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October 2-4, 2018 |  Raleigh, NC

Get connected. Get better.

At Impact Nation 2018, we’re connecting 600+ like-minded individuals who come together to exchange ideas, share best practices, and address today’s toughest healthcare challenges. With more than 50 valuable sessions, 10+ technology partners, inspiring keynotes, unparalleled networking and access to Relias resources, you’ll walk away from this conference with the tools you need to lead your organization for success.

Our theme in 2018, Get connected. Get better., explores how connecting individuals, teams, resources and technology can help you get better at your job, get better results at your organization, get better personal health, and get better outcomes for your clients, patients and residents.

  • Hiring, Onboarding & Turnover
  • Patient Safety
  • Staff & Leadership Development
  • Nurse Solutions
  • Integrated Care
  • Population Health Management
  • Value-Based Performance Management

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Our sponsors and partners play a critical role in helping our customers enjoy a richer, more engaging educational experience. Companies at Impact Nation have the chance to showcase innovative products and services.

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6 Reasons to Attend Impact Nation

1. Get Inspired.

From key opinion leaders motivating us to succeed in the face of today’s healthcare reform, to technology leaders solving today’s real-world healthcare challenges, to individuals overcoming real-life personal obstacles, you will connect, you will cry, you will laugh and you will be inspired.

2. Learn From the Best.

More than 50 speakers drawn from the entire continuum of care – behavioral health, acute care, post-acute care – will share their leading insights and best practices to get better compliance, employee engagement, clinical outcomes and business results.

3. Get Certified. Earn CEs.

Relias expert trainers will be back again to help you achieve Level 1, 2 or 3 Relias learning management system (LMS) Certification and to get the most out of your investment in the Relias LMS. Plus, many sessions offer CE credits.

4. Connect and Share.

Impact Nation is chock full of networking opportunities to connect with your peers. We all aspire to get better at what we do and Impact Nation is where the greatest minds in healthcare come together to connect and share.

5. Innovate and Discover.

With a dozen partners showcasing their latest innovations alongside Relias. You’ll have hands on access to the newest and developing technologies and facetime with Relias experts.

6. Have Fun.

Join us for 2 evening networking events to mingle and play after a full day of learning. Eat and drink, relax or join us on the dance floor, there’s fun for everyone.

2018 Keynote Speakers

Marcus Engel
Amy Wright

Marcus Engel, M.S., CSP, CPXP

Certified Speaking Professional and Author

Marcus Engel, M.S., CSP, CPXP is a Certified Speaking Professional & author whose messages provide insight and strategies for excellent patient care. His keynote presentation, “The Other End of the Stethoscope” has been witnessed by tens of thousands of healthcare professionals and his books are used in scores of nursing and allied health programs to teach the basic foundations of caregiving.

As a college freshman, Marcus Engel was blinded and nearly killed after being struck by a drunk driver. Through two years of rehab, over 350 hours of reconstructive facial surgery and adaptation through a multitude of life changes, Marcus witnessed the good, the bad and the profound in patient care.

Marcus and his wife, Marvelyne, are the co-founders of the I’m Here Movement, a 501(c)3, which is changing the culture of care with two simple words. Marcus holds a B.S. in sociology from Missouri State University (2000) and a M.S. in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University in New York City (2012.) He lives in Orlando, Florida with Marvelyne and his Seeing Eye dog, Elliott. Marcus is, in his words, a social media junkie and loves to connect with healthcare professionals nationwide.

Visit Marcus' website

Amy Wright

Founder/CEO, Bitty & Beau's Coffee

Amy Wright is an advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Her keynote presentation, “Not Broken,” invites us to change the lens through which we view the 200 million people across the world living with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

As the mother of four children, two having Down syndrome, Amy has worked with the Special Olympics and Best Buddies International. She is a contributing writer for Maria Shriver’s “Architects of Change.” Amy helped develop the first business model for employing people with I/DD in the financial services sector at Dye Creek Capital, an independent advisory practice owned by her husband, Ben. She later founded ABLE to Work USA, a non-profit that helps people with I/DD find meaningful employment. Amy’s vision for changing the 80% national unemployment rate for people with I/DD, led her to her most fulfilling business venture yet – founding Bitty & Beau’s Coffee.

The coffee shops are run by 58 people with I/DD and have been featured on the Today Show, CNN, Good Morning America, BBC, Harry Show, Southern Living & People Magazine as well as the Rachael Ray Show. Amy was also named 2017 CNN Hero of the Year.

Visit Bitty & Beau's website


  • Jim Triandiflou

    Jim Triandiflou


  • Christopher Reist

    Marcus Engel, M.S., CSP, CPXP

    Certified Speaking Professional and Author

  • Amy Wright

    Founder/CEO, Bitty & Beau's Coffee

  • Jan Wilson


  • Alisha Cornell DNP, MSN, RN


  • Jennifer Flowers

    Jennifer Flowers

    Accreditation Guru, Inc.

  • Amy Johnson

    Amy Johnson


  • David Wolf

    David Wolf

    Health Services Administration at Barry University

  • Dale Willetts

    Dale Willetts


  • Nick Seabrook

    Nick Seabrook

    BlackTree Healthcare Consulting

  • Linda Rosenberg

    Linda Rosenberg

    National Council for Behavioral Health

  • Gayatri Dubey

    Gayatri Dubey

    Innovative Resources for Independence

Schedule Overview

  • 8AM
  • Registration Desk Opens
  • 9AM - 12PM
  • Pre-Day Sessions
  • 12PM - 1PM
  • Lunch
  • 1PM - 4:30PM
  • Afternoon Sessions
  • 6PM - 7PM
  • Welcome Reception
  • 8AM
  • Breakfast
  • 9AM - 10:50AM
  • Welcome and Keynote
  • 10:50AM - 11:30AM
  • Morning Break
  • 11:30AM - 12:30PM
  • Networking Sessions
  • 12:30PM - 1:30PM
  • Lunch
  • 1:30PM - 3:20PM
  • Breakout Sessions
  • 3:20PM - 4PM
  • Afternoon Break
  • 4PM - 4:50PM
  • Breakout Sessions
  • 6:30PM - 11PM
  • Offsite Event
  • 8AM - 9AM
  • Breakfast
  • 9:00AM-9:30AM
  • Opening and Keynote
  • 9:30AM-10:20AM
  • Keynote
  • 10:20AM-10:45AM
  • Closing and Awards

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