2021 Employee
Benefits Summit

At The Waterfront, Huntington Beach

December 6&7, 2021
Registration Closed

Keynote Speakers

Nora McInerny

Nora is the best-selling author of the memoirs It’s Okay To Laugh,
(Crying Is Cool Too) and No Happy Endings, as well as The Hot Young Widows Club. She hosts the award-winning podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking, and has spoken on TED’s

She has contributed to publications like Time, Slate, and Vox, where she’s often tapped for her essays highlighting the emotional landscape and humor in complex topics, like the financial impacts of health care and grief in a digital age.

Nora is a master storyteller known for her dedication to bringing heart and levity to the difficult and uncomfortable conversations most of us try to avoid, and also for being very tall. She was voted Most Humorous by the Annunciation Catholic School Class of 1997.

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Shola Richards

Shola Richards is the CEO and Founder of Go Together Global™, the best-selling author of Making Work Work and Go Together, and he is a civility writer with a passionate worldwide following. His articles and wildly popular “Go Together Movement” email series have been read by readers in over 160 countries, and his work has been featured

on the Today Show, CBS This Morning, Forbes, Black Enterprise, Complete Wellbeing India, Business Insider Australia, and in numerous other outlets all over the world who recognize him as an authority on workplace happiness and engagement.

As a speaker, Shola has shared his transformative message with leading healthcare organizations, top universities, Silicon Valley, the motion picture industry, on the TEDx stage, and in his greatest honor to date, in September 2021, he was invited to testify in front of the Select Committee on Capitol Hill to share his expert recommendations on how to bring more civility to Congress.

Last, but certainly not least, Shola is a father, husband, identical twin, and a self-professed “kindness extremist” who will not rest until bullying and incivility is extinct from the American workplace.

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About the Venue

Set along the Pacific Ocean, The Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach gives you luxurious accommodations and a full-service resort and spa—all within walking distance of the Huntington Beach pier and shopping and dining at Pacific City.

Rooms and suites offer a range of amenities and ocean views from a private balcony. Plus, the resort is home to Orange County’s highest coastal rooftop lounge to take in panoramic views in every direction. Family-friendly features include two pools, waterslides, onsite dining, bike rentals, fire pits, and our Shortboard Kids Club.

COVID-19 information from the event venue.
Registration Closed