is the special room rate at the Westin Kierland?+

We’ve negotiated an exclusive, discounted room rate at the Westin Kierland which is $220 plus tax at 12.57% per night. This special room rate is first come, first serve and will expire on May 1, 2020.

Who will speak at Thrive?+

Thrive Summit 2020 will feature the following keynote speakers, with more special announcements to come!

  • Mel Robbins: Serial entrepreneur, best-selling author of The 5 Second Rule, TV host and CNN contributor.
  • Dr. Marty Makary: New York Times Bestselling Author of The Price We Pay, Johns Hopkins Surgeon and Professor of Health Policy.
  • Byron Katie: American speaker and author who teaches a method of self-inquiry known as “The Work.”
  • Josh Bersin:  Industry analyst, Author, Founder of Bersin Academy, researcher, and educator covering all aspects of corporate HR, training, talent management, recruiting, leadership, and workplace technology.
  • Dave Osborne: Chief Executive Officer, Virgin Pulse
  • Ron Hildebrandt: Chief Product Officer, Virgin Pulse.
What makes Thrive different than other conferences?+

Thrive is unlike any other health, wellness, wellbeing, or engagement industry conference. It’s a comprehensive yet intimate conference, attended by HR, benefits and wellbeing executives and leaders, all of whom are facing similar challenges and eager for real results.

At Thrive, attendees learn from one another. This is a rare opportunity to learn firsthand how other administrators, leaders and executives across the country are tackling workplace wellbeing, employee engagement and organizational culture. Our event is designed so that attendees can engage with each other, share insights, explore each other’s successes and challenges, and experience the latest wellbeing and engagement innovations.

Attendees gain actionable, real-life strategies for improving employee health, wellbeing and engagement within their organizations, along with ideas for evolving programs and achieving positive outcomes.

What can I expect from Thrive?+

Because we are focused on creating a collaborative, interactive setting, we have custom designed our breakout sessions to bring you the very best experience. Hands-on learning opportunities will be paired with client stories and breakthrough research and product innovations. 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 health, wellbeing and engagement within their own companies.

Mornings are reserved for general sessions that will focus on the future of the industry, new technologies and the relationship between employee wellbeing and engagement.

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, as well as consultants, partners, academics and researchers. Several members of the Virgin Pulse team will also be in attendance, which makes this an excellent opportunity to meet your account team face-to-face!

How can I get the most out of my experience?+

Come with an open mind and be prepared to challenge yourself to think differently. This event is like no other — ask questions, seek advice, share success stories and problem solve with other like-minded professionals and peers. Participate in our hands-on workshops, explore the sponsor pavilion to see how you might expand or extend your current wellbeing program, celebrate your Virgin Pulse wellbeing program achievements and enjoy all that Scottsdale has to offer.

How do I justify attending to my manager?+

Need help getting approval to attend? We’ve got you covered. Our justification letter highlights all the Summit benefits and costs, making it clear why you should attend.

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