Hilton Head Beach

2021 Art & Science of Health
Promotion Conference

Marriott Hilton Head Resort & Spa
Hilton Head Island, SC


Core Conference: September 29 – October 1, 2021
Intensive Training Seminars: September 27 & 28, 2021

Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference

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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​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
David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM
President, True Health Initiative,
CEO, Diet ID, Inc.
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Taking Safety Seriously
We are looking forward to seeing you in Hilton Head and have made this event available virtually for those unable to join us.
Our safety team has been following the latest science-based information and is in an ongoing dialog with event professionals to keep abreast of best practices. We have been monitoring federal, state and local guidance on safety precautions and are in frequent communication with the property’s safety leaders. As new information emerges, we are adjusting our plans with a goal of ensuring a safe learning environment. Specifics of safety protocols will be shared with registrants as the event nears.