Tenth Annual Lake Nona Impact Forum Convenes Health And Wellbeing Thought Leaders
ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2022) – The annual Lake Nona Impact Forum will convene 300 of the brightest minds and global thought leaders in health, wellbeing, technology, and business Feb. 23 –25 in the innovative community of Lake Nona in Orlando, Fla. The forum will feature a series of in-depth, collaborative discussions about health innovation in the new reality. The 2022 Impact Forum will explore a variety of pertinent topics such as health equity, mental health, aging, digital innovation, the global supply chain, and analyzing the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year’s Impact Forum speakers include the 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta, Chopra Global Chairman Deepak Chopra, Super Bowl Champion Russell Wilson and Grammy Award-Winning artist Ciara, Academy Award-Winning Actress Goldie Hawn, New York Times Bestselling Author Tony Robbins, Moderna Chairman and Co-Founder Noubar Afeyan, Christ Community Health Services Chief Community Engagement Officer Reverend Bobby Baker, Google Chief Health Officer Karen De Salvo, GuideWell President and CEO Pat Geraghty, HCA CEO Sam Hazen, King Enterprise CEO Reverend Terris King, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) President and CEO Michelle McMurry-Heath, MIT Media Lab Director Dava Newman, Operation Warp Speed COO General Gustave Perna, former CDC Director Robert Redfield, Morehouse School of Medicine President and CEO Valerie Montgomery Rice, FedEx Chairman and CEO Frederick W. Smith, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg,Walt Disney Imagineering Global Ambassador Bob Weis, and more.
For many speakers, the Impact Forum marks key turning points in the pandemic. The 2020 Forum was held in February, just as timely details around COVID-19 were emerging. This year’s event marks a return to gathering in-person, giving the Impact Forum a unique perspective on the pandemic, and setting up the important conversations leaders in business, education, entertainment, government, and technology will lead about health innovation in the new reality. The Impact Forum’s National Advisory Board has directed specific health and safety protocols to ensure the wellbeing of all event delegates, staff, and guests.
Panels led by Sanjay Gupta, Noubar Afeyan, Robert Redfield, and Dava Newman will dive into the pandemic, explore lessons learned, and discuss the new frontier while conversations led by Frederick W. Smith and General Gustave Perna will examine impacts to the global supply chain. First-time speakers Reverends Bobby Baker and Terris King will lead discussions on health equity while Valerie Montgomery Rice and Pat Geraghty will drive dialogue around future innovation in the space, to name a few timely sessions.
Returning for 2022, Super Bowl Champion Russell Wilson will be joined by Grammy Award-Winning Artist Ciara to deliver the closing address on opening night. The couple will engage in a conversation about the personal passions that led them to create the Why Not You Foundation – a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting poverty through education and empowering youth. Wilson’s company Limitless Minds, which specializes in mindset, wellness, and peak performance experiences, opened a location in the Lake Nona Performance Club last year.
“There’s no doubt we live in a different world since the arrival of COVID-19,” said Lake Nona Institute Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Impact Forum, Gloria Caulfield. “This year’s Impact Forum is critical as we gather some of the world’s most outstanding minds to discuss what the future of health care, treatment, and wellbeing look like. We’re honored to facilitate the impactful conversations and connections that can lead to the scalable impacts and breakthroughs that will improve how we live.”
Lake Nona, one of the country’s healthiest and fastest growing communities, epitomizes the ecosystem of wellbeing thanks to purposeful planning, vibrant public art program, robust events calendar, and miles of trails intertwined with parks and green space anchored by a preeminent health and life sciences cluster. Home to top hospitals and research facilities, the U.S. Tennis Association National Campus with 100 courts, and the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute headquarters, Lake Nona is a living lab where the latest technologies and innovative solutions are tested in a real-world environment.
The Impact Forum is hosted by the Lake Nona Institute – a nonprofit, community-focused organization that leads Lake Nona’s wellbeing initiatives. In addition to the Impact Forum, the Institute’s current projects include a longitudinal study known as the Lake Nona Life Project and WHIT (a Wellness Home built on Innovation and Technology), which is defining what a smart home means.
The 2022 Lake Nona Impact Forum is presented by KPMG, Verizon, Akkad Holdings, Chopra Foundation, GuideWell Innovation, Integrated Wellness Partners, AdventHealth, Amicus Therapeutics, Citibank, Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation, HCA Healthcare, Maximus, Microsoft, Hughston Clinic, View, Technogym, Nemours Children’s Health, UCF College of Medicine, University of Florida Health, Boxer Capital, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, EXL Health, Labcorp, Dr. Phillips Charities, Flexential, Garcia Stromberg, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Siemens Healthineers, Solid Biosciences, Tabula Rosa Healthcare Inc., U.S. Tennis Association, Fountain Life, Limitless Minds, Beep, Bosch, Orange County Government, City of Orlando, HKS Architects, and PNC Real Estate.