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Purpose Events is a boutique event company that runs and manages HealthIMPACT, HealthINSIGHTS, Amplify Health and partners on custom events and dinners including NODE.Health’s Digital Medicine Conference and the HealthIMPACT CXO Dinner at HIMSS.  As your partner, we are a full-service end to end conference producer offering strategic consulting, production, marketing, and sales services to organizations who need help building a sustainable and profitable event portfolio. 


As an event producer, we pride ourselves on data-driven content, reviewed and delivered by prominent subject matter experts who break through the hype to deliver fresh perspectives and actionable, results-driving insights. Our events offer straightforward dialog with peers with no forced meetings or sales-driven pitches, ever. 


Megan Antonelli and Joe McConnell have held senior management positions at the largest B2B and B2C tradeshow conference organizers in the world including Informa/UBM, World Congress, Informa/Kinect365, IQPC, Financial Times, and Information Management Network.  In that time working on some of the largest and well-known industry events in the world including World Healthcare Congress, World Health Information and Technology Congress, Partnerships in Clinical Trials, National Managed Health Care Congress, ePharma Summit and more.


In 2012, the Purpose Events team took their brand of no-nonsense event management on their own and launched the HealthIMPACT Forum.  Chaired by the incredible Shahid Shah this event is known as the NO BS event where Health IT leaders come to #GSD.  The event has run over fifty times in the nation’s largest healthcare markets including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, and Miami.  It is widely recognized for its high-level attendees, thought-provoking content, and interactive format.


In 2017, Purpose Events launched HealthINSIGHTS to bring together payers, providers, and public health leaders together to discuss and lead the charge in applying social determinants of health data to programs that improve prevention, quality, and access to care.  In addition, Purpose Events partnered with NODE.Health to launch the Digital Medicine Conference to bring the rigor of evidence-based medicine to digital health.  


With the rise of AI in the industries where people matter the most, Purpose Events began researching trends in the future of work and in 2017 and joined forces with Dr. Josh Luke to launch Amplify.Health - Benefits Transformed. In 2019 be on the look out for the return of HealthIMPACT, HealthINSIGHTS, NODE.Health’s Digital Medicine Conference, and a growing portfolio of partner events.

Meet The Team

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Megan Antonelli

Founder & CEO

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 The Curator
Launched & Managed hundreds of healthcare events.
Why: She knows healthcare.

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Joe McConnell

Chief Growth Officer

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The Connector
When he isn’t coaching
High school Lacrosse or being a dance dad, he is selling event sponsorships.
Why: He connects.


Emily Raisch

Program Director

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The Creator

Hopkins grad with a passion for data-driven decision making.
Why: She tells the stories.


Andrea Vergara

Operations Manager

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 The Road Warrior
15 years running events -
Photographer - Truck Driver - Cancer Survivor
Why: She makes it happen.

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