Public Health Innovation Summit & Showcase

Are you interested in joining a room full of innovators sharing stories and thinking creatively about what’s next? If so, please join us for the 2021 virtual PHNCI Public Health Innovation Summit & Showcase on September 28 and 29, 2021, from approximately 12-4:30PM ET.

Registration is now live! To ensure an intimate event, space is limited. Interested participants should only register if they intend to attend all or a majority of the Summit.

  • Registration includes an opportunity for registrants to tell us about themselves. Responses may be used to shape the agenda.
  • Registration will close when space is filled or by September 22, 2021.

In preparation of the Summit, we’re building an exciting agenda that includes conversations and sessions led by innovators focused on emerging practices in workforce; diversity, equity, and inclusion; communications, and more. We’ll also be holding space for attendees to spotlight creative moments– does this sound like an event for you? Register now and stay tuned for complete agenda details.

During the Summit, all participants will be encouraged to join the conversation to learn from each other. We’ve all witnessed many bright spots and rapid innovation over the past 18-months, and we know there’s more to be done to shape the public health of our future. We want to learn from you as we look to the future of public health; join us in reflecting on the past and driving the future of our field.

The registration fee is $150. Register to attend here.


Due to the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, PHNCI decided to cancel the 2020 Public Health Innovation & Showcase.


PHNCI held the inaugural Public Health Innovation Summit & Showcase on March 26-27, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA – a first-of-its-kind national meeting to help advance innovation in governmental public health practice. The multi-disciplinary group of presenters discussed innovations in a variety of areas, including criminal justice reforms, economic growth, equity and technology. As the presenters spoke, it became clear that innovations in any sector require not only novel ideas, but also an organizational culture that brings the ideas to fruition.

View the agenda to see the inspiring line-up of speakers and interactive sessions that galvanized the national conversation around innovation in public health.

What does it take to establish and sustain that culture? PHNCI has identified 11 ingredients for innovation – some may seem obvious and others counter-intuitive, and all require a leadership commitment to generating innovation.