2020 Converge | June 8 – 11 | Marco Island, FL


Converge is a supernova of networking opportunities.

It breaks the mold of conventional healthcare technology conferences. In fact, it’s quite the anomaly.

Converge is NASCO’s annual conference that draws on our experience and co-creation with our Blue Cross and Blue Shield and technology partners. It’s not your average, stuffy conference. At NASCO, everyone is family, and Converge feels like homecoming!

At a broad level, Converge is just what it sounds like: a convergence of industry leaders and experts. You won’t find anything static or stale on our agenda. Converge is all about sharing ideas, inspiring creativity and cultivating conversations and innovation. Collaboration isn’t just a word at Converge, it’s a real thing! And it’s probably the best part, aside from the fact that it’s FREE to register! You only have to pay for your hotel and travel accommodations — I mean, you can’t beat that!

Converge provides the perfect backdrop for collaboration, innovation and co-creation, and we can’t wait to welcome you to the party!


CONVERGE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS ARE TOP NOTCH — like, literally, we’re talking Hall of Fame speakers here. These people really know their stuff, and you’re not going to want to miss what they have to say! Check back soon for our full line up!

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS for breakout sessions will be sent to NASCO’s current BCBS plan customers in November 2019. To request a Call for Abstracts form, please click the button below.

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1 – 4 p.m. – Sponsor Table Setup
5 – 8 p.m. – Regiception

You read that right — regiception! It’s a unique registration/reception combo to get you in the Converge spirit.


7 – 8 a.m. – Breakfast
8 – 10 a.m. -Keynote: Transformation 2020 and Beyond

10 – 10:45 a.m. – Collaboration Break
10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. -Design Thinking Workshop, APIs, Integration and Event-driven Architecture

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch
1:30 – 2:15 p.m. – 
Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and Robotics, Member Engagement and Servicing
2:15 – 2:45 p.m. – Collaboration Break
2:45 – 3:30 p.m. – Consumerism and Concierge Enablement, Coalesce: Blockchain in Healthcare

3:30 – 5 p.m. – Leisure Time
5 – 6 p.m. – Collaboration Receptions
6 p.m. – until – Open Night


7 – 8 a.m. – Breakfast
8 – 10 a.m. – Sessions

10 – 10:45 a.m. – Collaboration Break
10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Member Engagement and Servicing, Agile Methodologies and Implementations

12:30 – 2:15 p.m. – Lunch and General Session
2:15 – 7 p.m. – Leisure Time
7 – 10 p.m. – Dinner and After-Party


8 – 9 a.m. – Breakfast
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Provider Engagement and Innovation, Digital Transformation



All travel arrangements should be made by the attendee at their own expense.


JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort


All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Cancellations made within 7 days of arrival will forfeit one night’s room and tax. The last day to make reservations is Friday, May 15, 2020.


Room Rate
$199 single/double occupancy*
Room rate is subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 12%) in effect at the time of check-out. Room rate is also subject to a discounted daily resort fee of $15, plus tax, per room, per night.

The resort fee includes:

  • Enhanced high-speed internet access in guest rooms
  • Wireless internet access in meeting rooms, sufficient for email and Web browsing
  • Local and long-distance calls
  • Two daily spa fitness classes (must be 16 years of age or older, advance reservations required)
  • Rookery or Hammock Bay Golf Practice facility privileges to include range balls, clubs, bottled water (proper golf attire required)
  • One hour access to Hammock Bay Country Club tennis courts per day
  • One beach umbrella rental daily

Check in: 4:00 p.m. – Check out: 11:00 a.m.


Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) is the closest airport to the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort (48 miles).
The hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Estimated car service: $99 (one way); reservation required
  • Estimated taxi fare: $80 (one way)


Parking charges are subject to change without notice.

The current parking charges for guests are as follows:

On-site self-parking: $16 daily (20% off current rate of $20 daily)

Valet parking: $25 daily

Electric car charging stations: 3 available complimentary