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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 healthy and scenic 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. Inquire with the Summit team to plan any of these activities as a hosted private group excursion. Email

Beachfront Golfing

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
1 pm-6 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 10, 2019
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.

Sailing on the Pacific

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
9:30 am–1 pm

The fresh air and cool California sea breeze create an atmosphere of relaxation and renewal. Come aboard a classic sailing schooner and a modern ketch sailboat to experience a morning out on the crystal-blue Pacific, which is likened to a sail off the Italian Riviera. What better place for a little networking before the summit begins?

Laguna Beach Surfing Lessons

Thursday, April 11, 2019
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, and leave a local! Transportation and all equipment needed to participate in this class will be provided.


New Meeting and Networking Options

In order to more easily connect with your peers and get the most out of your experience in Laguna, we have opened a few new networking spaces that are designed for your personal meetings or networking events. You can reserve space through our online reservation system launching in January 2019.

Semi-private boardrooms
Outdoor Cabanas



Hotel Accommodations

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. Morning and evening shuttle service to and from the Ritz-Carlton will be available (5-minute transfer) or you can take a beautiful 15-20-minute walk.

The Summit will provide continuous shuttles to and from the Monarch Beach Resort. Shuttle schedules can be found in the Health Evolution Connect mobile app available in March 2019.

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

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

To allow more flexibility in departure times, we will offer shuttles to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and to John Wayne Airport (SNA) on Friday, April 20, following the close of the Summit. Shuttles are available to participants and guests. Shuttles will run on a predetermined schedule, not individual flight times. Reservations for these shuttles are available during registration.

LAX Shuttle (allow 90-min. travel time to LAX):
11 am

SNA Shuttle (allow 45-min. travel time to SNA):
11 am

While in Laguna, Health Evolution will provide continuous shuttles to and from the Monarch Beach Resort. Shuttle schedules can be found in the Health Evolution Connect mobile app available in March 2019.


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 mid-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.

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