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2020 Retreat to Laguna

April 1–3, 2020



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March 31, 2020
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April 1, 2020
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April 1–3, 2020
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Overview Agenda

Tuesday, March 31

Wednesday, April 1

Thursday, April 2

Friday, April 3
7–8:30 am

Breakfast + Networking

7–8:30 am

Breakfast + Networking

7:30–9:30 am

Breakfast + Big Discussions

9:30–10 am

Breakfast on the Go

8:30–10 am

Payer Connect

8:30–11 am

Big Discussions

10–11:15 am

Big Discussions


Networking Break


Networking Break

Board meetings and industry discussions – please contact if you are interested in hosting a meeting.
11:30 am–12:30 pm

Morning Get Reals

10:30 am–12 pm

Provider Connect

11 am–12 pm

Brass Tacks Discussions

Stay the weekend...We encourage you and your guest or family to stay the weekend to relax and explore Southern California.

12:30–1:30 pm


12–2 pm




1:30–3:15 pm

Front Line Stories

2–4:30 pm

Big Discussions

2–3 pm

Brass Tacks Discussions

3:15–4 pm

Networking Break

3–4 pm

Networking Break

4–5:15 pm

Afternoon Get Reals

4:30–6:30 pm

Sunset Break

4:00–5:00 pm

Big Discussion

5:15–6:30 pm


5:00–6:30 pm

Oceanside Cocktails

6:30–8:30 pm

WaveMaker Dinner

6:30–8:30 pm

Eat, Drink, & Be Healthy

6:30–8:30 pm

Summit SoCal Beach Dinner

8:30–9:30 pm


8:30–10:30 pm

Nightcaps + Melodies

Special thanks to our 2020 Health Evolution sponsors for their investments of thought-leadership, financial resources and expertise.


Leading CEOs and industry leaders engage in candid discussions to share key insights, identify market opportunities and debate strategies that will advance the industry’s most pressing challenges. Big Discussions are designed to inspire creative ideas for durable and scalable solutions.

Retreat to Laguna

Laguna is an incredible destination for both you and your guest. A number of participants bring their spouse or partner to enjoy Laguna during and after the Summit and Confab. We welcome your guest at evening networking events and daily recreational activities.

During registration, you can register yourself and your guest for the daytime and evening activities listed below. If you have already registered and would like to add activities for yourself and/or your guest, please modify your registration. To inquire with the Health Evolution team to plan any of these activities as a hosted private group excursion, contact

Beachfront Golfing

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
1 pm

With sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, Monarch Beach Golf Links is one of few championship oceanfront golf courses in California. Join Summit participants for an 18-hole golf tournament. Participants are encouraged to bring their own clubs and shoes, but rentals are also available at the players own expense.

Coastal Cycling

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
7 am–12 pm

Ride along the scenic Pacific coast with your colleagues on an advanced road bike trek. This 40-mile ride on flat and rolling terrain is for intermediate to advanced riders. Bikes and helmets will be provided, participants should bring biking apparel and shoes to participate in the ride.

Laguna Beach Surfing Lessons

Thursday, April 2, 2020
6–8 am

Surf’s up! Whether a beginner seeking a thorough on-boarding or a more experienced surfer looking for more of a personal coach, learn and experience paddling techniques, ocean awareness and ocean safety with one of Southern California’s finest. Arrive a visitor, leave a local! Transportation and all equipment needed to participate in this class will be provided.


First time in Laguna?

Watch the video below to prepare for your time in Laguna.


Village of Summit Hotels

Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Perched atop a seaside bluff with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and miles of sandy beach, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel continues to redefine guest experiences by creating distinctive, unforgettable and epic memories. With a reimagined personality and playful approach to California luxury, the resort captivates guests from the moment of arrival with its awe-inspiring location. Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, along the coast of Dana Point, guests discover a surf-side retreat that awakens the senses with its unique beachfront setting and remarkable service heritage.

Monarch Beach Resort

The Monarch Beach Resort is a vibrant, luxury beach resort, offering an unmatched level of curated services and recently renovated public space and guest rooms. Discover an array of adventuresome experiences, from thrilling water sports, to championship golf links, and encounter lasting memories at this pristine coastal Southern California locale, nestled hillside, overlooking a pristine beach. The Summit will provide continuous shuttles to and from the Monarch Beach Resort, or you can take a beautiful 15-20-minute walk to the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Shuttle schedules can be found in the Health Evolution Connect mobile app available in March 2020.

Laguna Cliffs Marriott

Elevate your Orange County escape at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, where the beach-chic hotel provides awe-inspiring views of the Pacific Ocean. Seek new adventures with our prime location near Doheny State Beach, Dana Point Harbor and Laguna Beach, perfect for a day trip. Throughout our resort, enjoy a casually sophisticated setting across our rooms, restaurants and full-service spa. The Summit will provide continuous shuttles to and from the Laguna Cliffs Marriott. Shuttle schedules can be found in the Health Evolution Connect mobile app available in March 2020.

Booking Information

Hotel booking is available on the confirmation page once you have registered. If you have already registered and need to book your hotel, please refer to the Travel and Accommodations page.

travel & Transportation

Airport Information

Located along Dana Point, the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. The nearest airport to The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is John Wayne Airport (SNA) located in Orange County, a 25-minute drive to the hotel. Other options include Long Beach (LGB), a 45-minute drive, and Los Angeles (LAX), a 90-minute drive (without traffic).

Ground Transportation

Lyft, Uber, taxi and sedan car services are readily available at all commercial airports.

Laguna Shuttles

While in Laguna, Health Evolution will provide shuttles at peak times between the village hotels (Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, Monarch Beach Resort, and Laguna Cliffs Marriott. Shuttle schedules can be found in the Health Evolution Connect mobile app available in March 2020.


The southern California coast enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate with over 300 days of sunshine per year. The average year-round high temperature is 65°F (19°C) with temperatures ranging from high 40s to mid-60s in early April.

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The Summit is intended to be a comfortable and casual retreat, so leave your suits and ties at home! Think “retreat chic” when packing your bags: khaki, linen, jersey, casual-collared shirts and blouses. Events are held throughout the daytime and evening, both indoors and out, so plan accordingly as oceanside events may get chilly.