LOUISVILLE, KY – The Louisville Innovation Summit, a two-day event where healthcare leaders and innovators come together to provide insight, share expertise, and explore new avenues of creativity in aging care, will be held October 14 and 15, 2015, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today. The event will feature distinguished keynote speakers, panel discussions with prominent guests, innovation spotlights from healthcare tech start-ups, and an innovation competition.
“We are a city of innovation,” Fischer said. “This summit represents who we are and where we are headed in so many ways. Now is the time and Louisville is the place for the next wave of cutting edge solutions for long-term wellness.”
The collaborative event is presented by six of the nations leading healthcare organizations based in Louisville (Humana, Kindred, ResCare, Trilogy, Signature, and Delta Dental).
“As Louisville solidifies its status as a global leader in lifelong wellness and aging care, we are excited to convene experts and innovators to reinforce and grow this sector,” said Chief of Louisville Forward, Mary Ellen Wiederwohl. “We are energized for the opportunity to host the Louisville Innovation Summit.”
“Louisville, Kentucky is the world leader in lifelong wellness and aging care. With over $48 billion in revenue, Louisville is home to the nation’s largest collection of aging care companies. Participants will get to know Louisville for its national leadership in aging, health, and lifestyle, as well as its outstanding business climate.
“Our goal with this innovation summit and similar gatherings is to build upon our many performance improvement and innovation efforts to create a world-leading and sustainable practice of innovation, on par with the R&D branches of a world-class company,” said Chief of Civic Innovation, Ted Smith. “We want to push beyond the status quo in all things.”
Over 500 leaders, innovators, and service providers representing the aging care system are expected to attend the event.
For more information on the Louisville Innovation Summit, visit www.LISummit.com.