As we work to make advances that will shape a healthier humanity, progress is incremental but vision is unbounded. We create a healthier world by working in that fertile zone between the limited (knowledge, resources, time) and the limitless (imagination, creativity, curiosity).
As soon as one solution is discovered, we start a new race to do it faster, better, grander. One innovator’s finish line is the next great invention’s starting block. One study’s endpoint becomes the springboard for the next groundbreaking discovery. As soon as we reach one limit, someone starts figuring out how to surpass it. Ultimately, our desire to make an impact requires us to redirect our focus from the limits to the limitless.
This is how we, as a society, move constantly and collaboratively forward. This year’s event will focus on that productive tension between “what is” and “what if,” the inspiration that continues to drive us further into what’s possible—into the realm of the limitless.