Health Equity

Health Evolution announces Confab 2022

The in-person event will convene leaders to invigorate thinking and establish relationships that drive impactful change addressing the most pressing problems.

Tom Sullivan | April 21, 2021

Health Evolution announced the next Health Evolution Confab. The in-person event will take place September 15-16, 2022 in Nashville at The Joseph Hotel.

“The Confab has a rich history of gathering a passionate group of executives committed to values-based leadership and addressing the most pressing issues at the intersection of health care and the broader society,” said Richard Schwartz, President, Health Evolution. “Coming off of a candid and inspiring Health Evolution Virtual Confab 2021 last week — with a special focus on diversity, inclusion, and health disparities — we are eager to continue the conversation across the coming year and to reconvene in person in Nashville in September of 2022.”

The most recent Health Evolution Confab, in fact, took place April 13-14, 2021 where executives shared insights and experiences leading amid multiple crises, working to advance equity, addressing racism and poverty, developing strategies for the post-pandemic world and discussed how leadership itself is evolving as they tackle today’s hardest problems.

What participants, speakers and sponsors said about the Health Evolution Confab 2021:

    • “Confab should be mandated viewing for anyone thinking about the intersection of equity and wellbeing right now and for years to come … it was practical and tactical while simultaneously inspiring in a most foundational way.” — Alex Drane, Co-Founder and CEO, ARCHANGELS; Cashier-on-leave, Walmart – Speaker
    • “I wanted to reach out to express how impactful the sessions were, and to thank you for the opportunity to attend. I would be thrilled to participate in any capacity that would add value if the opportunity arises in the future.” — Heather Farley, MD, Chief Wellness Officer, ChristianaCare – Participant
    • “The Confab was fantastic and I really enjoyed all the discussions.” — Bill Taranto, President, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund; President, Merck Global Health Private Equity; and Vice President, Global Health Innovation Group at Merck – Sponsor
    • “I am super grateful for you making the event feel personal, thoughtful, and content rich! The production was flawless! The lineup was stellar. Please let me know how I can be of future help!” — J. Nwando Olayiwola, MD, Chief Health Equity Officer, Humana – Speaker
    • “Much thanks to the Health Evolution team for making space for us to talk candidly about this important work.” — Craig Samitt, MD, President & CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota – Speaker
    • “I have enjoyed the entire Confab. The conference was both timely and relevant with practical, thoughtful ideas. The agenda was well designed, and the speakers were uniformly superb.” — Nancy Agee, President and CEO, Carilion Clinic – Speaker
    • “The participants were incredibly engaged – loved participating!” — Hope Kragh, Vice President, Health Plan Solutions, Amwell – Sponsor

Health Evolution Confab 2022 discussions will align with and build on the company’s strategy to advance health equity by convening leaders to commit to addressing problems outlined in our Eight Imperatives Emerging Post-Pandemic: strengthening system resilience, escalating health equity, confronting the mental health crisis, optimizing new care modalities, engaging health consumers, realizing medical breakthroughs, securing data advantage and addressing affordability.

Apply to participate in the Health Evolution Confab 2022

Related articles from Confab 2021: 
Is the concept of ‘social determinants of health’ inhibiting progress toward equity? 
For health care leaders, a fork-in-the-road moment in addressing health inequity 
How health care leadership is evolving amid the crises of 2020-2021

About the Author

Tom Sullivan, EVP & Editor-in-Chief of Digital Content

Tom Sullivan brings more than two decades in editing and journalism experience to Health Evolution. Sullivan most recently served as Editor-in-Chief at HIMSS, leading Healthcare IT News, Health Finance, MobiHealthNews. Prior to HIMSS Media, Sullivan was News Editor of IDG’s InfoWorld, directing a dozen reporters’ coverage for the weekly print publication and daily website. Contact: or @SullyHIT on Twitter.