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January 25, 2024 | 12:00 pm January 26, 2024 | 1:00 pm


$349/pp Member Rate
$649/pp Non-Member Rate

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Burlington, MA 01803-5096

Westin Copley Place

10 Huntington Ave,
Boston, Massachusetts 02116 United States
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The Future is Now 

Thursday, January 25, 2024  

12:00 – 3:00pm 


3:00 – 5:45pm 

General Session 

Keynote Speaker: The Future of Work 

  • Kimberly Lear, Founder, Inlay Insights

The Future of our Commonwealth: From Beacon Hill and Beyond 

  • Secretary Yvonne Hao, Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development  
  • Secretary Kate Walsh, Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services  
  • Secretary Lauren Jones, Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development  
  • Moderator: Steve Walsh, President and CEO, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association 

5:45pm – 6:30pm 


6:30 – 8pm 


8:00 – 9:00pm 

After Dinner Reception and Dessert 

Friday, January 26, 2024 

7:30 – 9:00am  
Registration & Breakfast 

8:00 – 8:45am  
Breakfast Keynote & Special Recognitions 

8:45am – 12:30pm  
General Session 

Keynote Speaker 

  • Dr. Uché Blackstock, Founder, Advancing Health Equity, Author, Legacy: A Black Physician Reckons with Racism in Medicine 

The Future of Politics: From D.C. to the Front Lines 

  • Domenico Montanaro, Senior Political Editor/Correspondent, NPR 

The Future of Climate: Healthcare’s Central Role 


  • Tevin Wooten, Meteorologist, NBC10 Boston 


  • Robert Goldstein, MD, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health  
  • Paul Biddinger, MD, Chief Preparedness and Continuity Officer, Mass General Brigham  

The Future of Innovation: Understanding & Embracing Disruption  

  • Daryl Tol, Head of Health Assurance Ecosystem, General Catalyst  
  • David Fairchild, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Retail Health, CVSHealth 
  • Deborah DiSanzo, President, Best Buy Health  

The Future of Leadership: CEO Roundtable  

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