2020 Cleveland Annual Conference

Wednesday February 19, 2020
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Huntington Convention Center, Cleveland, OH
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Shaping the Future of Health and Benefits

February 19 & 20

Our National Conference & Expo is the premier national education and networking event for employee benefits and wellness programs managers, human resource professionals, business leaders, executives and community leaders.

In addition to nationally-known speakers, presentations and breakout sessions, the Conference & Expo provides multiple networking opportunities with peers, vendors and healthcare and benefits thought leaders.

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Jason Silva

Keynote Speaker

Emmy-nominated and world renown TV personality, storyteller, filmmaker, and sought-after futurist.

Jason is probably best known for hosting five seasons of the Emmy-nominated, global hit TV series Brain Games on the National Geographic Channel that was broadcasted in more than 171 countries.

His inspirational videos, Shots of Awe, have received over 100 million views across social platforms. The videos explore topics such as futurism, technology, creativity, the science of awe, disruptive innovation, relationships, and mental health.

Most recently Jason hosted the global mini-series ORIGINS: The Journey Of Humankind, on the National Geographic Channel.

A global keynote speaker, Jason has given talks at events for Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, Oracle, Adobe, Electronic Arts, Cannes Lions, Tribeca Film Festival, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, 20th Century Fox, Cosmopolitan, Ph.D. Worldwide, Google Zeitgeist, TED Global, The Economist, and more.

“A Timothy Leary of the Viral Video Age” was how The Atlantic described Silva, “part Timothy Leary, part Ray Kurzweil, and part Neo from ‘The Matrix.’”

Tamara Ghandorr

Featured Speaker

Founder, LaunchStreet
Tap the power of innovation in your work and life in this wild innovation ride.

Tamara’s life is about disrupting the status quo to create game-changing results working with people and organizations to leverage innovation to outmaneuver the changing marketplace, outperform the competition, and go further, faster.

She is the creator of the proprietary innovation assessment, IQE, the only tool of its kind to helps intrapreneurs, entrepreneurs, and teams discover their innovation advantage.

When companies like Disney, Procter & Gamble, RICOH, Red Robin and the U.S. Army Innovation Labs want to up their innovation quotient, they call Tamara.

She can be seen on NBC, Today Show, INC Magazine, radio shows across the country and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, as well as the host of the popular podcast, Inside LaunchStreet.

She is a Crossfit Addict, Netflix binger, and knee-high sock lover. As a kid in computer camp, she won the “I’ll try anything once award” – a motto she still lives by.


Heather Meade

Featured Speaker

Principal, Ernst & Young Washington Council Practice
Heather is a principal in Ernst & Young’s Washington Council Practice. Heather specializes in healthcare and tax-exempt policy and advises business leaders, policymakers, trade associations, nonprofit organizations on a broad range of policy issues.

Heather also provides strategic legislative and regulatory advice on the Affordable Care Act and employee benefits and works with a diverse group of healthcare payers, providers, and manufacturers.

She received her Bachelors’s in political science, Spanish, and international studies from Western Washington University and earned her J.D. with an emphasis on health law from the University of Washington School of Law. She is a member of the Bar of New York and the District of Columbia.

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