2023 Conference

Registration for the 2023 Healthiest State Workplace Wellbeing Conference is now open

posted on Monday, March 6, 2023

Registration for the 2023 Healthiest State Workplace Wellbeing Conference is now open! Employers from across the state are invited to attend the conference on April 20th at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny, IA. 

The 2023 Healthiest State Workplace Wellbeing Conference includes keynote speakers and interactive breaks led by local and national wellness experts that focus on connection, social and emotional self-care, and bringing back belonging in the workplace. It will also feature the 2023 Annual Awards presentation for the Healthy HometownSM Powered by Wellmark, Workplace and Individual categories

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“With the current shifts being made in workplace structure and culture, employers have a fantastic opportunity to prioritize employee wellbeing”, said Jami Haberl, Executive Director of the Healthiest State Initiative. “By focusing on social connection, mental health, and building healthy and supportive workplace cultures, businesses can help set up their employees for success for years to come.” 

The 2023 Annual Conference will feature:

  • Jeff Harry, Positive Psychology Play Speaker at Rediscover Your Play, on How Gratitude & Celebration Can Connect Your Staff Back to Their Why.
  • Molly J. Mackey, Director of Knowledge Acquisition and Transfer at Optimae LifeServices, Inc, on Bring Back Belonging
  • Tim O’Neil, Senior Workforce Solutions Specialist at TrueNorth Companies, on Connecting Your People Strategy to the Overall Reduction of Risk
  • Kristin Kilburg, Director of Medical Mindfulness at Challenge to Change Inc., on EQ for You: Social and Emotional Self-Care

To learn more about the keynote speakers and read full descriptions, visit IowaHealthiestState.com/Conference.


Individual Registration: $175

Date: April 20, 2023, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: FFA Enrichment Center, 1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway, Ankeny, IA
Register: IowaHealthiestState.com/Conference. 
Registration will close at 5 p.m. on April 14, 2023.  

The 2023 Healthiest State Workplace Wellbeing Conference is sponsored by HealthPartners UnityPoint Health.


The Healthiest State Initiative is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization driven by the vision that every Iowan has the opportunity to live their healthiest life. By creating awareness and integrating solutions to improve the physical, social and mental well-being of Iowans, we can inspire Iowans and their communities to improve their health and happiness, and ultimately achieve our goal. For more information, visit http://www.iowahealthieststate.com.