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Mark your calendars for the 2019 ENGAGE: AHIP’s Communications Summit
JUNE 10, 2019 | AHIP headquarters at 601 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Join us for ENGAGE 2019, a one-day event, designed especially for communications professionals that are members of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). In addition to great programming, this event will offer participants the opportunity to network with health care’s top reporters from outlets such as Politico, Axios, The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, and many more.

ENGAGE will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, June 10, at AHIP’s headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C.



2019 Agenda

9:00 – 10 am Breakfast Buffet
10:00 – 10:15 am Welcome from Matt Eyles, AHIP President and CEO
10:15 – 10:45 am AHIP’s 2019 Agenda
Opening remarks and AHIP update from David Merritt, AHIP EVP of Public Affairs and Strategic Initiatives
10:45 – 12:00 pm Jeff Nussbaum, West Wing Writers
The alchemy of good speechwriting: Using humor, facts and emotional intelligence to win the hearts and minds of your toughest audiences.
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:15 pm Interactive Session
Does health care have to be so hard? What consumers want from our communications.
2:15 – 3:15 pm Harry Stevens, Axios
Get the picture: Using data visualization for stronger engagement and understanding.
3:15 – 3:30 pm Break
3:30 – 4:45 pm Joe Lockhart (Edelman) and Mark Leibovich (NY Times) Fireside Chat
You think this is a game? Lockhart and Leibovich get real about some of the toughest reputational challenges the NFL has faced in recent years. Offering the perspective of both communicator and reporter, our speakers go deep into issues like the long-term health hazards of football, the sport’s impact on concussion and brain health, and the controversy over player protests during the national anthem.
4:45 – 5:00 pm Closing remarks from David Merritt
5:00 – 6:00 pm    Networking Happy Hour at Carmine’s
Join your health care communications colleagues, as well as some of Washington, D.C.’s top health care reporters.

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