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Top 10 Fun Philly Facts About The 2019 WELCOA Summit

Setting the 2019 WELCOA Summit stage in historic Philadelphia this year means loads of fun sights to see! Checkout our Top 10, Fun Philly Facts that you could experience at this year’s conference.

Stay Connected

  1. Welcome Reception: Hosted by HealthAdvocate — August 26 at 5:00pm
    • Join us on the Regency Foyer for a free drink and hors d’oeuvres during registration.
  2. Meet and Greet Reception: Hosted by CHC Wellbeing — August 27 at 5:00pm
    • Join us in the Regency Ballroom for a free drink and hors d’oeuvres after the final panel.
  3. Stay Informed
    • For text notifications about Summit happenings and updates or to ask a question — send your favorite emoji to (402) 513-9165. Message and data rates may apply.

Start Moving

  1. See Philly Run: Sponsored by HealthAdvocate

    (Refer to the Agenda for times in Summit Guidebook provided at check-in)

    • Jumpstart your morning with a refreshing jog and tour of Philly! Registration details coming soon, space is limited!
  2. A Walk to the Museum: Walking Tour of Historic Philadelphia — August 28 at 5:30pm (Lobby level)

    Native Philadelphian and Public Art Ambassador, Andrea Silver, will take you on a one-way, 1.6 mile walk along Ben Franklin Parkway (Philadelphia’s version of the Champs Elysee), sharing personal stories and the history of the sculptures, architecture, and other sites along the way including:

    • City Hall, Comcast Towers, and other notable buildings
    • Clothespin, Love, Amor, Jean D ’Arc, Rocky, Shakespeare and other sculptures
    • Logan Circle and Swann Fountain
    • The Barnes Foundation
    • Rodin Museum
    • Philadelphia Art Museum
    • The Rocky Statue

    This event is free but we encourage you to sign up in advance. Register by July 31, 2019. Space is limited!


Find Your Center

  1. Morning Meditation with Brian Luke Seaward

    (Refer to the Agenda for times in Summit Guidebook provided at check-in)

    • It’s time to meditate. Find a quiet spot to sit or lay down, close your eyes and focus on your breathing. Start off with 30 minutes of relaxation and reflection and reap the benefits all day long. The benefits of meditation are many, from increased attention span and quality of sleep to an improved immune system and lower resting heart rate and blood pressure.

Spread the Wellness

  1. Philly Wellness Concierges
    • Staffed by On the Goga coaches, get the answers to all your questions about Philly! Grab a ‘Healthy Philly Handout’ to find the best place to grab a cup of coffee or get your sweat on!
  2. Get a Fresh Start — August 27 and 28 at 7:00am (Millennium Foyer)
    • Snag a cool, lavender hand towel on your way in and sign up for a quick, energizing massage to help you wake up and go!
  3. Pop-Up Wellness Activations and Gratitude
    • Join the On the Goga team in the Regency Ballroom during scheduled breaks to try out mindful speed networking, office yoga, or an afternoon stretch. Stop by their booth in the Millennium Foyer to share your gratitude!

Get the (Art)ifacts

  1. Live Scribing from Michael Lagocki
    • Step back and watch Michael create a lasting artifact to summarize the theme of this year’s Summit. All attendees will receive a digital version after the event!

      (Refer to the Agenda for times in Summit Guidebook provided at check-in)

      Michael has been creating live facilitated artwork for nearly 20 years. His art engages audiences and helps them understand and remember information in vivid ways. He’s worked with many of the world’s best and most iconic companies, including Google, Apple, Rolls Royce, and The American Heart Association. Michael’s close work with the GoMindshift team has contributed to three successful books including The Healthy Workplace Nudge by author Rex Miller. Michael resides in Dallas, Texas and travels all over the world adding creativity, depth, and joy to strategic conversations.