2021 Art & Science of Health
Promotion Conference

Virtual Conference

Health Promotion: Rising to the Challenge Today and in the Next Decade

Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference

The Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference is now fully virtual!

The in-person conference in Hilton Head has been canceled.

The three-day virtual conference will feature our three stellar keynotes and our original outstanding conference lineup. Additional presentations by our faculty will be featured in a series of live webcasts, available exclusively to all conference registrants, in the coming months. Session details and full schedule to come. Continuing Education Credits will be available for all live presentations. Watch for updates here.


A Message from Conference Chair, Dr. Sara Johnson

Read Sara's message.

Health Promotion: Rising to the Challenge Today and in the Next Decade

Conference Theme Details

​Keynote Speakers

Laura Morgan Roberts, PhD
Professor of Practice, University of Virginia Darden School of Business
CEO and Founder, The Alignment Quest Enterprise
Heather McGhee
Author, The Sum of Us  
Distinguished Senior Fellow, Demos
President, True Health Initiative,
CEO, Diet ID, Inc.


Join us in person in beautiful
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina


Or join us virtually from wherever you are!

All keynote and concurrent sessions will be live-streamed


Our Story

The Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference was established in 1990 by Dr. Michael O’Donnell, founder of the  American Journal of Health Promotion. His vision for the event was to bring together health promotion and wellness professionals from across disciplines and settings to learn and share best practices - including wellness program managers, HR professionals, physical therapists, nutritionists and dieticians, health educators, nurses, entrepreneurs, CEOs and others – representing workplace, hospitals and clinics, schools and universities, government, insurance and other sectors. 

More than 30 years later it remains true to that goal, attracting participants from across the country and around the globe who share a passion for well-being.

In 2020 the conference joined the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, a member organization dedicated to providing the diverse employee benefits community with objective, solution-oriented education, research and information. As our members have asked for more strategic health and wellness education, this conference presents a unique opportunity to bring together plan sponsors and practitioners, narrowing the gap between research and practice, supporting successful workplace wellness programs.

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