A Conversation.
Not a conference.

The Lake Nona Impact Forum is committed to leading the conversation for building the Wellbeing Ecosystem of the Future, by exploring the intersections of health, wellness, medical and scientific innovation and strategies to optimize human performance.

The Impact Forum provides attendees and speakers with an unparalleled platform and opportunity to:

Inspire global thought leaders in business, academia, and government
Champion innovation, throughout the health and wellbeing ecosystem
Make a meaningful impact on personal, local and global scale
Nourish, Move, Love, Meditate, Sleep, Grow

Dedicated to inspiring and championing health innovation, the Lake Nona Impact Forum convenes more than 300 of the brightest minds and global thought leaders in health, wellbeing and human performance.

The Impact Forum is an invitation-only event with limitless potential. Here leaders can learn about the latest thought-provoking advances in science and technology; exchange ideas and engage in collaborative conversations that directly lead to action and innovation that impact individuals, companies, and communities across the world.

Drawing nationally recognized speakers, past events have included:

  • Alex Gorsky

    Chairman & CEO, Johnson & Johnson

  • John Chambers

    CEO, Cisco

  • Sanjay Gupta, MD

    Chief Medical Correspondent, CNN

  • Sue Siegel

    CEO, GE Ventures

  • Forbes_Steve

    Steve Forbes

    Chairman, Forbes Media Group

  • Elizabeth Blackburn

    President, Salk Institute

  • The Honorable Patrick Kennedy

    Former Congressman, Rhode Island • Founder, The Kennedy Forum • Co-Founder, One Mind

  • Arianna Huffington

    Founder & CEO, Thrive Global

  • Deepak Chopra

    Chairman, Chopra Global • Co-Founder, The Chopra Center for Wellbeing

  • Mark McClellan

    Mark McClellan, MD, PhD

    Robert J. Margolis Professor of Business, Medicine, & Health Policy, & Director of the Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University • Commissioner U.S. Food & Drug Administration (2002-2004)

  • Freda Lewis- Hall

    EVP & Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer

  • Patrick Soon-Shiong

    CEO & Founder, Nantworks

  • Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS

    17th Surgeon General of the United States • Chief of Health Innovations, Canyon Ranch • Distinguished Professor, University of Arizona

  • Mehmood Khan

    Mehmood Khan, MD

    Vice-Chairman & Chief Scientific Officer, PepsiCo

  • Robert McDonald

    8th US Secretary of Veterans Affairs

  • Billie Jean King

    Co-Founder, World Team Tennis

  • Eric Topol MD

    Director, Scripps Translational Institute

The three-day event takes place in Lake Nona Medical City in Orlando, FL, a life sciences and healthcare cluster of excellence featuring some of the Nation’s top universities, hospitals and research institutions. Lake Nona is a 17 square mile community dedicated to health, wellbeing and innovation and is recognized as, “the most sophisticated example in the world of what master planning for wellness can accomplish,” by the Global Wellness Summit.


Topics & Sub-Themes

  • Accelerating the Impact of Health Innovation
  • How and What We Eat
  • How We Move: Exercise as Medicine
  • Where We Live and Work
  • TeleHealth: Has Its Time Finally Arrived?
  • Sensors, Sensors Everywhere: Where Can the Digital Age Take Us?
  • Big Data and Clinical Decision Making
  • Consumer Engagement and Health Improvement
  • It Isn’t Magic: Innovation Is Hard, Disciplined Work
  • Getting Serious About Prevention to Drive Cost Down
  • Are We Making Progress on Mental Health?
  • Follow the Money: Venture Investing in Health Innovation
  • Beyond the Genome
  • Global Health
  • Health Innovation: Outside-In
  • Disease Focus: Cancer Innovation
  • Sleep: Luxury or Essential Ingredient of Health?
  • Functional Medicine, Slow Medicine