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Evolve 2023: What's Next?

March 7-9, Waldorf Astoria Orlando, FL

Evolve connects customers, partners and industry leaders with empowerment, inspiration and future-focused content so we can lead an evolving healthcare industry.


Please join us for this exciting agenda in Orlando! Accolade is pleased to offer you 10 SHRM and HRCI Professional Development credits toward your recertifications. Details of speaking times, abstract and speakers subject to change. Watch this page for speaker announcements and updates.

Why attend


Valuable takeaways

Learn best practices and build skills you can use right away



Hear from leading voices across the HR and Benefits space


Form connections

Connect with leading HR and Benefits professionals

Featured Speakers

Ellen Kelsay, President & CEO, Business Group on Health

Ellen Kelsay is president and CEO of Business Group on Health. She is recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare (2022). A sought-after speaker and expert including having delivered Congressional testimony, Kelsay hosts the Business Group on Health podcast and has authored various industry publications including an article in Harvard Business Review on health equity and an op-ed in Modern Healthcare on value purchasing.

Jennifer Hanson, CHRO, EVP of People and Culture, Accolade

Jennifer Hanson is chief human resource officer, executive vice president of people and culture at Accolade. She has over 20 years of experience in healthcare and benefits, having worked at John Hancock, Unicare (a division of WellPoint) and Tufts Health Plan. She also served on the Board of National Business Group on Health (2014-2018) co-chaired the Business Group on Health’s Health Innovation Forum (2016-2021) and is a founding member of the Employer Health Innovation Roundtable.

Shanna A. Hocking, Leadership consultant, philanthropic advisor, and author of One Bold Move a Day

Shanna A. Hocking is a leadership consultant, philanthropic advisor, speaker, and author of One Bold Move a Day: Meaningful Actions Women Can Take to Fulfill Their Leadership and Career Potential. Her articles have been published in Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Fast Company, The Muse, and Motherly. Her expertise has been featured in Bloomberg News, Entrepreneur, Chicago Tribune,, and The Business Journals, among others.

Rosalyn Taylor O’Neale, Global diversity and inclusion thought leader and practitioner

Rosalyn Taylor O’Neale is an internationally recognized speaker, corporate executive, entrepreneur, and advocate, who lends her expertise across various for-profit and non-profit organizations. She has been quoted in Harvard Business Review, The Diversity Journal, and Black Enterprise magazine. She is the author of 7 Keys 2 Success: Unlocking the Passion for Diversity and numerous articles and papers.

Duncan Wardle, former Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney

Having worked at Disney for 25 years, most recently as Head of Innovation and Creativity, Duncan now serves as an independent innovation consultant, helping companies embed a culture of innovation and creativity. Duncan is a multiple TED speaker and contributor to Fast Company, Forbes and the Harvard Business Review. He teaches innovation Master Classes at Yale, Harvard, and Edinburgh University.

David Hoke, Chief Well-Being Officer, Thrive Global

David is Chief Well-Being Officer of Thrive Global. He has spent the last 20+ years working with a variety of organizations focusing on measurably improving the health and wellbeing of the workforce. He has established programs at three Fortune 500 companies and has experience across the globe on how to measure and design for maximum business impact. David was awarded the Health Value Award as Outstanding Benefit Professional in 2018 by the Validation Institute & World Health Care Congress.

Thank you, sponsors!

Honored members of our Trusted Partner Ecosystem are delighted to sponsor this annual event. When you attend Evolve, take the time to meet our partners, learn about their best-in-class solutions, and find out how they integrate with our offerings.

Learn more about our trusted partners

Carrum Health

Headspace Health


Carrot Fertility

Sword Health

Rx Savings Solutions

Employer Direct Healthcare

Vivante Health




Hinge Health


Lyra Health


Recognize leaders making an impact in employee benefits

We are proud to announce our inaugural Accolade Honors program, which seeks to recognize individuals and organizations making a meaningful impact in the field of employee benefits, is open for nominations. This exciting opportunity showcases leadership and organizational commitment to the advancement of employee benefits. To learn more about the nomination process, click here.

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Earn 10 SHRM and HRCI professional development credits at Evolve