2019 Live Well Advance ballroom audience




San Diego Convention Center

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We hope you enjoyed a meaningful day connecting with partners and learning from others. We had over 2,100 people register, with nearly 40 breakout sessions and 50 exhibitor booths in the Connection Hub. Breakout session slide decks are now available to download on each individual session page.

Together, we helped create hundreds of new connections and reunited old connections to help advance our shared vision of a healthy, safe, and thriving region. Thank you for being a part of the magic of the day.


Denise Soler Cox

The Magic of Belonging

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For Denise Soler Cox, co-producing and co-directing the award-winning film, “Being Eñye” revealed a foundational truth:  Belonging is a universal human need. 

Worldwide audience reaction to “Being Eñye” reinforced that the desire to belong, feel included, and valued, is not limited to a group or minority.  It is a desire in the hearts of everyone.  What began as her personal project, became a crusade to positively impact individuals, companies, and communities. 

Her research-driven program emphasizes why Belonging matters to us personally and collectively.  She provides a blueprint that improves lives and relationships. 

Additionally, for companies, it enhances retention and the bottom line.  As it turns out, Belonging not only fulfills a basic human desire, it’s also good for business!


As a special thank you for attending, Denise invites you to watch her
award-winning film, “Being Eñye.” (also available with Spanish subtitles)

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Dr. Sade Burrell

Connections and Communities

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Dr. Sade Burrell is a person who experienced foster care and is passionate about supporting professionals who work with marginalized populations. Dr. Burrell has been recognized throughout the state of California for her efforts to eliminate child abuse through her advocacy work. Her advocacy work has led to the passing of Senate Bill 1252, a bill that provides former foster youth with stable housing until age 25 while enrolled in post-secondary education.

As an author of two published books, "What Are You Reaching For?" and "The Opportunity Guide," Dr. Burrell has traveled the country impacting many lives. Dr. Burrell’s research focuses on exploring the impact leadership has on campus-based programs serving students who experienced foster care. 


It was an honor to have Dr. Sade Burrell join us as our lunch Plenary Session Speaker to share about how our communities can be transformed through our connections!

A special thank you to Dr. Burrell for kicking off our lunchtime networking session.  We hope you had the opportunity to connect with someone new. You never know where a new connection might lead.

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If you did not get a chance to join us live for our Live Well Advance Virtual Pre-Conference, we have posted the session recordings online and on our YouTube Channel. Check them out and while you’re there, don’t forget to subscribe! These sessions are perfect for those new to the vision and those wanting a refresher and to reconnect!

Breakout session slide decks are now available to download on each individual session page.




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Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan is an independent licensee of the Blue Shield Association.