Escape to THRIVE, January 31 – Feb 4, 2021

What makes Escape to THRIVE different from other conferences?  EVERYTHING!

Escape to THRIVE offers:

  • A small leadership conference in an intimate setting that allows you to naturally connect and collaborate with fellow advocates;
  • Exploration of learning professionally and thriving personally in one experience;
  • Interactive sessions with experts sharing their insights on current and upcoming policies and practices affecting oncology, cancer care, and survivorship;
  • Half days of conference programming, leaving the other half of each day so you can fully experience and build your sense of balance at Miraval

Agenda for Escape to THRIVE 2020

Please note that the *items have mandatory attendance.

 

Sunday, January 26

4:00 pm – *Meet the 2020 Escape to THRIVE Advocates

5:00 pm – *Welcome Reception with Sponsors/Partners

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – *Group Dinner with Fellow Advocates

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Alumni Meeting

 

Monday, January 27

6:30 am – 8:00 am – Breakfast with Networking

8:00 am – 9:00 am – *Focus Group Sessions with Sponsors/Partners

9:00 am – 11:30 am – Wellness Activities/Classes

11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Lunch with Table Discussion Topics chosen by participants

12:45 pm – 5:00 pm – *Survivorship across the Cancer Continuum

  • The history and evolution of survivorship
  • Open discussion and forum on current issues, challenges and support of meaningful survivorship for all
  • Taking the issues home to my organization/community. What is my plan and collaboration opportunities?

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Dinner with Networking

 

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – *A Fireside Chat on Survivorship

 

Tuesday, January 28

6:30 am – 8:00 am – Breakfast with Networking

8:00 am – 11:45 am – *Equity and Inclusion in Cancer Care

  • Presentations/Open Discussions
  • Identifying groups that are challenged with equity in cancer care
  • What are the effects of exclusion and benefits of inclusion
  • What can advocates do to increase inclusion in their own organization/efforts
  • Taking the issues home to my organization/community. What is my plan and collaboration opportunities?

11:45 am – 1:00 pm – Lunch with Table Discussion Topics chosen by participants

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – *Focus Group Sessions with Sponsors/Partners

2:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Wellness Activities/Classes

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Dinner with Networking/Optional Evening Group Activity

Wednesday, January 29

6:30 am – 8:00 am – Breakfast with Networking

8:00 am – 11:30 am – Wellness Activities/Classes

11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Lunch with Networking

12:45 pm – 5:00 pm – *My Advocacy Path – An Introspective Look

  • An opportunity to explore why you were drawn to advocacy work, your personal experience, and the challenges and rewards
  • Defining a “healthy” advocate. What are my goals?
  • Taking the issues home with me. What is my personal/professional plan?

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm – *Final Group Activity and Dinner with Networking

 

Thursday, January 30

6:30 am – 8:00 am – Breakfast with Networking

8:00 am – 10:00 am – *Reactions and Reflections: Tying It All Together

 

Wellness Activities/Classes

Learn mindful “life in balance” techniques for combating compassion fatigue and burnout in advocacy work and how to incorporate them into your personal and professional lives. CHALLENGE, IMPROVE AND RENEW with more than 120 complimentary wellness activities, lectures and fitness classes weekly.

Sponsorship

Now approaching its 10th year, Escape to THRIVE was designed by and for cancer advocates. It combines features of a national leadership conference with collaboration and self-care components to support advocates to continue their work effectively – all with the ultimate goal of improving cancer patient education and outreach. No other conference offers this balance of learning and skills to embrace the WHOLE advocate – professionally and personally. A research study is underway to evaluate the efficacy of this transformative conference format. Be part of the collaboration!

Advocates representing over 100 organizations from around the country have attended, and many have participated more than once.

Sponsorship benefits to your company:

  • Time to network with key advocate leaders from organizations representing a variety of cancers. Advocates represent not just a single viewpoint but many voices, issues, and stories;
  • Informal opportunities to discuss issues and topics your company is interested in. Learn the advocates’ perspective through insights, comments, and discussions. Glean much information in a short period of time;
  • Build your company’s network of reliable and capable advocates for the future;
  • Excellent opportunity for key or new company employees to learn about cancer patients and their issues from the “inside” by attending workshops alongside advocates. (Available for select sponsorship levels);
  • Ensure attendance by your selected key advocate or company representative. (Available for select sponsorship levels)

For more information about sponsoring Escape to THRIVE, contact mindy@bagitcancer.org