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Thrive 2023 | Oct 6-7 | Mayo Civic Center – Rochester MN

(Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable.)

Featured Guests

Annie F Downs

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Annie F. Downs is a New York Times bestselling author, sought-after speaker, and successful podcast host based in Nashville, TN.

Engaging and honest, she makes readers and listeners alike feel as if they’ve been long-time friends. Co-founder of the That Sounds Fun Network—which includes her aptly named flagship podcast, That Sounds Fun—and author of multiple bestselling books including Chase the Fun, That Sounds Fun, 100 Days to Brave and Remember God, Annie is the friend who will shoot straight with you, remind you that God is good, and still manage to make you laugh in the process.

For more about Annie’s work, visit

Hosanna Wong

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Hosanna Wong is an international speaker, best-selling author, and spoken word artist, empowering this generation to know who they are and boldly live out their purpose. Hosanna preaches in churches, conferences, prisons, and other events around the world, reaching across various denominations, backgrounds and cultures. Hosanna currently serves on teaching teams at churches throughout the United States. Her newest book, How (Not) to Save the World, is available now!

Bianca Juarez Olthoff

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Gabrielle McCullough

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Gabrielle McCullough is a 21-year-old, Minnesota born and raised, evangelist and bible teacher who is eager about reaching all people with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Her greatest passion is to specifically fight for her generation to be found faithful by knowing God, fearing God, and loving God, so that they would lead lives consecrated by holiness.

Gabrielle currently resides in Waco, TX where she has the privilege of being on mission with the local body at Harris Creek Baptist Church. When she’s not with her college ministry girls, you can find her sipping on a latte, searching for vintage antiques, or doing something fun and creative with her husband, Cooper!

Susie Larson (Emcee)

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Susie Larson is a talk radio host, national speaker, and bestselling author. In both 2016 and 2017 Susie was nominated and voted into the top ten groups for the National John Maxwell Leadership Award. Susie has been married to her dear husband Kevin since 1985 and together they have three wonderful sons, three beautiful daughters-in-law, two beautiful grandchildren, and one adorable pit bull named Memphis. Susie’s passion is to see women everywhere awakened to the value of their soul, the depth of God’s love, and the height of their calling in Christ Jesus.

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Amber Gerstmann (Emcee)

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Amber is a wife, mama, pastor, worship leader, runner, photographer, Bible teacher, coffee inhaler, and Thrive Conference Advisor! She is excited to be back as an emcee for her seventh year.

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  • 12:00 Registration / Exhibitors Open
  • 2:00 Leadership Session ONE: Annie F. Downs
  • 3:00 Break
  • 3:30 Leadership Session TWO: Annie F. Downs
  • 4:30 Dinner on Your Own (on-site + off-site options)
  • 4:30 Apps for Dinner with Hosanna Wong (add-on option)
  • 7:00 Thrive Celebration + Main Session ONE
  • 9:30 Thrive After Party


  • 7:30 Registration / Exhibitors Open
  • 8:00 Arena Doors Open
  • 9:00 Main Session TWO
  • 10:00 Break
  • 10:45 Hope Project Feature + Main Session THREE
  • 12:30 Lunch on Your Own (on-site + off-site options)
  • 12:30 Lunch with Speakers (add-on option)
  • 2:00 Main Session FOUR

2023 Accommodations

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Aspen Select

  • $79 per night
  • Please contact hotel directly for reservations: (507) 288-2671
  • Mention Thrive block

Aspen Suites

  • $109-$129 per night
  • Please contact hotel directly for reservations: (507) 289-6600
  • Mention Thrive block

Candlewood Suites

Centerstone Plaza Hotel Soldiers Field – Mayo Clinic Area

  • Click to book
  • $105 per night
  • Select Special Codes or Rates, Change Promo Code to Group Code, and use BTG23
  • Reserve room by 9/15/23

Courtyard by Marriott – St Marys

Fairfield by Marriott

Hampton Inn Rochester

Hilton Garden Inn – Downtown Rochester

Home2 Suites by Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area

Homewood Suites by Hilton

Kahler Grand Hotel

Kahler Inn & Suites

Rochester Marriott Mayo Clinic Area

SpringHill Suites by Marriott

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Rochester Mayo Clinic Area

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Conference Location
Mayo Civic Center
30 Civic Center Dr SE    Rochester, MN 55902


Phone – (612) 332-2400

“Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think….”
–Ephesians 3:20 (NASB)