Health Innovation Conference Schedule At-A-Glance
Wednesday, March 30-Thursday March 31, 2016
The Columbus Center | Pier V Hotel

For two days, attendees of Light City U Health Innovation Conference will dive deep into emerging technologies and innovative practices that have the potential to affect the quality of life and health outcomes for people around the globe. Local and national thought leaders will converge at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to share knowledge and practices that will have broad reaching effects on the future of us and our world.

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Health Innovation Conference Day One

Wednesday, March 30 | Pier V Hotel, Harbor West Room

7:30 -9:00 AM

Registration, Coffee, Tea and Juice Service at The Columbus Center

9:00 – 9:10 AM

Welcome Address by Kim Horn, President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. 

9:10-9:15 AM

Welcome Remarks by Ted Eytan, Medical Director, Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

9:15 -10:00 AM

Engineering Superpowers: Turning Cool Science into Products that Change the World

Featuring Dr. Vivienne Ming, Founder of Socos

10:00- 10:20 AM

GirlTrek: What happens when one million Black women create a daily habit of walking outside in the highest-need neighborhoods in America? Everything.

Featuring Morgan Dixon, Co-Founder & Chief of Programs, GirlTrek; Ashoka and Echoing Green Fellow

10:25 – 10:45 AM

The New Way to Reduce Violence

Featuring Brent Decker, Chief Program Officer, Pure Violence

10:45 – 10:50 AM

Musical Performance by Shelby Blondell

10:50 – 11:10 AM

Break and Kaiser Permanente Metro Market Open

11:10 – 11:35 PM
Changing the Health of a Major American City Featuring Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore City Health Commissioner

11:35 – 12:00 PM

The Promise of Telemedicine: Connecting People to People and People to Information 

Featuring Douglas Cappiello, MD, of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Lunch provided by Pier V Hotel

1:00 – 2:10 PM

Lighting for Health, Lighting for the Future powered by The Institute for Integrative Health: A Panel Discussion

Featuring George Brainaird, Director, Light Research Program, Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Robert F. Karlicek, Jr. Director for the  Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA) and is a Professor of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic, and Karen Pharoh Murphy, Senior Lighting Designer, HDR

2:15 – 2:35 PM

Illuminating Life from The Inside Out? The Complex Ethics of Genomics

Featuring Jeff Kahn, Levi Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy, Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins

2:35 – 3:00 PM

Break and Kaiser Permanente Metro Market Open

3:05 – 3:30 PM

Bridging the Gap: Health Technology→Data Visualization

Featuring Todd Marks, CEO Mindgrub Technologies  and Leah Vogely, Creative Strategy Director, Mindgrub Technologies

3:30 – 3:50 PM

Medical Devices for Emerging Markets- Customers as Partners

Featuring Katherine Kirsch, Chief Marketing Officer of Sisu Global Health

3:50 – 4:00 PM

Light City Re-Charge Break 

Featuring LA Finfinger of LA Finfinger Yoga and Free Baltimore Yoga

4:05 – 4:50 PM

Transformative Innovations for Human Health

Featuring Amita Shukla, Founder of Vitamita & Author of Enduring Edge

4:50 – 5:00 PM

Closing Remarks by Ted Eytan, Medical Director, Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

5:00- 6:00 PM

Amita Shukla Book Signing

5:00 – 7:00 PM

Health & Sustainability Innovation Conference Cocktail Reception & Joint Social at The Columbus Center


Health Innovation Conference Day Two

Thursday, March 31 | The Columbus Center

In conjunction with the Sustainability Innovation Conference

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Light City U Concierge Open, Coffee/Tea Service

9:00 – 9:05 AM

Welcome Address by Ted Eytan, Medical Director, Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

9:05 – 9:45 AM

Blue Zones: Secrets of a Long Life

Featuring Nick Buettner, Blue Zones

9:50 – 10:10 AM

Three Little Words that Changed My Life

William C. Baker, President, Chesapeake Bay Foundation

10:10 – 10:20 AM

Musical Performance by Khadijah Moon, Liberated Muse

10:20 – 11:10 AM

Our Planet, Our Health, & Taking care of Tomorrow: Sustainability in Healthy Food Choices

Featuring Chrissy Goldberg, Food and Farm Director  at Civic Works’, Mike McDevitt, CEO and Founder, Terra’s Kitchen, Daniel Plimpton, Mid Atlantic Seafood Coordinator, Whole Foods, Michael Stebner, Executive Chef, Sweetgreen, TJ Tate, Director of Sustainable Seafood, The National Aquarium, and Yoni Zohar, Chair, Department of Marine Biology, UMBC

11:15- 11:50 PM

Investing in Next Wave of Health & Sustainability: A Panel Discussion

Featuring Deric Emry, Venture Partner, Greenspring Associates, Kelly Keenan Trumpbour, See Jane Invest, Justin Label, Inner Loop Capital, Ashton Newhall, Greenspring Associates

12:00 -1:00 PM

Lunch Provided by Whole Foods Market

1:00-1:20 PM

A Livable City: The Adaptive Challenge of the Urban Century

Featuring Lindsay Thompson, Founder, City Lab, Professor, Carey Business School

1:00-1:20 PM

Introduction to The Light the Future Pitch Competition and Why Maryland Supports Light City Featuring Mike Gill, Secretary of Maryland

1:30 – 2:15 PM

Light the Future Startup Pitch Competition featuring 5 Health Tech Startups and 5 Sustainability Tech Startups

Featuring Panel of Judges; Luba Abrams, BGE, Jeff Cherry, Conscious Capital,  Justin Label, Inner Loop Capital, Ashton Newhall,  Greenspring Associates, and Kelly Keenan Trumpbour See Jane Invest

2:15 – 2:20 PM

Light City U Re-Charge Break

Featuring Anne Truax of REV Cycle

2:20 – 3:15 PM

Light the Future Pitch Competition Continued

3:15 – 3:45 PM

Break, Kaiser Permanente Metro Market and BGE Smart Ideas Lounge Open

3:45 – 4:00 PM

Light the Future Pitch Competition Winner Announcement and Check Presentation by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Clean Energy + Clean Jobs for Low Income Communities

Featuring Ray Lewis, Former Baltimore Raven, Vice President, Power 52 and  Rob Wallace, President, Power 52

5:00 PM

Closing Remarks by Calvin Butler, CEO of BGE and Ray Lewis, Power 52

5:00 – 6:00 PM

Ray Lewis Book Signing


Luba Abrams

Manager of Customer Care, BGE

Dr. George Brainard

Director, Light Research Program, Thomas Jefferson University

Nick Buettner

Community and Corporate Program, Director Blue Zones, LLC

Douglas Cappiello, MD

Associate Medical Director for Operational Excellence, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group

Brent Decker

Chief Program Officer, Cure Violence

Morgan Dixon

Co-Founder, GirlTrek

Deric Emry

Venture Partner, Greenspring Associates

Ted Eytan

Medical Director, Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

Secretary Mike Gill

Secretary of Maryland

Chrissy Goldberg

Food and Farm Director at Civic Works’

Dr. Robert F. Karlicek

Director of the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Kim Horn

President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc.

Jeffrey Khan

Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

Katie Kirsch

Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder of Sisu Global Health

Justin Label

Inner Loop Capital

Ray Lewis

Vice President, Power52, Inc.

Todd Marks

CEO and Founder, Mindgrub

Paul Martino

Founder, Bullpen Capital

Vivienne Ming

Founder, Socos

Khadijah Moon


Karen Pharaoh Murphy

Senior Lighting Designer, HDR

Ashton Newhall

Co-Founder, Greenspring Associates

Daniel Plimpton

Mid Atlantic Seafood Coordinator, Whole Foods

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Mayor of Baltimore

Amita Shukla

Founder & CEO, Vitamita

Michael Stebner

Executive Chef, Sweetgreen

TJ Tate

Director of Sustainable Seafood, National Aquarium

Lindsay Thompson

Founder, City Lab, Professor, Carey Business School

Kelly Keenan Trumpbour

Founder, See Jane Invest

Leah Vogely

Creative Strategy Director, Mindgrub

Rob D. Wallace

President & CEO, Power52, Inc.

Dr. Leana Wen

Commissioner, Baltimore City Health Department

Talithia Williams

Associate Mathematics Professor, Harvey Mudd College


Scholarships available: Light City is offering a number of free and discounted tickets to these conferences for individuals who cannot afford the regular ticket price. Click here to to apply. Deadline for applications is March 1, 2016.


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