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Welcome to NEXT&! We are thrilled you are here in Seattle with us. During NEXT&, we invite you to participate in the Maritz Global Events Wellbeing Challenge powered by Heka Health. This year’s Challenge gives you the opportunity to get to know your fellow guests and focus on taking good care of yourself by concentrating on the Maritz Global Events 5 Dimensions of Wellbeing. Registration is easy!  

Join in the fun and win prizes just for taking care of yourself during NEXT&!


The Wellbeing Challenge starts on Wednesday, August 18 at 12:01 a.m. PDT (Seattle, WA) and ends on Sunday, August 22 at 11:59 p.m. PDT (Seattle, WA).  


Yes, we know this is after the event. We want you to have the chance to increase your step count on your way home, reminisce about your NEXT& experience and push yourself to the top of the leaderboard to win some amazing prizes. 


Winners will be announced Tuesday, August 24 at Noon CDT via email.

 All participants track their steps using their own personal Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, or the step trackers integrated on their iPhone/Android smartphone via Apple Health or Google Fit. *​ 

How do you get started? 


1) Download the "Heka Well" Challenge app:

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Join now:


2) Complete the registration and pairing process:

  • Launch the Challenge App and select "NEXT& Wellbeing Challenge" from the list 

  • Complete the in-app registration process

  • Pair your supported activity tracker (see the Challenge FAQ for details)

3) Start stepping:

  • To sync your step data to the app, select "Tap to sync steps" at the top of the dashboard

  • Note that your steps will only count from the time you first pair your tracker

  • Steps based on manually entered activities will automatically be added to your step counts

  • Please sync your activity tracker at least one time every 24-hour period and before your Challenge end time to make sure all your steps count!


Questions?  Check out our FAQ here or visit the Challenge booth on the 4th Floor of the Hyatt Regency Seattle, or email



Group Step Goal Prize: At NEXT&, as our CSR project, we are writing inspiration notes on the inside cover of 500 journals for ECPAT – USA. These will be given to human trafficking victims to help in their healing process. If our group reaches a group goal of 8,000,000 total steps, Maritz Global Events will donate an additional 500 journals to ECPAT - USA. Think about this… if you reach 15,000 steps each day during the Wellbeing Challenge, you can turn your concern into action for the victims of human trafficking.

Individual Step Goal Prizes: All registered NEXT& guests that reach a cumulative step level goal (listed below) by the end of the Challenge will be entered into drawings for a chance to win a prize. If you reach 75K step goal, you will be entered into 75K, 50K and 25K drawings. If you reach 50K step goal, you will be entered into the 50K and 25K drawings. Note: You can only win one prize.  Prizes include:​​

  • 25,000+ Steps – three (3) random drawing winners are eligible for one of the following prizes:

    • Igloo Coast Cooler 36 Can Duffel Bag Cooler

    • NuvoMed Heated Foot Massager with Vibration
    • iHome AQUIO Rechargeable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker with Double-Wall Steel Insulated Hydration Bottle

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  • 50,000+ Steps – two (2) random drawing winners are eligible for one of the following prizes:

    • PRISM Smart In-Home Bootcamp

    • Veritable Connect Indoor Garden


  • 75,000+ Steps – one (1) random drawing winner is eligible for:

    • 2 United Airlines round-trip airline tickets. Maritz Global Events has donated a set of airline tickets for the NEXT& Wellbeing Challenge Top Stepper prize. The prize includes 2 complimentary airline tickets to travel to any United Airlines destination in the US 48, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean. All travel must be completed by March, 2022.​


Wellbeing Challenge winners will be announced on Tuesday, August 24 at Noon CDT via email.

Bonus Step Activities


We know you will be immersed in the NEXT& experience and we have designed this Challenge for you to participate and engage with each other. The Wellbeing Challenge app incorporates many of the NEXT& activities and your own activities to push you the top of the leaderboard and keep you healthy throughout NEXT&.

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Check out your status anytime on the Leaderboard. 


The Leaderboard (also available within the app) is refreshed approximately every 10 minutes once the Challenge has started.

If you have any questions, stop by the Challenge Booth on the 4th Floor or reach the support team via the online form or email

* Apps are supported on iPhones & iPads with the three most recent major iOS versions and on Android phones with the four most recent major Android OS versions that have not been customized by the manufacturer. (Refer to list of supported operating systems for mobile devices.)

** Bonus Activity:

  1. On the Challenge app's main dashboard, tap the Bonus Activities selector.

  2. Press the Scan-InGratitude, Manual Activity, Connect, Facebook, Instagram, or Tweet button and follow the app instruction to receive your bonus steps.

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