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:

  • Alice Walton

    Founder and Chairwoman, Crystal Bridges Museum • Board Member, Walton Family Foundation • Founder, Alice L. Walton Foundation

  • Alex Gorsky

    Chairman & CEO, Johnson & Johnson

  • Renée Fleming

    World Renowned Soprano • Advocate for Arts Education, Music Therapy, and Music Neuroscience Research

  • Sanjay Gupta, MD

    Multiple Emmy®-award winning Chief Medical Correspondent, CNN • Founder & Co Host, LIFE ITSELF

  • David Satcher, MD, PhD

    Founding Director & Senior Advisor, The Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine • 16th Surgeon General of the United States

  • Bruce Broussard

    President & CEO, Humana

  • Sue Siegel

    CEO, GE Ventures

  • Ray Kurzweil

    Inventor, Author & Futurist • A Director of Engineering, Google

  • Steve Case

    Chairman & CEO, Revolution LLC • Founder, AOL

  • Grant Hill

    Vice Chair, Atlanta Hawks • Seven-time NBA All Star • Broadcaster, CBS Sports, Turner Sports, NBA TV

  • Michelle Williams, ScD

    Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health • Angelopoulos Professor in Public Health and International Development, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School • Co-Chair, Lake Nona Impact Forum, Advisory Board

  • Billie Jean King

    Co-Founder, Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative • Co-Founder, World Team Tennis

  • Richard Carmona

    Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS

    17th Surgeon General of the United States • Chief of Health Innovations, Canyon Ranch • Distinguished Professor, University of Arizona • Chairman, Lake Nona Impact Forum, Advisory Board

  • Brian Cornell

    Chairman & CEO, Target 

  • Catherine L. Mann

    Global Chief Economist, Citibank

  • Kevin Plank

    Founder, Chairman & CEO, Under Armour

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


  • Mental Health
  • Opioid Crisis
  • Food Systems
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Aging & Longevity
  • Impact of Financial Wellbeing


  • Purpose / Motivation / Resilience
  • New Educational Models
  • High Performance Environments


  • Gene Therapies
  • Targeted Oncology
  • 5G in Health
  • Pediatric Moneyball
  • Personalized medicine at Scale


  • Transformational Leaders in healthcare
  • Physicians of the Future
  • Patient as a Partner


  • Health Policy 2020 and beyond
  • Future Care Delivery Models
  • Role of Technology
  • Consumer Education & Engagement in Health & Wellbeing
  • Home as a Health Coach
  • Impact of Arts & Culture on Health & Wellbeing