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2022 Group & Worksite Benefits Conference

The Future of Work

5/3/2022 - 5/5/2022
Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, Boston, MA


Who Attends

Executives and professionals responsible for the development, marketing, and distribution of group and worksite/voluntary benefits, including life, disability, critical illness, accident and other supplemental health products, dental, vision, and healthcare plans.    


We have moved this event to the spring to accommodate open enrollment season. If you haven't been able to attend in the past, this is the year to be there! 

We’ve heard enough about how the pandemic has changed our industry – now is the time to bring the post-pandemic experience into focus. The worksite has taken the spotlight in national conversation: a remote workforce, changing models, and the great resignation have gone from niche to broad interests.

The 2022 Group and Worksite Benefits Conference will address how the industry is responding to the transformational changes in workplace benefits and what it means for carriers, brokers, and benefits technology providers.

We’ll explore the answers to questions like:

  • What are the drivers and implications of a remote workforce or a great resignation?
  • How will employees engage with employers moving forward?
  • What demands are developing for benefits and enrollments?
  • How can we rethink the benefits delivery and distribution models?
  • What solutions can we deliver to gig workers?

As we look through the lens of our theme, The Future of Work, you’ll hear about these key issues directly from executives in the benefits space. Together, we will explore new and innovative technologies and foster discussions on where to go from here. And as always, we'll bring you top-notch thought leaders and future-focused research findings.


Heather McGowan
Future-of-Work Strategist
  • Tuesday, May 3, 2022

    2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.: Welcome & General Session

Heather McGowan

Future-of-Work Strategist

Future-of-work strategist Heather E. McGowan helps leaders prepare their people and organizations for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Heather’s sessions help employees and leaders alike prepare for and adapt to jobs that do not yet exist. Her clients range from start-ups to publicly traded Fortune 500 companies, and her academic work has included roles at Rhode Island School of Design, Becker College, Jefferson University, and the Swinburne University Centre For the New Workforce in Melbourne, Australia. McGowan is the co-editor and author of the book Disrupt Together: How Teams Consistently Innovate the author of her latest book, The Adaptation Advantage: Let Go, Learn Fast, and Thrive in the Future of Work (2020).

Kevin Snyder, Ed.D.
Best-Selling Author
  • Wednesday, May 4, 2022

    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Becoming a ShiftThinker

Kevin Snyder, Ed.D.

Best-Selling Author

After being diagnosed with depression at just 12 years old, Kevin felt called to pursue a life and career where he could help others.  He became a teacher and also worked in Student Affairs while writing his first book and launching a speaking career.  Twenty years later, Kevin has presented for over 1,150 professional organizations in all 50 states and several countries. Over 1,000,000 people in practically every industry ranging from student to CEO have been in his audiences. His engaging and humorous presentations help re-energize and uplift the human spirit so individuals can overcome challenges, envision new possibilities, build stronger teams and create lasting success.  Kevin is now the author of two best-selling books, holds a Doctorate degree in Leadership, and - fun fact - lived his childhood dream of meeting Bob Barker and winning BIG on the television game show, The Price is Right! 



Early Registration Fee (by April 15, 2022):

Member: $1,350
Nonmember: $2,700

Standard Registration Fee
(after April 15, 2022):

Member: $1,550
Nonmember: $3,100

Group Registration Discount:

Take advantage of our group rates to ensure your team’s knowledge stays relevant and up-to-date amid the changing trends and directions in the industry.

We are pleased to offer two group registration options that you can secure by contacting

  • 5–9 — Registrants from the same company will receive a $150 discount per person when using the quantity discount promo code provided.
  • 10+ — Companies may purchase 10 or more registrations and receive a 20% discount on the total registration fee. A single payment is required along with the total number of registrants. We will provide a special company link/code for your organization to distribute to the group.

Note: Discounts may not be combined with any other discount offer. We cannot combine existing individual registrations into group registrations.


COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols - GWBC

Please check this page regularly for health and safety updates.
Updated: [3/3/2022]

The health and safety of our conference attendees remains our top priority as we return to meeting in person. We are making preparations to hold our events in accordance with currently applicable national government and local authority guidance to ensure the highest standards of safety, hygiene, cleanliness, and operational effectiveness for all participants.

This is a shared responsibility, and we ask that you partner with us by following these guidelines and procedures before, during, and after the conference to ensure your safety and the health of our staff, partners, and fellow attendees. By agreeing to attend, you understand and commit to abide by and respect these measures. We are excited to meet in person again, and we thank you for your cooperation. Detailed protocols specific to each conference will be sent to registrants in the final weeks before the meeting.

Our onsite protocols will abide by the CDC and local laws, rules, regulations, or guidance.

Be sure to check your company’s travel restrictions as well as both your departure and destination state restrictions when planning to attend any event.

Please agree to the following:

Prior to Event

  • All registrants will be required to upload their vaccination information or negative COVID test results onto the CLEAR app link which you will receive when you complete your registration.
  • View the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel's health and safety guidelines here.
  • If you are aware that you have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past two weeks or if you are experiencing any symptoms, we ask that you DO NOT attend an in-person event.
  • Follow cleaning and safety tips during your trip to maintain a safe travel environment (e.g., disinfecting surfaces, wearing a face covering, etc.).

On-Site at the Event

  • Adhere to social distance protocols.
  • Wash hands frequently throughout the meeting.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing.
  • Comply with pathway signage.
  • Self-monitor and report any symptoms to meeting organizers immediately.

Post Event

  • Notify event organizer if you test positive for COVID-19 up to 14 days after returning home.

The Latest CDC Guidance

CDC has recently updated its travel recommendations for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.

For the latest guidance, visit the CDC website for guidance on travel within the United States.

How to Prepare for Air Travel

Your airline is the best source for personal safety protocols at the gate and on the airplane. Be sure to visit your airline website the week you are traveling and sign up for notifications related to your trip.

Hotel / Venue

Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

606 Congress Street
Boston, MA, USA, 02210


Hotel Reservations

Make your reservations by April 15 to receive the group rate of $329 single/double (plus applicable sales taxes). Requests after April 15 will be accepted based on space availability. Please note that hotel rates will go up after April 8, or when the meeting room block sells out, whichever comes first. Make your reservations early to be able to take advantage of our discount rates.

Extend your stay: The group guest room rate will be offered two (2) days prior and three (3) days after the meeting dates, subject to availability at the time of your reservation. You may need to call the hotel directly to book the extra nights.

Cancellation Policy: Must cancel 3 days prior to arrival day.  Cancellations made within 72 hours prior to arrival will forfeit 1 night's room and tax.

Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Premier Sponsors

Elite Sponsors

Associate Sponsors


Contact us to learn more:

Sean Orcutt

Event Coordinator



Nicole Chiarodo

Sponsor & Exhibitor Sales Associate


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