Lake Nona Impact Forum Brings Big Names, Bigger Ideas to Lake Nona

Tuesday, February 28th 2017


For the 5th year in a row, the Lake Nona Impact Forum brought together more than 250 leaders in health and technology to Lake Nona to discuss new possibilities and the future of healthcare.  The event continues to put our community at the center of these discussions of innovation and healthy communities.

This year national and international thought-leaders like CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, alternative medicine guru Dr. Deepak Chopra and five U.S. Surgeons General came together to discuss big issues like the future of the Affordable Care Act and the next waves in creating healthy communities, many of which are found right here in Lake Nona.


Adding star power was an all-star athlete panel including all-time golf great Annika Sorenstam, Super Bowl champion Charles Woodson, Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Johnson and acclaimed orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews, who together discussed the injury risks and the future of youth sports.  Rounding out the week’s discussion was Margaret Trudeau, former First Lady of Canada, who shared her heartfelt story of struggle, loss and resilience, advocating to destigmatize mental health in our society and policies.

The reach of the Impact Forum is felt not only in the issues discussed, but in the new ideas tested out right here in our community.  This year’s event saw two major Lake Nona partnerships announced with Dr. Chopra’s Jiyo “Smart City” application and with Technogym, the world’s leading supplier of fitness services.  Each will roll out a dynamic platform of apps and services to create an ever more dynamic community of health, fitness and wellbeing here in Lake Nona.  More information and community-focused events will introduce these programs later this year.


The Lake Nona Impact Forum is another resource that makes Lake Nona a sought out destination for innovators seeking to learn the latest in global trends and make a genuine impact on health, wellness and the future of healthy communities.

Full coverage of the 2017 Lake Nona Impact Forum can be found at LakeNonaInstitute.org and LakeNonaImpactForum.org or you can view the event recap video or the full photo gallery.

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