Conference of 33

Councilors will be engaged throughout the conference, where we will cover acutely relevant topics within the innovation-strategy network; creating a platform for senior executives to obtain actionable points to support their business goals.

When and Where

The Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas, May 23rd - 24th


Conference objectives

  • BUILD COMMUNITY: Facilitate strong connections between individual society members, and as a cohesive community
  • PROVIDE IMMEDIATE VALUE: Provide the outlet for members to generate and share concrete ideas they can apply directly to their daily work


Design principles

  • Build in significant time for unstructured networking
  • Create intimate and safe spaces where members can share their passions, successes, and failures
  • Leave members feeling inspired by an enhanced capability and concrete ideas
  • Participants to be treated as experts instead of as an audience - emphasizing peer to peer learning, with balance tilted towards small group workshops and shorter talks instead of lengthy presentations to a passive audience
  • Ensure speakers are of top quality
  • Strike a tone that is fun and creative
  • Create a tangible output that can serve as a reference resource after the convening

Conference Itinerary

Thursday May 23rd at the TMC Corporate Offices, 6550 Bertner Ave. Houston, TX. 77030


12pm - 1pm: Lunch at TMC Third Coast Restaurant

1:00 - 1:30: Welcome and Overview: Toby, Tiffany, and Darko

1:30 - 2:30: Artificial Intelligence: Chris Coburn

2:30 - 3:15: Policy focus and Civica update: John Arnold

3:15 - 3:30: Bio break and snacks

3:30 - 5:00: Knowledge sharing: Favorite Innovations of 2018/2019; multiple Councilor presentations

5:15 - 6:30: Dinner at Third Coast Restaurant

6:30: Depart to Minute Maid Park

7:00: Suite 61: Astros vs White Sox with special guest Reid Ryan

Friday May 24th at TMCx Innovation Center, 2450 Holcombe Blvd. Houston, TX. 77021

7:00am - 7:45 am: Breakfast catered at TMC

8:00 - 8:30: Presentation: Strategic Provider/Payor relationships: Speaker TBD

8:30 - 10:00: Open space sessions: Topics proposed by participants

10:30 - 12:00: Working group sessions/committee work (governance, white paper, knowledge sharing, venture vetting)

12:00 - 1:30: Working lunch: Discussion of HIPS ambitions in the coming year

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“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
Helen Keller